Square Enix received quite a bit of backlash when they re-released RPG classic Chrono Trigger on PC in February when players noticed that it was just a port of the sub-par mobile port instead of the classic SNES version. In response, Square Enix has slowly been releasing patches to bring the PC version of Chrono Trigger closer to the original, and they released yet another one today.
This latest patch reworks the combat UI to make it look and feel like the original. That being said, players will still be able to choose between the old and new UI in the game’s setting menu. Sprites on the world map have also been modified to look like the original version of Chrono Trigger, and pausing on a controller and keyboard has been made easier. You can check out the full list of patch notes below:
- A new battle user interface (UI) has been added based on the look and feel of the original Chrono Trigger
- An option has been added to select between the UI optimised for controller/keyboard mentioned above, and the current UI optimised for mouse & touch panels. This option appears in “settings” in the main menu.
- The game can now be paused during battle by using the pause button on controller, or the Space bar on the keyboard.
- Adjusted the look of playable characters on the world map to be more in-line with the original version of Chrono Trigger.
- The resolution of animated cut-scenes has been improved.
- The display area of animated cut-scenes has been increased.
- Fixed instances where the game slowed down during certain scenes.
- The Korean font has been updated.
- Other small bugs are fixed.
Below, you can check out some screenshots of the new UI. If you feel like finally picking up Chrono Trigger on PC now due to these updates, you can currently do so on Humble Bundle.
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