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Chrono Cross composer to reveal new project next month
This follows months of speculation around a reported remake of the PlayStation RPG
Yasunori Mitsuda, the composer of Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger and other Square Enix games has revealed that he hopes to announce one of the projects he is working on next month.
Speaking on Twitter in response to players wishing him well on his birthday, the composer wrote: “Thank you so much for your birthday messages. I’m sorry I couldn’t reply to each person.
“This thank you will be returned to you in the work At the earliest (if you are lucky), we will announce the first one next month, so please look forward to it!!”
While Mistuda didn’t hint towards what the project could be, anticipation for a potential Chrono Cross remake has been gaining momentum since it was first reported last year.
In October 2021 VGC reported that a musician had claimed to work on a “big game” said to be a remake of a classic PlayStation title.
Folk singer Éabha McMahon, who performs as Ava, told Irish radio station WLR FM that she had recorded an Irish language theme for the game, which had yet to be revealed.
During her radio interview, McMahon claimed she worked on the mystery PlayStation game’s soundtrack with composer Michael McGlynn and his daughter, who sang on the track in question.
Less than two weeks before McMahon’s radio appearance, Chrono Cross composer Yasunori Mitsuda tweeted a photo of McGlynn and his daughter preparing to perform music remotely.
Also in October, XboxEra co-founder Nick Baker claimed that Chrono Cross Remastered was set to be announced for multiple platforms and now, following up the report, site Gematsu said it could corroborate the claims.
“Gematsu has also heard that a remastered version of Chrono Cross is in development,” it said.
Chrono Cross, which was released for the original PlayStation in 1999, was one of many unannounced titles listed in an Nvidia database leak in September – a list the company subsequently admitted was real, even if it said the games didn’t necessarily exist.