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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

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Comments (11 posts)

Mystearica
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 1:38:35 PM
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This is rather super-ironic since the game I'm playing right now is Chrono Cross LOLOLOL.

How unfortunate - time travel has always been fascinating in movies/games

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 4:37:35 PM

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no it's not. Not even a little bit. Your situation is an interesting coincidence but nothing about it is ironic. Please go read a dictionary or take high school English classes.

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shindelion
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 2:02:27 PM
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i still got my snes version and ps1 version. love planing them.

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AscientDire
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 2:38:24 PM
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No, Square-Enix is going going to make both FF7 AND Chrono Break...they are just going to be x360 exclusives...Too soon?

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Minishmaru
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:39:29 AM

Daaaaaaaaaamn! lol

Seriously I wouldn't f'n doubt it if that happened :-\

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aaronisbla
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 3:02:22 PM
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Yasunori Mitsuda is a beast when it comes to scoring for rpgs, the best imho, even better than that other guy whose name i cant spell, used to work for Square but now works for mistwalkers i think....

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coolistic
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 3:38:53 PM
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Square-Enix is totally destroying their reputation.

I want a FF7 remake and Chrono again!

"Politics" shouldn't be a problem!

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 4:39:56 PM
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i never finished Chrono Trigger. Considering I was 4 when it came out, i think that's understandable. I've always meant to beat the thing on my emulator but something new always pulls me away.

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 5:05:10 PM
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Why do they hate their fans so much, just bring what we want. Square is the only publisher I look up to. So pay the old teams to come back to make FF7 remake and a Chrono Trigger sequel. Chrono Cross is the last game I played on PS1 before moving over to PS2. It had pretty good graphic when it came and squeezed the last drop out of PlayStation system.

Square Enix, why be h8m8.

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Mystearica
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 12:32:06 AM
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@SHADOW

Thanks for correcting this life-threatening mistake of mine. I think I realized my mistake faster than you managed to type it up and point it out just to be some smart ass hours later. "Hate to be the bearer of bad news.... Please go read a dictionary or take high school English classes." Good for you.

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Loogs
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:16:59 AM
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Hey Shadow,
News for you! Commenting on other posters' literary terms knowledge contributes NOTHING to the article/discussion and has NOTHING to do with the Chrono series. So, it was pretty much pointless and irrelevant!

Chrono Trigger and Cross were always awesome games, but "politics" aka laziness/differing interests prevents many sequels from being produced. Within that interview, it's never stated that a sequel "will not/cannot" be made. Heck, it's GOOD news that Tanaka said there's still a possibility! In the meantime, I'm going to replay Chrono Trigger and Cross! If enough people still care at SE, it'll happen...who knows when though.

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