Grandia I And II HD Remaster Preliminary Features Lists Revealed

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Gungho Online Entertainment America is working on Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster for the Nintendo Switch, which were announced back in August 2018. Now, new details about the sorts of features people can expect from the games have been released. We also know the source code for both games Gungho Online Entertainment will be drawing from. (Thanks, Game Informer!)


Grandia II HD Remaster’s source code is actually rather obvious. Gungho Online will be using the one from the PC Grandia II Anniversary Edition release, which came out in August 2015. That drew from the Dreamcast version of the game, which launched in 2000. Grandia HD Remaster will be using both the 1997 Sega Saturn and 1999 PlayStation source code.


Here is the full list of in-progress Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster features.

While in town for Tokyo Game Show, we had the opportunity to stop by GungHo’s offices and have them dish to us about what’s in store for the Grandia and Grandia II HD Remaster. The Remaster of the first two Grandia games was announced last month for Switch and PC. The Grandia series captured fans hearts in the PS1/Sega Saturn era for its lighthearted nature and fun battle system where you interrupt opponents’ attacks by timing your own correctly.


Here is the current list of new and updated features Gungho provided:


  • Enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art. 2x to 4x upscaling 
  • Original cinematic videos receiving visual enhancements
  • Widescreen support and customizable resolutions for PC
  • Addition of MSAA, bloom, normal mapping, and blur effects
  • Steam cards and Achievements
  • Japanese Audio and Subtitles, English Audio and Subtitles
  • Language Support: English & Japanese
  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing PS1 & Sega Saturn source code
  • Gamepad and keyboard support with remappable controls

Grandia II

  • Digitally converted game manual
  • Utilizing Grandia II 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


Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe only. Grandia HD Remaster is also going to be coming to the PC.

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