GungHo Online Entertainment America has announced the release date for Grandia HD Collection. The collection includes HD remasters of Grandia and Grandia 2, and will release on August 16 on Nintendo Switch. The Grandia HD remaster is also coming to PC (Steam) at a later date. It will be released as a separate purchase as Grandia 2 is already available.
The classic late 90s, early 2000s Japanese RPGs feature a unique combat system that employs both real-time and turn-based mechanics. You’ll also discover rich characters., vibrant worlds, orchestral music, and a sweeping story.
The HD remasters include enhanced user interface, sprites and textures, as well as an overall enhancement to cinematic videos. The PC versions will also include Steam achievements, widescreen support, and custom resolutions.
The original Grandia arrived in the US on the PlayStation One in 1999, with the more popular sequel arriving in 2000 on the Dreamcast, and in 2002 on the PlayStation 2. Both games are heavily inspired by anime and other JRPG clichés and tropes, but remain one of the more beloved, if lesser-known, JRPG series from yester-year.
Grandia HD Collection will arrive on the Nintendo eShop on August 16. Grandia II Anniversary Edition is available on PC (Steam), and will be renamed Grandia II HD Remaster. The original Grandia HD Remaster will arrive on PC at a later date as a separate game purchase.