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Square Enix Officially Announces Chrono Trigger DS

by Nick DiMola - July 2, 2008, 9:25 am EDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

The rerelease of the classic title will feature touch screen functionality, wireless play mode, and a new dungeon.

Square Enix announced today, following the overseas rumblings from yesterday that Chrono Trigger is officially coming to the Nintendo DS.

The enhanced rerelease of the classic title will receive unique DS features, including a dual screen display and touch screen functionality. Additionally, the title will introduce a wireless play mode and a brand new dungeon, of which no details are currently known.

North American fans of the classic masterpiece can expect the game this holiday season.

CHRONO TRIGGER Returns! The Timeless Classic Teleports to Nintendo DS This Holiday Season

Journey Through Time with the RPG Masterpiece that Started It All

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it will release CHRONO TRIGGER® in North America this Holiday season. Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS™, this marks the first time that the groundbreaking RPG will be available on a handheld console.

Originally released in 1995 on Super NES® and shipping more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, CHRONO TRIGGER has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by critics and fans alike. With a unique and multifaceted storyline, the game revolutionized the world of RPGs with never-before-seen features, including an unprecedented soundtrack and multiple endings determined by side quests and the player's actions.

With artwork by famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and an unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda, CHRONO TRIGGER represents the best-in-class of the video game world. This newly revamped edition maintains all of the game's original elements and spirit while introducing the portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality of Nintendo DS. Players will soon be able to rediscover the exhilarating RPG experience, breathtaking storyline and innovative gameplay in the palm of their hands.


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 a Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic

CHRONO TRIGGER has not yet been rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ctds.


Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 02, 2008

Well here it is, officially confirmation. New dungeon FTW.

Wow, and they aren't even doing the whole 3D remake thing?

Thank god.

Chrono Trigger Resurrection would be the only way I'd think a 3D version would work. The art style in Chrono Trigger is a lot different than the Final Fantasys of that era.
Although, this is probably just Square baiting us like when they had the FFIV Advance and now the 3D DS Remake. This will come out everywhere by next year and then we'll see the 3D remake in 3-4 years.

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 02, 2008

The death of Chrono Resurrection still saddens me to this day...

ToruresuJuly 02, 2008

Chrono Trigger for the DS?! New dungeon?! *faint*

DAaaMan64July 02, 2008

Quote from: nron10

Chrono Trigger Resurrection would be the only way I'd think a 3D version would work. The art style in Chrono Trigger is a lot different than the Final Fantasys of that era.

LOL Well I guess that's a matter of opinion.  Does Dragon Ball Z look good in 3d to you?  If it does that your good, because thats the same artist.

Shift KeyJuly 02, 2008

Not a direct port? I'm intrigued...

NinGurl69 *hugglesJuly 02, 2008

Indeed, Square's engineers managed to inser the word "enix" into the port's titles and menus.  They're really outdoing themselves today.

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