Many gamers might feel a ping of nostalgia when mentioning the game Grandia II and the time is to finally rejoice in an anniversary edition being released on Steam today.
Grandia II was first released back in 2000 on the Dreamcast and further on the PS2 and PC in 2002. While Steam was just a twinkle in Valve’s eye at the time, Grandia II Anniversary Edition is now available and remastered.Straight from the horse’s mouth
Steam put out a Tweet earlier today welcoming in Grandia II Anniversary Edition to their massive game store with hearty 25% off. Normally priced at $20, Grandia II is now temporarily at $15 until August 31st, and becoming a popular option for gamers looking for that classic JRPG.
— Steam (@steam_games) August 24, 2015
For some of the gamers out there who aren’t familiar with Grandia II, it’s an adventure story focusing on a mercenary whose mission is to find a weapon once possessed by the gods. While along the way an array of friendships, storyline, and immersing music takes the player on an adventure they never expected.
By adding plenty of new upgrades in the game, GungHo Online Entertainment brought a game from the early 2000s up to speed and appealing to not only older gamers but the new generation.
“Grandia II is back and better than ever!”
- Visual upgrades to textures, lighting, and shadows
- Original classic Japanese voice option
- Additional difficulty level for those daring enough
- Steam Trading Cards and Achievements
- Steam Cloud Save Support
- Selectable Video Options
- Remapable Keyboard & Gamepad Support
- 100 Save File Slots
- Dreamcast VMS Save File Support
A representative from GungHo Online Entertainment divulged further information regarding the VMS save file support. The support will surprisingly reach out to emulator support so anyone that’s been keeping up with the game can consolidate their saves in one place.
“The VMS file format is the same file format used by the original Dreamcast console. Because the Anniversary Edition is based off the original Dreamcast code, we also write and read to the VMS save file format within the data/save file directory. This allows the player to import their own VMS save files that can be downloaded from any Dreamcast community websites like Blue Swirl.”
“Also, since Dreamcast emulators also use VMS save files, they can also bring any of their personal save files over from their emulator and continue on within the Anniversary Edition. Any Grandia II VMS save file will work. This allows the Grandia community to share VMS save files easily between their friends & fanbase regardless of platform.”
-GungHo Online Entertainment Representative
GungHo Online Entertainment took complete thought into what would appease the older generation of gamers and the new; resulting in a beautiful game suiting for the year 2015. Do you plan on picking up this new remastered Dreamcast game? What do you absolutely love about it? Share your opinions on this re-release below!