Chronos Twins time-warp to DS

Temporal-twisting game announced for Nintendo's split-screen handheld; different time periods shown on both screens.

Lexicon Entertainment today announced that it has attained the worldwide publishing rights to Chronos Twins for the Nintendo DS. The original intellectual property currently has an early-2007 release date in Europe; Lexicon has not yet announced any North American release. The game adds a twist to time travel. As gamers explore the land with a present-day hero, they will not have to revisit the same area in two different times; instead, both screens will show the same setting during two eras. Lexicon will also release American McGee's Bad Day: LA in Europe.

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teh_leeto
teh_leeto

OK, so the name basically ripped Chrono Trigger for all its worth, so hopefully its good. Man i really thought this was another chrono trigger game...

caveturd
caveturd

yeah...i like chrono trigger too..... ANYWAY why does this game look like something from Sega Genesis?...

WackerJr
WackerJr

I've been wondering where this game had gone for ages. Lots of comments were made about how suitable it would be for the DS, when it was announced and shown on the GBA. I'm glad they've gone back and reworked the game for the DS, and hopefully the game will live up to the very promising first impressions!

NFunspoiler
NFunspoiler

Aw i thought they were talking about a remake of Chrono Trigger or something.

Flan_Man
Flan_Man

Lots of whining about no Crono and no Chrono Trigger. I want more Chrono Trigger, too. I also know that chrono means dealing with time or the passage thereof. I guess all of you guys perk up when you discuss the chronology of history because it has 'chrono' right there in the front. Let it be known that I also crave a Chrono Trigger on my DS and not a Chrono Cross. I love the concept of this game. It may be flawed in some respects but it sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I wonder how the future will end up affecting the past or if it is a one way relationship.

Younglink192
Younglink192

Aw man! I wanted to play some Chrono Cross for the DS! Oh well. We can hope. Miracles can happen. Or I can buy a PSP and then there would be some chance.

deathdemon89
deathdemon89

Chrono...s? Where the heck is Chrono Trigger??!

Ardus
Ardus

Argh, that title is totally trying to trick people into thinking it's Chrono Trigger related. "Temporal-twisting game announced for Nintendo's split-screen handheld; different time periods shown on both screens." Cmon, how cool would that be for a Chrono Trigger game!?!?

Metrovania
Metrovania

How could you people think for half a second that this would be Chrono Trigger related? That's just ignorant! This game was announced for the GBA just before the DS was first shown to the public... I've been waiting for this thing for ages, and when it dissappeared from the radar we all knew it would be for the DS... I couldn't be happier!! Each screen will show a different time period, and whatever you do in one time period effects the other in real time... I hope it lives up to the promice - they've had enough time to develope it!!

grave_rob
grave_rob

chrono trigger? "heal-thy? got a nice ring to it!"

Deth_Walkr
Deth_Walkr

To you people who fret about us who love Chrono Trigger. It is only obvious that when we see something about 'Chrono' in headlines that we are going to hope that it is something to do with what most people agree to be one of the best if not the greatest rpg of all time. So when we actually take a look and realize it's not Chrono Trigger related we are going to be disapponted and voice are views as such. Now as that portion of my comment has been dealt with I may continue. This Chronos twins thing sounds interesting in theory. I wish to see it in practice though.(By the way if you visit a place you have been before in a different time period, it is still travelling through time as you had to travel back through the eras and whats not to get there duh!)

wreslur
wreslur

No Chrono Trigger? BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH What ever happened to Chrono Break for PS2?

Konfusion
Konfusion

wheres teh Chrono Trigger? 0_o * darn, I didn't read that title right.

Lupus64
Lupus64

Lol, I'll admit I clicked on this article in the remote hope that it was something Chrono Trigger/Cross related, being a big fan of both. Although I realised before I did that it being Chronos with an S made it unlikely. Be that as it may, it sounds like a pretty cool game, and one I'll definitely keep an eye on as more details are announced.

nesseggman
nesseggman

Why do you judge it so early AND why do you compare it to Chrono Trigger? It sounds completely unrelated to CT, and the difference in times sounds completely different from that of CT, too. While CT was themed around time travel, barely anything you did really made any difference in reference to time. It was basically traveling to different worlds that were themed around time periods rather than actually traveling through time. And the name Chronos does not relate it to CT nor is it copying CT. The root "chrono" just means TIME... it wasn't like CT created "chrono" or something. This game is about being in two different time periods, so it is only natural for it to have some kind of TIME word in its name. Comparing it to CT is like saying every game with SUPER in it should be exactly like Super Mario, and if it's not, it's a horrible game. wtf?!?!

fjgamer
fjgamer

Shame it's not Chrono Trigger, but if it's as nearly a good game as it i'll get it no doubt.

tubbablubba
tubbablubba

... trying not to say anything about chrono trigger. wait...

wolfpup7
wolfpup7

I'm baffled. Do the lot of you leave random comments about every game saying "it's not Chrono Trigger so it sucks!" Umm...yeah, it has nothing to do with Chrono Trigger. Neither does Madden 07. Neither Does Zelda: Twilight Princess. What's your point? The concept of this game sounds very intriguing. Just a matter of execution.

tonypearson
tonypearson

What looks cool about this game is that your character is in the same location on both screens. If you look at some of the images, the word "danger" is highlighted in red on the top screen, and sometimes it is highlighted in red on the bottom screen. So instead of having to pay attention to both areas at the same time, you can focus on the screen that has your dude on the verge of being kilt. Seems like a neat concept, I wonder if the "danger" sign will ping-pong back and forth really fast at certain parts of the game of if it will be kinda slow.

taboo
taboo

I don't know why I even bother looking at comments anymore around here, everyone seems so high strung and uptight about everything from video game studies, to Jack Thompson, to Sega making a little classics complilation game for the PSP. As for the news itself, it's not a Chrono sequel, but it still looks rather promising.

kinglink2
kinglink2

DAMM IT PEOPLE! it's unrelated, look at the name of the company.. It's got no connection to Chrono anything. It's a new IP, meaning a completely new game and idea.

murphster21
murphster21

This is my first comment! I'm looking forward to revisting the Chrono world. I imported Chrono Cross because it wasn't ever released in the UK. This game was loads of fun and if this DS game is similar, wow, i can't wait! Although I agree with Liquid789 about having some reservations.

blaydcor
blaydcor

johnnyv2003 is an idiot...'chrono' means time....hense the inclusion of the word in the title of a game that is focused around time traveling

johnnyv2003
johnnyv2003

why do they have to call it chronos.......spells alot like chrono and sounds like kronos......i'm boycotting

Lafitte
Lafitte

i_love_my_ds it is not a sequel. Chrono Cross was the sequel to Chrono Trigger. This may be a prequel or something entirely different from the original Chrono franchise.

0li
0li

Woo! A sequel! ... Wait, NOT Chrono Trigger? DAMN.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

so is it like a sequel to chrono trigger? cuz ive never played that game, but it looks pretty cool

igordebraga
igordebraga

You know, all the confusion reminds me that typing "Sonic" in emulation websites gives some SNES games: Sonic Wings, Sonic Blast Man...

Read_Only_Thx
Read_Only_Thx

I didn't expect a CT sequel. Anyway, two periods at the same time? I'm watching this. Nice concept, just gotta wait for the execution. It's not like CT was that great anyway.

Robotic_Roll
Robotic_Roll

Oh hey. It's that game that looks like butt. Hooray...

Zeke_Link
Zeke_Link

Actually now that I've looked at the screenshots is looks ok. Looks sort of like Mega Man.

Zeke_Link
Zeke_Link

I too thought this was something to do with Chrono Trigger/Cross. I got excited :(.

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

decietful, i thoguht about chrono trigger or chrono cross when i first saw the article

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Wow about time they start utilizing the 2 screens properly.

JoPeMo
JoPeMo

I'm pissed.. I thought it was a release of the Chrono titles on the DS.. big let down.. I'll go back under my rock until Rogue Galaxy gets released.

ShockG707
ShockG707

Did someone say Chrono Trigger?? ::Looks around dissapointed:: ::Goes back under rock::

nairod54
nairod54

This is probably the first game for the DS iv seen which actually makes good use of the two screens

t-bag11
t-bag11

i'll give it a chance although i was hoping chrono trigger/cross. oh well.

TheGamer4Life
TheGamer4Life

I wouldn't be surprised if Squarenix made them change the name.

bladeclone19
bladeclone19

I expected Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. DAMN YOU SQUARESOFT, GIVE US A SEQUEL OR REMAKE!

vgplaya89
vgplaya89

Expected Chrono Trigger or Cross/10

Ecco6t9
Ecco6t9

For some two years now I have been following this game. Originally it was a unique GBA title. Second it was accused of plagiarism. Now it has emerged as a Nintendo DS title. Give an unknown game a chance especially on Nintendo hand helds.

lvlUNE3B
lvlUNE3B

Need more details to get serious attention.

DarkKefka
DarkKefka

I think that the game will make good use of the DS hardware.

peeviness
peeviness

Very misleading article title -_-

Jxy
Jxy

Well I'm not so sure I'd want to give a no name developer and publisher the benefit of the doubt here.