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Final Fantasy Chronicles for PSOne.

  Today is a day that proves that frantic emailing and demand of resurrecting a classic title can actually be done. For many months now, ever since the release of Chrono Cross, gamers have been urging and pleading Square to release Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV for PSOne. Just two years ago Square did us a big favor and released Final Fantasy Anthology which featured Final Fantasy V and VI on two separate CDs. Well now Square will be at it again, oddly naming the package Final Fantasy Chronicles, Square will indeed re-release enhanced versions of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV.

   "We are pleased to deliver these two titles to our North American fans on the PlayStation game console," said Jun Iwasaki, president of Square Electronic Arts. "Since the release of Chrono Cross last August, we've received an overwhelming number of fan requests to re-release Chrono Trigger for the PlayStation game console. We have added a variety of new features to both Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger for this compilation and believe this set will appeal to fans of the original games and introduce a new generation of gamers to some of our classic titles."

   Chrono Trigger was released on the Super Nintendo back in 1995, and to this day is hailed by many as the greatest RPG title ever. While I beg to differ, I can certainly see why so many people jump aboard the Trigger bandwagon, I personally say that Final Fantasy VII is the best RPG, with Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross closely trailing. Final Fantasy IV I admit I never got into for some reason, I played quite a lot of it, and did enjoy myself but I never finished it. FFIV was released way back in 1991 also on the Super NES, and there are quite a few gamers out there who will claim FFIV as the best RPG.

   I'll have you know that Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV have also been released in Japan on PSOne for over two years now, so it really is about time we got the games stateside. Final Fantasy Chronicles will be released in July of 2001, it will feature deeper stories for each game particularly for Chrono. It will include cut-out dialogue to make the connection between Trigger and Cross much more understandable. Just like Anthology, Chronicles will give both games FMV/anime cut-scenes so that the gamer would get a better image of the story-line. FF: Chronicles will retail for $40.

4/17/2001 SolidSnake

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