“Or a movie production, something of the sort.”
Chrono Trigger is one of the greatest RPGs ever made, and probably one of the best games of all time- everybody loves the title, even those who normally would not play JRPGs, and the game’s reputation is unimpeachable and legendary.
So it is beyond surprising that Square Enix, the company that relentlessly milks anything with reception even remotely approaching ‘good’ (and sometimes, even things without good reception- the Final Fantasy 13 trilogy comes to mind, sadly) have not actually attempted to follow up on the game. There was Chrono Cross on the PlayStation, and while that game has its fans, it’s not held in the same regard, and in any case, was itself never followed up on.
Would Square Enix not want to return to the game someday? According to Takashi Tokita, one of the directors of the game, a new Chrono Trigger is something he would love to see himself some day.
“Once everyone was done developing Final Fantasy VI, hordes of staff helped out on Chrono Trigger,” he told Game Informer, describing the game’s development. “At the end, we had a couple hundred working on the game at the same time. It was kind of like a grand festival – it was really fun. [Tetsuya] Nomura was actually creating the environment background pieces in Chrono Trigger – like the courthouse scene, that was created by him. But everyone probably enjoyed how we were able to do things we’d never done with Chrono Trigger. That was the most exciting part.
“Personally, if there is ever an opportunity, I would love to see a high-quality, high-end version of Chrono Trigger,” Tokita went on. “Or a movie production, or something of the sort.”
So would all of the rest of us, Tokita-san. So would all of the rest of us.
Currently, if fans want to try out Chrono Trigger, they can either play the PlayStation version via PSN on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita – however, this is widely considered to be the worst version of the game, so it is not recommended, unless the other versions are unavailable to you – or the SNES version on Wii or Wii U via the Virtual Console – or they could track down a copy of the Nintendo DS remake, which is the best version of the game.