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GungHo set to bring Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster to Nintendo Switch

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The company revealed the news in a press release announcing its PAX West lineup.

One of the classic RPGs of the PlayStation era, Grandia, is coming to Nintendo Switch. It will be featured alongside Grandia II as part of a special bundle, publisher GungHo announced today.

"GungHo Online Entertainment America is bringing the critically-acclaimed RPGs Grandia + Grandia II HD Remaster as a combo pack to the Nintendo Switch handheld console later this winter," reads the relevant paragraph in a longer press release GungHo posted on its site. "Grandia HD Remaster will make its way to Steam as well to accompany Grandia II, which fans can already download and play."

No additional details were shared, though the announcement shouldn't have come as a complete surprise. A year or two back, GungHo was passing around polls to see what properties fans might like to see revived, shortly after its acquisition of GameArts (the studio that was largely responsible for the original Grandia titles). Apparently, fans showed a lot of love for the niche RPG series.

Grandia was originally released on the SEGA Saturn in 1997, and a Sony PlayStation port followed in 1999, which was (heavily) localized and published by Sony. Grandia II followed on the SEGA Dreamcast in 2000 and PlayStation 2 in 2002. Square Enix published a third Grandia title on PlayStation 2 in 2006 that seems largely to have been forgotten (it may yet arrive as a digital PS2 title on the PS4, though the more time that passes without that actually occurring, the less likely such an event seems).

Both games in the bundle will presumably look about as good as Grandia II Anniversary Edition on Steam (currently pictured above), once the package is released this winter. That would explain why the first game is getting an updated version for Steam and the second one will merely be left as-is.

Did you enjoy the original Grandia and Grandia II? Are you happy to see the series receive fresh attention in 2018? And perhaps most importantly, what does this mean for Lunar?



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Staff article by Jason Venter (August 20, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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JoeTheDestroyer posted August 21, 2018:

I'd totally buy this.
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EmP posted August 21, 2018:

I find myself caring about this.
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joseph_valencia posted August 21, 2018:

Now EmP can relive his favorite ending in glorious HD!

I wonder if this new release will feature a new localization to go with it?
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EmP posted August 21, 2018:

Excellent memory - that ending remains an absolute travesty.

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