Ichiro Hazama Desires To Create Sprite-based Chrono Trigger Spiritual Successor


Ichiro Hazama, Square Enix producer best known for his work on Dissidia and Kingdom Heart series as well as on The World Ends With You, has stated his desire to do something special for the 20th anniversary of Chrono Trigger. In an interview with Japanese magazines, Hazama stated that he desires to connect Yuji Horii, Chrono Trigger’s original story writer, with the former Squaresoft producer and director¬†Hironobu Sakaguchi to create a sprite-based game. However Hazama also stated that with this desire of his, the hurdles are high to overcome and it might be difficult to do so.

Chrono-Trigger-The-CrewChrono Trigger is a role-playing game that was developed and published by Squaresoft (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES and was released on March 11, 1995 in Japan. Chrono Trigger was a critically acclaimed title and later saw re-release on Sony’s original PlayStation in 1999 and a slightly enhanced version of the game was released on Nintendo DS in 2008 and later on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android devices.

Chrono Trigger saw a spiritual successor on the original PlayStation titled “Chrono Cross” which also featured travelling to a parallel world instead of time travelling. When the series left the fans hanging for another sequel, Square Enix’s Vice President, Shinji Hajimoto, at E3 2009 remarked, “If people want a sequel, they should buy more!”

What do you think about a sequel for the Chrono series? It’s high time it should be done, right? Let us know in the comments below.


  • chrono fan

    Square, you have released the game 4 times. How many more times do we need to “buy more?”