A New Chrono Trigger Fandub Brings The Classic JRPG Characters To Life

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A new fandub of Square’s popular role-playing game Chrono Trigger, looks to bring its cast of characters to life with expressive voice overs.

The Chrono Trigger fandub comes courtesy of Project: Green Dream, a team comprised entirely of fans of the iconic JRPG, working together to give Crono, Marle, Lucca, Frog, Robo, Ayla and more their own voices in what Project: Green Dream call “an ode to one of history’s greatest games”.

A new trailer for the project has just been released on YouTube, with the team teasing that Episode 1 in the series will release “soon”.

Project: Green Dream is non-profit effort led by videogame and fashion YouTuber Katie Retondo, who will direct and edit the upcoming reimagining. David Giltinan serves as co-director while also handling sound balancing duties and new graphics featured in the dub come from Nirosmir.

If the trailer has you excited for the Chrono Trigger fandub, then there’s even more great news. Fans wishing to become involved with the project can apply to voice an NPC character for each of the game’s chapters by reaching out to Katie Retondo a.k.a Chrono Katie on Twitter.

Retondo also sheds some light on future aspirations for the Chrono Trigger fandub. When asked if the project is playable, Retondo replied “it’s a movie for now, but we are considering a mod!” The director conceded that producing a mod for the game would present “WAY more work”, and revealed that they’re “not versed in mods unfortunately”.

The Dream Team

Chrono Trigger gameplay
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Square first released Chrono Trigger for the SNES back in 1995 and saw Square assemble a ‘Dream Team’ of gaming legends to create the project. Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi teamed up alongside Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii and the late Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball character designer Akira Toriyama to spearhead the development of Chrono Trigger.

The sprawling RPG sold more than 3.5 million copies during its first year on sale and won universal acclaim from critics and gamers alike.

Square-Enix released a sequel, Chrono Cross, for the PS1 in 1999, which saw a cast of new characters embark on a dangerous quest through parallel worlds in one of the finest JRPGs on Sony’s first home console.

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