Chrono Trigger cocked on PS3, PSP

ESRB rates classic Square Enix RPG for Sony's console, portable; downloadable PSone Classic rerelease likely.

Since its initial 1995 launch on the SNES, Chrono Trigger has been released on a number of other platforms. The acclaimed role-playing game was brought to the original PlayStation as part of the Final Fantasy Chronicles compilation in 2001 after being released solo for the platform in Japan in 1999. In 2008, a reworked version of the game arrived on the DS to critical acclaim, and a Virtual Console port will hit Japanese Wiis later this month.

Chrono Trigger is apparently coming to the PS3 and PSP.

Now it appears Chrono Trigger is coming to two more platforms. Recently, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board gave the game a Teen-for-Teen rating for the PlayStation 3 and PSP. Typically, such dual ratings for a game released on the original PlayStation mean that the title is being readied for rerelease as a PSone Classic on the PlayStation Network.

Chrono Trigger focuses on a main character named Crono and his friends Lucca and Marle. When inventor Lucca's teleportation experiment inadvertently sends the friends back in time, they discover an ancient evil that will one day ruin their world, and so they set out to fix it. The game featured a wide variety of fantastical environments throughout its multitude of time periods, and its storyline was typically twisty for a Square Enix RPG.

For more on the PlayStation edition of Chrono Trigger, check out GameSpot's review of Final Fantasy Chronicles.

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126 comments
Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Please fix your article. This game wasn't made by Square Enix. It was made by Squaresoft. You disrespect the game and the people who made it royally by categorizing it at all with the version of the company that came nearly 10 years after it was made.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So this game is finally out on PSN...Is it still any good??

malachi_27
malachi_27

I hope that all these rereleases of my favorite gaming gem aren't going to hinder the sparkle this game carries in many retro-gamers' hearts.

Supreme_Bananas
Supreme_Bananas

Great! If Square sees how many people still love CT after all these years, maybe they will finally start thinking about Chrono Break. We can only hope...

deathknightleo
deathknightleo

thwey should have trophy surport for these if they being sold on the ps store that would make sales better for them also like other said... not saying games need achivements or trophys or anything but i does make the game more fun even though the thing u get does not do anything except show off to your buddys hey look i got that one...

chaos269
chaos269

i agree with Xvault77, if they bring out a trophy support for this and all the psone classics that will come out, they will get more sales. It would be good to play the psone classics and actually getting trophys for it, it will make it worth playing over and over till you get them all.

wiserat4
wiserat4

This better be a better port than Final Fantasy Chronicles. Long loading times and graphical glitches made that package the worst emulated port I've ever seen of Chrono Trigger. If you want more information about how terrible of a package Final Fantasy Chronicles is check out my review at http://www.gamespot.com/ps/rpg/finalfantasychronicles/index.html. You will be glad you did.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Still waiting for a full remake of the game.

Chainer323
Chainer323

i so LOVED this game. if i can ever get my hands on a SNES, i'd gladly pay fully price for a CT Cartridge. Can't wait for it to hit the PSN (once that comes back online...one day lol). Now, if only they'd release CC right after it or, maybe, release it along with CT

Xvault77
Xvault77

Only thing that I don't like about the PS1 classics is no trophy support. I wouldn't mind playin them all again, but I wouldn't even hesitate to buy them if they had trophy support as well! Surely they must be thinking about this possibility and be thinkin gof additional sales they would get if they do so. :)

sagameister3
sagameister3

Looking forward to breath of fire game releases for the psn, this is still good.

BIG_BOSS_927
BIG_BOSS_927

OMG!! I would get it right now if PSN wasn't still "under maintenance"... *sigh*

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Well, if they keep releasing (IMNSHO) crappy games like FF13, they can get more of my money by redoing the classics for PS3. I've never played FF1-FF3, so that would be a start. Kudos to them for releasing Chrono Trigger for PS3 - Chrono Cross was a wonderful game, with one of the most beautiful soundtracks I've ever listened to. Hopefully, the predecessor will live up to CC's goodness - I've never played it.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Great news, now I just need to pick what system to get it on

Ninpo187
Ninpo187

This will be great if they ever restore PSN.

bakagami
bakagami

Woohoo! about time. now for Chrono Cross....

sieg6529
sieg6529

Yay! I loved this game so much.

TBoneTony
TBoneTony

Best news for PSP only owners... I have got both the DS and PSP so I got Chrono Trigger for the DS. Would love to get it on the PSP too so I can play the game with one single screen. But still an awesome game, I won't mind having two versions of the same game.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@s_h_a_d_o True... uhhh so would a trigger be... feathered?

Breyant
Breyant

Chrono Trigger on PSP?! YES PLEASE! time to dust that old thing off.

zzamaro
zzamaro

ESRB also rated ff6.

Maxim_Bryant
Maxim_Bryant

Chrono Trigger is the "Gone with the Wind" of video games, a classic that will never die.

oskuuu
oskuuu

nice, i'll definitely get this for my psp :)

thaflu
thaflu

@Charocks I see Chrono Trigger (DS) in the bargain bin at Best Buy. I don't think its out of print yet.

thaflu
thaflu

Even with the long load times of the PS version, this is still the best game ever made! Get it if you don't have it.

Raffi3
Raffi3

Seriously? The playstation port of Chrono Trigger was easily the worst with it's frequent and tedious loading times. The cut scenes were the only redeeming factor, but that was all fixed... when it was previously ported to the DS! Enough of these chrono trigger ports, just give me Chrono Cross on the PSN already!

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

AWESOME GAME!!! can't wait to play on PS3 and PSP. :D

Lamesy
Lamesy

Easily the crappest version of an otherwise flawless classic. Porting the SNES FFs wasn't so painful, but the slowdown before every battle and before every menu in Chrono verges on game-breaking. Playing CT should be joyous but PSone turned it into a chore.

codesx100
codesx100

so where is Chrono Cross re-release & the return of the canceled Chrono Break?

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Tor - hammers are cocked, not triggers. Just sayin'.

Charocks
Charocks

More of a reason of me to hate Square. First they stop production of Trigger on the DS making it impossible to find, then they only release it to Playstation fans. Great job alienating fans Square!

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@Lazay727 Well, the reason why People are complaining....and they have every right too by the way, is because this would be Squares FIFTH, thats right FIFTH time porting this game over. It originally was ported over to PSX in Japan ONLY. Then they brought the PSX Japanese version over to the US in Final Fantasy Chronicles, Then they re-released it on the DS, then they re-released it on the Virtual Console, and now, its coming out on PSN and PSP. and when the fans beg Square for a true sequel to a beloved game, they have the nerve to say "Well, if people want a new Chrono Trigger, maybe they should actually buy Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross" Really Square? Really? Sorry, but I can only buy the same game so many times on different consoles before I finally gave up on this beloved Game getting the proper love and sequel it deserves. You dont see Kojima re-release MGS over and over again, or even see Square Enix rerelease FF7 over and over again. Why do it with CT? cut the crap and give the fans what they want after taking their money for two decades.

Vhial
Vhial

AnakinSW I would agree...but look at it like this, it's on the DS, this allows PSP users to play it. Though I rather Chrono Break.

AnakinSW
AnakinSW

In typical Squeenix fashion, another great game that's being released once again because there's not enough revenue being generated by new and exciting titles. I enjoyed CT but give it a rest. There are enough ways to play the game...

JmanRBS
JmanRBS

Know what would great? Chrono Trigger 3.

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

No! I don't want the PSX port with horrible loading times. Give us Chrono Cross or Legend of Dragoon instead.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

That's good. All the complainers are probably anti-Sony fanboys.

Lazay727
Lazay727

to the people complaining about this being ported, why don't you complain about every game on virtual console and psclassics? That's the whole point, to port games, it's not really milking when they're only 10 bucks, milking is charging 60$ for a game that feels like an add-on, not discounting legendary games everyone should play.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

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HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

This is great news, I thought they would never put this on PS3. Hopefully they do Chrono Cross next.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

Kind of odd on how the ESRB is rating this game. The SNES version is rated E, the DS version an E10+, and this version (which basically recycles the SNES version's script) is T. Don't believe me? Here's the source: http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp?title=chrono+trigger Still, nice if SquareEnix follows through with this. Chrono Trigger is one of the best games ever and it'll be a day one purchase from me if/when they do.

DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

can't wait for it's PS4 and NGP release -_-

CTBradums
CTBradums

@noirsake I can understand your opinion. CT was my first REAL RPG (aside from FF3, but I didn't really get into that one until later), and it's still my favorite game. I'm fanatic about it. However many people hate on one or the other (in terms of CT and CC), I love them both and see the points to both sides. CT was huge for me, and CC was no less epic. It was unique, inventive, and poetic. Graphics were great for the time, and the music by Yasunori Mitsuda was genius and fitting for the game. Though, I have to say, they wouldn't re-release it AGAIN if there wasn't a demand for it. I can honestly say that if I had a PS3 to port PSN releases to my PSP, Sony would have a treasure chest full of my money :P

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

not Chrono Trigger, I want Chrono Cross.......well I guess It will come after this :).

noirsake
noirsake

Chrono Trigger was good, but Chrono Cross (BIG Chrono Cross fan here if you didn't notice my avatar :D ) was way better. I know I'm looking to pick a fight saying that =) but thats my opinion. Though I appreciate that Square is putting it on PSP, I'd way rather see a new game for the Chrono series than a 4th console port of Chrono Trigger. First it was released for Playstation (along with FFIV), then it was released for the DS, now it's available in Japan for the Wii Virtual Console. I don't think people need 5 different ways to play Chrono Trigger...

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Ahh, Chrono Trigger. What a great game that was.

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

@TheBlackEclipse lol why do people thing im pissed off, just cuz i voice my opinion on the matter that doesnt jive with some u, you automatically write it off as rage... last i checked im allowed to post an opinion, ts to anybody that doesnt like it... also im familiar with how games are released today, multiple platforms you say?.... really!?... why's that?... money you say?.... well no duh... its why there is less dedicated pc development, that n rampant piracy prolly more of the latter. square/enix are living off of old glory...(in light of recent economic turmoil, that n every single FF game after 7 just sucked) you see the glass as half empty i might see it as half full... i personally see it as a bit of a slap, to the consumer... a bit like all those rereleases of Star Wars your always gonna find people who luv SW and will buy it, but clearly its a money grab... is it worth it, i guess it depends on who you ask... and yeah i bought CT twice... great game worth it. but how many more times should i buy it...

unreal_master
unreal_master

Ok I really dont understand this. They say if we want another ChronoTrigger to buy the game. How many times and how many platforms do we need to buy or rebuy it on to get a new one? I am happy that it is almost if not every current system. One must wonder will we also get a 3-d remake with added content like Zelda. I do think it is time for a new chrono trigger.

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

One of the best RPGs ever made if not the best~