Chrono Trigger DS Pretty Much Confirmed Through Website [UPDATE]
[UPDATE Via: Press Release]
Chrono Trigger will carry the exact same story it had when it first came out in 1995, still do not know whether it be 2D or 3D yet, but here is what we do know:
- Original Story: 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
The game is set for a Holiday season release.
If Square Enix was trying to keep their news regarding a DS version of Chrono Trigger a bit more clandestine they failed. Yes, its true that anyone who has any familiarity with the RPG would recognize the iconic clock image, but they really did not put much thought into the fact that the webpage literally has “ctds” in the url for the page.
Maybe they weren’t trying to be stealthy after all and I am just being grumpy, but whatever the case may be, it looks like the famed SNES title is going to be revamped for the DS. Whether it will maintain its 2D animations or get the 3D treatment like other Square Enix titles ported to the DS remains to be seen, but according to the countdown going on via the teaser site, we can expect something in the not so distant future.
Supposedly, the game is set to be released sometime this Winter in Japan, and while the countdown clock is indeed for the Japanese version of the game, hopefully when all is revealed we will get news regarding the NA version as well.
Check the site out for yourself here.