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Grandia HD Collection For Nintendo Switch Coming Soon More Details At E3 2019

The Grandia HD Collection is heading to the Nintendo Switch, but we have been left in the dark regarding when to expect it. The collection includes Grandia + Grandia II which have been given the HD remaster treatment. GungHo Online Entertainment said yesterday that the collection will be “coming soon” and to expect more information at E3 next week. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from the collection:

About

Famous for its great characters, mature storytelling, memorable music, and fantastic battle system, these classic JRPGs are renowned for being ahead of their time. Grandia HD Collection brings Grandia and Grandia II together with enhanced visuals, handheld support for the Nintendo Switch, while Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster features those same enhance visuals, as well as keyboard / gamepad support for Steam.

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 Collectioninclude 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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Thanks to Nephstinus for the news tip!

9 comments

  1. I already said it once and I’ll say it again – Thanks to my upbringing I didn’t get to play a lot of games when I was younger which is why I’m very excited about games being remastered and sold on newer platforms. I’m really looking forward to playing this classic (?)

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    1. Grandia was a bit overrated back in time, it was really childish. Anyway it was fine.
      Does it deserves a remaster? Uhm, I doubt it. Don’t know about the sequel.

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      1. Is that so? My friend really liked the games and praised them very highly.
        If you say that though (and many others before you) I should really look at some gameplay I suppose

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      2. Yes, understand the setting; gameplay was fine, the setting a bit childish. Look for an extended gameplay. Anyway it was a fine game (still not that much interesting in my opinion, but SEGA didn’t had all the quality RPG of PlayStation, so SEGA fans highly regarded it).

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  2. I have both these games… I just can’t play them because SOny is the worst ever and fucked us over on backwards compatibility.

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