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Exclusive Details On Grandia And Grandia II HD Remaster

by Kimberley Wallace on Sep 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

While in town for Tokyo Game Show, we had the opportunity to stop by GungHo’s offices and have them dish to us about what’s in store for the Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster. The Remaster of the first two Grandia games was announced last month for Switch and PC. The Grandia series captured fans hearts in the PS1/Sega Saturn era for its lighthearted nature and fun battle system where you interrupt opponents’ attacks by timing your own correctly. 

Here is the list of new and updated features Gung Ho provided us: 

Grandia

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art. 2x to 4x upscaling 
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Widescreen support and customizable resolutions for PC
  • Addition of MSAA, bloom, normal mapping, and blur effects
  • Steam cards and Achievements
  • Japanese Audio and Subtitles, English Audio and Subtitles
  • Language Support: English & Japanese
  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing PS1 & Sega Saturn source code
  • Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls

Grandia II

  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing Grandia II Anniversary Edition source code, which originally was based on the Sega Dreamcast source code
  • Fix PC video/audio desync and switch to XInput
  • Add support to exit to title
  • Japanese Subtitles added, for Switch version

Note: This isn't an exhaustive list of everything. GungHo is still working on adding more features, which it will announce at a later date.

In a surprising move, GungHo confirmed it currently only has plans to release this collection in North America and Europe – to much dismay of Japanese fans clamoring for it.