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Square Enix Bringing  Chrono Trigger  To DS
Square Enix Bringing Chrono Trigger To DS
July 2, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer

July 2, 2008 | By Brandon Boyer
More: Console/PC

Publisher Square Enix has announced that this holiday season will see the release of a newly updated DS version of its hit SNES RPG Chrono Trigger, with new features set to take full advantage of the handheld's unique capabilities, including a new wireless multiplayer mode.

The title sees characters taking control of Crono, who "must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils," following a time machine malfunction, eventually stumbling into an adventure to defeat "an evil force set to destroy the world."

Square Enix promises "a masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline," with an "unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda," a unique "Active Time Battle system," and will maintain all of character designer Akira Toriyama's signature art style.

Though somewhat still undetailed, Square Enix says the new handheld version of the game will utilize the DSs dual screen presentation and touch-screen functionality, and will add a new dungeon to the SNES original, as well as wireless play capabilities for its multiplayer mode.

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Jason Fox
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Sweet! One of my favorite RPGs of all time. Guess I will be stealing the DS from the wife for this one.

Kale Menges
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Wonder if this means they'll be able to find it in their heart to make the original available on the Virtual Console....

brandon sheffield
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Kale - it's more likely to mean the opposite. Square Enix only releases games on VC that it doesn't ever intend to port to another console.

Bryson Whiteman
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Brilliant! This news makes me smile.

David Turner
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Square Enix is really playing things safe these days. I'm quite sick of their rehash of old content to all the portable systems. So far only one case has an exception. FFT: Lion War saw multiplayer modes that were much needed in the original. They game was built to be competitive. The co-op was a great addition as well. In this case I am skeptical of the new material in Chrono Trigger. Are they going to go to the efforts of changing the story for the sake of the new dungeon, or is it going to be tagged on in some cave that previously led to a dead end? The multiplayer I'm sure is going to be a flop because the battles require strategy, but are based more upon to dice rolls.

Tawna Evans
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I wonder if the DS version would include all the ehancements from the Playstation remake? I got the game, but I barely played it because the slow load speeds renders the PS game virtually unplayable.

I don't care for the Final Fantasy remakes. It's too redundant when the same exact games get remade year after year. It's been a while since the PS remake of Chrono Trigger, so I think SE fans would be more willing to buy that than yet another FF remake.

I'm also very excited about Dragon Quest IV remake. Dragon Warrior IV is my all time favorite game, and I would love to get the remake of that which is coming in September. I already preordered a couple of copies of that game.