GungHo Online Entertainment has announced that the Grandia HD Collection is “coming soon” to Nintendo Switch and that more news will be revealed at E3 2019 next week.
The revamped ports have enhanced details to UI, sprites, and texture art, original cinematic videos which have received visual enhancements, Japanese and English audio, and support for English, Japanese, French, and German text.
Grandia was first released on PlayStation and SEGA Saturn, a JRPG from developer Game Arts that was set in a fantasy world of emerging technology and exploration. You play as a young boy called Justin who inherits a magical stone that leads him on a quest around the world to uncover the mystery behind a long-lost civilization.
The sequel is the more revered game, releasing on PlayStation 2, SEGA Dreamcast and PC. It is set a thousand years after Granas, the god of light, and Valmar, the god of darkness, nearly destroyed the planet. That was avoided when Valmar was split into pieces and scattered throughout the world, and, after the battle, the Church of Granas led humanity to prosperity.
Grandia HD Collection will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2019.