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Acclaimed Dreamcast RPG Grandia II Coming to Steam

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After collecting "enthusiastic feedback" from a survey launched in April, GungHo Online Entertainment America will bring classic role-playing game Grandia II to Steam for Windows PC, the company told GameSpot today.

Grandia II for Steam is being remastered using the game's Dreamcast version, which was published in 2000. In addition to an HD visual upgrade, Grandia II on Steam will have both mouse and keyboard and gamepad support as well as Steam achievements and Trading Cards.

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The survey GungHo shared last month focused on properties by Game Arts, the studio behind the much-beloved JRPG series Grandia and Lunar, with several questions specifically referencing interest in PC games. Responses indicating a desire for a remastered Grandia II were "overwhelming," according to GungHo, so the company has chosen to move forward with the port.

"With the rise of digital downloads, it is especially important that classic games continue to remain available to play in some form," said president of GungHo America Jun Iwasaki. "Grandia II was chosen for a PC re-release because it represents both a hallmark of the Grandia series and an example of how great JRPGs can be."

What other classic GameArts games do you think should be remastered? Let us know in the comments below.

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