Chrono Cross
Magical clowning in a Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition screenshot.

As Square Enix proceed to mine middled-aged folks’s nostalgic reminiscences of lengthy free days sat in entrance of a PlayStation, they’ve introduced one other much-anticipated remaster: Chrono Cross. Originally launched in 1999, the JRPG is coming to PC (and a few consoles) as Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition with new up to date 3D character fashions, some new 2D artwork, a “refined” soundtrack, and different tweaky bits. It seems to be higher than most of the rubbish PC ports they have been releasing a couple of years in the past. Check out the trailer your self beneath.

Set in the identical world as 1995’s Chrono Trigger, the JRPG not-a-sequel is a few fella named Serge who falls into an alternate dimension the place he had died as a baby then will get caught up in all method of body-switching, world-saving shenanigans with turn-based battles. I hear it is good? I hear middled-aged folks pine for it, anyway.

If you need, you’ll be able to flip off the Radical Dreamer Edition’s new 3D fashions, illustrations, font, and background filter to see it the previous manner—although they will solely be turned off all collectively, not individually. You can seperately change between the unique and “refined” soundtrack too.

A comparison of original and new looks in Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition screenshots.
Old and new choices.

They’ve additionally thrown in some quality-of-life doodads too. These embody auto-battle, the choice to show off enemy encounters, recreation velocity choices, and boosters to make battles simpler for story-focused gamers.

This additionally contains Radical Dreamers – Le Trésor Interdit, a text-based journey initially launched in 1996 for a SNES satellite tv for pc modem peripheral factor.

When Squeenix began bringing their previous Final Fantasies and such to PC en masse within the late tensies, we bought buggy variations which seemed worse than the unique video games. 1995’s Chrono Trigger was one among them, hitting PC in a foul state in 2018. Squeenix patched some issues but it surely’s nonetheless not nice. They’ve had a change of coronary heart since then, fortunately. The Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection (wrapping up with FF6 on the twenty third) has been much more respectful, and this seems to be to proceed that. Though Squeenix are nonetheless gumming up different genres, just like the uglier Life Is Strange remasters.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is because of launch on Steam on the seventh of April. It’ll even be on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch.