“Baroque: Original Version” Releasing 12 November for Nintendo Switch; New Trailer Revealed

Japanese game developer Sting has announced that their Nintendo Switch port of Baroque: Original Version is scheduled to release in Japan on 12 November via the Switch eShop. It will be priced at 2,400 yen (approximately $23), but pre-orders and early adopters will get a 15% discount on the game, making it 2,032 yen (approximately $19).

Baroque: Original Version is a modern reimagining of the original Roguelike RPG, Baroque, which was released for the SEGA Saturn in 1998 and ported to PlayStation in 1999. A remake was later released for the PS2 (2007) and Nintendo Wii (2008) that included the option to play from a third-person perspective, among other gameplay updates. This new Original Version for the Switch will be based on the original (derp) 32-bit version, though updated to take advantage of the Switch hardware. Inspired by European film and film noir, Baroque is an action game featuring Roguelike RPG elements, and all previous releases have been noted for their high level of difficulty.

You can check out the latest trailer below, followed by the official breakdown of the game.

The dark fantasy RPG Baroque is coming to Nintendo Switch™ as a super complete port! This game allows you to play the original version of Baroque, which was released in 1998, as it is.

Game Features

In this multilayered action-RPG story with new developments and discoveries with each new game, the protagonist takes on a dungeon called the Neural Tower to heal his sins in a world where everything has been twisted and warped.

Additional Features.

There’s more content than just the main game!

Includes [BAROQUE-REPORT-] software not for sale! You can also view the Baroque Report that was distributed in paper form!

Other additional elements

Includes two opening movies of BAROQUE~Kind of Delusion~ Black in truth and BAROQUE FOR Wii!

You can customize the screen size, wallpaper, transparent mesh, scan lines, etc. to your liking.

It has a manual save function, which is different from the interrupted save function!

Story

In hindsight, the incident was a harbinger of a major heatwave.

The year 2000 A.D. passed, but the premonition of the end of the century did not disappear. Strange incidents continue to occur. Rumors of a “monster,” or “xenomorph,” killing people continue to circulate. Creepy new religions are gaining strength. The average life expectancy has dropped horribly. Unusual crimes are common. And then a massive disaster strikes the earth. What is left of it is what the rest of us call the Great Heat Wave. It was a disaster unlike anything ever experienced before. It distorted, twisted and crumbled. People ceased to be people and everything was distorted.

The world collapsed.

How can my sinfulness be forgiven?

The protagonist has lost his memory and continues to feel only guilt. The man with wings says, “Your sins are forgiven by healing the world. “Your sins are forgiven by healing the world. To heal the world, to heal the world, he goes to the Neurotower…

Source: Niche Gamer


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