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About the official Continuation of the series
« on: December 10, 2004, 09:45:01 am »
I read that the name rights to the next Chrono series game (Chrono Break I believe), has been dropped by Square-Enix in the U.S.. It is my understanding that this happened Jan '04, and that they still retain the rights to that name in Japan (but it is under Chrono Brake in Japan). Does anyone have any other information on it.

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 06:07:19 pm »
Sadly, there is no other information on it. Chrono Brake and Break (in NA) were trademarked (or copyrighted...whichever) around the same time as Unlimited SaGa...Since then many of the original developers who worked on the Chrono series have left Square and the NA trademark has expired. There have been theories speculating that Square let it drop because it was supposed to be Brake in NA as well, but no one knows for sure. People have also speculated that Square is waiting for the PS3 to begin work on a new Chrono game...

A new Chrono game in the present flow of things isn't likely, but altogether not impossible. Most of the people who left that used to work on the Chrono series are freelance, but Square seems to be working on plenty of other projects currently (FFVII & KH especially, not to mention the regular flow of games in all of their other series)

Oh, and this link goes to another Chrono Break thread in this forum...Maybe there's something there...But again, there's not much to be had...Just the faintest glimmer of hope...

http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=348

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2004, 07:30:34 pm »
If they do make another Chrono game, I'd want it to actually deal with the CT characters.  I personally haven't played CC, but instead of 40 new characters, I'd rather play a new game with the 7 characters I grew to love.

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2004, 01:37:44 am »
Yeah, pretty much most of what I was going to say has already been posted.

Square (I call 'em Square) had the rights to the titles of Chrono Break in the U.S. and Chrono Brake in Japan. Later, however, Square had given up the rights to the title of Chrono Break in the U.S. but still hold on to the rights of the title of Chrono Brake in Japan. There are absolutely no other Chrono titles that Square have rights to except for Chrono Brake in Japan. There has absolutely been no further news on Chrono Brake to my knowledge, but Square still keeps the rights to the title of Chrono Brake in Japan. This still means that they are at least thinking of making a new Chrono game to add to the series.

I noticed that CT for the SNES was made in 1995, RD for whatever system was made after CT around that time, CT for the PSX was made in 1999, and that CC was made in 1999 as well. Whether or not that these are exact years, notice the distance between the years of these game's being released. That amount of time has been exceeded so I had theorized that mayhaps they will release it sometime soon? Of course, I highly doubt that my theory is correct in any way and that the distance in years has nothing to do with when a game will be released, but it was something to merely think about. Also, as was already stated, Square could be waiting for the newest system (PS3 perhaps?) to come out so they could start making the game and such. I don't personally know but we can always hope since Square continues to hold the rights to the title of Chrono Brake in Japan.

I personally hope that Chrono Brake, if released, will answer all the questions that the series (mostly CC) has left us with, will fill in ALL the plotholes and mysteries that we have discovered, will involve Janus without a doubt, will perhaps tie in CC with CT a lot more, and conclude the series as a whole. And I hope that this will be a damn good game for such a great series and for such a long wait.

I would also like to add that I am glad, to my knowledge, that Square has scraped ALL other Chrono projects that include the 3D Chrono game, Chrono for PSP, etc etc. We do NOT need any of these remakes and such, what we need is Chrono Brake.

There's my two cents, and if any of the information that I have posted is incorrect, feel free to correct me anytime.

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2004, 09:35:16 pm »
Radical Dreamers came out a year after (I guess '91) Chrono Trigger on the SNES add-on Sattelaview (or however you spell it)...I'm pretty sure that the CT remake on FFChronicles came out at least a year after (I'm thinking even longer) than CC, because CC came out in Sept of that year, and I know I didn't hear about the remake until quite a while after...

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2005, 12:43:57 am »
The remake was released in America after CC-- however, in Japan, it was released one month prior to the release of CC, in order to hype up the new game.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2005, 01:59:29 am »
Speaking of Chrono Cross and Chrono Trigger for PSX, its crazy but I lived in Japan when they both came out.  I just remember thinking, "hey, wait a second...that's the game I have for SNES!!  Why would i want another version?"  

Yeah, I know it's a little random, but I suddenly felt an urge to say that.