Square Enix to Fully Support Switch, Chrono Trigger Director Teases New Project

Could the two be related? That's what teases are for ... to make you ask the hard questions when the blanks aren't filled in for you.

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Publisher Square Enix is going all-in with its support of the Nintendo Switch, having already released several titles for the handheld-console hybrid. More will be on the way, the company said, with that point being driven home by a later tease from Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita.

Square COO Yosuke Matsuda told Japanese publication Nikkei (via Press A 2 Join) that the company will continue to make games "leveraging the functions of Switch." I Am Setsuna has already been released, and Octopath Traveller, Dragon Quest 10 and Dragon Quest 11 are currently in development. In Japan, Dragon Quest Heroes I & II have been ported over, and a Seiken Densetsu Collection is planned. More are likely on the horizon.

"In addition to developing new titles, we also want to port what we can do with existing game titles more and more," Matsuda said.

Shortly after those comments, long-time Square exec Tokita posted on Twitter (via My Nintendo News) that “Top-Secret Mission Begins!” along with a picture of a Switch. He is best known for working on the Chrono Trigger series of RPGs, but has had his hand in Final Fantasy 3 through 5. He also was director on Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light for DS in 2010. He later said he wanted to make another JRPG in the same style.

Whether it is a new Chrono Trigger, a Final Fantasy or even something new all together, Tokita's "secret mission" could end up making a lot of JRPG fans very happy–especially those who bought a Switch.

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      April 10, 2017 11:16 AM

      So hyped, UNF

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      April 10, 2017 11:20 AM

      A new Chrono Trigger sequel would basically print money even if it was terrible. Makes me think Square Enix won't do it.

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        April 10, 2017 11:28 AM

        Well their last Chrono Trigger sequel was a 10/10, no reason another wouldn't be.

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          April 10, 2017 11:29 AM

          It was more of a sidequel, and IMO not worth that because it was too easy to break. But I digress.

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          April 10, 2017 11:46 AM

          lol. Chrono Cross and Deus Ex Invisible War are prob my two most disappointing games of all time.

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            April 10, 2017 11:59 AM

            Chrono Cross was a terrible Chrono Trigger sequel but a solid game on its own.

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              April 10, 2017 12:07 PM

              I agree. Still own the physical copy and also have digital PSN.

              But still.

              Also, that 10/10 is a joke. It was funny to hear Gerstmann talk about it last year on bombcast. iirc, the review was farmed out to a contractor and it was kinda like...really? You sure?

              heh

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                April 10, 2017 12:23 PM

                https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/chrono-cross-review/1900-2545933/

                Ahh, that explains a lot. Review was written by Andrew Vestal.

                He's the guy that ran the Unofficial Squaresoft Homepage (UOSSHP) back in late 90s/early 2000s. I spent a lot of time on that site back in the day. He may have been a little biased in writing that Chrono Cross review.

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                  April 10, 2017 12:48 PM

                  srs knowledge dropping there, interesting.

                  fwiw, the episode had Danny O'Dwyer (sp?) and there was some segment on the 10s they gave out on gamespot. That's pretty much all I can remember. I think they were waxing on whether some were deserved and others were like lol not so much.

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                April 10, 2017 2:33 PM

                Yeah, my post was really just an excuse to bring up that review. The person writing the review didn't view a 10/10 score the same way Gamespot did, and Gamespot didn't realize until they had published the review and Jeff (I believe) made a comment about it being a perfect game and the reviewer responded saying it definitely wasn't.

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              April 10, 2017 12:53 PM

              Plus it had sweet tunes.

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          April 10, 2017 12:03 PM

          Yeah and that came out nearly 20 years ago, there have been a few changes in the company since then. Game design philosophies have changed a bit too, like what people expect out of a new RPG.

          I actually loved Chrono Cross but it didn't live up to expectations back when it came out. I was disappointed with the game at first but grew to love it for what it was. If they released a new game as good as Chrono Cross I would be fully content.

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        April 10, 2017 11:16 PM

        Only if it's the Bravely Default team and similar in scope to a Bravely Default game, because Square's A Team hasn't impressed me in a long, long time.

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          April 10, 2017 11:38 PM

          The Bravely Default team is working on Project Octopath Traveler (what a name haha). No idea what other teams they have for Switch projects

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      April 10, 2017 11:38 AM

      Very cool!!!

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      April 10, 2017 12:05 PM

      This is huge news. Can't wait! As if first party Nintendo wasnt already enough to push it over the top.

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      April 10, 2017 1:00 PM

      PC + Nintendo might just stay the best combo!

      Can't wait to see what the library is like in a couple years.

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      April 10, 2017 3:00 PM

      radical dreamers nintendo switch remake aw yeah son

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      April 10, 2017 5:16 PM

      Damn Nintendo and Square doing it right, could be amazing!!

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      April 10, 2017 7:13 PM

      awww yissss

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        April 10, 2017 10:34 PM

        Switch could totally handle this game. maybe E3 announcement?