Back in August 2000, the classic JRPG, Grandia II came out on the Dreamcast in Japan, and now it’s set to return for its 15th anniversary. Coming to GOG and Steam, Grandia II Anniversary edition will be a remastered version of the Dreamcast game for PC, bringing graphical improvements such as increased resolution, enhanced lighting and anti-aliasing, as well as a new Japanese vocal track and additional difficulty level.
Granida II Anniversary Edition will launch on August 24th on Steam and GOG.com for $14.99, which is the special 25% off launch price for the game’s release (normal price $19.99).
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The Grandia II Anniversary Edition is the result of an April survey from Game Arts asking players for their favorite games, their opinions on PC ports and potential future releases of the developer’s games on PC.
“After careful consideration, we have chosen to retitle the game for PC to Grandia II Anniversary Edition in order to properly celebrate Grandia II’s 15th anniversary,” said Kazuki Morsishita, President and CEO of Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment. “The fans voted and, now, we are proud to bring a revamped edition of the classic role-playing game from Dreamcast to PC as Grandia II Anniversary Edition.”
Developed by Game Arts, creators of such classics as the Lunar and Grandia series, Grandia II is considered a high point for its unique battle system and stunning visuals. The game is a JPRG that features exploration among towns and character interactions. Grandia II Anniversary Edition features numerous improvements from the original including: visual upgrades such as new shadow, lighting, resolution, anti-aliasing and many other graphic improvements, new Japanese voice acting, a new difficulty level, and controller support for a nostalgic experience.