Here's a Full List of Changes Coming to Grandia and Grandia 2 HD Remaster for Switch, PC

Here's a Full List of Changes Coming to Grandia and Grandia 2 HD Remaster for Switch, PC

GungHo gave the lowdown at Tokyo Game Show.

Last month GungHo announced Grandia and Grandia 2 HD Remaster for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Thanks to new information from Tokyo Game Show we now know specifically what new additions are coming to the remastered versions of each game.

Grandia 2

Game Informer got the exclusive when they visited GungHo's offices in Japan and learned the breakdown of new features and improvements coming to each Grandia game. These include various UI improvements, graphical enhancements and more. Here's the full list of changes below as given to the magazine:

Grandia

  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art.
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Widescreen support and customizable resolutions for PC
  • Additions of MSAA, bloom, normal mapping, and blur effects
  • Steam cards and Achievements
  • Japanese Audio & English Subtitles
  • Language Support: English & Japanese
  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing PS1 & Sega Saturn source code
  • Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls

Grandia 2

  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing Grandia 2 Anniversary Edition source code, which originally was based on the Sega Dreamcast source code
  • Fix PC video/audio desync and switch to XInput
  • Add support to exit to title
  • Japanese subtitles added for Switch Version.

Oddly enough GungHo also confirmed to the publication that both Grandia HD Remaster games will be exclusive to North America and Europe and will not be available in Japan. No reason was given for this move.

The Grandia series is a Japanese RPG franchise originally developed by Game Arts for the Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, and later, the various PlayStation consoles. The first Grandia was released to critical acclaim and reviews at the time said Grandia surpassed even Final Fantasy VII.

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