JRPG fans across Europe are licking their lips in anticipation of this next release. Unlike those in America or Asia, we in the middle never had an official release. But equally, those in America will be licking their lips with what’s included in this remaster, since they never got the prequel. There’s something for everyone then, since Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is out on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Set in the same world as another JRPG classic Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross begins with main protagonist Serge learning that in a parallel universe he is dead. In an attempt to find out how and why, he sets out into the world with the help of over 40 playable characters.
Chrono Cross’ turn-based combat system includes a system called “Elements” which is likened to Final Fantasy VII hardware system. If you’ve played this all-time classic, Chrono Cross should be a home away from home.
This remaster also includes the Radical Dreamers, the text-based prequel to Chrono Cross that was never released outside of Japan. New features also included in the remaster are:
- 3D models converted to HD
- Refined character illustrations
- Better quality background music
- Enable or disable enemy encounters
- Background filter function
- Combat enhancement features to make combat easier
- Auto battle function
- Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font
- Change screen resolution
Does this time travel, paradigm shift, space jump JRPG get the remaster it deserves? Our review will soon have all the answers.
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is available now for £15.99 on the Xbox Store. Being a JRPG with over 40 playable characters to find and recruit, you can be sure of a good few hours needed to complete this one. Let us know in the comments if you’ll pick this one up. And stay tuned for our review.
Description of the game:
“CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION” is a remaster of “CHRONO CROSS”. 3D models have been upgraded to HD, new artwork has been added, and all sorts of new features are now included. In addition, the game that formed the basis of the story, “RADICAL DREAMERS – The Forbidden Treasure -“, is included in this edition! CHRONO CROSS is an RPG that transcends time and space, unfolding across two interconnected parallel worlds. With over 40 band members to encounter, people and dimensions will intertwine in this epic drama on the planet itself. RADICAL DREAMERS – The Forbidden Treasure – “RADICAL DREAMERS – The Forbidden Treasure -” was released in 1996 as a standalone game and has not been readily available to play in recent years. Players can experience the story that became the basis of CHRONO CROSS in an audio novel format. Here, an alternate history of the RADICAL DREAMERS, a group of three thieves – Serge, Kid and Magil – takes place in a parallel world. *You can switch between new and old versions of 3D models and artwork. *3D models, artwork, font and background filter cannot be activated separately. They will all be traded together.