Soon Japan Will Be Able To Play Chrono Trigger On A Cell Phone

By Spencer . December 17, 2010 . 7:01pm

imageSquare Enix is scaling Chrono Trigger down for cell phones. Japan gets the time-traveling RPG this spring, but it isn’t clear what (if any) changes are going to be made.


A new dungeon and New Game+ mode were added to the mobile version of Romancing SaGa 2. There’s also a handful of extra content from the Nintendo DS version like the Lost Sanctum and Dimensional Vortex dungeons Square Enix could include in the mobile phone version of Chrono Trigger.


We haven’t seen too many of Square Enix’s mobile titles in North America, but Namco picked up and distributed Final Fantasy for cell phones in the USA.

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  • -.-

    what about Chrono Cross?!?!?!

    • doomspeller10

      I wouldn’t count on that unless they port it for the iPhone, though I don’t really think the battery will last much in that case.
      Just one question: which version will it be? The original or the DS one minus the second screen?

  • square enix sure likes to milk money out of existing series. Seriously I’m deeply disappointed in square enix after XIII.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I might be in the minority, but I’ve been *generally* disappointed by Square since Kingdom Hearts 1.

      The Squaresoft logo was like the Disney logo in my childhood. Every time I saw it before my game started, I could feel my body tremble uncontrollably in excitement because it was magical. I knew something special, something monumental, was in store for me. The very logo itself was a royal seal for quality.

      13 or so years into present time… that logo no longer exists, and for me, neither does its magic.

      • gatotsu911

        You’re not the only one KH1 marked the exact point at which they began their descent to the dark side. There have been a few outstanding games since then (namely Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and some of their assorted remakes) but by and large that was the moment they lost the touch. Incidentally, it was also around the time they lost Hironobu Sakaguchi and a boatload of other talent.

      • You may think me for a fool, but I still beleive in Square Enix. Sure they have disappointed me many times (to make you hate me even more, it started with Final Fantasy VIII….I won’t count Final Fantasy Mystic Quest/Adventure), But I loved the Kingdom Hearts series and I’ve been generally satisfied with their games (Even Final Fantasy XIII? Just…)

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Nah it’s perfectly fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Besides, I really want to believe in Square Enix. I want to but I can’t.

      • Aoshi00

        S-E to me is a lost cause.. the question is can they/Nomura redeem FFs w/ Versus, can they *.*? I wish they could, but I learned my lessons and know better to get my hopes up.

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          The only reason I still have any interest left in Square is because they are one of the only few J-devs left with the funding to make a groundbreaking, near flawless JRPG for HD consoles. Corridor Encyclopedia XIII doesn’t count, but you know all about that… Before the generation ends, I want to play the JRPG equivalent of Uncharted 2 (highly polished western game that excels in all areas). Maybe it’ll come from Square. Maybe it won’t.

          (NIS, Compile, Gust are content making relatively low budget RPGs with dated presentation and mechanics. Which is fine… I just don’t need too many more of those. I have literally, about 20+ JRPGs on the PS2, 1/3 of which I still haven’t completed.)

          • Aoshi00

            lol, “Corridor Encyclopedia XIII”, that’s a nice way to sum up the game :) Seems like Mistwalker alrdy filled the shoes of good HD JRPGs for me w/ Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, most likely w/ Last Story as well (even though it’s on the Wii, still the best looking Wii game though). I’m not that interested in games like Atelier or Neptunia, too cutesy for me (Love Plus or Dream Club is fine because they’re dating sims :)..

            I’m not expecting that from Square though, they said if they were to remake FF7 that has as much contents as the original w/ HD graphics, it would take them what like 40 yrs or something.. seems like they’re content in making RPGs for PSP mostly.. and they like shooters now too…

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            Ah right. I really can’t speak for Mistwalker’s games since I haven’t played them… but would you say they are good enough to be “generation defining” JRPGs for the system (or between both HD consoles)? Or just above average good JRPGs?

            So you keep clubbing women and clubbing monsters separate, eh? That’s fine. ;)

            As for Square… they could really use some talented fresh blood and tact new management. On second thought, new talent and management should go somewhere else so they won’t be tainted by the old guard at Square. I should call them Tiananmen Square Enix from now on because they murder their own games like the Chinese government murdered their own student protesters (God that was an awful joke, I know… awfully unavoidable).

          • Aoshi00

            I dunno for the others, but for me I would say it was worth getting a 360 just to play them. But Blue Dragon was from several years ago, at that time I’ve never seen Toriyama graphics look that good in 3D (not counting the celshading DB games), both BD and LO are very traditional and old school like older JRPGs, and you know how people shun them now.. I don’t like playing Agarest because the dating sim thing is only a small part of the game, and the sexual innuendos are somewhat false advertisement as well.. Dream Club is a pretty deep dating sim, and the graphics are really good, Idolmaster got nothing on it.Square is definitely different w/o the old staff, Sakaguchi would’ve never let them take FF in this direction for one thing, that’s why LO and Last Story would feel more like FF11 & FF14. S-E is very “all over the place” and directionless I think. As much as I would like a full blown FF7 HD remake or Chrono 3, they don’t have my confidence now, but if you leave it up to Mistwalker, or the former Cavia, then that’s a different story… at least they have made RPGs that I like this gen.

  • How do you go from talking about Chrono Trigger to talking about Romancing Saga 2?

    • Because that was the most recent Square Enix SNES cell phone to mobile port.

      • Ooh. Threw me off entirely.

  • Yukito

    Wow, another port by Square Enix. Something you don’t see literally EVERY DAY. >.>

    • Can’t wait for that Final Fantasy 14 port! 8D

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    To see so many companies relegate their once mighty, earth-stomping franchises down to lowly cell phone fodder strikes me as not only a travesty, but downright tragedy. At least this way, more people who don’t otherwise care will play them.

  • PrinceHeir

    why not just release it on western PSN stores?

    that would boos sales a bit.

  • Code

    rar, a little bit gutted Square would do that, taking a masterpiece and putting it on a phone, degrading T_T; rarr…

  • why would I wanna play Chrono Trigger on a phone when I can play it on DS (which will probably be the superior version compared to the phone)

  • Hmmmm…On one hand this does sure seem like an odd decscion. But if it spreads a classic even more (even if most gamers who are interested in the game have played it already) then I guess it’s okay.

    But dammit Square Enix, focus on new IP or old IP that hasn’t been abused…milked…I mean touched like your other old IP’s *cough*Final Fantasy V and VI*cough*

  • skymap

    Okay now just port it to PSP like you’re doing with FFIV.

  • I wish they would put CT (with the extra content of the DS version) on PSN so I could play it on my PSP. This news is like a kick to the nuts/groin for PSP owners.The DS version was good and all but I want a PSP version since it would be easier to read all that text on a PSP with the bigger screen versus the tiny screens of a DS or in this case a freaking CELL PHONE! Imagine the eye strain!

    • Aoshi00

      The screens for CT was kind of cramped even when using the DSi XL and now they’re putting on cellphones.. If it’s on PSN, it could be played straight on the TV too, w/o needing to hook up a SNES (which has a wired controller), I would buy it “again” even if they’re milking the title to death. The other way to play it was on the PSX (FF Anthology) but the load time was horrendous. So if it ever comes out on PSN, pls not be that version.

      BTW, Symphony of the Night is just available on the Jpn PSN (w/o the horrible “humans, a miserable little pile of s… ecrets!” cheesy Eng dub lol), that game deserves 600 yen.

  • You can with an emulator.

  • swag!

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