March 28, 2008
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Chrono Trigger News
- Near Death Experience: an interview with Yoshitaka Hirota
Yoshitaka Hirota began his career in music as a sound designer for Square. He worked as a synthesizer operater and sound arranger, contributing to such classic titles as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII, and Parasite Eve. As a composer, he has undertaken the musical scores for Sacnoth's trilogy of Shadow Hearts games and the arrange album titled "near death experience." His newest album is a collaboration with vocalist Rekka Kitakiri called Kinema in the Hall. Today Square Haven talks with the composer on the subject of his career in game music. Square Haven Interview
- Piano Squall brings tempest of music
Various have tried, many have failed. But one, Michael Gluck, has made success out of video game music performance and recently released his album GAME--Game and Animé Music Emotions--to the delight of connoisseurs and convention goers everywhere. Square Haven recently talked to Gluck, who frequently takes on the guise of "Piano Squall", to talk with him about his musical career and his most recent accomplishment. His Story and a Review
- A Night in Fantasia set to be Nirvana
Eminence, which has brought us several concerts featuring game music and a home to our very own Nephtis has recently announced an upcoming set of performances which strives to rival their previous engagements in both scope and sheer star power. Curious? Read on. More
- Final Fantasy XII sequel, three additional titles announced
The news hit hard today with the most recent issues of Japanese gaming magazines VJump and Famitsu: Square Enix has unveiled no fewer than four titles currently under development for the Nintendo DS and Playstation 2. Alas, not a single one was Chrono Break. Click on to learn about Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Subarashiki no Sekai: It's a Wonderful World, and Heroes of Mana. Read More
- Masato Kato - The M Night Shyamalan of gaming
Duckroll takes a look at the author of the scripts for the Chrono series and how his style contributed to large parts of the Xenogears story arc. Link
- Chrono Trigger Revolution-bound?
Rumours are circulating that Nintendo Power has confirmed Chrono Trigger as a possible element of the Nintendo Revolution's backwards compatible retro "Virtual Console" feature, which would confirm that Square Enix is involved in the online download plan laid out by Nintendo at E3 earlier this year. This would presumably mean good things, like other old Squaresoft games from back in the day when jaded old fogeys like ourselves still endeavoured to play games without bitter, cynical controversy. Ahh. Gamefront
- Three more soundtracks to be re-released
Three more albums are joining the list of soundtrack to be re-released by SquareEnix. The newest entries include Xenogears Original Soundtrack, Final Fantasy VII: Reunion and Chrono Trigger Original Soundtrack. The Chrono Trigger album is the one-disk version released that included not only some original tracks but also some arranged versions. All three albums will be 2000 yen when they are released on February 23rd. RPG Fan
- Square shuts down fan project "Chrono Resurrection"
The Chrono Trigger Resurrection project, a fan-made demo of what Chrono Trigger may look like in full 3d on a current generation console, has been shut down by Square Enix, states the website. This immediately ends the progress of the project which was looking pretty damn good. Too bad. Good luck to the team with their future projects. Chrono Resurrection project discontinued
- Chrono Trigger for PSP?
IGN has a Chrono Trigger Revival entry in its new Playstation Portable games list. Eh?
- Chrono 3 in 2004, says IGN
Page 4 of IGN's "Upcoming PS2 games of 2003" feature (which we did like, two issues ago, slowpokes!) mentions that we can expect a Chrono Break or Chrono Crisis in 2004. It's totally speculatory but at least it's nice to see a larger site like IGN acknowledge the rumours. IGN PS2