Chrono Trigger Sequel Very Unlikely
The original Chrono Trigger for the SNES remains a role-playing phenomenon amongst hardcore fans to this day. And for almost 13 years now, those same fans have been clamoring for a sequel, despite constant refusals and "well, maybes" from Square-Enix. At one point after Chrono Cross released to unbelievable critical acclaim for the PS1, it was rumored that Chrono Break would be the next entry in the series.
But that project never happened, and now, it seems less and less likely that an actual sequel to CT - or even another entry in the series - is highly unlikely. TheVideoGamesBlogger has chronicled the long and disappointing history of this ongoing saga, and as you can see, the latest information isn't good. This year, we've had two statements from Square-Enix: the first comes from S-E Vice President Hiromichi Tanaka in a February interview after being asked if the CC developers might reunite. In reply, he said-
"Theres still a possibility, but since the main director is not working for Square Enix now hes working on other titles in a different company, Namco Bandai, its a bit difficult to ask him to come back and be the head of a team again. And also, Kato-san is working on the fourth game in the Mana series. So theres still a possibility that he might think he might want to make it again..."
Then, music composer Yasunori Mitsuda expressed a desire to score a new Chrono game but also added that "there are a lot of politics involved." This sounds a lot like the responses we continue to get when we ask Square-Enix about a Final Fantasy VII remake, so sadly, it appears that neither project is going to kick off any time soon. Oh well; that's why we keep our Super Nintendos and original PlayStations (or PS2s), right?
6/12/2008 Ben Dutka