Evolving Pip and getting access to new forms in Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will be different following a new patch. Square Enix announced that an update will arrive in February 2023. While bug fixes and frame rate alterations are part of the adjustments, so will be alterations to the character’s evolution system.
As a reminder, Pip is an optional character you can add to your party in Chrono Cross by visiting Luccia’s lab in Viper Manor. Depending on the Elements equipped and used, you can send it down one of two evolutionary paths. One is a “dark” side triggered by Black, Red, and Yellow element usage. This would make Pip more of a physical attacker and show a devilish side. If someone makes Pip use Blue, Green, and White elements, then you get a “holy” character whose magical attacks will be stronger. The announcement didn’t explain how Pip’s growth system will change.
Here’s the official announcement in full.
This is the Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition development team.
Following the launch of the game last year, we’re planning to release an update this month.
The update includes a wide range of changes, such as framerate improvements, changes to the growth system for Pip, and fixes for other bugs.
Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and feedback on Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. Have you discovered the secrets that original director Masato Kato added to this remaster?
We hope that you download the update, and that you continue to enjoy playing the game into the future.
Thank you for continuing to support Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and a patch will appear in February 2023.