New Game Plus (also written New Game +) is a recurring feature of the Chrono series: when the game is completed you may play through again keeping everything you had from the first playthrough.
- All characters will have their default equipment on. Make sure to re-equip their items back on.
- Frog will not be able to re-equip the Masamune since it is an item won via boss fight and acquiring the Dreamstone to reforge it.
- All the Gold you acquired the first time 'round will be gone and you start over with 400G (600G if you talk to your mom after naming Lucca)
With the New Game + feature, one is able to keep all of their items, their status, etc. It also allows the player to even access certain endings that are not able to be received the first playthrough.
In Chrono Trigger, there are too many endings that are achievable without a New Game Plus game save, it is easier to view all endings this way. An ending exclusive to New Game+ is The Frog Ending. To get this ending, fight Lavos through the right Telepod after rescuing Queen Leene from Manolia Cathedral. Contrary to popular belief, the developer room ending is accessible without New Game +. In order to achieve this, one must beat Lavos in 12,000 BC when Crono is supposed to die. This is the ending where you speak to all of the creators of the game in the development room. If you speak to them all, the credits will come out. They are so fast to where no one ever could read them since it's the hardest ending.
In Chrono Cross, the New Game + feature allows far more than just a single ending. It grants many different new items such as starting off with the Relief Charm and the Time Egg granting access to fighting the Time Devourer at any point in the game which will grant the ability to view the other endings by defeating the Time Devourer at different points in the game. Also with a New Game+ by holding L2 you can slow down the game or speed it up with R2. New bosses become available in the Bend of Time: Ozzie, Flea, and Slash. You lose your Key Items, including the Chrono Cross and the Mastermune. Lastly, it is possible to use the Chrono Cross once you get it back to get all of your characters from your previous game file including Harle but excluding Lynx.