Vanillaware’s PS2 game GrimGrimoire gets Switch, PS4 remake

Vanillaware’s classic PlayStation 2 strategy game in real time GrimGrimoire will get a Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 remake on July 28 in Japan, publisher Nippon Ichi Software announced Thursday.

The remaster is called GrimGrimoire one more timeand adds new graphics and systems, including a powerful “Great Magic” mechanic and skill trees, according to a press release translated by Gematsu. GrimGrimoire one more time‘s story is similar to the original game: A young wizard, Little Blan, relives the same five days after an evil wizard attacks her school and threatens disaster.

GrimGrimoire was originally released in 2007 on PlayStation 2. It was Vanillaware’s first released game, led by former Capcom artist founder George Kamitani. It was not necessarily a commercial success, but it’s a game whose impact players can see even in Vanillaware’s latest surprise hit, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was released in 2020 in North America on PlayStation 4. It got a Nintendo Switch release in April – and it’s even better on the handheld console.