The legendary time-travelling RPG will make its belated debut in PAL territories on DS in the early part of next year.
Square Enix has announced that Chrono Trigger will launch across Europe and other PAL territories for Nintendo DS in early 2009, marking the end of a fourteen year wait for the Super NES classic to make an appearance in those regions.
The DS version promises to be extremely faithful to the original 16-bit time-travelling RPG epic that was denied to PAL gamers in the mid-1990s, maintaining the same audio-visual presentation while adding some new features such as touch screen functionality, a new dungeon, and an as yet unspecified wireless play mode.
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCE CHRONO TRIGGER THE CLASSIC ADVENTURE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES FOR THE FIRST TIME
London (6th August 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 in early 2009 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld 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, "It gives me great pleasure to see CHRONO TRIGGER being released in Europe and the PAL territories. With its ground breaking story and gameplay, this epic RPG with multiple endings has already won the hearts of many fans and I hope it delights a whole new audience of players into revisiting the CHRONO TRIGGER world time and again."
About CHRONO TRIGGER
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.