Chrono Cross

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Announced for Switch

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct showcase, Square Enix revealed that the iconic but divisive title Chrono Cross is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 7, 2022.

The Switch version is a remaster of the 1999 classic, and it looks like the developers have retouched the visuals of the once-rumoured remake but also a collaboration between Another Eden.

If there wasn’t enough proof that the Switch is a JRPG machine, the reveal of Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition should solidify that status. I’m curious to see how Square is implementing the text-based story Radical Dreamers into this remaster – a game that was a Satellaview exclusive years ago.

I know my face was one of unfathomable excitement — any Chrono news is usually a sign that there is still some life left in the series, even if it means another remaster. I’m not complaining here, I just want it to be April 7 so I can get myself a copy!

Here are some of the features of this remaster:

  • D models converted to HD*
  • Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki*
  • Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Switch enemy encounters on or off
  • Background filter feature*
  • Battle enhancement features
  • Auto-battle function
  • French, Italian, German and Spanish localization now added
  • Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font*
  • The inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never before released in the West.
  • Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics*
  • *The 3D models, illustrations, font and background filter cannot be toggled separately. They will all be switched together.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition launches this April.