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Chrono Cross Remaster - Release date, features, gameplay and more

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is a remake of the classic RPG arriving in April 2022. Here's what you need to know.
Chrono Cross Remaster - Release date, features, gameplay and more
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (stylised in all-caps) is a remake of the classic RPG Chrono Cross from Square Enix. The game features upgraded 3D models, new illustrations and features, and the original text-based game, "Radical Dreamers - Le Trésor Interdit."

Chrono Cross Remastered will have players embarking on an epic adventure as protagonist Serge, transcending the time and space continuum as he attempts to save himself in a parallel universe. Here's everything you need to know, including when it releases, preloading and file download size information, gameplay and features, PC system requirements and more.

Chrono Cross Remastered - Release Date

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition releases digitally on 7th April 2022 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (via Steam), retailing for $19.99. The game has an ESRB rating of Teen.

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Chrono Cross Remastered releases on 7th April 2022 across all major gameplay platforms.

Chrono Cross Remastered - Preload and File Size

Yes, preloading is available for Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition after pre-ordering the game from the available digital outlets. Pre-ordering will allow players to preload the game so that they can play immediately once the game is released. If you're wondering what the game file download size is, it's 4.2 GB.

Eager players who want to get their hands on Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition can pre-order the game on the Nintendo Store, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store and Steam Store.

Chrono Cross Remastered Edition - Gameplay

As mentioned earlier, the gameplay of Chrono Cross Remastered follows the protagonist Serge as he travels across time to another world, learning about the connection between his existence and the future of his planet. Followingly, Serge embarks on a quest to save himself from dying in a parallel universe.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is fundamentally an RPG, described as "a classic time-bending tale of adventure of friendship," with an innovative turn-based style battle system. The game features over 40 unique party members, one of the largest and most diverse casts of playable characters across all RPGs.

Chrono Cross Remastered - Features

According to Square Enix, players can look forward to the following features in Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition:

  • 3D models converted to HD.
  • Brand new artwork and character redesign by Nobuteru Yuuki.
  • Refined background music by Yasunori Mitsuda.
  • Switch enemy encounters on or off.
  • Background filter feature.
  • Battle enhancement features.
  • Auto-battle function.
  • French, Italian, German and Spanish localisation is now added.
  • Switch between imitation pixel font and HD font.
  • Inclusion of Radical Dreamers, never released in the West. 
  • Players can choose between playing with original or updated graphics.

Radical Dreamers - Le Trésor Interdit

The Radical Dreamers Le Trésor (translated from French: The Forbidden Treasure) is a text-based adventure video game, released in 1996. The game is included in Chrono Cross Remastered, allowing players to experience the original text-based tale that became the basis for Chrono Cross.

Note: The 3D models, illustrations, font and background filter cannot be toggled separately. You can switch between the new and old versions of the 3D models and illustrations.

Chrono Cross Remastered - PC Requirements

Here is the minimum and recommended PC specifications to play Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition per the Steam Store page.

Minimum PC Specifications

  • OS: Windows® 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-3210
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 460 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
chrono cross remastered pc specs requirements
Chrono Cross Remastered can play on most modern PC systems.

Recommended PC Specifications

  • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-3210
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 560 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

Additional Notes: Requires 2GB of VRAM, Supports Keyboard and gamepads.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition releases on 7th April 2022 on PS4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.

 

All featured images courtesy of Square Enix.