Obsidian Wouldn't Mind Tackling A Chrono Trigger Sequel

Now that they're working on Dungeon Siege 3 for Square Enix, are there any other Square Enix series the company would like a stab at? "Chrono Trigger," says CEO Feargus Urquhart.

With their first attempt at an original role-playing game tanking, Obsidian Entertainment is free to focus on what they do best: making sequels to other studios' RPGs. They've provided follow-ups to Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and currently have Fallout: New Vegas and Dungeon Siege 3 in the works.

What else would they like to sequalise? That's the question Spencer of Siliconera posed to Urquhart during a recent interview. His answer? "Chocobo Racing."

His serious answer? "Chrono Trigger."

"I think it would be fun to take the setting of a Japanese RPG, which is a weird mix of fantasy and sci-fi mashed together and make a Western RPG out of that...I think that would be cool. I mean it's kind of Star Wars, that's kind of what Star Wars is a fantasy in space. I think that would be interesting."

Fantasy in space? That's doesn't come close to the feeling I got while playing Chrono Trigger or its sequel, Chrono Cross. Perhaps lead designer Nathan Chapman had a better answer?

"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," said Chapman. "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."

OK, Chapman gets it. Do you hear that, Square Enix? We're OK with it, as long as Chapman is in charge. Make it so.

Obsidian Would Like To Work On Chrono Trigger [Siliconera - Thanks Leonharfs!]


Comments

    Mixed feelings. I'd probably want them to try their hand at a different JRPG first before entrusting them with Chrono Trigger.

    Um thanks Obsidian, but no thanks. Chrono trigger is a holy grail of jrpgs of sorts. Not that they havent done ok games in the past but making a jrpg into a western style game just would not do the series justice.

    Jesus, no.
    Alpha Protocol was an okay game but Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are some of the best RPGs ever made. I don't want Obsidian getting anywhere near this series.
    It's nothing like anything they've done before, and it shouldn't become like any of the games Obsidian makes.
    I will also never accept anyone other than Yasunori Mitsuda doing the music.

    Is it worth pointing out that Chrono Trigger already has a sequel?

    (If they are talking direct sequel, with the same characters on a new adventure, I am even more reluctant to get excited - that story is done.)

    I say:
    Let them try!
    If its a good game then Fantastic! If it's not then who cares. It's not like every Zelda game ever made is amazing, and I still play Zeldas.

    If they do screw it you can always go back and play Chrono Trigger.

    What's stopping them from making a sequel and adding in new charators and places. Maybe that's what they should have done with Protocol (which, yes isn't great, but I'm slowly plodding through it).

    Yeh, i'll say no... As much as i'd love a new Chrono Trigger, at the same time i think it should never be touched again. The game was perfection. Anyone who tries to build on that is a fool - especially a western company.

    do we need another chrono trigger? i thought the story was finished. please dont turn it into ff7

      Technically we did get a sequal to Chrono Trigger years ago: Chrono Cross.

    I'll echo the no's here.

    How about Obsidian try their hands at post launch support first.

    Once they've got that licked,then try some Quality Control.

    Then, maybe, we'll let them take a look at something like Chrono Trigger.

    They probably just picked it because the series has mute main characters and they falsely believe a game isn't an RPG unless the main character is silent.

    So yeah.. no.

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