GrimGrimoire OnceMore is a remaster of the PS2 magical classic
A spellbinding adventure ready to return
[UPDATE: The first trailer for GrimGrimoire OnceMore has been released. You can check out footage from the remaster in the video below, courtesy of Gematsu. NIS America is yet to announce a localization.]
Grab your wands and your pretty Victorian boots, folks. Nippon Ichi Software has announced that the classic PS2 strategy title GrimGrimoire gets a remaster. Currently in development at Vanillaware, the delightfully titled GrimGrimoire onceMore will be released in Japan this summer on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
As revealed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, GrimGrimoire onceMore will see clumsy witch-in-training Lillet Blan attempt to save her school, The Tower of Silver Star, from a troublesome time loop, activated by a nefarious wizard who comes for the Philosopher’s Stone. In a 2D real-time strategy adventure, players control Lillet as she manipulates armies of mystical familiars, battling against the dark forces of the evil wizard.
Check out the trailer for the original 2007 release below.
GrimGrimoire was written and directed by George Kamitani of dragon crown fame and features the instantly recognizable artistic style of Kouichi Maenou. Unfortunately, despite the applause from critics and fans, and even the chance to receive a Western localization, GrimGrimoire was something of a commercial failure, which quickly put an end to plans to expand the franchise.
The new remaster promises higher resolution widescreen visuals, new magic mechanics and skill tree options, rebalanced difficulty options, an overhauled save system and newly recorded vocal track, as well as a gallery of magnificent works of art by Maenou. With this sparkling remaster, maybe GrimGrimoire will find the acclaim and success in 2022 that eluded it in 2007. Although a western localization has not been announced, NIS has shown great commitment in bringing its recent release to these shores, thus an international edition seems somewhat inevitable.
GrimGrimoire onceMore will launch in Japan on PS4 and Nintendo Switch on July 28.
GrimGrimoire OnceMore announced on PS4 and Switch [Gematsu / Ryokutya2089]