No word on an actual release date, this particular announcement is going to release some time this winter. But, this is seriously a surprise! Grandia II has been re-released a number of times on the PlayStation 2 and PC. However, Grandia I has not seen as much love. Other than a downloadable version for the PS3, the original game in the Grandia franchise has not seen as much attention. From the buzzwords in the news, it also appears to be a HD remaster, whatever that means these days. So, I wouldn’t expect all that much except for some higher resolution textures and a wide screen aspect ratio.
What I am more curious about is the localization options. Are we going to get the Sega Saturn release graphics? Will we receive the English voice acting seen in the PlayStation One release? Many questions remain… Nevertheless, this news excites me that TWO of the best JRPG’s of all time are coming to a great console.
The boot up screens for the original PlayStation and PS2 are quite possibly some of my favorites. However, the PS2 brought us peaceful and sleek menu designs. So, on December 6th, we all can enjoy it again on our PS4!
This year, 2017, has been quite a year and return for platformers. Some are less notable than others, some are the best in years. But, who would’ve thought Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy would be re-released on PC? It’s currently available on the Steam store.
Sphinx was originally released in North American on November 10, 2003 for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.