Hey Square Enix, Let Obsidian Develop a Chrono Trigger Sequel
Posted by James Newton
Western developer up for a sequel
Square Enix's Super Nintendo RPG Chrono Trigger is a masterpiece of storytelling and revered by Nintendo fans around the world, and Western developer Obsidian Entertainment thinks it could do a good job of updating the series.
The studio behind Neverwinter Nights 2 and the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas has recently signed up to develop a new entry in Square Enix's Dungeon Siege series, and when quizzed by website Siliconera the team revealed they're keen to revisit the time-travelling epic.
I think we're going with Chrono Trigger because it has elements of a Western RPG. It's more open, it's still mostly linear, but there are parts you can explore more. There are lots of differences, like you can beat Lavos at different parts of the game and you get different endings based on that. There are obvious answers like dialogue trees and all of that good stuff. The seeds are there for that kind of development.
Obsidian has no previous development record on Nintendo formats, so any potential sequel wouldn't be an automatic shoe-in for a Nintendo console, but it's best to remember this is likely just idle talk at this stage. All the same, how would you feel if Chrono Trigger returned as a Western-styled RPG?