We finally get a release date for the much-awaited HD remake of Grandia and Grandia II, two classic JRPG’s from the PSX, Sega Saturn and Dreamcast era. According to GungHo Online Entertainment, Grandia HD Collection will be available digitally on Nintendo’s eShop on August 16.

 

Here’s what we can expect once the game rolls out (from GungHo Online Entertainment PR):

The classic RPGs have been updated to bring enhanced visuals, handheld support on Nintendo Switch. Players will be getting their hands on two games that changed the landscape of RPGs forever, for the first time in beautiful HD graphics.

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 will feature a variety of new and improved features such as:

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Audio: Japanese and English
  • Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus French and German translation

 

Grandia II features

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Audio: Japanese and English
  • Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus New French and German translation

As of writing this article, there is no word yet if the collection will have a physical release.

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