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Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« 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

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #1 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)

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 10:29:23 am »
I think that this game will be a prolonged "Zeal chapter".

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 04:43:48 am »
I see a character with spiky red hair. hmm

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #5 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...

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #7 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,
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The prospect of SE's statement about reviving their popular IPs of old,
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Hope, news buzz, and lots of positive reinforcement older gamers needed.

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 02:46:25 pm »
Since this came across my radar: A Switch port for Another Eden has been 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 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.

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #9 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.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 03:27:01 pm by Boo the Gentleman Caller »

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #10 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..."

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 10:02:12 pm »
More news: 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.

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #13 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:

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Re: Masato Kato is working on another time-travel based game
« Reply #14 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.