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Title: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on September 13, 2021, 02:32:39 pm
A number of sources are mentioning rumors of a Chrono Cross Remaster:

https://www.ign.com/articles/chrono-cross-remaster-reported

https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/rumor-massive-geforce-now-leak-says-final-fantasy-ix-remake-tactics-chrono-cross-remaster-may-exist/
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 13, 2021, 03:08:23 pm
Well, that's quite interesting. Though I'll have to abide with the article itself in that it's not a conclusive thing. Still, got to keep some hope, just in case.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on September 13, 2021, 09:06:41 pm
i wouldn't put your expectations high for the list could be a compilation of cancelled games and such. It would be nice, but isn't the source code lost to time? not only that, but did you see Chrono Triggered on the list?? either someone made an error or joked there.  I'm interested in that FFIX remaster, but it's probably for something else.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 13, 2021, 10:27:08 pm
Loss of the source code might be an issue but then the game is still available in the PSN, which means they still have some access to it. Porting that might not be an issue, but modifying it might be a different story. Then again, a remaster would mean building it up from scratch, so while an issue it wouldn't be impossible. Kinda like how the Crash N. Sane Trilogy was made. Stuff like the original level geometry was mostly intact, but lots of other data was either incompatible with modern computers or outright gone, so the remake team had to make do without it.

Considering it's filed under a completely different company, and looking up Zaremba LLC brings up a Real Estate company... yeah, something's up with that.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on September 14, 2021, 09:49:53 am
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/nvidia-confirms-leaked-geforce-now-list-is-real-but-claims-games-are-speculative/

So there's at least some legitimacy here, though as you all say, the project could still be unofficial/abandoned/cancelled etc.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on September 14, 2021, 10:11:59 am
This is the blog post from the person who got the list from GeForce Now.

https://ighor.medium.com/i-unlocked-nvidia-geforce-now-and-stumbled-upon-pirates-dc48a3f8ff7
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Beach Bum on September 24, 2021, 12:32:46 pm
Update: ActRaiser Renaissance, a remake of ActRaiser, was announced and released yesterday.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/pu6a39/actraiser_renaissance_launch_trailer/

Since an ActRaiser remake was part of the Nvidia leak, this makes the chance for a Chrono Cross remaster a lot bigger. Let's keep our hopes up, Chrono Cross on the Nintendo Switch or PS4 / PS5 would be incredible.

Especially if they also release it in Europe, cuz y'know, 22 years after release there still has never been a legal way to buy Chrono Cross in Europe.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 24, 2021, 01:36:57 pm
You know, after that direct I wanted to see if there was anything on the list, but the Github document was gone. Don't know if it was hosted anywhere else to check.

As a side note, I'm so excited for that Actraiser remake. Specially if it there's also some hope for the rest of the Quintet games to follow suit sometime in the future... though my hopes aren't too high, considering things.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on October 04, 2021, 03:24:25 pm
Update: ActRaiser Renaissance, a remake of ActRaiser, was announced and released yesterday.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/pu6a39/actraiser_renaissance_launch_trailer/

Since an ActRaiser remake was part of the Nvidia leak, this makes the chance for a Chrono Cross remaster a lot bigger. Let's keep our hopes up, Chrono Cross on the Nintendo Switch or PS4 / PS5 would be incredible.

Especially if they also release it in Europe, cuz y'know, 22 years after release there still has never been a legal way to buy Chrono Cross in Europe.

That's awesome, I didn't realize Actraiser's remake was part of the leak. I think the last main hurdle is whether SE greenlit and followed through on it, or if it was cancelled or not followed through on for some reason. I always hoped they'd turn to Cross once they ran out of PS1 RPGs to remaster. They're getting closer to that point...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Asadayyyy on October 08, 2021, 04:15:57 pm
Ermm, if we do the simple maths, a lot of games within the list are rumoured to be in the making. If we can just correlate that fact, itís safe to assume there must be some sort of work being  done on Cross. I just hope they roll out anything!
Fingers crossed  :roll:
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on October 20, 2021, 07:53:02 pm
https://blog.playstation.com/2021/10/20/god-of-war-2018-is-coming-to-pc/

Here's another one from the leak that came through...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on October 21, 2021, 01:24:46 am
I feel like God of War was an easy guess, though. We've heard the rumors for some time that it was coming, along with a multitude of other Sony games.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 03, 2021, 04:58:38 pm
https://www.rpgsite.net/news/11906-alleged-geforce-leak-data-features-pc-release-dates-for-final-fantasy-xvi-ix-remake-and-tactics-remaster

Another leak reported today, and another mention of a Chrono Cross Remaster...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 12:06:55 am
December 1st? I suppose there could be time in just one month to announce and advertise. I mean, after the Actraiser Remaster got like zero fanfare and got practically shadow-released, I can see Cross with the same.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on November 04, 2021, 10:01:22 am
Since it's set for so many of them, they speculate that the first of each month is a placeholder meaning some time in the month.
Quote from: RPGSite
These arenít official dates and many appear to serve as placeholders for months, given that several default to the first-of-the-month. [...] Since the list hasnít seen any recent updates, dates for confirmed projects like the Grand Theft Auto remasters are wrongóitís out on November 11, but the repository still has November 1.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Kodokami on November 04, 2021, 02:11:10 pm
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/10/irish-singer-songwriter-ava-wrote-a-song-for-a-big-playstation-remake-to-be-announced-in-december

We're going to find out in December for sure.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 02:35:13 pm
Even if it's not the first of December, that's still a condensed time for reveal and news. But then again, it might not be needed.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on November 04, 2021, 02:43:58 pm
An Irish tune for a PlayStation game remake by artists with direct connection to Yasunori Mitsuda!? And Procyon Studio announced a recording session with the artists?

Now I'm way less skeptical. I never played Cross, but it seems like I will get to.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 04, 2021, 06:33:14 pm
Should be noted Mitsuda was specifically inspired by Irish music for Xenogears.

https://www.nsidr.com/archive/play-a-video-game-symphony/3

Now granted, Xenogears is not on the leaked list, but a part of me can't help but wonder if collaboration with an actual Irish singer/songwriter means it could be a surprise Xenogears remaster instead.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 04, 2021, 08:59:18 pm
Yeah, it's hard to say with the dates themselves - who knows, what leaked could have just been loose goals ser back in 2020 that have been long since delayed due to COVID or other reasons. But with two leaks now, and the number of games that have gone on the be officially announced, I'm really thinking the Cross remaster is real.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 05, 2021, 12:09:24 am
I'll admit, I don't preclude the Chrono Cross release on December as per the list. Just that it may be separate from this bit regarding AVA. After all, even if the list is right, it doesn't mean it was a full list, no?

But well, at least we will find out soon.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 05, 2021, 11:00:42 am
I'll admit, I don't preclude the Chrono Cross release on December as per the list. Just that it may be separate from this bit regarding AVA. After all, even if the list is right, it doesn't mean it was a full list, no?

But well, at least we will find out soon.

I see what you mean. And thanks for that Gematsu/AVA link. That sounds really intriguing whether it's Chrono related or not.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 23, 2021, 10:04:10 am
https://wccftech.com/chrono-cross-remastered-development/amp/

More rumors. I think that guy has a mixed track record in the world of video game rumors and leaks though. I believe he claimed Persona 5 was coming to Xbox, which so far has not come true.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 23, 2021, 10:06:43 am
I'm in the camp of not holding my breath until there's something concrete. Not that I'm being a naysayer, we just know SquareEnix's track record with the Chrono series -- been down this road too many times and ended up disappointed.

Whatever happens, happens...

(Although I am super hoping this is true!)
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on November 23, 2021, 02:13:13 pm
For what it's worth, a bunch of major video games websites are reporting now. (Though they're all citing the same source.) Still, makes me happy to see Cross making headlines in 2021.

I'm trying to keep expectations tempered too, but I always wondered/hoped  they'd start going down this route once they ran out of PS1/PS2 Final Fantasy RPGs to remaster....
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on November 23, 2021, 04:35:59 pm
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 23, 2021, 07:23:37 pm
Quote
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Bingo.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on November 26, 2021, 03:56:58 pm
So hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Yeah... this is a painful lesson learned in E3 2015
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on November 28, 2021, 11:33:06 pm
With the additional rumors of an Another Edex x Chrono Cross Remaster collaboration event... things are looking more likely every day!

I'm still going to continue remaining cautiously optimistic, but the fact that the data for the collaboration is there, well, it certainly makes me feel excitment.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: X4220 on November 30, 2021, 11:17:42 am
I cant post link (curently working and almost all gaming sites are blocked on my workplace), but on the Resetera forum there are two threads dedicated to latest rumors, and member NateDrake (some kind of insider) wrote that something is gonna happen with Chrono Cross.
He thinks that is more than simple port (like FF8 remaster) and polish devs Forever Entertainment (Panzer Dragoon Remake) are connected with CC remaster/remake.Someone else pointed that somebody from Forever E. was recently tweeting about CC.
Some members hoping for remake in style of Trails of Mana asked for further clarification and Nate Drake answered that during this week he will maybe have more info...
Really looks something is gonna happen this week, fingers CROSSed.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on December 03, 2021, 04:14:47 pm
I cant post link (curently working and almost all gaming sites are blocked on my workplace), but on the Resetera forum there are two threads dedicated to latest rumors, and member NateDrake (some kind of insider) wrote that something is gonna happen with Chrono Cross.
He thinks that is more than simple port (like FF8 remaster) and polish devs Forever Entertainment (Panzer Dragoon Remake) are connected with CC remaster/remake.Someone else pointed that somebody from Forever E. was recently tweeting about CC.
Some members hoping for remake in style of Trails of Mana asked for further clarification and Nate Drake answered that during this week he will maybe have more info...
Really looks something is gonna happen this week, fingers CROSSed.

I read about it too. There are so many things to fix in CC that a remake would really be a better choice. And maybe (and just maybe) can be a path to finish the plot.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 04, 2021, 02:32:17 am
Woops, wrong thread.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on December 04, 2021, 09:05:59 am
As I pointed out in the other thread, the Another Eden collaboration is set to come out on the same day as the Chrono Cross Remastered is rumored to be announced, at the VGAs. 
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Razig on December 05, 2021, 02:12:34 pm
Not exactly sure when they took it down, but until fairly recently you could still buy copies of Chrono Cross (PlayStation Greatest Hits version) from Square's store page.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it. It could be something as simple as Square finally selling off all their backstock of a twenty-year-old game. But could it be that they took it down to build demand for the revival?
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 05, 2021, 02:32:17 pm
Depends. Can you still buy the digital version from the Playstation Network? After what they did with the Pixelated Remasters of Final Fantasy where they took out other versions from stores, then it could be a sure sign.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on December 14, 2021, 09:18:00 am
No news about Remaster/Remake...
Well, at least we have new content in Another Eden.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on December 14, 2021, 11:32:40 am
Whaaaaat?

https://www.instant-gaming.com/pt/9676-comprar-chrono-cross-remaster-remastered-edition-pc-jogo-epic-games/
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 14, 2021, 12:29:18 pm
As I thought, a shadow drop like Actraiser? Or shadow reveal I guess.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on December 14, 2021, 06:18:44 pm
Ahh we discussed that on Discord a couple months ago. The text of "REMASTER" doesn't quite match the rest (typographically etc), so it seems bootlegged. It's also weird that there's a date (well, year) there but nowhere else online. The site in general has a sketchy vibe if you ask me; I suspect someone's capitalizing on hype, offering fake pre-orders.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Ema on December 16, 2021, 02:42:26 pm
https://twitter.com/FantasyAnime/status/1470627416964059137
Just dropping this here
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 16, 2021, 06:16:34 pm
Chrono Trigger, but not Cross? Hmm...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on December 18, 2021, 08:47:46 pm
I don't know who fantasyanime is, but a quick Google search shows me it's a website for emulation. Respectfully, I'm not sure how they'd "know" what SquareEnix is planning regarding any of its IPs. Is s/he/they normally a leaker?
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 18, 2021, 10:11:46 pm
I'd guess because they were asked to take down specific games, and not the entire repertoire. So SE doesn't want people downloading those specific ROMs currently because maybe they have current projects pertaining to them. At least, that's their guess.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Ema on December 27, 2021, 10:25:05 pm
Christmas huh?!  :picardno
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on January 11, 2022, 05:34:52 pm
Sooooo as far as I've been able to tell, it seems like the rumor mill has kinda dried up ever since December, right? I haven't heard anything in a bit. I still think it's a thing. A lot if the leaks mentioned December, but COVID has delayed virtually every thing in the industry, so I still think it's coming...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on January 12, 2022, 05:48:57 pm
well, i lost my hope
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: X4220 on January 14, 2022, 04:03:10 pm
https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/rwsckr/square_enix_is_working_on_more_timed_playstation/?sort=old (https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/rwsckr/square_enix_is_working_on_more_timed_playstation/?sort=old)
Ten days old topic about SE upcoming projects and Jordan Middler (videogameschronicle.com) entered discusion and he was asked about CC:
Q:Maybe I'm just chasing at a dream here, but any word on the Chrono Cross Remaster/Remake?
Jordan:1000%
Q:Multiplat?
Jordan:Chrono Cross PS5/PC is what Iím hearing. I donít see why theyíd miss Xbox, but thatís the word.


Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on January 19, 2022, 05:23:53 pm
It seems so bizarre to be PS5 only. CC may be my favorite JRPG of all time...but it hardly seems like the type of game that would get money-hatted by Sony or be such a massive remake that it could only run on the PS5...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on January 19, 2022, 05:30:13 pm
I dunno, I am pretty confident in the rumors of a CC remaster at this point.

But I'm also being careful about what I do and don't believe. There's too much info in the air and unconfirmed, so I'll just wait for it the official news to get here. Not much we can do until then.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Epiphron on January 24, 2022, 09:09:56 am
Mitsuda mentioned that he will make some announcements starting next month at the earliest, which may or may not be related to the remaster/remake.

Translation: "Thank you so much to everybody for the birthday wishes. I am sorry I cannot reply each of you individually. My gratitude will be repaid properly through my work. I will (with luck) make the first announcement next month at the earliest, so look forward to it!!"

https://twitter.com/YasunoriMitsuda/status/1484539040561250306
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on January 24, 2022, 11:24:22 am
This has been making the rounds on reddit, too.

At this point I'm convinced the remaster is real and is really happening. I'm thinking HD remaster with limited or no new content (a la the recent Legend of Mana remaster). I would bet it will include a re-recorded soundtrack, though, which is awesome. Likely mid to late 2022 release.

I'm not counting anything as gospel, though, and will keep my expectations tempered.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Ema on January 24, 2022, 04:29:29 pm
https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/rwsckr/square_enix_is_working_on_more_timed_playstation/?sort=old (https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/rwsckr/square_enix_is_working_on_more_timed_playstation/?sort=old)
Ten days old topic about SE upcoming projects and Jordan Middler (videogameschronicle.com) entered discusion and he was asked about CC:
Q:Maybe I'm just chasing at a dream here, but any word on the Chrono Cross Remaster/Remake?
Jordan:1000%
Q:Multiplat?
Jordan:Chrono Cross PS5/PC is what Iím hearing. I donít see why theyíd miss Xbox, but thatís the word.

This is very encouraging...my hope's hanging by a thread.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: CptOvaltine on February 01, 2022, 05:59:32 pm
It's me!  Back from the dead and late to the game...

I've been really interested in all of these rumors.  I find it odd that they keep wafting back and forth from remake to remaster.  I think I've made my position clear on remakes around here...but for the sake of conversation, I hope it's a remaster with new soundtrack, like Boo said.

I've been playing the FF Pixel remasters, and that's exactly the kind of treatment I would love to see for Cross.  As for the multiplatform thing...SE has been really big on only supporting Sony this generation, which is both odd and depressing for me, as I am not a huge fan of the PS5 and ended up on a Series X.  I really dislike PC gaming, but I suppose if that's the only way to enjoy a Cross remaster then so be it. I would hope that even if the stiff Xbox that they would support the Switch.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on February 09, 2022, 06:22:54 pm
CHRONO CROSS REMASTER IS CONFIRMED!!!Also bundled together with Radical Dreamers!
https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1491536579801800711/photo/1
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: CptOvaltine on February 09, 2022, 06:31:14 pm
IT'S HAPPENING!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Ema on February 09, 2022, 06:36:22 pm
Lowkey disappointed it's just a remaster though...and the quality of some of those upscaled backgrounds was a bit disheartening...

But, I'll take the bread crumbs :I

Front Mission remake looks great tho! :I

What about the rumors regarding it being JUST a PS5-PC thing? :I

ALSO! Didn't Yasunori Mitsuda work on this? The music is still the same... Enhanced Audio means literally nothing except maybe a different file format lol
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 09, 2022, 06:50:34 pm
This is it, folks. After these weeks/months of suspense... they paid off.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: TheMage on February 09, 2022, 06:58:33 pm
HYPE TIME

Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Radical_Dreamer on February 09, 2022, 07:06:59 pm
I never thought we'd see an official (re-)release of Radical Dreamers!
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on February 09, 2022, 07:27:37 pm
looking at the screenshots, I noticed Kid had a new portrait.  In other words,  we're getting a sleuth of new artwork of the cast!
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Nangbaby on February 09, 2022, 07:36:30 pm
It's happening!   IT'S HAPPENING! :lol:

Now I'm going to have to stop lurking and start posting again.

Somebody hit up Zeality NOW!
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: X4220 on February 09, 2022, 07:50:11 pm
https://press.uk.square-enix.com/CHRONO-CROSS-THE-RADICAL-DREAMERS-EDITION-ANNOUNCED-FOR-PLAYSTATION4-N (https://press.uk.square-enix.com/CHRONO-CROSS-THE-RADICAL-DREAMERS-EDITION-ANNOUNCED-FOR-PLAYSTATION4-N)
3D models converted to HD
Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki
Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Switch enemy encounters on or off
Background filter feature
Battle enhancement features
Auto-battle function
French, Italian, German and Spanish localization now added
Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font
The inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never before released in the West.
Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: skylark on February 09, 2022, 08:02:03 pm
A bit more than low-key disappointed on my end. I was hoping more for what they did for Chrono DS than a graphics and audio touch-up, and I'm not that wild about Radical Dreamers either.

A new scenario, new bosses, one or two new dungeons. This is the kind of stuff I expect from a remaster. But maybe that's just me.

But hey, if it helps open more doors for the series, more power to it.

For the record, I'm not trying to crap on anyone excited for it.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: X4220 on February 09, 2022, 08:51:19 pm
I agree with you, skylark.
Even this version is exciting for me and I will buy game on all my PSN accounts, but when Live a Live is getting remake, Chrono Cross deserves no less...another injustice for CC.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Lennis on February 09, 2022, 09:45:56 pm
I have mixed feelings about this.  It's good that the Chrono series is finally getting attention again.  On the other hand, there is no indication to me that the script is being at all revised or clarified so that the story makes more sense.  It's just an HD upgrade that includes Radical Dreamers and a few quality of life touches.  If so, it is a wasted opportunity.  Chrono Cross felt like an unfinished story that skimped almost entirely on character development and relied on theme and exposition to get its message across to the player.  For this reason, Chrono Cross was a prime candidate for a full-blown remake that can tell the story the way it deserves to be told through modern technology and a robust budget.  Now that the remaster is coming, the odds of a remake ever happening are basically zero.  I appreciate Square-Enix giving us all some nostalgia, but deep down I think all of us wanted more.  It sends the message that the past is set in stone and the future will never live up to its potential.  Not exactly the message we expect from Chrono.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Dialga_Palkia on February 09, 2022, 10:43:55 pm
full artwork for the remaster.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: ZeaLitY on February 09, 2022, 10:44:54 pm
Haha, getting OCRemix Unmod forum "Great Gathering" vibes. Look at everyone coming out of the woodwork! WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED

Have been traveling/working again but I'll get something up immediately. Romana looked at the RD preview and it appears to be a new localization, yeah. Momentous day.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on February 09, 2022, 11:38:11 pm
https://youtu.be/XaI-h5_Phww

Harle: "Every problem haz a solution...I hope..."

Was this scene in the original Chrono Cross? Like I recall the scenes between Harle and Starky? But not this particular line. I did a search through the Chrono Cross script and didn't see any hits fit the use of "Haz" ever either...
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 09, 2022, 11:45:11 pm
https://youtu.be/XaI-h5_Phww

Harle: "Every problem haz a solution...I hope..."

Was this scene in the original Chrono Cross? Like I recall the scenes between Harle and Starky? But not this particular line. I did a search through the Chrono Cross script and didn't see any hits fit the use of "Haz" ever either...

It is. What script were you looking? Because in Zeality's script the line is there.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on February 09, 2022, 11:50:24 pm
I just googled "Chrono Cross script" on a whim after I saw the video and I clicked on the first hit. Looks like that was the Gamefaqs version of Zeality's script. Maybe that's an older/incomplete version?
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 10, 2022, 12:01:11 am
I just googled "Chrono Cross script" on a whim after I saw the video and I clicked on the first hit. Looks like that was the Gamefaqs version of Zeality's script. Maybe that's an older/incomplete version?

Can't be, since that's the one I was referring to. The line is in there.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Kodokami on February 10, 2022, 12:16:13 am
I have mixed feelings about this.  It's good that the Chrono series is finally getting attention again.  On the other hand, there is no indication to me that the script is being at all revised or clarified so that the story makes more sense.  It's just an HD upgrade that includes Radical Dreamers and a few quality of life touches.  If so, it is a wasted opportunity.  Chrono Cross felt like an unfinished story that skimped almost entirely on character development and relied on theme and exposition to get its message across to the player.  For this reason, Chrono Cross was a prime candidate for a full-blown remake that can tell the story the way it deserves to be told through modern technology and a robust budget.  Now that the remaster is coming, the odds of a remake ever happening are basically zero.  I appreciate Square-Enix giving us all some nostalgia, but deep down I think all of us wanted more.  It sends the message that the past is set in stone and the future will never live up to its potential.  Not exactly the message we expect from Chrono.

Hit the nail on the head.

That being said, I can't help but be excited. My favorite game now on my favorite console, with some new treats to boot. I'm a simple man. Look at those new character arts! I didn't know Nobuteri Yuuki was still producing art.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on February 10, 2022, 12:19:36 am
I just googled "Chrono Cross script" on a whim after I saw the video and I clicked on the first hit. Looks like that was the Gamefaqs version of Zeality's script. Maybe that's an older/incomplete version?

Can't be, since that's the one I was referring to. The line is in there.

Huh. I must have done the search before the page was done loading or something.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Xeregs906 on February 10, 2022, 11:02:03 am
I have mixed feelings about this.  It's good that the Chrono series is finally getting attention again.  On the other hand, there is no indication to me that the script is being at all revised or clarified so that the story makes more sense.  It's just an HD upgrade that includes Radical Dreamers and a few quality of life touches.  If so, it is a wasted opportunity.  Chrono Cross felt like an unfinished story that skimped almost entirely on character development and relied on theme and exposition to get its message across to the player.  For this reason, Chrono Cross was a prime candidate for a full-blown remake that can tell the story the way it deserves to be told through modern technology and a robust budget.  Now that the remaster is coming, the odds of a remake ever happening are basically zero.  I appreciate Square-Enix giving us all some nostalgia, but deep down I think all of us wanted more.  It sends the message that the past is set in stone and the future will never live up to its potential.  Not exactly the message we expect from Chrono.

Hit the nail on the head.

That being said, I can't help but be excited. My favorite game now on my favorite console, with some new treats to boot. I'm a simple man. Look at those new character arts! I didn't know Nobuteri Yuuki was still producing art.

Of all the things we might not be getting... there is one aspect of the remaster we are getting, and that's this release is available for Steam so mods are going to be possible for many years to come.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Razig on February 10, 2022, 02:10:25 pm
I had also hoped for a full remake that would fix up some of the game's imperfections, but I'll happily take a remaster.

I almost can't believe it's really happening.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: kaionaziozeno on February 10, 2022, 02:53:28 pm
The announcement don't mention new areas, boss, or plot, and april 7 is close, so i think that the remaster will not have any new content.

But I'm happy anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: sergecross73 on February 10, 2022, 03:32:22 pm
Yeah, I've done a lot of searching, and I haven't heard about any additions besides the new character portraits and that Mitsuda did a (singular) new song for it. Everything else is up scaling/remastering etc.

I'm just excited they're acknowledging the series again, though I did wish they'd add some new content, or maybe clear up some of the stuff we've all debated for decades. (Who is Zoah's true identify, etc).
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: CptOvaltine on February 10, 2022, 03:49:47 pm
I'm clearly in the minority here, but I'm glad that this is only a remaster and nothing more. Square has a HORRIBLE track record with remakes in my opinion, and all of the optional stuff they added to the FF and CT ports in the 2000's was garbage filler IMO.  It never added anything to the game and was more or less a waste of time. The only exceptions being the new espers in FFVI and the new jobs in FFV, I did enjoy those.

Obviously this is just my opinion, but anything they would try to add to Cross would end up feeling hollow and forced in my opinion. It's hard to revisit old work, even as the original creators.  You've grown as an artists and are a different person now then you once were.  The same magic is next to impossible to recapture. That isn't to say they couldn't create a new vision, or an alternate version of Cross like they did with FFVIIR (Which I personally dislike), but for me this is the absolute best case scenario. Updated graphics, music and QOL additions are all I want!

Hopefully this garners enough support that the Chrono franchise gets resurrected in some way. Not that I have a ton of faith in the current Square to produce something that is worthy of the title, I haven't been a fan of a lot of their recent releases...but it would still be nice to see the franchise live on.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Beach Bum on February 10, 2022, 04:45:44 pm
Honestly, beyond hyped for this... Chrono Cross is my favorite game, and I can't believe this is happening... Also, I believe this is the first time Chrono Cross will officially be released in Europe, which is pretty amazing.

Can't wait to New Game+ it multiple times to get all the characters... and do my "perfect inventory" save like I did on my PS1...

Also really psyched for Radical Dreamers. I've played the fan translation a long time ago, but this is official, and apparently quite a bit different in the script.

Once again, this sparks the hope of Chrono Break... I just really hope this remaster sells well so Square is again reminded of how many people still love this franchise.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Magus22 on February 10, 2022, 05:46:55 pm
I cannot BELIEVE this is finally happening... long overdue, and yea I can see why there are a lot of complaints regarding this Remaster... disappointing it didn't get better graphical treatment or any new scenarios, story content, etc... but the great news is that the Internet and gaming sites exploded with "Chrono" being the headline. That is a win.

I've also missed my Compendium family all so much lol. I have been away far too long... good to see the OGs still here alive and kicking  :D
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Lennis on February 10, 2022, 09:16:24 pm
I cannot BELIEVE this is finally happening... long overdue, and yea I can see why there are a lot of complaints regarding this Remaster... disappointing it didn't get better graphical treatment or any new scenarios, story content, etc... but the great news is that the Internet and gaming sites exploded with "Chrono" being the headline. That is a win.

I've also missed my Compendium family all so much lol. I have been away far too long... good to see the OGs still here alive and kicking  :D

Chrono fans never die.  They just hibernate.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Boo the Gentleman Caller on February 11, 2022, 09:29:10 am
We may need to do a Compendium-hosted event this year in honor of the Cross re-release. Another Dream Splash, perhaps?
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Acacia Sgt on February 11, 2022, 01:42:23 pm
That would certainly be neat to do.
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Magus22 on February 18, 2022, 02:14:35 pm
Chrono fans never die.  They just hibernate.

Indeed!

Iím also all for a Dream Splash event, hell Iíd even offer up a reward if we included an art contest or something!
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Kodokami on February 18, 2022, 03:37:15 pm
Dream Splash - Who can hack CC Radical Dreamers Edition first?
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: TheMage on February 18, 2022, 10:00:07 pm
I too am up for a dream splash!

Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: trig on March 31, 2022, 11:49:34 am
https://www.instant-gaming.com/pt/9676-comprar-chrono-cross-remaster-remastered-edition-pc-jogo-epic-games/

This page has new art, attached here. It's just fan art, right? (I still stand by the sketchiness of this particular page, lol.)
Title: Re: Rumor - Chrono Cross Remaster
Post by: Razig on March 31, 2022, 04:47:55 pm
Yes, it's fan art. Here's a link to the original (https://www.deviantart.com/cutesexyrobutts/art/433-Kid-chrono-cross-795110396) (DeviantArt, very much NSFW).

If somebody is claiming this is box art or something, that's super shady.