It's a sad day indeed for Chrono Trigger fans worldwide. Crimson Echoes, a Chrono Trigger fan-fiction project has been scrapped because Square Enix sent a Cease & Desist letter to the authors. Crimson Echoes was at 98% completion and was scheduled for release on the 31st of May 2009. Great timing Square Enix. SHAME ON YOU! =/ Here's an excerpt from the Crimson Echoes website:
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.
Unfortunately, they've been asked to take down other projects as well such as Prophet's Guile, which was released earlier and was a rom-modification which took Magus' story further after he returned to Zeal. More info on Prophet's Guile:
So after many months of work, the staff of the Chrono Compendium have successfully completed their pet project, Chrono Trigger: Prophet's Guile, a major ROM hack of Chrono Trigger starring Magus and his life in the Kingdom of Zeal. It's the first Chrono Trigger hack ever to feature a brand new story, new scenarios, and artwork. While the game is short, roughly the length of 3 Chrono Trigger "scenarios", it attempts to elaborate on the life of Magus before his involvement with Crono's team, with some cleverly scripted scenes. The game was developed to stir up interest in the ROM hacking community again, which Zeality says has grown stagnant over the past few years, using the Chrono Trigger editing tool "Temporal Flux" released in 2004.
Well, that's the long and short of it. Anyhow, I've decided to make available to our visitors whatever's left of these two AMAZING modifications. I've got Prophet's Guile (100%) and Demo 2 of Crimson Echoes (it has 40 minutes to a few hours of playable content).
You need to patch the original Chrono Trigger (USA) ROM to play. I've listed a few IPS Patching utilities as well as a link to our download page for Chrono Trigger. I hope all Chrono fans out there enjoy this : )
-> Crimson Echoes Demo 2 (IPS Patch)
-> Prophet's Guile (IPS Patch)
-> Chrono Trigger (USA) SNES ROM
-> Lunar IPS Patching Tool (Windows)
-> UIPS Patcher (Mac OS)
-> JIPS (Java - Windows/Mac/Linux)