Grandia

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GungHo Online Entertainment America has announced that they will release a patch for the Nintendo Switch version of Grandia HD Collection on 12 November 2019 after feedback and comments of the fans.

Further information about what the patch will include will be provided at a later date. The Nintendo Switch version was released on 16 August 2019 and contains several graphical and sound issues.

This however also delays the release of Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster on PC, which is now set on 15 October 2019.

Grandia HD Collection announcement

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GungHo Online Entertainment has announced that Grandia HD Collection will be released on Nintendo Switch next week on 16 August. The PC version will be released at a later date.

Grandia HD Collection contains the first Grandia (Grandia HD Remaster) and Grandia II (Grandia II HD Remaster) with several new features listed below.

GRANDIA features
● Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
● Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
● Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC)
● Steam cards and Achievements (only for PC)
● Audio: Japanese and English
● Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus French and German translation
● Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls (only for PC)

GRANDIA II features
● Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art
● Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
● Widescreen support and customizable resolutions (only for PC)
● Audio: Japanese and English
● Language Support: Original English and Japanese plus New French and German translation

Grandia has been developed by Game Arts (Thexder, Sylpheed, and Lunar) and released on the Sega Saturn back in 1997 in Japan only. In 1999 the game was ported to the PlayStation and was also released in North America by Sony and in Europe by Ubisoft (in 2000).  Grandia II was first released on the Dreamcast in 2000 and has been ported to the PlayStation 2 and PC in 2002. In 2015 the Grandia II Anniversary Edition was released on Steam and GOG. That version will be renamed to Grandia II HD Remaster.

Grandia HD Collection

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G-Mode has announced yesterday that its CEO Takeshi Miyaji has suddenly died on 29 July at the age of 45.

Takeshi Miyaji is known for his work at Gamearts who he founded at the age of 19 with his brother Yoichi. He worked on a number of classics inclusing Silpheed, Gun Griffon and the Grandia series.In 2000 he formed G-Mode.

His place will be taken over by Ryu Okoriyama of Gaia Holdings.

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The European PlayStation Blog announced yesterday that as of today the classic RPG Grandia will be available for download for €7.99 / £6.29 on European PlayStation Network.

Grandia

The original Grandia was released back in 1997 on the Sega Saturn in Japan only. In 1999 the game was ported to the PlayStation and released in North America and in 2001 in Europe.
The story begins as Justin, who has inharited the Spirit Stone from his father that was a great adventurer. On one day when visiting the Salt Ruins with his friend Sue, they find out that the Spirt Stone is the key to the secrets of the ancient Icarians. An epic adventure follows.

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As of yesterday the game Grandia is available for download on the North American PlayStation Network for $9.99 USD.

Grandia artwork

The original Grandia was released back in 1997 on the Sega Saturn in Japan only. In 1999 the game was ported to the PlayStation and released in North America and in 2001 in Europe.
The story begins as Justin, who has inharited the Spirit Stone from his father that was a great adventurer. On one day when visiting the Salt Ruins with his friend Sue, they find out that the Spirt Stone is the key to the secrets of the ancient Icarians. An epic adventure follows.

When the game wiill be available on the European PlayStaton Network has not been announced yet.

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