Square Enix rectifies the sad fact that Europe has never seen an official release of their RPG classic Chrono Trigger early next year, as they announce a February release date for the DS remake.
February 6th is the date that Europeans in all their form and splendor will finally get to understand what RPG fans around the world have been gushing about for the past 13 years, not counting those that went the import or emulation route. Chrono Trigger DS is a faithful remake of the original title, adding a few new dungeons, an alternate ending, the cutscenes from the PlayStation remake, and the convenience of the dual-screen display but otherwise leaving the original adventure of Crono and friends completely intact.
I actually find myself a little jealous. While I've played through the game multiple times on multiple platforms, there's nothing quite like the first time. Enjoy, Europe!
CHRONO TRIGGER AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE IN FEBRUARY
London (11th December 2008) Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that CHRONO TRIGGER will be released across PAL territories on 6th of February, 2009 exclusively on the Nintendo DS system.
They say that "time is money" but for our hero, Crono it is much more than that! Get ready to travel through time to avoid the destruction of the world as we know it. With CHRONO TRIGGER, your notion of time will be turned upside down as you race against it like you've never done before, while all the decisions you make along the way will affect past, present and future!
Originally released in 1995 for the Super NESï CHRONO TRIGGER is regarded as a classic that was sadly never released in the PAL territories. We may not have a time machine to rectify the past, but thankfully CHRONO TRIGGER is about to change history. This all-new edition of CHRONO TRIGGER contains all the classic essence of the original while introducing the portability, dual screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality of the Nintendo DS.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "CHRONO TRIGGER is one of the most anticipated Square Enix titles of 2009 and we hope for all Nintendo DS owners to experience this charismatic time travelling adventure. And with CHRONO TRIGGER's multiple endings, there will be no end to the amount of times players can enjoy the classic story of Crono and his friends".