Update [Thu 14th Apr 10:30 BST]: A trailer for GrimGrimoire OnceMore can now be viewed online, depicting the game’s updated visuals and gameplay.
Original Story [Wed 13th Apr 10:45 BST]:
Publisher Nippon Ichi Software has announced an upcoming remaster of the PS2 classic RTS game GrimGrimoire. GrimGrimoire OnceMore is coming to Japan on July 28th and will be priced at 5,478 yen. At the time of writing, no further region releases have been announced.
GrimGrimoire is a 2D side-scrolling RTS game starring Lillet Blan, a trainee witch starting her schooling at the Tower of Silver Star. The game launched on PS2 in 2007 to generally positive reviews, sitting at 79/100 on Metacritic.
Here’s a list of new features in the remaster (thanks, Gematsu!)
New System: “Great Magic” – Four types of “Great Magic” that can be used during battle have been implemented. Activated with newly illustrated cut-ins.
High-resolution graphics and widescreen aspect ratio.
“Fast-Forward” function for battle and story parts.
“Mid-Battle Save” function for battle parts.
The difficulty level of “Hard” mode has been adjusted to be more challenging than the original version.
New System: Skill Tree – Earn coins by completing tasks set for each stage. Coins can be used to strengthen familars. Coins can also be refunded.
Gallery Mode – Enjoy various illustrations.
New voice cast:
Lillet Blan (voiced by Iori Saeki)
Margarita Surprise (voiced by Miharu Hanai)
Gammel Dore (voiced by Miharu Hanai)
Advocat (voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka)
Have you played the original GrimGrimoire on PS2? Are you hoping for a western release of the game’s remaster, or will you just opt for the Japanese version? Let us know!