Update: Chrono Trigger coming to the DS

Chrono Trigger DSA rumor was circulating the last few hours about a Chrono Trigger port coming out for the Nintendo DS. With Square-Enix’s tendency to release older games on Nintendo’s handheld, it wasn’t a completely unbelievable rumor, but still, any fans of Chrono Trigger knew better than to get their hopes up by getting excited.

Well, get excited. While there’s been no official word yet from Square-Enix about a Chrono Trigger DS, a page on Square’s official site popped up a short while ago, all but confirming the existence of the project. All that remains to be seen now is whether or not Chrono Trigger DS will feature new or updated features, a la some of the ported Final Fantasy titles. 

In other news, if you’ve been sitting on a Chrono Trigger SNES cart in hopes the prices continued to rise, you may want to consider hitting up eBay in the near future. (Or you can always mail your cart to me–I promise I’d take good care of it; like if it were a baby I could jam into a Super Nintendo without being yelled at for a change.)

You can check out the Square site with the fairly obvious promotion of the game here.


UPDATE:  Square-Enix came out and officially said that this is indeed a flash page for the new Chrono Trigger DS. How incredibly surprising, especially for the people who didn’t notice the website address ended with "/ctds." Here is more information from the official press release:

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 with
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 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


-Demetri Kouvalis


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