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    Default Grandia HD Collection / Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster [Switch, PC]

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    GRANDIA HD COLLECTION FOR NINTENDO SWITCH, GRANDIA HD REMASTER AND GRANDIA II HD REMASTER FOR PC COMING SOON
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    GRANDIA® II Anniversary Edition on Steam to be Renamed GRANDIA II HD Remaster

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – June 5, 2019 – GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) today announced that critically-acclaimed RPGs GRANDIA HD Collection for the Nintendo SwitchTM will be coming soon. GRANDIA HD Remaster for PC on Steam will also be released day-and-date with the Switch collection. Additionally, GRANDIA® II Anniversary Edition will be renamed to GRANDIA II HD Remaster, which will be sold separately from GRANDIA HD Remaster on PC.

    More information on the GRANDIA HD Collection for Nintendo SwitchTM, as well as the GRANDIA HD Remaster and GRANDIA II HD Remaster for PC will be revealed at E3.

    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 SwitchTM, 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 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

    The GRANDIA HD Collection will be shown to select press at E3 2019, giving the world the latest look at the highly-anticipated remaster of the pair of RPG classics. Please contact gungho@bhimpact.com to schedule an interview.

    Review copies for GRANDIA HD Collection for the Nintendo SwitchTM and GRANDIA HD Remaster and GRANDIA II HD Remaster for PC will be available upon request. Please email gungho@bhimpact.com for review copies.

    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 Remaster forSteam 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.

    ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
    GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content, and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix U.S.A. and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, SUPERTRICK GAMES, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GOEA is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.

    GRANDIA HD Collection
    © 1997, 1999 GAME ARTS/ESP
    © 1997, 1999, 2000 GAME ARTS © GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX 2002.
    © 2015, 2019 GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX/GungHo Online Entertainment America
    Character design/Takuhito Kusanagi, Youshi Kanoe

    GRANDIA HD Remaster
    © 1997, 1999 GAME ARTS/ESP
    © 2019 GAME ARTS/ESP/GungHo Online Entertainment America
    Character design/Takuhito Kusanagi

    GRANDIA II HD Remaster
    © 1997, 1999, 2000 GAME ARTS
    © GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX 2002.
    © 2015, 2019 GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX/GungHo Online Entertainment America
    Character design/Youshi Kanoe

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    I am personally a big fan of Grandia (I). I own two copies of it for PS1 as the first used copy I bought had a faulty, damaged Disc 1, but the game was so good I had to get a working copy for my PlayStation nonetheless. I hope this HD release finds a new generation of fans and delights the old fans too!

    Source: https://gematsu.com/2019/06/grandia-...et-for-e3-2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nz17 View Post
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    I am personally a big fan of Grandia (I). I own two copies of it for PS1 as the first used copy I bought had a faulty, damaged Disc 1, but the game was so good I had to get a working copy for my PlayStation nonetheless. I hope this HD release finds a new generation of fans and delights the old fans too!

    Source: https://gematsu.com/2019/06/grandia-...et-for-e3-2019
    Yeah i heard it's coming soon day one buy for me when it does hit the switch.I played,PS1 version years ago via PS3 from psn and enjoyed every minute of it.I also have the sega saturn original plus the digital museum as well.
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    Can't believe I missed Grandia II on Dreamcast, it remains a really beautiful looking game. Played through a bit of it a couple years back with a friend and oh man, that main character is hilarious with his /r/atheist condemnation of the priestess chick.

    I love the PS1/Dreamcast era of RPGs, and yet Grandia (first one) will be totally new to me.

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    I've never played any of the Grandia games, so this rerelease had my interest, but the "remaster" is looking pretty blegh: https://twitter.com/vontheodore/stat...93870954106880

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    I've never played any of the Grandia games, so this rerelease had my interest, but the "remaster" is looking pretty blegh: https://twitter.com/vontheodore/stat...93870954106880
    Wow, that... totally sucks ass. Grandia is my favorite RPG, even though the PlayStation release is technically inferior to the Saturn original, even though it was censored a bit for the English release, it's just filled with so much damn charm and fun. Never been a fan of smoothing / blurring for old games and this is no exception.

    For the record, Grandia II isn't my cup of tea. The battle system is fine, slightly enhanced / simplified take on the original, but I didn't care in the least about any of the characters. Grandia Xtreme is just bad. Grandia III is a game I actually enjoyed, overly melodramatic villains and all, as it captured some of the feeling of youth and adventure that the first game was built around. In terms of story feel, the most Grandia-esque game I've played is Steambot Chronicles, so if you're a huge fan of the original Grandia you may want to check that one out. (and you should anyway because it's an amazing game)
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    Gamexplain has video from the recent E3 event of the grandia hd collection in action if any one is interested.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iifvt7V7bBM

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    It would be nice if pixelated and smoothed were toggleable options.

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