The beleaguered PC port of the classic SNES RPG Chrono Trigger has received the last in a series of large patches. This patch adds the ability to set key bindings as well as an extras section.
Fixing the past.
Chrono Trigger is an RPG for the SNES originally made in 1995. It follows the story of Chrono, who winds up on a time-travelling adventure in order to save the world from an apocalypse that threatens to strike in 1999 AD. Among his allies are a princess, his inventor friend, a robot, a cavewoman, and a knight cursed to be an anthropomorphic frog. The game is considered one of the best games ever and has seen ports to the PlayStation (which added cinematic cutscenes), Nintendo DS (which added some new areas and a new ending), and mobile platforms.
On February 27 this year, people noticed that Chrono Trigger was quietly released on Steam. Fans were puzzled as to why they wouldn’t announce the port of a classic game. However, those who bought it found their excitement turn to disappointment. The PC port was more or less a reconditioned version of the mobile release. In early April, Square Enix announced plans to implement patches to polish up the game and address fan complaints. Among the fixes was a graphical change to the game’s original SNES graphics style.
The newest update, released last Friday, is the last major update to the game. One of the newest features is the ability to set key bindings for keyboards, game pads, and mouse controls. Players also can now access an ‘extras’ section. This section has a sound test, a collection of cinematic scenes the player has seen, endings the player has discovered, and an art gallery. If you’ve already beaten the game, you must beat the game one more time via any ending to unlock the extras.