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08/16/2019
 


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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – August 16, 2019 - Two quintessential RPGs have finally gone portable on one of gaming's most popular console/handheld hybrid platforms. The highly anticipated GRANDIA HD Collection for the Nintendo SwitchTM is now available for $39.99. Additionally, GRANDIA HD Remaster and GRANDIA II HD Remaster for PC will be released in September 2019.

 

“As one of gaming’s long-standing and classic RPGs, we’re extremely pleased that fans of the GRANDIA series are now able to access their favorite characters and magical combat wherever they go on the Nintendo SwitchTM,” says Jun Iwasaki, President & CEO, GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. “GRANDIA and GRANDIA II are incredible tales, and these HD remasters are the definitive way to experience them for new and veteran players alike.”

 

GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) invites players to relive the incredible worlds and stories of GRANDIA and GRANDIA II alongside each games’ beloved characters.  GRANDIA HD Collection brings enhanced visuals, as well as handheld support for the SwitchTM.

 

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 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
 

Along with its classic gameplay features, GOEA is bringing spectacularly new, unique features to GRANDIA HD Collection:

 

GRANDIA features

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Audio: Japanese and English
  • Language Support: Original English plus French and German translation (Japanese added at a later date)
 

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 plus New French and German translation (Japanese added at a later date)

 

Review copies for GRANDIA HD Collection for the Nintendo SwitchTM are available upon request. Please email [email protected] for review copies.

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com, or visit GungHo on Twitter or Facebook. Assets can be found here.

 

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ABOUT GRANDIA

Originally designed and created by developer Game Arts, creators of such classics as the Lunar and GRANDIA series, GRANDIA was met with wide critical acclaim when released for the SEGA Saturn in 1997 and PlayStation® in 1999. GRANDIA received numerous awards including GameSpot Editor’s Choice, IGN Editor’s Choice Award and an Award for Excellence from CESA AWARDS ’97, currently known as “Japan Game Awards”. Telling the story of protagonist Justin and his companions in a race against the evil Garlyle Forces to uncover the long-lost secrets of an ancient civilization. GRANDIA became an instant classic and is now considered one of the most influential RPGs of all time. GRANDIA HD Collection is available now on Nintendo SwitchTM and GRANDIA HD Remaster for Steam will follow at a later date. 

 

ABOUT GRANDIA II

Developed by Game Arts, GRANDIA II is considered a highpoint for its unique battle system and stunning visuals. The story stars the mercenary Ryudo, who has been charged with protecting songstress Elena. However, soon after the two begin traveling together, everything they know about the world unravels, sending them on a mysterious and epic journey. Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and PlayStation®2 in 2002, the game was critically acclaimed, receiving numerous awards including IGN Editor’s Choice award, and EGM’s Gold award. An HD remaster of the title, GRANDIA II Anniversary Edition, was released on Steam on August 24, 2015. GRANDIA II Anniversary Edition is available now on Steam and GOG.

 

GRANDIA HD Collection

© 2019 GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX/GungHo Online Entertainment America

Character design/Takuhito Kusanagi, Youshi Kanoe

 

GRANDIA HD Collection - GRANDIA

© 1997,1999 GAME ARTS/ESP

© 2019 GAME ARTS/ESP/GungHo Online Entertainment America

Character design/Takuhito Kusanagi

 

GRANDIA II HD Collection – GRANDIA II

© 1997, 1999, 2000 GAME ARTS

© GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX 2002.

© 2015, 2019 GAME ARTS/SQUARE ENIX/GungHo Online Entertainment America 

Character design/Youshi Kanoe

 

MEDIA CONTACT

GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA

Dakota Grabowski

Director of Marketing and Business Relations

[email protected] 

 

Taylor Cocke

B/HI for GungHo Online Entertainment America

[email protected]