Baroque is coming to Switch in 2020 as Baroque: Original Version
Baroque is coming to Switch and it will be a port of the original version that was announced 22 years ago for the Sega Saturn by developer Sting.
The Baroque Switch port announcement was made via Twitter and only offered the most basic information. Due to both the “Original Version” being used in its name and the introductory image pulling from the Sega Saturn version’s box art, which you can see in the image taken from Moby Games below, it look like it could be pulling from the first-person, roguelike RPG, rather than the 2007 remake that eventually appeared on the PlayStation 2 and Wii worldwide.
Baroque was developed by Sting Entertainment and launched exclusively in Japan on Sega Saturn on May, 21, 1998. The game was later ported to PS1 on October 28, 1999. Moreover, a remake of Baroque for PS2 and Wii was published on June 28, 2007 and March 13, 2008 respectively. This remake version was localized by Atlus USA and Rising Star Games. Lastly, a new iOS port of the remake was launched by Sting in Japan on December 28, 2012.
Switch definitely feels like the place to go when it goes to niche genres like Bishoujo games, Otome games, ADV, Visual Novels, Danmaku, etc. It’s also definitely a great place to bring back some old beloved games like Baroque. It follow the trail left by other games such as Moon, ported on Switch in Japan and getting localized for the first time. PS1 1st person adventure game Kowloon’s Gate is supposedly coming to Switch at some point too. A brand new game, Kowloon’s Rhizome, will also be released, though its platforms are still unknown.