Hironobu Sakaguchi Fought for a Chrono Trigger Sequel Against Square's Management, But He Lost

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 29, 2014

The legendary creator of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger designer Hironobu Sakaguchi spoke at a panel today at PAX Prime, and he revealed a bit of backstory about the plans for a sequel of the adventure of Chrono.

According to Sakaguchi-san, he and the development team wanted to continue Chrono Trigger as a series like Final Fantasy and develop a proper sequel, but they didn’t see eye to eye with Square’s upper management. He explained that he fought for it, but lost the battle, so in the end it never happened.

Can’t say this isn’t heartbreaking news for me, as Chrono Trigger is definitely one of my favorite JRPGs of all time. I’m personally not too sure how someone at Square could have thought that a sequel would be a bad idea, but what do I know?

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

Video Trailers

Dodgeball Academia | Announcement Trailer
Wreckfest - Tournament Update August 2021
Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

Read more of Giuseppe's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know