Chrono Trigger director Takashi Tokita has said he’d like to see Square Enix bring the critically acclaimed RPG back in some form.
Speaking to Game Informer, Tokita said Chrono Trigger, which is considered to be one of the best RPGs of all time, was special because it united two beloved franchises, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.
“It’s probably considered sacred since the companies merged,” he said. “It was essentially a dream mix between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest; creating or exceeding what it was in its original form is a very difficult feat.”
Reflecting on its development, Tokita said the development team reached “a couple hundred” people at the same time, including many developers that would go on to define the Final Fantasy franchise.
Other members of Chrono Trigger’s all-star development team included Yoshinori Kitase, credited with directing many of the best Final Fantasy titles; Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy; Yuji Horii, creator of Dragon Quest; Dragon Ball Z creator and artist Akira Toriyama; and legendary Final Fantasy soundtrack composer Nobuo Uematsu.
“It was kind of like a grand festival–it was really fun. [Final Fantasy designer and artist Tetsuya] Nomura was actually creating the environment background pieces in Chrono Trigger–like the courthouse scene, that was created by him.”
Tokida added that, ideally, he’d like to see a “high-quality, high-end” version of Chrono Trigger, a “movie production, or something of the sort.”
Chrono Trigger was released for the Super Nintendo in 1995. It has been re-released for Nintendo DS, iOS, and Android. A spiritual successor for the first PlayStation called Chrono Cross was released in 1999.