Grandia, Grandia II HD Remasters Head to Nintendo Switch
posted on by Karen Ressler
GungHo Online Entertainment America announced on Monday that it will release a Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster double pack for Nintendo Switch this winter.
In addition, the company announced that it will release Grandia HD Remaster for PC via Steam. Grandia II is already available on Steam.
Game Arts developed the original Grandia game for PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997, and later rereleased the game digitally for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita. The developer's English website describes the story:
In a world of emerging technology and exploration, a young boy named Justin, who desires to be a great adventurer, inherits a magic stone that leads him on a journey around the world to uncover the mystery of a long-lost civilization. Along the way, Justin meets other adventurers who join him on his quest, which draws the attention of the militaristic Garlyle Forces who seek to uncover the secrets of the past as well. Justin's adventure begins as he uncovers what happened to the ancient world and tries to stop General Baal from awakening the deadly secret, and he and his friends set out to stop the evil General and his diabolical plans...
Grandia II debuted for the Dreamcast in 2000. The story focuses on Ryudo, a mercenary hired to escort Elena, a songstress of the Church of Granas. Elena is possessed by Millenia, a sentient portion of Valmar, a dark god. Ryudo and his party are charged to seek out a legendary sword in order to destroy the remnants of Valmar.
Game Arts became a subsidiary of GungHo Online Entertainment in 2004. Grandia III launched for PlayStation 2 in 2005, and is also available on PC via Steam and PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network.
Sources: Press release, IGN