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Grandia HD Collection coming soon to Switch, new details, more news at E3

Posted on June 5, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

GungHo Online Entertainment has finally provided an update on Grandia HD Collection. Despite the relative silence since the original announcement last August, the company says it will be “coming soon.”

Here’s an overview of Grandia HD Collection with the latest details:

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 Switch.

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 (GrandiaII)
– 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
– 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

GungHo says that more information about Grandia HD Collection will be shared at E3. Furthermore, select members of the press will be able to go hands-on with the release.

Source: GungHo Online Entertainment PR

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