Grandia HD Collection Launches on Switch in August


Grandia HD Collection

GungHo Online Entertainment revealed the release date for the Nintendo Switch edition of Grandia HD Collection, which drops in August. Releasing on August 16th, 2019 for the Switch, the PC release will follow at a later date. Additionally, Grandia II Anniversary Edition (which is sold separately) will be renamed to Grandia II HD Remaster for the PC. These classics have been updated with enhanced visuals, and handheld support for the Nintendo Switch, as well as gamepad/keyboard support for Steam. Two games that changed the landscape of RPGs forever will be available with HD graphics for the first time. Japanese audio will be available at a later date, but not at the time of release.

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 (Japanese to be added at a later date)
  • 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 (Japanese to be added at a later date)
  • Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus New French and German translation
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