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Title: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Pa on December 21, 2015, 10:07:43 am
The japanese company Gree announced they're working on a game called Another Eden, planned for smartphones.
The scenario was written by Masato Kato and the opening theme was composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.
Another Eden will be focused around time-traveling. The player will be able to travel through 3 different eras: ancient, contemporary and future.

Source: http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2015/09/20/91435.html
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: GasparXR on February 14, 2016, 05:03:09 am
So Masato Kato wrote the scenario, Yasunori Mitsuda wrote the opening theme, and the game is called Another Eden (pointing at Another World and Sea of Eden)... I wonder what other coincidences will come up.  8)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: kaionaziozeno on February 18, 2016, 10:29:23 am
I think that this game will be a prolonged "Zeal chapter".
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: TheMage on February 26, 2016, 04:43:48 am
I see a character with spiky red hair. hmm
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: EgyLynx on February 28, 2016, 04:20:05 am
So? Are that cam Nds original or these bigger games think, and if it cam it cam that nds3...'

But... i doubt it even cam europe... but... will we see?
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Magus22 on May 02, 2016, 10:37:51 pm
It's always great when these two talents come together for a project.

I am hoping SE scoops up Kato and Matsuda for something Chrono related, that is, after FFXV and the FF7 Remake drop...
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: metastase on July 16, 2016, 06:10:54 am
Not trying to be pessimistic or anything since I know very well what these 2 talented guys can do...

but not even Chuck Norris can kick Smart Phones into being decent gaming machines. Touch controls are simply underwhelming and too limiting regardless of talent.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Magus22 on July 21, 2016, 07:45:12 am
Agreed, but it makes gaming headlines over the web.

Combine this with every article and review I've seen of "I Am Setsuna" mentioning CT in some way,
+
The prospect of SE's statement about reviving their popular IPs of old,
=
Hope, news buzz, and lots of positive reinforcement older gamers needed.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Kodokami on April 30, 2018, 02:46:25 pm
Since this came across my radar: A Switch port for Another Eden has been announced (https://www.rpgsite.net/news/7086-another-eden-the-cat-that-travels-through-space-and-time-global-and-switch-release-announced) for Japan. An international release is also in the works, though whether that will be for Switch or mobile is unknown.

For those who don't know, Another Eden (https://another-eden.jp/) is a free-to-play mobile game written and directed by Masato Kato, with some music by Yasunori Mitsuda. The game heavily features time travel.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on April 30, 2018, 03:20:13 pm
Wha -- there's even a samurai knight frog man?!?!

I also wonder about Final Fantasy Dimensions II, directed by another Chrono Trigger alumni, Takashi Tokita. It's also all about time travel and for mobile phones.

There's clearly a drive from some of the old Chrono Trigger team to follow it up with spiritual successors.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on May 02, 2018, 02:08:40 am
Heh, I like that subtitle.

"The cat that travels through space and time"

Too bad I don't know enough Japanese, but at least just looking at that subtitle, and some parts of the website, it seems it does have cats as an important thing there.

I wonder, though, since it makes me think on Crono's cat(s), when going through the gate in the ending variation where the Epoch wasn't crashed on Lavos. I'd laugh if that was really the inspiration for this.

I can only imagine.

"Hey, remember back in CT when Crono's cat, or cats if the player got more of them, would jump into the gate followed by Crono's mother? Well, listen to this..."
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Dalton on January 01, 2019, 05:29:18 am
See what square did with FF7R? I mean yes full game still making but... There are already some bad news from development.
1. More action oriented. You need Chrono action-RPG? I don't.
2. Episodes. You need episode Chrono game?
3. Overall quality of last games.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Kodokami on January 07, 2019, 10:02:12 pm
More news (https://gematsu.com/2019/01/another-eden-the-cat-beyond-time-and-space-launches-january-28-in-the-us-canada-australia-and-asia): The game will be launching in the west later this month. It's already up on the Google Play store for a pre-registration bonus.

Hopefully the game is enjoyable. It's supposed to be a "single-player large-scale RPG", so I'm really hoping the gacha aspect of so many mobile games will be downplayed or even nonexistent.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 07, 2019, 10:39:44 pm
Yeah... a Western Release...  :roll:

Guess I'll have to wait for Latin America's release...

Also, the frog guy's name is Cyrus? Really subtle there, guys...  :lol:
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Kodokami on January 08, 2019, 12:02:52 am
Hm, yeah. No release for Latin America yet... And Kato really does seem to be reusing ideas here.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: CptOvaltine on January 29, 2019, 10:57:39 pm
Kotaku's review is actually almost encouraging. Did anyone end up trying this out?

https://kotaku.com/chrono-trigger-s-writer-made-a-mobile-jrpg-thats-not-de-1832159870
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Kodokami on January 30, 2019, 01:09:49 am
I played through the first chapter. I am enjoying it so far, and the nods to the Chrono series are nice. But the music is my favorite. While pleasant overall (except for the battles, which are jarring being random), some songs that I heard are really beautiful. The music of the first town Baruoki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7Su0pJJD4&index=4&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy) is heavily reminiscent of the Millennial Fair. And when I first reached the Nuaru Uplands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfxFNPDmmzk&index=5&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy), I actually had to stop and just listen. I was getting serious vibes of "Fields of Time" with a heavy dose of Xenogears. I'm excited to hear more.

Also, it's Lucca!
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: chrono.source on January 30, 2019, 10:13:32 am

Also, it's Lucca!

Ashtear? Wow, how subtle...  :lol:
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: CptOvaltine on January 30, 2019, 01:48:57 pm
I played through the first chapter. I am enjoying it so far, and the nods to the Chrono series are nice. But the music is my favorite. While pleasant overall (except for the battles, which are jarring being random), some songs that I heard are really beautiful. The music of the first town Baruoki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7Su0pJJD4&index=4&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy) is heavily reminiscent of the Millennial Fair. And when I first reached the Nuaru Uplands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfxFNPDmmzk&index=5&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy), I actually had to stop and just listen. I was getting serious vibes of "Fields of Time" with a heavy dose of Xenogears. I'm excited to hear more.

Also, it's Lucca!

Hmmm,  I think I'm going to this out after Cross symphonic is settled!
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: TheMage on January 30, 2019, 04:40:19 pm
I played through the first chapter. I am enjoying it so far, and the nods to the Chrono series are nice. But the music is my favorite. While pleasant overall (except for the battles, which are jarring being random), some songs that I heard are really beautiful. The music of the first town Baruoki (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7Su0pJJD4&index=4&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy) is heavily reminiscent of the Millennial Fair. And when I first reached the Nuaru Uplands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfxFNPDmmzk&index=5&list=PLDqvF39VbBUJThxq4_b7zUz2oQs2e8vQy), I actually had to stop and just listen. I was getting serious vibes of "Fields of Time" with a heavy dose of Xenogears. I'm excited to hear more.

Also, it's Lucca!

Lucca! I'm digging her new outfit!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4828/46017359765_579a3bf085_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on January 30, 2019, 08:26:40 pm
Heh, Ashtear, huh. Not even being subtle.

I suppose I could give this game a try once it's available in my region. Whenever that happens.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on January 30, 2019, 09:00:51 pm
Welp, I downloaded it. Have yet to fire it up, though.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: CptOvaltine on January 31, 2019, 04:04:59 am
Welp, I downloaded it. Have yet to fire it up, though.

Same. Haha
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Captain B on February 03, 2019, 02:22:08 pm
played a little of it, the touch-screen controls are a little frustrating, but that's to be expected. Mostly just wandered around town turning the blue lights on while little sis yaps on and on.

Meanwhile...

Lucca:  blah blah blah elements activate this and that something different colored crystals we can't tie our shoes without them blah blah blah
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: chrono.source on February 04, 2019, 02:13:20 pm
played a little of it, the touch-screen controls are a little frustrating, but that's to be expected. Mostly just wandered around town turning the blue lights on while little sis yaps on and on.

Meanwhile...

Lucca:  blah blah blah elements activate this and that something different colored crystals we can't tie our shoes without them blah blah blah

You make it sounds so interesting! You should go into advertising 8)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on February 12, 2019, 03:07:45 am
Dammit, guess I'll wait until they port this. They have ported phone games right? Damn Lucca, fourth cameo.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: trig on February 12, 2019, 12:43:15 pm
I mean, Chrono Trigger on Steam is really the iOS game ported, right? But it will be dependent on popularity!

I want to download this. But it is extremely slow. Can someone let me know how big "Full" is when it is downloaded and ready to play?
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 12, 2019, 12:58:52 pm
Dammit, guess I'll wait until they port this. They have ported phone games right? Damn Lucca, fourth cameo.

Port phone games to something like a console or PC? Yep, they've done it. For games like Another Eden? Much rarer, but it has happened so... who knows. It's a toss-up.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Captain B on February 15, 2019, 03:52:35 pm
There will be a port for switch. Keep that in mind.

Right now I'm playing hide and seek with this damned kid. I found him once in some tall grass, but he evades me otherwise.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: tushantin on February 16, 2019, 03:19:02 am
What the fuck? XD

(https://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Another-Eden_01-07-19_006.jpg)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: trig on February 16, 2019, 10:21:51 am
What the fuck? XD

(https://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Another-Eden_01-07-19_006.jpg)


Woah o.m.g. that looks familiar for some reason hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

I wonder what it will be like for those who are first familiar with this game, and find the Chrono series in the future!
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Toreadore on February 16, 2019, 07:03:01 pm
Hilariously enough... I recall a fandom friend from years back had a crack theory that CT Frog was secretly CT Cyrus.  :lol:
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 17, 2019, 03:16:07 pm
Quote
I recall a fandom friend from years back had a crack theory that CT Frog was secretly CT Cyrus.

So what did they think happened to CT Glenn if Cyrus=Frog?
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Toreadore on February 17, 2019, 07:23:30 pm
Quote
I recall a fandom friend from years back had a crack theory that CT Frog was secretly CT Cyrus.

So what did they think happened to CT Glenn if Cyrus=Frog?

Well, according to them, Glenn/Frog/Cyrus were the same person. So Frog's memories were so obviously faked. (Mind you, this theory wasn't meant to be taken seriously at all.)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: ForTex on March 25, 2019, 01:14:45 pm
Just installed and started playing. Sounds interesting.

Just so you know, there are a lot of Android emulators available, if you want to play it on PC.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: To4oo4 on March 26, 2019, 05:14:06 pm
Know any good emulators? I've had bad luck with them.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: ForTex on March 28, 2019, 03:40:30 am
It's been a few years since I used an emulator, so dont know the current ones. Consensus on Reddit seems to be that Bluestacks is quite good. Nox seems to send your info to China, so dont use that.

I've been really liking the game currently! It's very story driven, but also has an interesting (but simple) combat system. It might be a bit slow-paced during dialogue, but I dont mind since the stories are fun and interesting. Music is of course great!

Some slight spoilers on the setting: The time eras seem to be 300AD, 1100AD and Antiquity (still dont know the exact year for Antiquity). 0AD is depicted to be the start of some kingdom. Ashtear resides in 300AD. I dont know whether she's Lucca, her ancestor/descendant or just fan service.

I see the setting as a sort of opposite to the Chrono world. Main character uses a sword, while "Cyrus" the frog man uses a Katana (Opposite of Crono and Frog). The world in the future is floating in Another Eden (12,000BC in Chrono), while the Antiquity in AE seems well-being and civilizationally stable (like 1999AD in Chrono). Main characters are a brother and sister, so I think that theme is also similar to Chrono series. There is also a demi-human race called the Beasts in 300AD, that are angry at humans.

I wouldnt mind a Another Eden subforum, where one could analyse the connections, stories and fan service in AE in comparison to Chrono.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: To4oo4 on March 28, 2019, 02:42:51 pm
Ye gods. The game sounds amazing.
I second the subforum.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: ForTex on March 29, 2019, 05:55:25 am
Yea I think its very good. The difficulty after first few chapters is also quite challenging, not your basic "overlevel and 1-hit everything" type game.

A few teaser screens...

Mystery woman?:
(http://www.dropbox.com/s/wnsokuln1chg31v/Screenshot_20190329-084617.png?raw=1)

End of time?!:
(http://www.dropbox.com/s/iwwpr7hutjwxxcc/Screenshot_20190329-101603.png?raw=1)

Time portals..:
(http://www.dropbox.com/s/puehb0n6wfs81mi/Screenshot_20190329-102052.png?raw=1)
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on April 17, 2019, 07:36:45 pm
HEh, how cute, there's even a bucket in totally-not-End-of-Time.

Wait, why did only now this showed up in the "unread posts since last visit" list... unless that was just me...
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: To4oo4 on April 17, 2019, 07:51:13 pm
Only just showed up for me too.




Subtlety is apparently not known to Kato lol
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: Acacia Sgt on April 17, 2019, 09:14:43 pm
Found a recent interview about the game:

https://twinfinite.net/2019/04/another-eden-interview/ (https://twinfinite.net/2019/04/another-eden-interview/)

I found as a highlight the question about other ports other than the planned Switch one. Hopefully it does happen.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: chrono.source on April 24, 2019, 09:27:52 am

Subtlety is apparently not known to Kato lol

Amen to that.
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: V_Translanka on April 28, 2019, 06:28:51 am
Gacha element: Minimal
Premium currency: Plentiful
Stamina gauge: Non-existent

Wow we just might have a GOOD RPG on mobile for once! 👀👀👀
Title: Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
Post by: ForTex on May 14, 2019, 07:13:34 pm
Just listen to this new music from the just released episode (yes, there are content updates!): https://youtu.be/5lSN1p-VnjY (https://youtu.be/5lSN1p-VnjY)