Does Chrono Trigger deserve a 2D-HD Remake?

When it comes down to legendary JRPG’s from the Super Nintendo era of gaming one of the most famous titles to have emerged back in the early 90’s was Square Enix’s Chrono Trigger game. For those who do not know Chrono Trigger was released back in ’95 and ended becoming a huge commercial success on the SNES console reaching over 2.3 million copies in worldwide sales. Since its release Chrono Trigger has been re-released on various gaming platforms including the PlayStation, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows along with mobile devices. Chrono Trigger is considered to be legendary in the world of gaming was one of the best JRPG’s outside of the Final Fantasy series that Square Enix had produced on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In terms of high profile video game remakes as it relates to the 90’s we already got a chance to witness remake games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch back in 2019. Also, it seems like indie video game developers are more likely to release 2D retro pixel art games than many established high profile video game companies in this day and age. While Square Enix mainly focuses on creating 3D video games they are still fond of the old school 2D pixel art style that was commonly used back in the 90’s. In fact, Square Enix tried to be more innovative with 2D gameplay within the past couple of years such is the case with Octopath Traveler 1 and 2. Both Octopath Traveler games utilize 2D-HD artwork which many critics have been very impressed by since both games were released. However, there are 16-bit gems from the SNES era that deserves the 2D-HD treatment with Chrono Trigger being one of those gams. Square Enix made clear back in the early 00’s that they had no intentions on producing another Chrono game after Chrono Cross ended up being commercial flop. If Square Enix has no plans to make another Chrono game the least they can do is remake Chrono Trigger in 2D-HD for its 30th anniversary which takes place in March 2025.

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