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This article is about the game. For series information, see Chrono (Series). For other uses, see Chrono Trigger (Disambiguation).

Chrono Trigger was re-released for the Nintendo DS in late November 2008 in North America and Japan and in early February 2009 for the PAL region, the first time the game has been officially released outside North America and Japan. This version had some differences compared to the original SNES and PlayStation versions of Chrono Trigger.


On July 2, 2008 Square Enix announced that they were officially planning to bring Chrono Trigger to the Nintendo DS. Composer Yasunori Mitsuda was pleased with the project, exclaiming "think about it when they play it." At the 2008 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix displayed Akira Toriyama's original art, advertising the DS release.


For naming differences between the two versions, see List of Chrono Trigger DS name changes.

The DS re-release contains all of the bonus material from the PlayStation port, such as the anime-style cut scenes by Akira Toriyama, as well as other enhancements. The added features include a more literal translation by Tom Slattery, a dual-screen mode which clears the top screen of all menus, a self-completing map screen, a default "run" option, Arena of the Ages, Lost Sanctum, and Dimensional Vortex. The translation replaced Frog's Early Modern English with a more literal, normal English translation and also renamed various enemies and equipment. In the extras menu, the monster data and boss data were combined into the bestiary, and the release added the item encyclopedia.


Masato Kato, who wrote the script for the SNES version, participated in the development, overseeing the addition of Arena of the Ages, Lost Sanctum, and Dimensional Vortex. One of the areas within the Vortex uses the "Singing Mountain" song that was featured on the original Chrono Trigger soundtrack.


The new dungeons met with mixed reviews; GameSpot called them "frustrating" and "repetitive," while IGN noted that "the extra quests in the game connect extremely well." It was a nominee for Best RPG for the Nintendo DS in IGN's 2008 video game awards.


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