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Chrono Trigger European Launch Date Set for February 6

by Greg Leahy - December 12, 2008, 3:12 pm PST
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The legendary time-travelling Square Enix RPG is finally on course for its first PAL release.

Square Enix has announced the date when Chrono Trigger will make its way to Europe for the first time ever, as the much-lauded Nintendo DS version of the time-travelling RPG opus is set to launch across PAL territories on February 6 of next year.

Widely remembered as one of the high points of the 16-bit era in other regions, Chrono Trigger originally came out for the Super NES in 1995, while the DS version has already arrived in Japan and North America during November of this year to a highly positive reception from critics.

For European gamers playing Chrono Trigger for the first time, the DS experience is mostly faithful to the Super NES original, but does make use of the handheld's features to offer touch screen menu control and wireless multiplayer modes. There is also some new content, including an additional dungeon, and even a new ending to join the many alternate conclusions to the original game.


London (11th December 2008) Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that CHRONO TRIGGER will be released across PAL territories on 6th of February, 2009 exclusively on the Nintendo DS system.

They say that "time is money" but for our hero, Crono it is much more than that! Get ready to travel through time to avoid the destruction of the world as we know it. With CHRONO TRIGGER, your notion of time will be turned upside down as you race against it like you've never done before, while all the decisions you make along the way will affect past, present and future!

Originally released in 1995 for the Super NES CHRONO TRIGGER is regarded as a classic that was sadly never released in the PAL territories. We may not have a time machine to rectify the past, but thankfully CHRONO TRIGGER is about to change history. This all-new edition of CHRONO TRIGGER contains all the classic essence of the original while introducing the portability, dual screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality of the Nintendo DS.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "CHRONO TRIGGER is one of the most anticipated Square Enix titles of 2009 and we hope for all Nintendo DS owners to experience this charismatic time travelling adventure. And with CHRONO TRIGGER's multiple endings, there will be no end to the amount of times players can enjoy the classic story of Crono and his friends".



When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.


  • A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time.
  • An unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda.
  • Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills.
  • Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world.
  • Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality.
  • A brand new dungeon and DS Wireless Communications add exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic.
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