Sting Entertainment Bringing Baroque to Nintendo Switch
Sting Entertainment has announced that they will officially bring their Sega Saturn dungeon crawler to the Nintendo Switch eShop this year. The title originally released for the Sega Saturn in Japan on May 21st, 1998 and eventually ported to PS1 on October 28, 1999. The Nintendo Switch port will offer the original Sega Saturn experience, rather than Sting Entertainment using one of the more recent ports for the eShop release. There’s no official date for this Nintendo Switch port’s release but gamers who can’t wait to experience Baroque can currently get their hands on it for PS1, PS2, Wii and Sega Saturn.
Baroque has been ported to several consoles over the years, including a PS2 and Wii release on June 28, 2007 and March 13, 2008 respectively. The dungeon crawler has also ended up on the mobile platform in Japan on December 28, 2012 but no western mobile release has been announced as of now. Considering this void, Sting will be releasing Baroque on the Nintendo Switch hybrid console in North America, allowing Sega Saturn fans to take the classic title on the go. Atlus USA and Rising Star Games have previously been used for Western localization and it’s possible they’ll be involved with this release as well.
Sting Entertainment has currently only ported one of their classic titles to the Nintendo Switch, with their tactical JRPG Yggdra Union being released by Sting in Japan on March 5, 2020. While the western market hasn’t received the JRPG yet, it’s likely that Baroque will be appearing on both versions of the eShop when it releases later this year. The PS1 1st person adventure game known as Kowloon’s Gate is apparently coming to Switch soon as well but nothing has been confirmed yet.
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