Chrono Trigger

Square Enix

Without any announcement Square Enix has released Chrono Trigger on Steam. You can get this classic, that was released back in 1995 for the Super Nintendo, for € 14,99 / $ 14,99.

Untill 2 April you can the limited edition which will include the following bonus features:

  1. An enchanting and specially edited Chrono Trigger medley consisting of 5 songs: Far Off Promise, Wind Scene, Battle with Magus, Corridors of Time and Chrono Trigger.
  2. Composer Yasunori Mitsuda’s digital liner notes.
  3. A collection of 6 wallpapers for your PC.

However, this version is based on the mobile version of Chrono Trigger released back in 2011. And Square Enix changed almost nothing, resulting in a bad user interface and horrible font. So think wisely before you buy this version.

Square Enix

Manabu Daishima, graphics designer at Square Enix, has passed away on 30 July while diving at the age of 45. He was found unconscious 30 meters offshore from the Izo Kaiyū Kōen Diving Center in Ito, Shizuoka prefecture.

Manabu Daishima has worked on several (classic) titles for Square (later Square Enix):

  • Final Fantasy IV (special thanks)
  • Romancing SaGa (monster design)
  • Secret of Mana (map graphics design)
  • Chrono Trigger (field graphics)
  • Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG game (graphic design)
  • Radical Dreamers (graphics)
  • SaGa Frontier (background graphics)
  • Parasite Eve (battle effects and staff credits)
  • Final Fantasy IX (field map designer)
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (3D map and background design)
  • Final Fantasy XII (3D map and background design)
  • Seiken Densetsu 4 (background graphics)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (background graphics)
  • The 3rd Birthday (background graphics)

Our thoughts and condolences are with Daishima’s family and friends at this sad time.

Today one of the best RPG's for the Super Nintendo has been released in Europe! I'm talking of course about Chrono Trigger. Originally released in 1995, the game never was released in Europe. Until today, a remake for the Nintendo DS is available.

The Nintendo DS has some extra features, like the animated movies by Akira Toriyama (mostly known from Dragon Ball Z), a beastiary and you can train your own monster.

Today Square Enix has announced that the remake of Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS will be released in Europe on 6th February 2009.

The original Super Nintendo game and PlayStation remake sadly never reached the European shores. This remake takes advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware and will feature a monster arena, a new ending and a couple of new dungeons.

Yesterday Square Enix has released the enhanced remake of Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS across North America! The game that was originally released for the Super Nintendo was among fans one of the best RPG's of that time.

The game has several new features like an Arena mode, new dungeons, touch screen and a new ending.

The game will be released in Europe for the first time (Super Nintendo and PlayStation version were never released there) in early 2009.

Square Enix has confirmed that the Nintendo DS remake of Chrono Trigger will be released in Europe and other PAL territories in early 2009 and will only be a few weeks behind the US holiday launch.

This is the first time Chrono Trigger will be available in Europe. The Super Nintendo version and the PlayStation version never got there.

Chrono Trigger DS will feature touch screen controls, a new dungeon and wireless play.

Source:
Eurogamer

In the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu 4 new pages with screenshots from Chrono Trigger for the Nintendo DS were revealed. Most of the screenshots are the same as from the Super Nintendo version, but on some you see a small HP/MP bar under the characters. This must be because the Nintendo DS uses 2 screens (stats above, action below) and you can't see both of them at one time.

» Magazine scans: 1 2 3 4

Square Enix has updated their official Japanese Chrono Trigger DS website as promised with a teaser about the game. The trailer isn't really special, no new features are revealed (yet).

The first Shonen Jump magazine scan of Chrono Trigger DS has also been surfaced on the internet.

» Official Japanese website
» Magazine scan

Update: The trailer has now been added to HHN. You can watch it here.

There was a rumor that Chrono Trigger was coming to the Nintendo DS, since a Japanese magazine reported about it. Well, Square Enix has confirmed that the game is currently in development and is stated for release in Japan in winter 2008!

Square Enix opened a teaser website about the game, but its only showing a ticking clock. According to the main website of Square Enix more will come on 7 July.

Chrono Trigger was released back in 1995 on the Super Nintendo. According to many fans it was the best RPG of that time. A PlayStation version was also released with anime cutscenes, but the game was never released in Europe.

» Chrono Trigger teaser website

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