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Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster changes revealed

During a visit to the GungHo offices in Japan as Tokyo Game Show 2018 kicks off this week, Game Informer was able to procure what exactly we will be looking forward to in terms of changes for the upcoming release of the Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster, the former of which being the most exciting in terms of potential.

Here is the full list as provided to the publication:

Grandia

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art. 
  • 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 & English 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

As you can see from the notes above, Grandia will be taking advantage of both the PlayStation 1 and Sega Saturn versions of the game, which answers one of the more important questions fans had. Also, while Grandia II HD Remaster is already available on PC, Grandia II HD Remaster will be an updated release of the Anniversary Edition. Finally, we have confirmed Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster will feature English and Japanese audio options - the notes only point out that the Japanese audio will be added in.

Both Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster will be released for the PC and the Nintendo Switch, though no release date has been set. Interestingly enough, as noted by Game Informer, GungHo will only be releasing these remasters in North America and Europe - there are currently no plans to release either title in Japan.

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