Baroque: Original version will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on Nov. 12 for 2,400 yen, developer Sting announced. Pre-orders are available now for a discounted price of 2,032 yen.
The dark fantasy RPG is a port of the 1998 release Baroque with the following additional elements:
- Includes “Baroque Report ”, which was a special CD containing movies, items and artwork included with pre-orders of the original Sega Saturn release. The printed version of “Baroque Report ”can also be viewed.
- Includes opening films from Baroque ~ Yuganda Mousou ~ Black in truth and Baroque for Wii.
- Includes screen settings to customize the game screen to your liking, including screen size, background, transparency mesh, and scan lines.
- Includes the ability to manually save at any time, which is separate from automatic game save.
Here’s a look at the story, via Atlus (from the PlayStation 2 and Wii remake released worldwide):
May 14, 2032.
The cataclysmic “Blaze” devastates the world, distorting both the world and the laws of nature. Twisted Meta-Beings now roam a barren and warped planet, and the state of the world is worsening with each passing moment.
To survive in this world, people cling to their illusions, called “baroque”, and become warped by their own ideas.
In the future, the protagonist wakes up, having lost his memory.
A red pupil man with large wings gives him the following instructions:
“You will only expound your sin by going to the bottom of the Neuro Tower and healing the world.”
And so he wanders, bearing nothing but the guilt of a sin that he doesn’t remember committing. He heads to the Neuro Tower to save himself… and the world.
Watch a trailer below.
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