Chrono Trigger director wants to see new Chrono Trigger title


Chrono Trigger is considered one of the best JRPGS of all time and Square Enix has been receiving requests to look into either a remake or a possible sequel. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Chrono Trigger’s director Takashi Tokita agrees that the series should return in some shape or form.

Chrono Trigger was originally released on the Super Nintendo 21 years ago in 1995 and stood apart from so many other games thanks to its rich gameplay, great visuals, amazing amount of content which included multiple quests, and multiple endings. The game has been ported quite a bit on the original PlayStation (Final Fantasy Chronicles) which included new anime cutscenes, the PlayStation Network, Nintendo Wii Virtual Console, Android and iOS devices as well as the Nintendo DS (which added one new ending).

“It’s probably considered sacred since the companies merged,” said Takashi Tokita . “It was essentially a dream mix between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest; creating or exceeding what it was in its original form is a very difficult feat.”

If you’ve never played the game, I’d recommend trying it once even in today’s age of gaming where it’s all about the graphics. Chrono Trigger was just on a whole different level with a great story, and most importantly, an amazing soundtrack.

“It was kind of like a grand festival–it was really fun. [Final Fantasy designer and artist Tetsuya] Nomura was actually creating the environment background pieces in Chrono Trigger–like the courthouse scene, that was created by him.”

Takashi Tokita also said he’d like to see something “high-quality, high-end” from the series which could be taken as either a remake or sequel (not counting Chrono Cross), or “a movie production, or something of the sort.”

Next month, Square Enix will release I Am Setsuna, a JRPG that is heavily influenced by Chrono Trigger and developed by Tokyo RPG Factory.

Would you like to see a remake or new title in the Chrono Trigger series?

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