Grandia II

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GungHo Online Entertainment America has released patch 1.01.00 for Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II Remaster for Steam and Nintendo Switch. The games are now available in Japan.

Grandia HD Collection patch 1.01.00 now available

Here are the release notes:

Grandia HD Remaster

New Features

Full Japanese support has been added.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix to screen flash before entering battle.
  • Fixes to BGM and SFX on Pirate Island.
  • Fix to language setting application when GRANDIA is launched.
  • Fix to the train smoke appearing pixelated in the Parm Train Station.
  • Fix to Justin’s portrait being displayed instead of Liete on the menu screen.
  • Fix to text box graphic displaying items and moves in battle.
  • Fix to missing subtitles in Leen’s dialogue while in the J Base.
  • Fixes to translations in Japanese, French, and German.
  • Fix to Justin’s pixelated sprite in Underground Ruins.
  • Fix to purple bubble that appears when using Baobab Fruit, Ultra Potion, Golden Potion,
  • Paralyze Mushroom, or Yellow Medicine in battle.
  • Fix to NPC on screen after leaving the scene in Gumbo Village.
  • Fix to visual effect for Resurrect Potion.
  • Fixes to item and enemy sprites in Typhoon Tower and Mt. Typhoon.
  • Fixes to Mio's sprite appearing pixelated in the Garlyle Base.
  • Fix to language setting application when GRANDIA is launched.
  • Other bugs fixes have been made.

Grandia II HD Remaster

New Features

Full Japanese support has been added.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix tp an issue where the initiative bar disappeared after Poizn was cast.
  • Fix to an issue where the ground appeared to be missing in the Black Forest, Garmia Tower, Mirumu Village, Baked Plains, and in the Heart of Valmar.
  • Fix to an issue where players could not proceed when a scene between Millenia and Valmar caused a freeze.
  • Fix to spell text that had been cut off in the menu for localized texts.
  • Fix to scene not covering the entire screen in Ryudo's flashback in Cyrum Castle.
  • Fix to background not covering entire screen in scene for Ryudo’s flashback story.
  • Fix to the issue that caused the game to freeze when Valmar’s Claw in the Underground
    Plant.
  • Fix to frame rate issues in Raul Hills.
  • Fix to text showing up in English for localized text for the Walnut minigame.
  • Fix to text showing up in English for localized text when fleeing battle.
  • Fix to the scene of the 50/50 not covering the entire screen when traveling to Garland.
  • Fix where the transition from dialogue to the arm wrestling mini-game in Cyrum did not cover the entire screen.
  • Fix where an extra character was added during the battle rewards scene.
  • Fix to issue where item and special move names were not displaying properly in localized translations.
  • Fix to the world maps not completely covering the screen.
  • Fix where the character portraits were replacing the textures of objects and scenery.
  • Fix where the Initiative Bar disappeared after Elena used the special move White
    Apocalypse.
  • Fix to glitches in Tio’s character model throughout the game.
  • Fix to camera cutting into Ryudo’s model in Durham caves.
  • Fix where audio was not in sync with dialogue in the opening scene between Skye and
    Ryudo.
  • Fix to frame rate issues in St. Heim Papal State, the Witt Forest Path, and Liligue City.
  • Fix to white square appearing on the ground when the special move “Burn!” is cast.
  • Fix to trees blocking the characters' scenes in Garmia Tower and Mirumu Village.
  • Other bugs fixes have been made.

Update 25-03-2020: GungHo Online Entertainment America has released patch 1.01.01 for Grandia HD Remaster which fixes a lock-up where using Japanese language with English audio which caused the game to freeze after using magic/move.

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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

Grandia

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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Gungho Online Entertainment America has revealed that Grandia I HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter. Gungho has released an updated version of Grandia II known as Grandia II Anniversary Edition on Steam back in 2015. Also the first Grandia will be released on Steam. At PAX West 2018, taking place from 31 August till 3 September in Seattle, a demo will be playable of Grandia II HD Remaster.

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.

Grandia artwork

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In May GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that a HD version of Grandia II ic currently in development and will be released on PC. Yesterday they've announced that Grandia II Anniversary Edition will launch on next Monday (24 August) on Steam and GOG.com.

The remastered version is based on the original Dreamcast version and is the result of an April survey from Game Arts asking players for their favorite games, their opinions on PC ports and potential future releases of the developer's games on PC.

"After careful consideration, we have chosen to retitle the game for PC to Grandia II Anniversary Edition in order to properly celebrate Grandia II's 15th anniversary," said Kazuki Morsishita, President and CEO of Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment. "The fans voted and, now, we are proud to bring a revamped edition of the classic role-playing game from Dreamcast to PC as Grandia II Anniversary Edition."

This edition features numerous improvements from the original including: visual upgrades such as new shadow, lighting, resolution, anti-aliasing and many other graphic improvements, new Japanese voice acting, a new difficulty level, and controller support for a nostalgic experience and is available at launch for $ 14.99, a 25% discount of the normal price of $ 19.99.

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