Square Enix will soon be adding the original SNES graphics to the PC version of Chrono Trigger, a move that will address one of the biggest complaints about the game.
Just as the arrival of Chrono Trigger on Steam was a surprise, the announcement of the original graphics option for the classic RPG was unexpected. However, gamers who have fond memories of the 16-bit game are not complaining at all.
Chrono Trigger PC Version: The Good And The Bad
Square Enix surprised gamers with the release of Chrono Trigger on Steam at the end of February. The PC version of Chrono Trigger, however, was not a direct port of the SNES version of the RPG, for better or worse.
Chrono Trigger for PC includes an autosave feature, a re-recorded soundtrack, the Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum dungeons that were rolled out in the RPG's Nintendo DS version, and the cutscenes that were released with its PlayStation version.
However, there were also a few complaints against the port of the RPG, including how remnants of the user interface and touch control schemes from the game's mobile version made their way to the PC version. The biggest problem that gamers have with Chrono Trigger for PC, however, were the HD filters on the classic character sprites and background art of the game. The backlash was so deafening that modders took it upon themselves to replace the PC version's graphics with the SNES graphics that gamers love.
Chrono Trigger On Steam With SNES Graphics
In a sudden but welcome turn of events, Square Enix announced through the Steam page of Chrono Trigger that it will release an update that will add the original SNES graphics to the RPG.
According to the developer, the patch that will be released within the first half of April will give players the option to switch between the game's current filtered graphics and the original graphics of Chrono Trigger on SNES. The full patch notes will be revealed on the release of the update, but the return of the RPG's SNES graphics is already great news on its own.
Square Enix also announced that the special limited edition of the game, which was originally only available until April 2, will be extended to April 30. Players who purchase Chrono Trigger on Steam until that date will receive a specially edited five-song medley from the game, the digital liner notes of composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and six PC wallpapers.