Game Trivia

  • The PlayStation version features DualShock analog control and vibration function, both features absent from the Saturn version.

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  • The North American release of Grandia was announced at the 1999 E3 show as a summer release, but was ultimately pushed back to October of that year.

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  • This version of the game has a slightly lower frame rate and minimally reduced video effects than the original Saturn version.

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  • The PlayStation version was originally slated for a 1998 release, but the release was delayed due to techinical problems porting the game from the original Saturn version.

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  • Working Designs was interested in localizing Grandia for the United States but were unable to secure the rights.

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  • Grandia was originally being developed for the Sega Mega CD system but was later moved to the Sega Saturn as the market changed during development.

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  • Development of Grandia began after the release of Lunar: Eternal Blue for the Sega Mega CD add-on peripheral and took two years to complete.

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  • According to a Game Arts spokesperson, Grandia was created as part of the company's on-going effort to "provide consumers with good games rather than try to follow market trends", opting instead to create a product that would tell a compelling story catering primarily to their fans.

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  • This version of the game was first shown at the Tokyo Game Show expo in March, 1999 with an announcement that the PlayStation version was being translated into English and would be released by Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA).

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Famous Quote

  • Saki: This New World is so hot! I got heat rash in my bra. And look, my underwear, too.
    Mio: That's very strange. According to my calculations, you don't need a bra.

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