The team has posted some impressive new screens, and even a trailer, but are forced to stop development.
The small development team behind fan game Chrono Trigger: Resurrection has posted some very disappointing news: they have received a Cease and Desist letter from Square Enix demanding they stop making their game. It seems after years of looking the other way, Square Enix has changed its policy on independently-created games honoring their own.
Perhaps it was the quality of the project that triggered this unprecedented response so far into development. Chrono Trigger Resurrection sports professional quality artwork that has further improved since its last showing. Here are a few samples of what you will now never be able to play:
The Chrono Trigger Resurrection site also has a trailer showcasing a few scripted scenes:
It truly is a shame the lawyers have interfered with something so promising. The team is not swayed, though, and is already planning something “new and fresh.” Our sympathies go out to everyone who worked so hard on this game, only to have to walk away:
Nathan Lazur - Project Director/Programmer
Luis Martins - Art Director / Concept / Texture / Lighting / Effect Artist
Moïse Breton - Main Character / Background Modeller / Texture / Effect Artist
David Ying - Main Character / Background Modeller / Texture Artist
Mathew Valente - Musician
Xavier Dang - Sound Designer
Michel Cadieux - Main Character Animator