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Grandia II is Getting An Updated PC Release

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Of all the different JRPG series that launched around the Playstation rush, Grandia is known to be one of the more unique battle systems in the group.  When the sequel released on Dreamcast in 2000, it celebrated larger than life reviews netting a 9.75 in Dreamcast Magazine, 35 out of 40 in Famitsu, and high 80s/lower 90s in the US.  Unfortunately, like many titles of this pedigree, it failed to impress with less than 200,000 units sold.  Efforts that ported the game to the Playstation 2 and PC in 2002 were met with the technical limitations that ironically could not keep up with the Dreamcast original along with the PC front being problematic due to being counter to most popular PC RPGs like Balder’s Gate.  Fortunately GungHo, has announced that due to an ecstatic response, it will be updating the Dreamcast version to PC that will run with keyboard/mouse controls, controllers, updated resolution, and even integrate Steam achievements and trading cards.  No word was given on price point or release date, but with the lightening fast load times of my SSD and a 1080p upscale, I’d be happy to purchase this title if it releases at a reasonable price.  For note, you can currently pick up a Dreamcast copy for around $20-$25 online.  Stay tuned for those details to update as a launch date and price are announced.

Written by Fred Rojas

May 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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