Grandia HD Collection Is Finally Almost Here

Almost a year ago the Grandia HD Collection was announced for the Switch. Now it’s finally almost here! The game will arrive on the Switch on August 16, 2019 (next week!). The full details are below:

 

OFFICIAL PR:

GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) has announced that the GRANDIA HD Collection for Nintendo SwitchTM will be released on August 16, 2019 and GRANDIA HD Remaster for PC will follow at a later date. Additionally, GRANDIA® II Anniversary Edition (sold separately) will be renamed to GRANDIA II HD Remaster on PC.

 

The classic RPGs have been updated to bring enhanced visuals, handheld support on Nintendo SwitchTM, and gamepad and keyboard support on Steam. Players will be getting their hands on two games that changed the landscape of RPGs forever, for the first time in beautiful HD graphics.

 

Key Features:

  • Real-time, turn-based action – Experience and employ a unique action bar system for real-time fighting with distinct characters
  • Magic-based combat – Gather Mana Eggs to learn and use magic-based skills, ranging from elemental attacks to character-enhancing magic for defense and offense statistical boosts
  • Illustrious worlds to explore – The vibrant worlds in GRANDIA HD Collection include nostalgic starter cities such as Parm (GRANDIA) and Carbo Village (GRANDIA II) to iconic fields and areas such as The End of the World (GRANDIA) and Valmar’s Moon (GRANDIA II)
  • Gather Skill Points and ATTACK! – Skill Points or Skill Coins can be used to earn incredibly intense moves that make for an extraordinary fighting experience
  • Eclectic Enemy Encounters – The worlds of GRANDIA and GRANDIA II bring forth a plethora of challenging and epic enemies in the wild, as well as main storyline bosses
  • Ear-Indulging, Melodious Compositions – Experience world exploration, momentous battles, and legendary in-game experiences in beautiful harmony with musical compositions from acclaimed Japanese composer Noriyuki Iwadare

 

GRANDIA HD Collection, GRANDIA HD Remaster (PC), and GRANDIA II HD Remaster (PC) will feature a variety of new and improved features such as:

 

GRANDIA features

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC)
  • Steam cards and Achievements (only for PC)
  • Audio: Japanese and English
  • Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus French and German translation
  • Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls (only for PC)

 

GRANDIA II features

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC)
  • Audio: Japanese and English
  • Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus New French and German translation

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com, or visit GungHo on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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ABOUT GRANDIA

Originally designed and created by developer Game Arts, creators of such classics as the Lunar and GRANDIA series, GRANDIA was met with wide critical acclaim when released for the SEGA Saturn in 1997 and PlayStation® in 1999. GRANDIA received numerous awards including GameSpot Editor’s Choice, IGN Editor’s Choice Award and an Award for Excellence from CESA AWARDS ’97, currently known as “Japan Game Awards.” Telling the story of protagonist Justin and his companions in a race against the evil Garlyle Forces to uncover the long-lost secrets of an ancient civilization. GRANDIA became an instant classic and is now considered one of the most influential RPGs of all time. GRANDIA HD Collection will be available on Nintendo SwitchTM, with GRANDIA HD Remasterfor Steam to follow.

 

ABOUT GRANDIA II

Developed by Game Arts, GRANDIA II is considered a highpoint for its unique battle system and stunning visuals. The story stars the mercenary Ryudo, who has been charged with protecting songstress Elena. However, soon after the two begin traveling together, everything they know about the world unravels, sending them on a mysterious and epic journey. Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and PlayStation®2 in 2002, the game was critically acclaimed, receiving numerous awards including IGN Editor’s Choice award, and EGM’s Gold award. An HD remaster of the title, GRANDIA II Anniversary Edition, was released on Steam on August 24, 2015. GRANDIA II Anniversary Edition is available now on Steam and GOG.

 

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