[Update] Classic RPG Grandia II Confirmed For HD Steam Release
Update: Gung Ho has confirmed that Grandia II has entered development for PC. The publisher says it was chosen based on responses to the recent survey focused on Game Arts titles.
The Dreamcast version of the game will serve as the basis for the HD update, with the title supporting keyboard and mouse or gamepad, depending on player preference. Steam achievements and trading cards will also be integrated into the new release.
No release window has yet been specified, as work on the update has just begun.
Fans of classic RPGs have something to be excited about according to a recent report from GameSpot. The report states that Grandia II, the classic RPG that debuted on the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, is coming to Steam and will be remastered with HD graphics.
The report also states that the release will be based on the Dreamcast version and will support both mouse/keyboard and gamepad control schemes. In addition, the new version will feature Steam achievements, as well as Trading Card functionality.
This isn't the first time Grandia II has hit PCs, as it was ported to Windows in 2002 shortly after the game made the leap to PlayStation 2. We'll update the story if we receive confirmation of this report.