Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Origins Headed to PSN According to ESRB Listings

Sony's lineup of downloadable RPG classes grows

Digital re-releases of games tend to fly under the radar for many gamers.  They're not announced in stores and many specialty retail outlets like GameStop tend not to have them on their schedules.  However, ESRB listings make excellent predictors, giving hints as to what will eventually be coming available for download.

 

First up, Chrono Cross, the divisive sequel to Chrono Trigger, which follows another mute hero on a quest not exactly involving time travel, but treats time in more of a "road less travelled" sort of way.  I get the feeling fans weren't as interested in this sequel because it diverged so wildly from Chrono Trigger, the SNES RPG that has taken on a near-legendary status among gamers.  However, an interesting battle system and a large recruitable cast of characters designed by Nobuteru Yuuki (Escaflowne) make for a unique experience.

 

Final Fantasy Origins packs together the original two Final Fantasy games with slightly retouched graphics, redone localization and all-new cutscenes--which seem rather out-of-place with 3rd-gen graphics.  It also marked the first time the NES' Final Fantasy II appeared in North America.

 

So who's waiting for an actual release date?  I'm slowly replaying a PS1 copy of Chrono Cross and wondering what all the fuss was about, because it's a really good game.

 

 

via 1UP

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