Chrono Trigger DS US date and new info.

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  1. granville
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    Chrono Trigger DS now has a release date in North America today- November 25, 2008.

    Source:
    http://gonintendo.com/?p=52933

    And:
    http://www.siliconera.com/2008/08/18/chron...on-november-25/

    In addition to the date announcement, this was said about the remake:

    "Brand-new dungeons and an Arena mode add exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic"

    We knew there would be a new dungeon, but now it's dungeonS. That's plural as in there will be more than one new one! And there's an arena mode. I don't know what that means exactly. Perhaps it's for the wireless play?

    ESRB has rated Chrono Trigger DS E-10 for American audiences.

    In news already known (but in case you missed it), all the anime cutscenes from the PSX game will be included. The DS remake will contain a few tweaks to handle the dual screens. There will be a world map on the overworld and a map ala' Final Fantasy 4 DS in dungeons that are said to fill up as you explore them. During battle, the battle menus will be on the bottom screen and the entire game may be controlled by the touch screen like Final Fantasy 3 DS (it's optional though). Whoever doesn't like these changes has the option to play the game in the classic single screen style (confirmed as an option by Square-Enix reps on the E3 floor). Also, the DS remake will be sporting a new English translation similar to the recent portable Final Fantasy remakes. Siliconera had this to say about the new translation on the E3 demo:

    There are some expansions to the dialog that add on to the original translation. In the Super Nintendo version, when Crono's mother awakens him at the game's outset, she keeps it short and to the point, saying, "Ah, Leene's Bell makes such beautiful music! You were so excited about the Millennial Fair that you didn't sleep well, did you…? I want you to behave yourself today!" Now she is a bit more chatty, saying, "Dear me, I forgot how beautiful Lenee’s bells sound. You must have been so excited about the Millenial Fair that you couldn’t sleep last night, could you? Well, you had better not let that giddiness get you into any trouble. I want you to behave yourself today!"

    Source:
    http://www.siliconera.com/2008/07/15/testi...stylus-support/

    Official Chrono Trigger DS website:
    http://na.square-enix.com/ctds/

    An image from the DS remake:
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    Official trailer:
     
  2. jesuschristmonke

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    I was always a little upset about Chrono's mom appreciating how the Dark Omen shines in the sun. I mean doesn't she know what's up with it?
     
  3. tinymonkeyt

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    ahh thanks!
    now we dont have to wait hopelessly and aimlessly
    too bad imma be studying off my ass when all these cool games come out
     
  4. papyrus

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    Yeah, CT comes out right after my birthday, yeah thats a cool present for myself.
     
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    Novembers a long wait [​IMG]
    Anyone know when's the Japanese version coming out?
     
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    Nope sorry. No date has been announced for Japan yet. It's weird how games have taken a more "US approach" regarding release isn't it?
     
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    I heard that the NA original Chrono Trigger had a lot of challenge taken out of it from the Japanese version, if this is true, will the DS version have these challenges or will they be out again?
     
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    I don't believe they did that with Chrono Trigger. They did for Final Fantasy 4, but I think they kept the difficulty for the other games.
     
  9. Kaos

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    I haven't played Chrono Trigger, but this looks pretty awesome.
     
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    I'm disappointed to see that the new translation has nothing to do with Ted Woolsey.

    I don't get why people hate on him so much.
     
  11. granville
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    He's hated due to some of the same reason 4Kids TV dubbing is hated. In all respects though, Chrono Trigger was probably his best work and was pretty decent.

    I'm looking forward to the new translation. The new dialog Siliconera confirmed sounds very cool. It keeps the same sort of dialog, but expands it and makes it sound more natural.
     
  12. DeMoN

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    Those graphics are just *bleh*
    The trees in the pic don't even look aligned.
     
  13. granville
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    Ok, but it was like that in the original too. Plus, this screen was blown up.
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Oh well!
    Its still about gameplay not graphics!