Chrono Trigger is coming to North American Virtual Console May 16th

Fans of what is considered to be one of the greatest JRPG’s of all time may be displeased to hear that Panzer Dragoon Saga hasn’t had a HD remake yet, but while you wait, why not play Chrono Trigger! In a statement by Square Enix, the game will be hitting North American Virtual Console on May 16th. For those of you who never played the original SNES version or even the Playstation one port (Or as we call them, Europeans), Chrono Trigger involves you and your party time hopping from era to era in order to stop an arcane wizard from summoning Lavos, a monster of Tarrasque proportions from destroying the world. Fans of the game are likely aware of the DS port containing two extra dungeons, an extra ending (the original game had thirteen depending when you fought the final boss) as well as retaining the ten animé cut scenes brought in from the Playstation One port. Most notable of the changes was that the game had a more literal translation of the text. The general consensus is that while the DS version has a more faithful script, the SNES retained most of the charm of the japanese version and it is usually prefered by fans of the game. The game will cost 800 points and while it has been confirmed for Europe, there is no release date so far so I guess I’ll have to get back to Final Fantasy VI.

Source: (Siliconera)

4 thoughts on “Chrono Trigger is coming to North American Virtual Console May 16th”

  1. I’ll trade you Chrono Trigger for FFVI, Grims. 😛

    Seriously though, this is pretty cool for the people who haven’t had a chance to play it yet. I already have both the SNES and DS versions though, so it’s hard for me to get excited about this. I’ve been waiting to play FFVI for the first time, on the other hand.

  2. Terraria is being released May 16th, much earlier than announced. Chrono Trigger is being released on VC on May 16th, out of nowhere. I may be getting Portal 2 next week.

    It’s a really, really good thing Summer is just around the corner.

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