Classic RPG ‘Chrono Cross’ Coming Soon to the PlayStation Network

Published 4 years ago by , Updated December 14th, 2010 at 12:35 am,

Chrono Cross - PlayStation Network Announcement

Classic PlayStation RPG and sequel to the legendary title Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross has been been confirmed for release over PSN. As a special surprise for reaching 20,000 followers on the Square Enix Members Twitter account, Producer Shinji Hashimote made the reveal. There’s currently no release date set for the PSN Games Archives, but a non-Japanese release is likely month away. There were also hints at another announcement to be made in order to commemorate the achievement.

Chrono Cross was an extremely well received RPG that also put up with a lot of criticism because it wasn’t very similar to Chrono Trigger. The soundtrack alone is considered one of the best ever made. For a taste, take a look a the original intro movie for Chrono Cross:

The Director of Chrono Cross was well aware of the response many gamers would have to such a huge departure from Chrono Trigger, prior to the release of the game. His thoughts mirror mine, when he said:

“Cross is undoubtedly the highest quality Chrono that we can create right now. (I won’t say the ‘best’ Chrono, but) If you can’t accept that, then I’m sorry to say this but I guess your Chrono and my Chrono have taken totally different paths.”

The original PlayStation was my primary console when I began actively investing in video games. Before the PlayStation I was more of a holidays only kind of video game acquirer, a friend’s house and pizza shop arcade gamer. The RPGs of the PlayStation changed that, with games like Legend of Dragoon, Final Fantasy 7, Lunar 2 and Suikoden, but my favorite of all was Chrono Cross.

Chrono Cross‘ narrative, it’s unique and exciting combat system and the characters, oh the characters. The story of Serge, Kid, Lynx and a cast of over 45 party members was deep and endearing and captured my imagination like never before. Easily one of my favorite games of all time, I can’t recommend Chrono Cross (when it finally becomes available for download) enough. Give the soundtrack a listen, at the least!

Any Ranters share my undying love for Chrono Cross? Or are you among those can couldn’t stand the game’s drastic differences from Chrono Trigger?

Chrono Cross will be available for download over the PlayStation Network sometime in the (likely) distant future. Stay tuned to Game Rant for more information as it breaks.

Source: Andriasang

TAGS: Chrono Cross, PS3, PSN, Square Enix

  • amongallothers

    My undying love for Chrono Cross will never fade.

  • Anthony

    Cross was really a great game. Cut scenes stand out in my mind as some of the best from back in the day. Too bad my young mind couldn’t understand the story at the time.

  • Tortuga

    This game is pretty amazing. It’s been a very long time since I’ve played it though. Man, one of the worst

    • Tortuga

      Oops, my laptop is acting all weird on me. Anyways, one of the worst parts of growing up is losing all of that free time to spend just on games.

      • Rory Young

        Sometimes it’s best just to keep the memories, rather than go back and risk the fact that most games age very poorly. :)

  • Kholdstare89

    I want a remake of this on the 3DS, but that’s only dreaming. :<

    • Rory Young

      That would be incredible! I should put together a list of 10 RPGs that should get remade for the 3DS. πŸ˜€ Hmm, that might not be enough. heheh

      • Kholdstare89

        You should! Haha, the games I want more than this are remakes of FFV and FFVI, but I actually think those are pretty likely to happen anyway. :p

  • Jeff Schille

    I’ve never played it, and I’m afraid my previous attempts to revisit the RPGs of the past have all fared poorly. Still, it’s great that the DLC services keep these games from forever fading into obscurity.

  • souljagurl

    Wooow, it’ll be cool! I can’t wait! πŸ˜€

  • Eften Pratt

    Sellin’ mah crappy Xbox, and getting a Playstation!!!

    The soundtrack wasn’t one of the best, btw…
    It was THE best. I’m talking chills. Every time.

    • Levi Pratt

      i no exactly wat u mean, mate… wait, ur my bro! no friggin way!

  • S.Matt

    This is fantastic! My favorite part of this article, though? Seeing some love for Legend of Dragoon! Now THAT would be a good one for 3DS, maybe with an updated translation?

  • Levi Pratt

    i remember when i finnaly beat Chrono trigger. It was amazing. then i wiki’ed it, learned there was a sequal, got cross, and played it. i wasn’t disappointed that it wasn’t like trigger, it’s a new generation console with new possibilities.

    i got stuck twice in cross. it took me about three or four months beat. after about halfway, i was just playing it to finish it, i couldn’t keep up with the story line. then, in the end, it all connected to produce an implosion of epicness, and left off on a BIG cliff hanger. kinda.

    i dunno ’bout ny1 else, but i say they need 2 hurry up and start on/announce the third installment. i think its safe 2 say that we’ve been waiting long enuf πŸ˜‰

  • Bret

    Soooo is it out yet?

  • Buchichu

    Chrono Cross was and still is one of my all-time favourite games ever and the soundtrack still gives me chills. I cannot WAIT until I get this on the PSN since my old disks have been warn down to the point of not playing.

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