Chrono Trigger is undoubtedly one of the best RPGs of all time, originally releasing for the Super Nintendo in 1995 and celebrating its 20th anniversary a couple of years ago. Now the game is available to a brand new audience, with the game available on PC via Steam for $14.99.
The following is an overview of Chrono Trigger’s story:
“A chance encounter amid the festivities of Guardia’s Millennial Fair in Leene Square introduces our young hero, Crono, to a girl by the name of Marle. Deciding to explore the fair together, the two soon find themselves at an exhibition of the Telepod, the latest invention by Crono’s longtime friend Lucca. Marle, fearless and brimming with curiosity, volunteers to assist in a demonstration. An unanticipated malfunction, however, sends her hurtling through a rift in the dimensions. Taking hold of the girl’s pendant, Crono bravely follows in pursuit. But the world into which he emerges is the one of four centuries before. Journey to the forgotten past, the distant future, and even to the very End of Time. The epic quest to save a planet’s future makes history once again.”
The PC will be bringing with it all of the additions that the game has received in the past through various other ports, as well as some new features. The following is a breakdown:
- Two Extra Dungeons – Includes the mysterious “Dimensional Vortex” dungeon and “Lost Sanctum” dungeon that first appeared in the Nintendo DS and mobile releases.
- Chrono Trigger Limited Edition – Those that purchase the Steam version until April 2, 2018 will receive the following digital bonuses for free:
- An enchanting and specially edited digital song file containing a medley of five songs: “Far Off Promise,” “Wind Scene,” “Battle with Magus,” “Corridors of Time,” and “Chrono Trigger.”
- Composer Yasunori Mitsuda’s digital liner notes.
- A collection of six stunning PC wallpapers in varying sizes.
- Updated Graphics and Sound – While keeping the atmosphere of the original, this version features optimized visuals designed for modern PCs and a re-recorded soundtrack under the supervision of original composer Yasunori Mitsuda.
- Updated Controls – Optimized PC experience that supports both controller and mouse/keyboard configuration.
- New Autosave Feature – Automatically saves while still featuring the original title’s Save Point function.
Those who own the game on iOS or Android will be happy to know that a major update has been released for the game on those devices, bringing all of the new features with them.
A launch trailer for the PC version of Chrono Trigger was also released, which you can check out below.