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Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition update 1.0.2

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition fans might be surprised to hear that a new version 1.0.2 update just went live.

This update is highlighted by a couple of things. First, Square Enix says that the game’s frame rate has been improved. Pip’s growth system has also seen some changes.

The official patch notes for the Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition version 1.0.2 update are as follows:

chrono cross interview future

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition finally saw the return of classic RPG after two decades, and producer Koichiro Sakamoto spoke about the remaster during a lengthy interview.

Square Enix recently published the discussion with Sakamoto on its site. In it, he commented on why this was the right time for Chrono Cross to return (and revealed that work started with the 20th anniversary in mind), the challenges involved with the remaster, the future of the Chrono series, and more.

Below is the full interview:

Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition frame rate resolution

Chrono Cross finally made a comeback this week with The Radical Dreamers Edition, and Digital Foundry has since taken a closer look at the remaster by examining aspects such as frame rate and resolution. Unfortunately, what Square Enix delivered is a bit of a mixed bag – especially due to disappointing performance.

It turns out that the game’s frame rate can go extremely low, performing even worse than the PS1 original. AI upscaling that was used also results in an image that doesn’t always look the best.

Chrono Cross The Radical Dreamers Edition trailer

Square Enix has issued a new launch trailer for Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. Following its announcement in the February 2021 Nintendo Direct, the classic RPG is out on Switch today.

If you’re interested in learning more about Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, read the following overview:

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition launches on Switch eShop today, and new gameplay footage has emerged. The first 32 minutes are available for viewing. Learn more about the game and check out the new footage below:

chrono cross radical dreamers comparison

We have a few comparison screenshots for Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition.

Square Enix seems to have put in a good amount of work for the remaster. In terms of visuals, 3D models have been converted to HD, character illustrations have been refined, and there’s now a background filter feature. Players can also choose between an imitation pixel font and HD font as well as different screen resolutions. Also included is higher-quality background music, an option to turn enemy encounters on or off, a battle enhancement features to make combat easier, and a new auto-battle function.

Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers Switch physical

Original (3/26): Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition will largely be a digital-only release when it hits Switch next month, but a physical version has now been confirmed in one region.

The remastered version of the classic RPG will have a boxed copy in Asia, Square Enix has confirmed. Supported languages include English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Chromo Cross remaster

Ahead of its release date on Switch eShop next month, Square Enix have shared a new trailer of Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, focusing on some of the music tracks that players can expect to hear as they play through the game.

Find out more about the game below.

Chromo Cross remaster

Square Enix is gearing up for a Chrono Cross remaster on Switch as The Radical Dreamers Edition, the company has revealed. It will have new features like the ability to turn off random encounters and an updated soundtrack. It will also include the Radical Dreamers: Le Trésor Interdit.

Below is more information:

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