Chrono Trigger on Steam is half off for a limited time

Get in on one of the most iconic JRPGs of all time by scooping up Chrono Trigger on Steam with a 50% discount.


Hopefully by now there are no sufficiently old gamers who haven't yet played Chrono Trigger, the timeless JRPG classic from the crew at Squaresoft/Square Enix. Often lauded as one of the best JRPGs of all time, the game is considered a master class in 16-bit graphics and storytelling. And, for a limited time, Steam players can pick up Chrono Trigger with a hefty 50% discount, taking the price of entry down to just $7.49 until next Tuesday, August 28.

The Steam version of Chrono Trigger is meant to be a more modern offering of the game when compared to classic or Virtual Console releases: namely, it has a few modern features to keep it more in-line with current player expectations. The problem with that, of course, is that many believe Chrono Trigger was perfect how it was, and balk at the notion of it being changed: those are the types that won't be particularly thrilled with the new release.

With that said, the game has been given several updates in recent months and years, the fifth and final of which having released recently. Here's the list of changes made in the most recent update as detailed in a press release:

  • New Key Binding Functions: Key binding functionality for game pad, keyboard and mouse controls has been implemented to improve the game controls for all players.
  • New ‘Extras’ Section: After completing the game, a new option on the main menu will be unlocked with the following sections: Movies (view all movie scenes from the game), Illustrations (view various illustrations from CHRONO TRIGGER), Sound (listen to the background music from the game) and Endings (view any of the unlocked endings).
  • Adjustments to Various Features: Changes to the item selection window, default movement settings, menus when entering names, the font for Simplified Chinese users and more have been implemented.
  • Additional changes have also been made to fix issues for PCs using specific graphics cards and screen sizes, as well as fixing other minor bugs.

Steam is packed with great games old and new, and players who want to stay on top of the newest and hottest modern releases would do well to stop by our complete guide to all video games scheduled to release in 2018.

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    August 21, 2018 11:35 AM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Chrono Trigger on Steam is half off for a limited time

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      August 21, 2018 12:48 PM

      I'd play the crap out of this on the switch.

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      August 21, 2018 12:56 PM

      Sadly after patching it still doesn't match up to the DS version, and there's a bug with save point collision that means you can't use quite a few of them.

      I'd pass for now, though Square has made several improvements to it, so there is some hope.

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        August 21, 2018 1:00 PM

        Save point bug was fixed in August 7th update.

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          August 21, 2018 4:30 PM

          Awesome. I'll take a look at the rest of that update.

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      August 21, 2018 2:14 PM

      I know some disagree, but after the patches, it feels like the definitive version of the game to me.

      • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
        August 21, 2018 5:30 PM

        Good to hear they're fixing it for real, I'll wishlist it for the next time I have the itch.

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      August 21, 2018 4:50 PM


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