Two classic RPGs, Grandia and Grandia II, have been given an HD remaster and are now available in the Grandia HD Collection for Nintendo Switch with a PC release coming in September. Both titles will feature original cinematic video with visual enhancements, Japanese and English audio and enhanced details to the user interface, sprites and texture art. Other key features from the publisher are listed below. Grandia HD Collection retails for $39.99. Stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer for more in depth coverage on this collection.
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 includes 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.