Chrono Cross HD remaster artwork and logo

While not quite as popular as the original Chrono Trigger, the 1999 RPG Chrono Cross has managed to gather a fairly sizable cult following over the yeasr. So in an effort to bring Chrono Cross into the modern era and to a new audience, Square Enix has just released a brand new HD remaster.

The new and improved version brings with it HD character models, higher quality music, the ability to change the resolution, as well as a variety of combat-focused options like an auto-battle mode and turning enemy encounters on or off. What all of this looks like in terms of visuals, that you can check out through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a peek:

This is where the good news stops, however, as it looks like the PC version of Chrono Cross has quite a few problems. I haven't played it myself so take the following with a few grains of salt, but according to a good chunk of Steam reviews Chrono Cross suffers from a choppy framerate, bizarre textures due to faulty AI upscaling, as well as the occasional bit of screen tearing to really spice everything up.

So even if you're extremely excited to dive into Chrono Cross, I'd recommend giving the developers a bit of time to fix all of these issues. Even if the worst comes to pass and Chrono Cross gets unceremoniously abandoned, there's always a chance a fan mod can get it up to shape at some point in the future. As such, a "wait and see" approach definitely seems like the best idea.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, you can learn more about Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition and its subsequent updates over at Steam.