A portion of an Original Sound Version interview with composer, Yasunori Mitsuda…
OSV: What can you tell us about the musical direction for the DS port of Chrono Trigger? You’ve told Famitsu that you’re going to keep the music as close to the original as possible, and it definitely sounded like the original Super Famicom music when I played it at E3. Could you give us any details as to exactly what will be happening with the music in the game?
Mitsuda: When Square released the PS version of Chrono Trigger, the fans got quite angry because of my lack of involvement. That’s why Square Enix decided to call me up for the DS version.
For the DS version, I’ve decided to respect the wishes of the fans and have decided not to change anything from the original version of Chrono Trigger. I feel that if I add something, it will ruin everything.