Catch the balloon!

Chrono Trigger is one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, but aside from DS and smartphone re-releases, Square Enix has been curiously reluctant to leverage the popularity of the game.

The prospect of a totally remastered edition of the time-travelling fantasy epic will have most fans drooling with anticipation, and while that might not be happening officially, this fan-made reproduction of the game's Millennial Fair gives a tantalising taste of what could be.

Constructed entirely from scratch by Michael Barrington - even the textures were hand painted using Photoshop and 3D Coat - it's quite a stunning spectacle, and makes us yearn for an official reboot of the 16-bit classic.

Here's the scene in the original game (skip to the 3:15 mark):

Here's the updated version:

[via gonintendo.com, nickelbeer.artstation.com]