Today marks yet another sad day for the Chrono Trigger community, as the apparently 98% complete Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echo modification has been given a cease and desist order by Square Enix.
Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes was a fan project modification of the Chrono Trigger ROM begun in late 2004. Development continued thanks to a dedicated group of fans through 2009. By May 2009, the game featured ~35 hours of game play, 10 multiple endings, and 23 chapters, much like the original Chrono Trigger; it was around 98% complete. The plot featured the original cast as they struggled against a new villain risen from the legacy of Zeal.
Oddly enough I had never heard of this game before hearing of the cancellation, although upon reading up on the project it sounds like it could of been impressive, but how real the project was is still somewhat unconfirmed.
This brings back sad memories of the Chrono Resurrection project, but do you think Square-Enix did the right thing in protecting their IP?
Crimison Echo‘s website can be found here.