Chrono Trigger on Steam Adding Original Graphics Option

Chrono Trigger purists rejoice, because the Steam version is about to get an option for vintage graphics.


There was some excitement near the end of February when Chrono Trigger released on Steam. But any enthusiasm for this Limited Edition was tempered when users realized that this was a port of the mobile version of the game with updated graphics. Part of the charm of the original game was its pixel art graphic style, so there was disappointment that this vintage style wasn't available in the PC port.

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Square Enix appears to have taken this criticism to heart and plans to release a number of patches for Chrono Trigger. The first of these updates will offer an option for the original 16-bit graphics.

"We have been working on addressing the issues that you’ve raised, and will be releasing a number of patches over the coming months as we continue to support Chrono Trigger on Steam," reads the Steam post (via Game Informer). "We're aiming to release the first of these patches in the first half of April, and the biggest change is that it will include an option to switch between the current high-resolution graphics, and the original graphical style of Chrono Trigger."

The patch for Chrono Trigger is coming soon, in case anyone wants to jump back in and pick this up.

"But wait!" shouts the attentive reader. "Wasn't this Limited Edition of Chrono Trigger only being sold through the end of March?"

This is true, attentive reader. But with the announcement of these patches, the sale of the Chrono Trigger Limited Edition has been extended. It's now available on Steam until April 30.

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    April 3, 2018 11:10 AM

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      April 3, 2018 11:43 AM

      The only real thing that needs to happen 1st is get rid of all the mobile UI shit. Then and only then should we be talking about graphics, resolution and what not.

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      April 3, 2018 2:33 PM

      What about the audio? Did they use original SNES audio or is it all "enhanced"?

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        April 3, 2018 3:30 PM

        I hope we're not doomed to having the DS port being the definitive edition. I'd love to see that version be the foundation for PC, Switch, etc. We'll see.

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          April 3, 2018 9:31 PM

          I remember playing that, it had new music and an extra dungeon or something?

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