Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is coming to Switch

Players of the original Chrono Cross have long hailed it as one of the most outstanding role-playing games of its time. Inventive characters, an intriguing story, and incredibly memorable music have made this a game that will linger in gamers’ memories even decades after its original release in 1999. Gamers’ fondness for the series has not been lost on those who owns the rights, since Square Enix has just announced that a remaster, titled Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition, is on its way to the Nintendo Switch.

And whether you’ve played the original and can’t wait to play an updated version, or can’t wait to experience Serge’s adventure for the first time, you won’t have long to wait. The remastered RPG will be released on April 7.

Like the original release, Chrono Cross will feature the same Element system of magic and consumables, where players must use elemental abilities to defeat enemies. And you’ll continue to follow Serge, Lynx and over 40 memorable playable characters as well as a mind-blowing story that spans multiple dimensions and timelines. Your choices and recruited characters help shape the conclusion of the story.

But the new graphical layout is instantly recognizable as a step up, delivering a clean new presentation that vastly improves on the PlayStation original. Other additions include the ability to disable enemy encounters and a newly improved soundtrack.

Of particular interest to longtime fans is the Radical Dreamers side story, which was originally released on Satellaview (a satellite modem device for the Super Famicom), and only in Japan. Text-based adventure helps establish the world and characters of the larger Chrono Cross game.

Amid a slew of newer announcements from Nintendo today, the reveal of Chrono Cross is sure to be a standout for long-time RPG fans. If you’ve never played it (or heard its amazing score), it’s worth taking the time this spring to give it a shot.

Check out the new trailer below.

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