Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy V and VI dated for PSN

Square Enix's Winter of RPGs campaign bringing classic adventures to Sony's online platform beginning November 8.

Square Enix has for the past couple of years steadily trickled out some of its venerated catalog of role-playing games through the PlayStation Network. This winter, PSN users will see that collection substantially grow, as Square Enix announced today that it will soon rerelease Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy V, and Final Fantasy VI through the platform.

Terra's adventure is just one that can be experienced again on the PSN.

Dubbed the "Winter of RPGs" campaign, Square Enix's rerelease slate begins on November 8 with Chrono Cross. Having received top marks from reviewers upon its release for the original PlayStation in 2000, Chrono Cross went on to be named GameSpot's Game of the Year in 2000. Its similarly acclaimed predecessor, Chrono Trigger, arrived on the PSN in early October.

Chrono Cross will be followed by Final Fantasy V, which is due for release on the PSN November 20. Assuming the role of Bartz, players attempt to preserve a set of elemental crystals that have been used to protect the world from the sorcerer Exdeath.

The final addition to Square Enix's Winter of RPGs campaign is Final Fantasy VI, which will arrive on December 6. Originally released for the SNES in North America as Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy VI follows the love-lost and memory-bereaved supersoldier Terra, who embarks with a group of companions to save the world from the clown mage Kefka and Emperor Gestahl.

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johnchieng
johnchieng

hello,do any one still has the PS1 chrono Cross game,if has sold to me.. my email is rail_89@hotmail.com TQ

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

I have been waiting so very patiently for Chrono Cross. Thank you square. Chrono Cross is(in my opinion) one of the greatest games ever created and holds a very dear place in my heart. Thanks again!!!!!! The sad thing is... It has been online for 21 days now and I am just finding out... OH WELL!!!! WELCOME BACK SERGE AND KID!!!!!!

rip-a-stitch
rip-a-stitch

I have been waiting so long for Chrono Cross on psn iv'e missed this game so much

Noname81
Noname81

This is going to be a very merry Christmas!!!! I already got Chrono Cross, and am more than likely going to get the other 2. FF6 was probably the best game I ever played. It just proves that you don't need pretty graphics to make an epic game. If you haven't played FF6, at least get that one if you aren't going to get the other 2. And thank you Square Enix. That couldn't have been a better Christmas present, except for maybe a new FF game(hint, hint) Edit: It's the 22nd and FF5 still isn't on the store. What gives? Did they push back the release date or something? Double Edit: Gamespot got the date wrong. It wasn't supposed to be until the 22nd according to the article on the Playstation website, and the store just got it!!! If you don't see it in the PSOne Classics section, use the search feature. You'll find it there.

oskuuu
oskuuu

Chrono Cross, best game i've played on PS :P

zzamaro
zzamaro

Fail GameSpot, CT arrived on PS early last month.

jordonj
jordonj

Final Fantasy VI...about time!!!!

Sayed101
Sayed101

FINALLY, Chrono Cross is FINALLY added to PSN... I have been waiting for so long. Cant wait to get it.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@hadowysea07 Actually playing it on a DS is no that much better actually. In fact there is really no difference. I have played it on both, and the sound quality is still scratchy, and there is still alot of choppiness. There is a little less choppiness, but not enough to make it better. Who ever told you this, does not know what they are talking about. The GBA port is heavily flawed, and the only thing it has going for it is a new translation. Even the extra dungeons are just plainly tacked on and add nothing new....they seem half assed.

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

@TheTrueMagusX1 I heard when played on the ds its better. yes the gba version when played on the gba isn't that great.

RageSet
RageSet

@SergeXVI @TheLoneMortal Thank you! I'm going to buy it tonight! There goes my spare time again. hehehe

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@shadowysea07 No the GBA version is the worst port. Sorry, hands down it is. Now the GBA does have a good translation, but the sound and graphics are poor and choppy. Though there are some minor loading times, the PS1 port is a better working edition with less technical issues than the GBA port. THe origina SNES Final Fantasy III Cart though(VI) is the best version of the game. And also the GBA version cut out a complete scene from the game as well.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sweet, can't wait to download these games. Exciting news indeed

Merex760
Merex760

Chrono Cross is amazing. I can't believe it's been 11 years since that came out, and we haven't seen a new Chrono game.

Thing1232
Thing1232

"...Chrono Trigger, arrived on the PSN earlier this week." It's been out for over a month. -_-

superokamifan21
superokamifan21

FINALLY! I wanted Chrono Cross after playing the amazing Chrono Trigger(DS). ALso been wanting FF5 and FF6. Christmas came early courtesy of Square Enix!

franzito
franzito

I still have Chrono Cross. FF V and VI are great

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

i would get it but i already have them :(

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

from what i read on the forums ff6 best version is on the gba (though its sound quality is much better when played on the ds due to gba having only one speaker). the worst version is the ps1 port. and this version will fall in the middle likely.

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

@HollowNinja and its possible they could be worse than the original versions. you'd have to ask people wh already played them in other regions and maybe the wii versions to see how well they work. I'm still iffy on whether i would want to buy them however when i can just get the better versions on other systems.

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

@HollowNinja they are direct ports of the original versions just like they already did for the wii so likely there will be no improvements.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Hey does anyone know if these downloadable games read the old PSX data if its stored on the PS3's virtual memory card?

Boat3600
Boat3600

"They said this day would never come..." -Barack Obama

salvucci91
salvucci91

Nothing but WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!

minivirus2
minivirus2

God friggin' dammit!!! Dark Souls, BF3, Skyrim, Rocksmith, regular old guitar practice and now I'm going to spend the majority of my time playing through one of my favorite games ever... For about the fifth time? Good on ya SQ. Been waiting so damn long for Chrono Cross to be re-released, it just came at the worst possible time!

SergeXVI
SergeXVI

@RageSet Vagrant Story was already released into the PSN Store in all three regions!

OmegaRecon
OmegaRecon

Woo! FFV! Loved that one on the GBA.

gix47
gix47

ff6 is still my fav chrono cross is epic :)

mtait01
mtait01

@AuronAXE - Final Fantasy VI is already on PSN so you could try it out now, I have no idea why FFVI is being included in this news story.

xX_MOBIUS1_Xx
xX_MOBIUS1_Xx

Crono Cross will be one of the only games that will take away from my Skyrim experience! Thank you so much Square!

RageSet
RageSet

I would love to revisit Chrono Cross again but Square I need you to release another cult classic...Vagrant Story. Many gamers have yet to experience this amazing game. Matter of fact, please develop a sequel posthaste!

EsotericNights
EsotericNights

To the people who are confused, FFV and FFVI is on PSN everywhere else EXCEPT NA.

Tyek_1230
Tyek_1230

Chrono Cross is understandable (and AWESOME!), but FF5 and FF6... again? Sigh, how many times has Sony re-released these games, just on different platforms? (Besides, isn't FF5/6 already on the PSN? Hmm) Sony, please do to FF5/6 what you did to FF4 with the "Complete Collection" for the PSP. Not necessarily sequels for them, but just a re-haul on the graphics to make them more up-to-date. I already own so many different versions of FF5/6, I honestly am just "meh" whenever they're just being re-released. Also, PLEASE BRING LEGEND OF DRAGOON TO PSN! That game kicked so much ass.

Tyek_1230
Tyek_1230

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adam270391
adam270391

the PSone classics FF 5 and FF 6 are already available on PSN though... hope they'll finally release Chrono Cross in Europe though...

mrmeow14
mrmeow14

CHRONO CROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Here is to hoping they have ironed out the loading times for the Final Fantasy re-releases, I haven't played Chrono Cross yet so I don't know if they were an issue in it.

moose3469
moose3469

I would love for a chance to play Chrono Cross again! It's one of the many some what revered games I had as a youngster, that I'm still beating myself up for having trading in for some other crap.

pszone
pszone

Never played chrone cross but i really want to get it and for old ff series wait and see what i think of them.

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

One of the things that I envy about PSN there PS classics.

TheoAlmighty
TheoAlmighty

Chrono ****ing Cross! Best RPG of all time!

Nemesis958
Nemesis958

I hope Europe finally gets Chrono Cross.

DarthJohnova
DarthJohnova

But V and VI have been on the store for months now? I don't get it?

Endlessinstant
Endlessinstant

Oh good. I already have FF 3 (SNES), FF Anthology, FF6A, FF3 (Wii), and I'll probably be suckered into buying FF6 on the PSN too. Hope it isn't as laggy as its Anthology counterpart.

tandukbadak
tandukbadak

Oh, and I hope SquareEnix make FF HD Collection (FFX, FFX-2, and FFXII). That would be great, too.