Chrono Tigger DS Confirmed By Square Enix

It is now OFFICIAL!  Square-Enix has confirmed that Chrono Trigger DS will be hitting the U.S. just in time for the 2008 holiday season.  Kotaku broke the story with the official press release.  It will incorporate the Dual Screen and Touchpad of the DS while keeping the integrity of the original game in tact.  They will also be adding on a brand new dungeon for the upcoming DS release. You will also be able to hook up friends for wireless multiplayer battles.  This is a great announcement for classic J-RPG fans.  Below is the official press release from Square-Enix.


          CHRONO TRIGGER Returns! The Timeless Classic Teleports to Nintendo DS This Holiday Season

Journey Through Time with the RPG Masterpiece that Started It All

LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher
of Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America,
announced today that it will release CHRONO TRIGGER(R) in North America
this Holiday season. Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS(TM), this
marks the first time that the groundbreaking RPG will be available on a
handheld console.

Originally released in 1995 on Super NES(R) and shipping more than
2.5 million copies worldwide, CHRONO TRIGGER has been hailed as one of
the greatest games of all time by critics and fans alike. With a unique
and multifaceted storyline, the game revolutionized the world of RPGs
never-before-seen features, including an unprecedented soundtrack and
multiple endings determined by side quests and the player’s actions.

With artwork by famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and an
unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda,
CHRONO TRIGGER represents the best-in-class of the video game world.
This newly revamped edition maintains all of the game’s original
elements and spirit while
introducing the portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch-Screen
functionality of Nintendo DS. Players will soon be able to rediscover
the exhilarating RPG experience, breathtaking storyline and innovative
gameplay in the palm of their hands.


When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the
Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his
misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present
perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil
force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono’s race against time to
change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.


— 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

— 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

CHRONO TRIGGER has not yet been rated. Please visit the
Entertainment Software Rating Board website at for
more information about ratings. The official website can be found at”


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