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With the holiday season underway, Square Enix has announced plans to bring a handful of classic RPGs to the US Playstation Network. Chrono Cross touches down this Tuesday, with Final Fantasy V coming November 22 and Final Fantasy VI behind it on December 6. The two Final Fantasy games are based on the PSOne versions, including the new cinematics.
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It’s almost a shame when the title says it all, it makes the job much simpler and yet more difficult. Oh well. Anyway, yes, the ever-popular Chrono Trigger will see a release as a PS1 classic in North America. The announcement comes by way of the ESRB, who listed the title for both PS3 and the PSP. However, no information about a release date was given.
*Tweased, if you will. More on that in a second.
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy V will make it to the Japanese PlayStation Network, and is expected to launch tomorrow. Meanwhile, producer Shinji Hashimoto tweeted that further news about the Chrono Cross PSN release, confirmed back in December, will be revealed next week.
Sequel. A word both thrilling and terrifying. How many times have you heard someone say about a movie that the sequel wasn’t nearly as good as the original? But unlike the movie business, the video game industry lives on not just sequels and prequels, but franchises. The biggest-selling RPGs these days are nearly all part of established franchises.
But sequels can go wrong. Very very wrong. Case in point: Chrono Cross. Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 10 – Chrono Cross’ »
Do you remember the days when you finished a game and it was over? The credits ran and you turned off your console and congratulated yourself on having fought the good fight and won. There was nothing left to do but move on to the next challenge. Well that wasn’t the case the first time you finished Chrono Trigger… Continue reading ‘Game Changers: Volume 6 – Chrono Trigger’ »
Today we have some sceens from: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Chrono Trigger DS, and Persona 4. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots 12/11/08’ »
PAL gamers were denied the opportunity to play a Super Nintendo classic when Chrono Trigger never made it beyond Japan and North America, but they will finally have the chance to get their hands on it this winter. Square Enix announced today that Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS will be released in PAL territories on February 6, 2009.
Square Enix has long shown a penchant for re-releases and ports, but Chrono Trigger is one game whose long absence from circulation has always been a bit of a mystery. This long-awaited re-release of Chrono Trigger adds in a fair amount of new content while polishing up much of the old with a new translation, new dungeons, and even a new ending. Chrono Trigger DS isn’t a particularly mind-blowing affair, and the new additions will probably cause some die-hard purists to scream a bit, but on the whole, it’s a remarkably solid and entertaining game with a lot to offer both old fans and a new generation of gamers. Continue reading ‘Chrono Trigger DS – Staff Review’ »
Chrono Trigger is back. The DS port will be available at all stores by tomorrow, but can be found at some retailers already. With extras like a new dungeon, a new ending, and a monster arena, the classic game is sure to fly off shelves. It’s rated E10 by the ESRB and can be yours for $39.99.
In today’s update: Lock’s Quest, Dragon Quest IX, Chrono Trigger DS, Tales of Hearts, Phantasy Star Zero, Puzzle Quest Galactrix, and Rise of the Argonauts. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart 11/22/08’ »
In today’s update: Devil Survivor, 7th Dragon, Chrono Trigger DS, Last Remnant, Kizuna, Riz-Zowad, and Culdcept DS Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 11/11/08’ »
Chrono Trigger is famous for all its endings, but the 14 true endings along with the bad ending you get if you lose to Lavos were just not enough for the DS port. The latest pages of Famitsu show two screens from this ending, but they don’t reveal very much. One has Crono, Marle, and Frog next to a time gate, and Marle asks, “Where are we?” The other shows the Prophet from Zeal standing next to the same gate alone. Both screens show a vortex area like the one you see when you fight Lavos the first time. As expected, there were no details on getting the new ending.
Square Enix announced today that Chrono Trigger DS will be headed to Europe and to PAL territories, both of which missed out on the game the first time around. The game is due out in December 2008 in North America and is set for early 2009 in Europe.
The press release is in hand. Chrono Trigger is slated for release at the end of the year in North America. So far, it appears to be more of a port, as opposed a remake as with the upcoming Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest remakes. Naturally, it will make use of the dual screens and touch screen functionality. There will also be a new dungeon and wireless play. Stay tuned for more details as E3 is just around around the corner.
Given the huge amount of speculation that continually swirls around the Chrono Trigger series, recent rumors of a port of fan-favorite Chrono Trigger seemed, at first, to be easily enough dismissed. However, with the unveiling of a new site, complete with clock and Nintendo DS logo, these rumors would now seem to be confirmed.
Unfortunately, details are scarce at the moment. All we really know is that Square Enix plans to bring the first entry in its classic time-travel series to the Nintendo DS. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest information as it becomes available.
[Minor Update: There appears to be a North American version of the CTDS page, which could indicate a high probability of a localized release. Maybe.]