Square Enix Confirms Chrono Trigger Hits PSN on October 4, 2011
Today Square Eniz Product Manager Charles McCarter has confirmed that Chrono Trigger will be hitting PSN on October 4, 2011 in North America.
To quote: What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "Chrono Trigger?" I'm sure a lot of things, but I bet the first thing on your mind right now is "When can I get it?"
We're happy to confirm that Chrono Trigger is coming to the PSN in North America on October 4th. That's right- in just a few days, you'll be able to visit (or re-visit, as I'm sure is the case for many of you) one of the most hilarious and unique casts of characters ever assembled in an RPG:
Crono: The spiky-haired, stoic protagonist who finds himself wrapped up in events beyond his control. He's pretty good with a katana and doesn't run from a fight.
Marle: The requisite princess, but she's no ordinary princess. How many princesses do you know that wield a crossbow?
Lucca: Chrono's best friend since they were little kids. Oh, and she's a supergenius who invents things such as the teleporter that starts your journey through time.
Frog: A knight from the middle ages, Frog is a man who has been cursed and turned into a giant anthropomorphic frog. But being a frog doesn't prevent him from being a fantastic fighter--and having one of the coolest special attacks in the game.
Robo: A robot from the future (I've always wanted to write that) who, after being repaired by Lucca, joins the party. Yes, a robot. With lasers!
Ayla: Hailing from prehistoric times, Ayla is tough. Really tough. She uses her enormous strength and agility to fight unarmed, and dishes out a lot of damage.
Travel through time to put things right and defeat the evil Lavos before he destroys everything!
There's more than one way to save the world, of course, and Chrono Trigger respects that. In fact, the game has always been highly regarded for the number of different endings available. Have you got them all? If not, the time has come.
Robo, Lucca, Marle, Frog, Ayla, and Chrono are waiting for you.
SE can go to hell, I'm not sure who in their staff have changed over the years but they don't seem like the same company they used to be at all. I'll never forget they stopped a 3D remake of CT 7 years ago even though they knew they have no plans of ever making a real remake (they just release pretty much the same thing over and over again). Still no real remake and I don't think they have any plans for such. As you can guess by my avatar I'm familiar with the game... I keep a complete copy of the SNES version for the lulz, maps and all.
The sad part is that they had an engine prepared long ago that would have been perfectly suited to it. In fact they used it for a game with an identical art style (same artist, Akira Toriyama). That was Dragon Quest 8.
To be honest, I stopped persuing many of these PS1 titles after getting 2 or 3 of them from the PSN Store. In my opinion I would buy more to play them again if you were rewarded a trophy for completing the PS1 title you purchased from the PSN Store.
There is more demand for a SNES copy of Chrono Trigger than there is for an actual SNES. I'm quite certain you can get one dirt cheap. Popularity is the only reason CT costs so much, it was a common game but the demand for it is high enough that they sell for relatively high prices.