GRANDIA HD Collection
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GRANDIA HD Collection Out Now On Nintendo Switch

GRANDIA HD Collection, featuring two quintessential RPGs originally released in the late 90’s/the early 2000s is now available to Nintendo Switch owners worldwide. The collection features GRANDIA and GRANDIA II. The two games will also be releasing to PC under the titles, GRANDIA HD Remaster, and GRANDIA II HD Remaster in September 2019.

GRANDIA HD Collection

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

Originally launching on the Sega Saturn back in 1997 with a PlayStation release following shortly in 1999, GRANDIA was very positively received even going on to win several awards from the likes of Gamespot and IGN amongst others. The game’s story follows the protagonist, Justin, and his companions as they race against an evil force to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization.

  • 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)

Starting off life as a Dreamcast game in 2000 and then finding its way to the PlayStation 2 in 2002, GRANDIA II was yet another crowd-pleaser, having received awards from the likes of IGN and EGM amongst others. The story follows Ryudo, a mercenary who has been tasked with protecting the Songstress, Elena. Soon after the two begin their travels together, everything they know about their world begins to unravel, sending them on an epic journey.

  • 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)

GRANDIA HD Collection is available to purchase on the Nintendo eShop now. Check out the links below.

eShop U.K

eShop U.S

Dominic_Chapman
I am a reviewer based in the North of England, I have been writing reviews since 2015. I have recently written reviews on another site that I had co-founded. I started Northern Reviewer as a solo experience based on my previous website experience, which was literally none other than writing reviews and doing a few changes here and there behind the scenes. In May 2019, I co-founded the sister site to Northern Reviewer, Northern Gamer, along with Chris Bracewell.

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