Grandia becomes a PSone Classic this Thursday in North America
Grandia is a classic RPG that was released in 1997 for the SEGA Saturn. The game was eventually ported to the original PlayStation in 1999. In Japan, Grandia has been on the PlayStation Network since April of last year. It’s hard to believe that the game is actually making its way out of Japan.
If you are a fan of RPGs and have never played the original Grandia, you are definitely in for a treat. This game is a true classic and you won’t be disappointed. The soundtrack is pretty awesome too.
Here is what Grandia’s Sound Director, Takahiro Nishi, had to say:
Grandia is an unforgettable journey with over 80 hours of gameplay, and it was released over 10 years ago for the PSOne and became one of the most critically acclaimed RPG games. The player assumes the role of Justin, a young boy obsessed with becoming a great adventurer, who inherits a magic stone that leads him on an epic journey to uncover the mystery of a long lost civilization. And, he meets other adventurers who join him on his quest and as he unravels the threads of the ancient legend, he draws the attention of the Garlyle Forces who devise diabolical schemes to stop him.
The fight for the truth takes place across the world, with over 200 weapons, enemies, and items to collect plus over 80 magic spells and techniques to master. The title was released with two ROMs a decade ago due to the volume of the game, but you can download the same game from PSN on your PS3 and PSP only for $9.99!
I believe Grandia is ideal for RPG fans who missed the original version and those gamers who want to recapture the magic of their gaming past, and it can be appreciated by players young and old, men and women, casual and hardcore because this is a timeless game.
Grandia hits the PSN in North American this Thursday for $9.99. There is sadly no word on the game making its way to Europe.