Ubi Soft (USA)
GD + CD
Import / Domestic
Aug. 3, 2000 (Japan)
Dec. 5, 2000 (USA)
Multi 3rd Person
> New info on Game Arts' Uberconsole RPG has been released. The game will have a new story line, characters, and settings. Evil forces have taken over the world during a war between the gods of good and evil. A young hunter named Ryudo, a priestess named Elena and another female named Millenia round out the main characters in Grandia II. Lastly, you'll be able to control up to four characters in battle just as in the Saturn original. Make sure to check out the new pictures for this update (below).
> Rumor has it that Sega of America is working (and paying) hard to get the American rights for this game. It would be sweet in more ways than one if this were to come true. Sega knows that American Sega Fans wanted Grandia for Saturn... Let's hope they come through for us on the Dreamcast sequel...
> Game Arts wowed RPG Fans with their technical achievement (Grandia) on the Saturn. As history dictates, you'd expect this preview to be about the Dreamcast remake of that excellent game. However, Game Arts has chosen (at least initially) to make an official sequel this time which takes advantage of all the Dreamcast has to offer. Enter -- Grandia II (working title). Justin is a teenager now and the support cast has matured too. Although no specifics on the matter are known yet, the game may also include some modem features.
> This time around the game will be comprised of 3D polygonal backdrops AND 3D polygonal characters. Camera angles will be controllable and provide an excellent view of the story as it unfolds. An evolving, real-time play mechanic will be included in the game for additional spice. The mood has changed as well in Grandia II. A darker, more refined mood will be the standard. Of course, we can expect to be thoroughly involved in the story line too.
> The company has stated that their first priority is quality, which translates into a high probability for delays (no problem, as long as it's worth it). If Zelda 64 is the "Game of the Century", then Grandia II will almost certainly have to be referred to as the "Game of the Millennium". An American publisher has not been officially announced, but Sega seems a likely candidate...