Former Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita said he “would love to see a high-end, high-quality” edition of the Super Nintendo RPG, Game Informer reports, citing an interview with the current Square Enix producer and senior manager.
In an interview with the video game magazine in Tokyo, Tokita said he would also be interested in a movie production “or something of the sort” when asked about the possibility of a return to the franchise.
Chrono Trigger has garnered the reputation as not only one of the best games on the SNES, but also one of the best JRPGs ever made. It has a 92% on Metacritic, won numerous Game of the Year awards after its release in 1995, and often makes various “Top 100 Games of All Time” lists, reaching #2 on IGN.com’s 2008 such list.
The Square Enix producer said that Chrono Trigger was viewed as “sacred” and “a dream mix between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest” when it was made following the merger of Square and Enix.
The game only had one sequel in Chrono Cross on the Playstation, and though the original has been ported to the Playstation Network and the Nintendo DS, gamers all across the globe have been left wanting more for nearly twenty years. It’s hard to say whether Tokita would actually want to do another game or an HD remake of the old one, but either way fans of the series would be ecstatic for anything new related to the Chrono universe. Square Enix is not known to shy away from a shameless, money-grubbing remake opportunity, so who’s to say they’ll leave Chrono Trigger behind in that regard?
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