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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The fate of the unauthorized alpha leak, which has been passed around various torrent sites and underground internet communities since news of the leak first broke. The creators of Crimson Echoes have come out heavily against it.note  Despite this, the game keeps leaking and getting press coverage with each leak.
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    • A team of modders, Giro and Dark3mx, is attempting the Flames Of Eternity project, which is an attempt to remake Crimson Echoes with a different ending, no Multiple Endings, and without all the references to Naruto, Gurren Lagann and Bleach, added due to the bits of ZeaLitY's beliefs that they inspired, but replacing other things with references to Final Fantasy instead, and borrowing music from Final Fantasy and The Black Mages. Status updates can be found at http://metronomeproject.blogspot.com/.
    • For those uncomfortable with the changes made in Flames of Eternity, there are numerous projects attempting to reconstruct the actual 98% beta, but they're all deep undercover and mired in Development Hell.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: There's controversy as to whether or not the cease-and-desist was a publicity stunt.
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  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Schala is saved early in the game, seeming to derail the events of Chrono Cross. But derailment is averted. She is later mortally wounded, and sent to the Darkness Beyond Time. In the ending, Magus sees her attached to an apparition of Lavos, but can't remain there long enough to save her. He then saves King Zeal so that he can learn the remaining Zealian arts that he never got to learn because of the (original!) Ocean Palace incident, ending with learning how to open a Gate so that he can go to the Darkness Beyond Time and save Schala. Once he does, he then meets a past version of the party from around the time Lavos was defeated, which then fights the Dream Devourer in his place before everyone is sent away and he wipes his own memory. Although that last part is incidental; that final scene between Magus and King Zeal was always planned, but it conveniently supports the DS version's bonus ending. When you consider the ending of their other work, Prophet's Guile, they clearly didn't have that fate in mind for Magus.
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