Chrono Trigger

With remakes and remasters so hot in 2019, JRPG fans will be pleased to hear that classics Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are getting some much-deserved attention.

While these two games are not being brought back to life like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, one of the best parts of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross is getting refreshed—the music.

Chrono Trigger often manages to find its way onto lists of the best RPG music, boasting tracks like “Secret of the Forest,” “Yearnings of the Wind,” and “To Far Away Times.” Chrono Cross, the sequel to Chrono Trigger, features a beautiful soundtrack from the same composer, Yasunori Mitsuda.

Recently, Square Enix Japan announced Chrono Orchestra; two standalone albums for Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross featuring eight tracks each.

The albums are being sold independently, or you can get both in a box set that features a third bonus disc which is said to contain an “exclusive arrangement album” (per Play-Asia).

These albums will be available in Japan sometime this year, and imported pre-orders of the box set are already available via Play-Asia at USD$77.99. Play-Asia also has both of the individual albums for each game for USD$33.99 each.

Additionally, VGMO has reported that a Japanese concert series for the two albums has been announced for the dates of September 7 and October 27 of this year. These concerts will take place in Osaka and Tokyo, respectively.

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Craig Snyder
Craig fell in love with video games after being spoiled with all of the NES games he could ever want as a kid, and his passion for gaming continues decades later. After discovering a knack for writing in grade school, the two have come together nicely for him. River City Ransom and Final Fantasy VII are his jams.

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