New Grandia III information has been excavated from the pages of Famitsu. Much of it is screenshots from the opening movie, but the real gem is the announcement of a new character.
Her name is Miranda, and she is the mother of the hero, Yuki. However, this is not a typical mother-and-son relationship. Miranda raised Yuki on her own, and they call each other by name. Miranda is not content to stay at home, bake cookies, and pressure her son about taking clean underwear with him on his quest. Instead, she stows away on Yuki's plane to follow him on his adventures with Alfeena. Miranda is straightforward and opinionated, and she is an expert with knives and herbs.
Grandia III is currently 75% complete and due for a summer release in Japan. A North American release has not been announced.