There’s more information on Namco’s Japanese site of their forthcoming remakes of Xenosaga I and II for the Nintendo DS.
The Nietzsche-quoting RPG epics on PS2 were prequels set 1,000 years before the RPG classic Xenogears on the first PlayStation. Developed by Monolith, the games also featured 2001-style erm, monoliths(!) which powered the spaceships of the 5th Milliennium.
Now it would seem, the saga is being remade for DS and venerable Japanese website Game Watch has run an article on it today. The new stuff on Namco’s site (helpfully labelled ‘New’ in English) is information on the game’s characters and some rather good looking (for DS, anyway) 3D shots. The rest of the game is done isometrically with sprites so we’re assuming that this version will feature 3D cut-scenes just like the originals. Cool, eh?