Grandia HD Collection For Switch Now Available

GRANDIA HD Collection is here!
GRANDIA HD Collection is here! Nintendo

The wait is over for fans of Grandia and Grandia II as the two classic RPGs are now available for the Nintendo Switch through the Grandia HD Collection. Players can now join the ultimate battle between good and evil: The Icarians versus Gaia and Valmar versus Granas can be yours for just $39.99 at the Nintendo eShop.

GungHo America President Jun Iwasaki cheerfully shared in a statement that the fans of the long-standing classic Grandia series can now relive the incredible adventures of Grandia and Grandia II, access their favorite RPG characters, and engage in magic-based combat wherever they are with their Switch devices. Iwasaki added that “Grandia and Grandia II are incredible tales, and these HD remasters are the definitive way to experience them for new and veteran players alike.”

The Grandia HD Collection brings enhanced visuals as well as handheld support for the Switch. Other key features of the collection include the following:

  • 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

In addition to the classic gameplay features, the Grandia HD Collection brings new and unique features with it. These include the following:

  • 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)

Also something to look forward to is the release of the Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster for PC, which is scheduled for September 2019.

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