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Chrono Trigger on DS Nov. 25th
by Brad Shoemaker on
It may just be a port, but it sure beats scouring eBay for this hard-to-find time-hopping RPG classic.
That's two thousand US dollars. You can pause a minute to let that sink in. Collectors be crazaaaay.
I don't know if I should be disappointed that Chrono isn't getting the full-3D-remake treatment, a la the recently released Final Fantasy IV (which I still intend to review if I can ever finish it; game is hard with a capital H), or feel fortunate that it's even coming out on the DS in any form. Probably some of both, but I'll lean toward the latter. Chrono Trigger is one of the best Japanese-style RPGs ever made and it's fully deserving of your attention whether you played it in its heyday or not. Heck, especially if you didn't.
The press release has a bullet-point list of features to look for in this port, almost all of which are things like "unparalleled storyline!" and "intriguing battle system!" and "inspiring musical score!" You can read that as "this is the SNES game running on the DS!" It does mention a new arena mode and new dungeons, which are requisite for a port like this, but even if those new additions don't amount to much, the core game is so good I can't get too worked up about this being a mere port. There's no price listed in the release, but you can guess it will probably be somewhere significantly south of two grand.