Hello PlayStation fans! Have you been waiting for GRANDIA to come out on the EU PlayStation Network? Guess what: Your wait is finally over! GRANDIA will become available for download for PlayStation3 and PSP on November 10, 2010, for €7.99/£6.29!
We have received many inquiries about the EU release date since the title launched on the PSN in Japan and US, and all of the staff at GAME ARTS is happy this day has come at last and very honoured to know that the game seems to be still loved by many people around the world.
Illustration by Toshiaki Hontani
We believe that the game can be enjoyed by both a new generation of gamers and those who played it when it was first released, and please allow me to take this opportunity to explain a bit about it for those who haven’t played it.
GRANDIA was released over 10 years ago, and it is an unforgettable journey with over 80 hours of game-play. 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. 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 battle system in GRANDIA is truly astounding and is what has cemented the game as a classic. It demands familiarity with the characters’ individual abilities, so the focus is less on customization than strategy. The characters can counter or disrupt enemy attacks, which is a gameplay experience that to this day stands out as fresh and compelling.
The fight for the truth takes place across the world, with over 200 weapons, enemies, and items to collect and over 80 magic spells and techniques to master. Yes, there is a lot to do! GRANDIA was released on two discs when it came out a decade ago due to the volume, and we believe it is certainly a worthwhile game to download for €7.99/£6.29!