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News and Updates => Chrono News => Topic started by: FaustWolf on September 16, 2011, 05:06:45 pm

Title: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on September 16, 2011, 05:06:45 pm
Big thanks to Compendium members tuxedojacob and Tishiablo for bringing this to our attention! This just in from TGS, via IGN (http://wireless.ign.com/articles/119/1194755p1.html):

At TGS today Square Enix reaffirmed its presence on iOS and also announced significant support for Android by announcing a bevy of new titles and ports for both platforms.

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On the games front, Square Enix revealed that Chrono Trigger will be hitting both iOS and Android, a move sure to send shivers of pleasure up the spine of any retro jRPG lover. Final Fantasy Legends, Itadaki Street and Dragon Quest Monsters will also be receiving updated mobile releases for both iOS and Android.


[hidden]I'm holding out hope for HD sprites for the iOS Retina display, but does anyone know if Android devices have an equivalent HD display? I'm assuming they do? Some new goodies aren't entirely out of the question -- the iPad version of Final Fantasy Tactics got newly drawn character portraits.[/hidden]
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on September 16, 2011, 05:13:24 pm
Looks like IGN, in turn, got the story from NeoGAF:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=445022

The Japanese-language source links are toward the bottom of the linked NeoGAF post. Anyone care to confirm?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: tushantin on September 16, 2011, 06:07:43 pm
Yeah! The Super AMOLED display (http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20056639-85.html), our current best industry-standard rival for Retina Display! :D But only for Samsung for the time being, though other brands may have their own variants.

Yeah, certainly looks like it. But I can't seem to track the "original" source. Hmm, we could also check out SE's own news blog...
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on September 16, 2011, 06:37:54 pm
Thanks for the AMOLED article, that's fascinating. Yeah, I'm kind of worried about the original sources. I'm trusting in the GAFFers for now. Hey, IGN did!
Title: Re: Chrono Trigger Coming to iOS and Android
Post by: Manly Man on September 16, 2011, 06:38:17 pm
Consider how many people have one of those. Expanding to yet another crowd will garner interest in those who are a little ways beyond that era, and therefore increase demand in the continuation of the Chrono franchise.

For the moment, they're probably just seeing if they can rake in something decent from it, but it could be a good sign if they're still trying to advertise it to more and more people.
Title: Re: Chrono Trigger Coming to iOS and Android
Post by: TheMage on September 18, 2011, 12:00:15 am
I hope that all the ports sell well, if they do hopefully we'll get a remake of CT or even better, a new game! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. CTDS came out of no where, and the new content was glorious, for a port anyway. I'm hoping in the next few years we might see a game.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Acacia Sgt on September 19, 2011, 12:46:34 am
Hmm, more ports.

Well, this better lead to something bigger. Their interest is clearly not dead judging this.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: utunnels on September 19, 2011, 01:04:17 am
Well they should at least make an HD version.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 19, 2011, 10:26:24 pm
Great news... I am jsut replaying it on my phone with PSX emulator and my old saves from back in the day... only 3 endings missing... G_G So I don't really want to play from scratch again... xD
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Mr Bekkler on September 19, 2011, 11:16:32 pm
Great news... I am jsut replaying it on my phone with PSX emulator and my old saves from back in the day... only 3 endings missing... G_G So I don't really want to play from scratch again... xD
PSX? Why would you prefer that over SNES when you're emulating on a phone? How are the load times? No offense, just curious.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 20, 2011, 03:24:30 am
Great news... I am jsut replaying it on my phone with PSX emulator and my old saves from back in the day... only 3 endings missing... G_G So I don't really want to play from scratch again... xD
PSX? Why would you prefer that over SNES when you're emulating on a phone? How are the load times? No offense, just curious.

Ah the only reason is because I ripped my old PSX memory cards using a ps2 homebrew. That way I can use my old saves. Loading times are nearly none... and the game runs fullspeed on my Galaxy S2...

I'd love to play the snes version on it but there is no way to get my saves form he psx ones. =/
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: gatotsu911 on September 23, 2011, 03:35:09 am
How 'bout an iPhone port of LiveAlive? No?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 23, 2011, 09:12:15 am
How 'bout an iPhone port of LiveAlive? No?

Well, even if it does happen I doubt it would be localized if it never happened before.
Is there a translation for it?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: HeadlessFritz on September 25, 2011, 07:18:50 am
Another port... :picardno

Alright, thanks but no thanks Square ; 4 versions is enough for me.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: MagilsugaM on September 26, 2011, 01:37:59 am
Another port... :picardno

Alright, thanks but no thanks Square ; 4 versions is enough for me.

If it has the extra stuff the DS version had... I would get it since I am one of those people that never got a DS...
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: HeadlessFritz on October 02, 2011, 03:41:32 pm
Another port... :picardno

Alright, thanks but no thanks Square ; 4 versions is enough for me.

If it has the extra stuff the DS version had... I would get it since I am one of those people that never got a DS...

Oh, I don't think so. It's just an iPhone port. Who completes RPGs on iPhone anyway ?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Schala Zeal on October 07, 2011, 07:43:35 am
Monster RPG 2
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: MagilsugaM on October 07, 2011, 09:12:13 pm
Another port... :picardno

Alright, thanks but no thanks Square ; 4 versions is enough for me.

If it has the extra stuff the DS version had... I would get it since I am one of those people that never got a DS...

Oh, I don't think so. It's just an iPhone port. Who completes RPGs on iPhone anyway ?

I would. I am playing Final Fantasy 3 ATM on iphone. And that's the 3d ver. It's a port of the DS version. Hence why I asked if it includes the extra stuff the DS has... >_>
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: xwatchmanx on October 25, 2011, 09:26:34 pm
Another port... :picardno

Alright, thanks but no thanks Square ; 4 versions is enough for me.

If it has the extra stuff the DS version had... I would get it since I am one of those people that never got a DS...

Same here. Otherwise, I'm perfectly happy with the original SNES version on my android phone via emulator. Although I might still buy the android version, just so I can thank Square for such a perfect game. :-D
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: StarBeamAlpha on November 05, 2011, 06:41:15 pm
I hope it sells well, if it does maybe they will do another 16 bit revival game like Final Fantasy Legends that was recently completed for japanese mobile phones which should be coming to iOS in the next year or 2. If you haven't heard of Final Fantasy Legends, check it out here: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/09/final-fantasy-legends/
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on November 21, 2011, 06:39:12 pm
TouchArcade just posted the first screenshots of the port (http://toucharcade.com/2011/11/21/chrono-trigger-is-headed-to-the-app-store-next-month/), or I think that's what these are. (Link to Square Enix's Facebook page for the game in that article too)

*Sigh*, is this gonna look fuzzy on the iPhone and iPod Touch Retina display. I guess re-drawn sprites or some other bombastic advancement were too much to hope for.  :cry:
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: tushantin on November 22, 2011, 04:36:28 am
Love the new menus! :D

*Sigh*, is this gonna look fuzzy on the iPhone and iPod Touch Retina display. I guess re-drawn sprites or some other bombastic advancement were too much to hope for.  :cry:
Just out of curiosity, what's the format of high-res image used in Retina Display? Are they vectors, or simply high-res pixel sprites? And if vectors, what's the data behind it?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on November 22, 2011, 01:31:34 pm
Could be either depending on the game, I think.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on December 08, 2011, 06:13:28 pm
Chrono Trigger just released on the Apple App Store today. Possibly with new/tweaked overworld sprites? They didn't look like this (http://i.imgur.com/dwEb7.png) in the DS version, did they?

Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Mr Bekkler on December 08, 2011, 06:57:51 pm
damn! they actually changed something.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Katie Skyye on December 09, 2011, 02:28:33 am
Chrono Trigger just released on the Apple App Store today. Possibly with new/tweaked overworld sprites? They didn't look like this (http://i.imgur.com/dwEb7.png) in the DS version, did they?

OH WHAT THE?!
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Kodokami on December 09, 2011, 02:31:08 am
Did they make Crono's hair even more spiky?
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: tushantin on December 09, 2011, 05:23:50 am
Apparently Sir Crono's hair is sharper than his sword. XD

Oi! I'm waiting to know if they've got high-res sprites!
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Acacia Sgt on December 09, 2011, 12:59:59 pm
Spikier hair? Is that even possible? Oh wait, it is. :lol:
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: FaustWolf on December 09, 2011, 04:43:15 pm
No high-res sprites, sadly.
Title: Re: Epoch to Warp onto iOS, Android
Post by: Onikage725 on December 10, 2011, 05:51:34 am
I don't know if this is fixed, but here's the link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrono-trigger/id479431697?ls=1&mt=8

My friend and I couldn't find it in the app store via searching earlier, but that link takes you right to it.