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The remaster of Chrono Cross, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition includes the following features:

  • 3D models converted to HD*
  • Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki*
  • Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Switch enemy encounters on or off
  • Background filter feature*
  • Battle enhancement features
  • Auto-battle function
  • French, Italian, German and Spanish localization now added
  • Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font*
  • The inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never before released in the West. 
  • Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics*

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition artwork

Chrono Cross was released back in 1999 on the original PlayStation and tells the story of Serge, who one day wanders into an alternate world. The game is set in the same world as Chrono Trigger and is linked.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is released digital only in most regions. However in Asia a physical version will be released. If you want a physical version (like me), you can order it at Playasia.

You can watch the launch trailer here.

Square Enix

During Sony's latest State of Play Square Enix has revealed a brand-new strategy RPG titled The DioField Chronicle. The game is developed by Platinum Games and will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC/Steam in 2022.

Welcome to the world of DioField, a new strategy RPG that will take you on a journey of honour and political intrigue. In this fresh and gritty story, you will discover a unique blend of fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences, and an innovative combat system: Real-Time Tactical Battle. Surrounded by richly detailed environments in diorama-style visuals, you must think quickly and act strategically to lead your team to victory.

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During the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has announced that the first two Front Mission games will be getting a remake, both on Nintendo Switch, developed by Forever Entertainment. Front Mission 1st: Remake will be available this Summer and Front Mission 2 will follow later.

Front Mission was released on Super Nintendo in 1995 in Japan. It was later ported to WonderSwan Color, PlayStation and Nintendo DS. Only the Nintendo DS version was released outside of Japan.

Front Mission 1st: Remake art

In the year 2090, the world's conflicts are fought using giant war machines called Wanzers. Huffman Island, the only place where the Oceania Cooperative Union (O.C.U.) and the Unified Continental States (U.C.S.) share a land border is a hotbed of conflict.

An O.C.U. reconnaissance platoon led by Captain Royd Clive is assigned to investigate a U.C.S. munitions plant. They are ambushed by U.C.S. Wanzers, triggering a series of events that plunges the whole island into war. Royd's fiancée, Lieutenant Karen Meure, goes missing in action.

Discharged from the military, Royd sets out to investigate what happened to Karen. His quest leads him closer and closer to the conspiracy behind the incident and the powers that orchestrated it.

Below the clip from the latest Nintendo Direct showing the trailer and gameplay footage of Front Mission 1st: Remake.

Square Enix

During the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has announced that a remastered version of Chrono Cross will be released and will be called Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. The game will be digitally released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam on 7 April 2022.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition artwork

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will feature the following new features:

  • 3D models converted to HD*
  • Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki*
  • Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Switch enemy encounters on or off
  • Background filter feature*
  • Battle enhancement features
  • Auto-battle function
  • French, Italian, German and Spanish localization now added
  • Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font*
  • The inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never before released in the West. 
  • Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics*
*The 3D models, illustrations, font and background filter cannot be toggled separately. They will all be switched together.

Chrono Cross was released back in 1999 on the original PlayStation and tells the story of Serge, who one day wanders into an alternate world. The game was however never released in Europe.

Below you can watch the trailer of the game.

Update: added information from the press release.

Square Enix

Earlier this year during the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary livestream Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest X Offline, an offline version of Dragon Quest X Online. During the Tokyo Game Show 2021 special about Dragon Quest X Offline, Square Enix has announced the release date.

Dragon Quest X Offline will be released on 22 February 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Still there are no plans to release the game outside of Japan.

Below you can watch the release date announcement trailer.

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Square Enix has announced a brand new IP during Square Enix Presents Tokyo Game Show 2021 called Dungeon Encounters, a single-player dungeon explorarion RPG.

An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles! During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets?

The game is directed by Hiroyuki Ito, the creator of the Active Time Battle system in the Final Fantasy series. The producer is Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age). The characters are designed by Ryoma Ito and the soundtrack by Final Fantasy veteran Nobuo Uematsu.

Dungeon Encounters will be released digitally on 14 October 2021 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. The official website can be found here and below you can view the announcement trailer.

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In the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix and Nintendo has announced that Triangle Strategy, previously known as Project Triangle Strategy, will be released on 4 March 2022 worldwide.

In February this year a debut demo was released that has been downloaded approximately 1 million times. Over 25,000 survey responses were sent to the development team that are currently making several adjustment to the final version of the game. Like you can now change the difficulty level of the battles. On Nintendo's website you can read the full article including the list of adjustments that are currently in development.

Triangle Strategy is a HD-2D tactical role playing game where three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron.

Square Enix

In the latest Nintendo Direct Square Enix has revealed a new Chocobo racing game: Chocobo GP. It will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2022. It was already known that this game was coming since the title was trademarked last December.

Chocobo GP will include the following features:

  • Various game modes – Play various modes including Story and Custom Races. Also enjoy exciting survival races in a bracket-style tournament, which can support up to 64 players. Select modes support online and/or local multiplayer.
  • Thrilling courses – Race through various courses taking inspiration from the Chocobo and FINAL FANTASY series, including Cid’s Test Track, the streets of Alexandria and Zozo and the Gold Saucer.
  • Roster of Beloved Characters – Players can choose from a wide selection of Chocobo series characters.  
  • Magical magicite – By collecting magicite, found within Magic Eggs scattered around the various tracks, racers will be imbued with magic, such as Fire or Aero, which can be used against their fellow racers to give them a competitive edge and speed to the finish.

This is not the first Chocobo racing game. Chocobo Racing was released in 1999 on PlayStation. At E3 2010 a sequel for Nintendo 3DS was announced called Chocobo Racing 3D, but was cancelled in 2013.

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Earlier this week during Nintendo Direct a remastered version has been announced of Legend of Mana that will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Stepping into the shoes of the protagonist, players will embark on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, only to discover that the world map is empty. Throughout their adventure, they will acquire special artifacts, which can be placed on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life via the Land Creation system. Players can progress through the story in different ways based on the choices they make, offering a more personal and unique gameplay experience.

Legend of Mana has been released in Japan in July 1999 on the PlayStation. In June 2000 the game was released in North America. It was never released in Europe.

The remastered version will feature improved visuals, a rearranged soundtrack, and the “Ring Ring Land'' mini-game which will be available to the West for the first time. It will be available digital only on 24 June 2021.

Square Enix

During the Nintendo Direct episode of 17 February 2021 Nintendo and Square Enix has announced a new tactical 2D HD RPG game in the same setting as Octopath Traveler with the working title Project Triangle Strategy.

In the full trailer several aspects of the game is shown. The battles take place on an isometric tactical grid, which looks a lot like Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre. The story is about three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. During the story you have to make several choices, which will take you on a different path.

Project Triangle Strategy

Project Triangle Strategy will be released on Nintendo Switch in 2022. For fans who can't play to play this game, the debut demo can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.

You can watch the trailer and introduction to the game below:

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