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Chrono Cross Finally Headed To North American PSN?

We have a lot of old-school RPG fans at this site, which is why we often see e-mails and news tips concerning the return of our favorite classics.

The fans weren't slow to tell us that the ESRB has rated one of Squaresoft's most impressive productions: Chrono Cross. This can only mean that the epic, colorful, rewarding quest will arrive in digital format on the PlayStation Store at some point.

If you ask long-time fans of the genre, they'll probably tell you that Chrono Cross was one of the best games they've ever played, perhaps even better than some Final Fantasy entries. Speaking of which, we've heard the ESRB has also rated Final Fantasy Origins as well, so that should go to the PSN, too. Origins gave PlayStation owners the chance to play through the first two titles in the FF franchise, and reminded us that we needed to do a lot of grinding to succeed in the old days.

But damn...Chrono Cross. It's about time, too! Other regions have had these for a while now, damnit.

Tags: chrono cross, final fantasy origins, chrono cross psn, squaresoft

9/22/2011 8:40:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

Zemus101
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:10:37 PM
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So very excited for Chrono Cross on my PSP. My heart fluttered a bit thinking back to the epic music, those colorful dragons, and Kid! ^^ Aaah nostalgia

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Dreno
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:28:47 PM
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* whistles "scars of time"*

This is gonna be effing orgasmic.

I CANNOT wait to get this beauty on psn. I still have my Chrono Cross game in all its splender for the ps1. Still looking ever so beautiful.

Holy crap, I knew I wanted to get another psp, and I guarentee this is one of the reasons.

Looks like I need to get a big ass memory card for it so I can store ffVII-ffIX, and another one for Chrono Trigger ( whenevver weget that on the psn ) and Chrono Cross.

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Warrior Poet
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:34:14 PM

Wait, why not play the physical copy on the PS3?

Oh well, Chrono Cross is just that awesome :P

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Looking Glass
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:55:16 PM
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Can someone tell me why exactly Square pulled the plug on the Chrono series? I don't believe I ever really got that part.

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Dreno
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:31:45 PM

I don't think square pulled the plug on the Chrono series.

I've done a bit of digging around trying to figure out the fate of "Chrono Break"
And I read that the Chrono team split up, bot because anything bad, just went seperate ways. But I also read that few of the team would like to continue the series but it would be a matter of reuniting the whole team.

As for "Chrono Break" is was a rumured 3rd installation in the series, apparently square either got the rights to the name, or got it ©'ed, but nothing ever came of it. And then eventually, because they never did anything with it, it went back up in the air for anyone to claim I guess.
Just google Chrono Break and you"l see what I mean.

Also, just a fun fact, a group of computer gamers started remaking Chrono Trigger for the computer awhile ago. Gave it what looked to be ps2-esque graphics. But the chrono team didn't like/want that so the made them stop production.

You could probably google that too, I know the people had a website, I stumbled apon it by accident and don't remember the name, but its still up, but it only has still images of the characters that the re-did. It looked like it would be effing awesome.

Check it out if you got time, its worth it to see what might have been.

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Warrior Poet
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:36:57 PM
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I actually just ordered FF Chronicles on ebay so I can play the Chrono series. Cross is next obviously ;)

I don't think I'll be buying this on PSN since the PS1 version can be had for less than the $10 it'll probably sell for (and it includes FFIV, which I actually don't have yet).

Chrono Cross is still $15 on square's site so it's pretty cheap on ebay. I prefer having a physical copy too so that's the way I'll go. Anyway this is still awesome news.

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Claire C
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:41:25 PM

I have the physical copies too. I'd only like to have them available on PSP, and soon Vita.

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Claire C
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:39:36 PM
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Nice! Waiting on FFIV, FFV, FFVI, Chrono Trigger, and now Chrono Cross, all rated by the ESRB, to come to PSN. Golly it takes a long time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:45:39 PM

Did you just say golly?

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Claire C
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:50:36 PM

Wannafightaboutit?? :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 12:00:51 AM

Oh yes I do :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:45:19 PM
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For some reason this game never grabbed me.

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aaronisbla
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 2:58:30 AM

i can understand what you mean. personally i loved it BUT i was disappointed with the lack of double and triple techs compared to crono trigger. sure, cross has some but they were few and far inbetween.

What sucked me in was the music and the fact that it was an actual sequel for an rpg, playing a lot of FF as a kid i came to accept that rpgs really dont have true sequels. This one was tho, surprisingly so if you stuck with it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 9:26:53 AM

I may still get it and give it a PSP try, I feel the need to own all classic JRPGs since they are dead now.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 10:21:06 AM

Uh...CC was about a million times more in-depth than CT.

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SuMtOnE
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 1:01:12 AM
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they always have those collections games from sega, to capcom, etc all in a dvd.

SquarEnix needs to have a Collection of its own and put it all on a bluray from FF1-12 and some other great classic.

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aaronisbla
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 2:59:09 AM
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DAY 1 purchase if its true. Game has one of the most kick ass soundtracks from the ps1 era

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 3:44:24 AM
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I've never actually played Chrono Cross before. I'll have to try it out since everyone I know who has played it recommended it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 4:40:22 AM
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At least you got the game originally. We never got it here in the UK. I heard that the european PS Store was meant to start getting games like this which never crossed the boarder. But I have seen no evidence so far.

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tridon
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 8:32:11 AM
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I'm not a big RPG fan, but I'd buy Chrono Cross in a heartbeat. Easily one of the best RPGs that I've ever played!

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SolidFantasy
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 9:50:38 AM
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I think I still own the original copy of Chrono Cross. I guess I need to check. I think I have it it b/c it was part of Final Fantasy Anthology maybe?
I never played it and I'm really not sure why. I remember watching the trailer over and over b/c the music was so awesome. I can still hear it in my head now.

If I ever have time I should really give this one a go.

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telly
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 11:32:39 AM

I definitely do, and by coincidence I actually have it sitting on the living room shelf in the "to do" pile of games. Never finished it when I first bought the game, but given the scarcity extinction?)of great JRPGs these days I'm inclined to give it a run.

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SolidFantasy
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 12:22:18 PM

In retro spec I can't remember if it's Chrono Cross or Chrono Trigger that I have. Either way you're right. Given our current JRPG status the classics are still worth the time as much as any of todays JRPGs are.

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Arvis
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 10:51:59 AM
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YYYEEESSSS!!! FINALLY! :D

*happy day*

-Arvis

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burnedknight
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 4:07:02 PM
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This is some great news for jrpg fans. I will get it off psn when it releases as i've been downloading old school rpgs lately like suikoden and breath of fire IV.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 7:35:18 PM
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chrono series is the best JRPG series in my personal opionion, it is even above the FF series as it has deeper script and dialogue in which the writing touches deeper meaning of life and it has better musical score by Yasunori Mitsuda...

I really still hope they can come up the original team and make the third installment which was named as "Chrono Break"

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