Classic JRPGs Return in Grandia HD Remasters on Switch and PC

More information to be revealed at E3

 

Fans of classic JRPGs are in for a treat, because GungHo Online Entertainment announced plans to release the Grandia HD Collection on Nintendo Switch soon. There will also be individual releases of Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster on PC—the latter of which is the new name for the Grandia II Anniversary Edition—with the launch scheduled for the same day as the Switch collection.

 

More information is on the way to this year's E3, so stay tuned for details. In the meantime, here are the features you can expect:

 

● 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

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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