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GungHo teases Grandia HD Collection news at E3 2019

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced that the upcoming Grandia remasters for Nintendo Switch and Grandia HD for PC will be releasing soon, with more information promised at E3 2019.

There are a couple of name changes to note. The upcoming Switch collection, previously titled 'Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster' in the original announcement last Summer, will now be called Grandia HD Collection. Grandia II Anniversary Edition, which released for PC in 2015, will be retitled Grandia II HD Remaster. Similarly, the upcoming PC port of the original Grandia will be called Grandia HD Remaster.

These remasters include refined art and UIs, widescreen support & customizable resolutions (PC only), Japanese/English audio selection, as well as new German and French subtitle options. Grandia HD Collection for Nintendo Switch and Grandia HD Remaster for PC will release simultaneously. More information about the release will be revealed at E3 2019.

Find the press release below.

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 Remasterand 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.

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