Many gamers, including myself, were under the impression that Chrono Trigger on the Nintendo DS would be a straight port, but this is apparently not the case. The first (of many, hopefully) announced addition to the DS “remake” is Monster Battling.
In this extension new mode, players will be able to breed over 50 different monsters (this sounds awfully familiar…), and fight them off against other monsters in arena battles to win rare new items. You will also be able to use the DS’ wi-fi capabilities to battle against your own friends’ monsters.
No details yet on how players go about accessing this new content, but I for one am glad this isn’t going to be just a straight port.
Chrono Trigger on the DS will touch down November 25th in North America, November 27th in Japan, and early 2009 in Europe, the first time the game will see release in the region.