Dreamcast RPG Classic Grandia II Coming to Steam, Complete with Achievements and Remastered HD Visuals
As much as the term “remastered’ has drawn both praise and criticism early into this generation of consoles, remasters and HD releases have brought back numerous classics with a coat of HD polish, and now one of the classic RPGs from the Dreamcast era, Grandia II, will be seeing a special re-release in the near future.
Publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America announced that the classic RPG Grandia II will be coming to PC through a new re-release on Steam, with the title to be remastered based on the Dreamcast version of the game originally released in 2000.
Along with newly-revised HD visuals, the game will also provide several notable additions including full support for both mouse-and-keyboard setups and controllers/gamepads, along with special Steam-centric features like Achievements and Trading Cards.
After releasing a survey back in April from GungHo about properties from developer Game Arts, the results indicated an “overwhelming” response toward a re-release of Grandia II, with GungHo America president Jun Iwasaki commenting:
“With the rise of digital downloads, it is especially important that classic games continue to remain available to play in some form. Grandia II was chosen for a PC re-release because it represents both a hallmark of the Grandia series and an example of how great JRPGs can be.”
Grandia II is currently in development for an HD re-release on PC through Steam – no specific release date for the new release was announced at this time.