Fans of the classic Square Enix role-playing game Chrono Trigger received some unexpected news today. The long considered greatest RPG of all time received a sudden release of Steam. This version is an update to the SNES classic with a handful of welcome features and additional content.
This PC release of Chrono Trigger is said to include “optimised visuals designed for moderns PCs,” as well as the return of composer Yasunori Mitsudo who oversaw the re-recording of his original soundtrack. Fans who played the DS and mobile versions of the game will recognise the 2 additional dungeons and extra endings that came with those platforms, as well as the addition of an extremely welcome autosave feature. Additionally, early adopters who pickup Chrono Trigger before April 2nd will score some extra goodies ranging from high-definition wallpapers , a digital medley of five classic songs from the game, and digital notes from Mitsuda.
Chrono Trigger originally released in 1995 on the Super Nintendo but was unfortunatley absent on the SNES Classic Mini released last year. With an all star team behind it including Yuji Horri, creator of Dragon Quest, and Akira Toriyaa, best known for his work on Dragonball, this will be the first time the game has made it’s way to PC. Previously the game has been ported to the original PlayStation, Nintendo DS , iOS and Android.
You can pickup the steam version here and check out the trailer below, however buyer beware. Early reports from fans say that this is an upscaled port of the mobile version of Chrono Trigger which fans say is the least impressive of the games previous ports. Definitely worth looking into before diving headlong into the nostalgia.
CHRONO TRIGGER, the timeless role-playing classic developed by the ‘Dream Team’ of DRAGON QUEST creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and the creators of FINAL FANTASY is out on @steam_games today! pic.twitter.com/R9k1Ytzbuk
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) February 27, 2018