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.

Thanks: 1UP

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8 Comments on Chrono Trigger DS Pretty Much Confirmed Through Website [UPDATE]


On July 2, 2008 at 9:21 am

I really hope Square remains true to form and they don’t try to recreate Chrono Trigger in 3D. Or if they do it in 3D at least have the original version as unlockable or better yet, accessible from the very beginning. That would be sweet.

Go Marlins!!!!

Davn Kincade

On July 2, 2008 at 10:33 am

*shrugs* Who knows.

Chrono Trigger has held up pretty well as far as SNES games go, I’m going to assume that the same opening from the re-release will be part of it along with more up-to-date music.


On July 2, 2008 at 11:08 am

I hope they dont (Up-Date) The music too much..

Davn Kincade

On July 2, 2008 at 1:51 pm


Same here my friend, same here….but so far Square/Enix has done pretty well (IMHO) with putting some life into the re-releases, especially with the DS, so i’m looking forward to a portable Chrono Cross to be sure and at the same time have a large amount of faith that they’ll keep it true.


On July 2, 2008 at 5:51 pm

nice sounds like it gonna be a good ds game

Davn Kincade

On July 2, 2008 at 6:06 pm


If you’ve never played Chrono Cross and you enjoy RPG’s than you -must- get this game.

There is no choice in the matter here, it must be done :grin:

Seriously though, it’s a classic treasure that nobody should go without.


On July 3, 2008 at 7:52 am

i never played this one but the 2nd one on the playstation sadly my PS1 broke right after a few levels hated the frist verson scratch cds anyones lol

Davn Kincade

On July 3, 2008 at 7:40 pm


Well my friend you will not be disappointed in this game if you’re a RPG fan…you can play it in “Final Fantasy Chronicles” for the PSX (along with FFVI) if you don’t want to wait for this release. :grin:

I’m going to get this game though, no doubt….it’s pocket Chrono Trigger, how can you lose? :mrgreen: