news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Chrono Trigger Lands on Virtual Console Next Week


For weeks we've been reporting on Chrono Trigger and its Virtual Console launch, which first happened in Japan and was then confirmed for North America by the ESRB. For those of you who have been eagerly anticipating any news regarding Square Enix's adored classic, the wait is almost over. Chrono Trigger will officially release on the Wii's Virtual Console this coming Monday.

Most gamers who played Chrono Trigger on the SNES have fond memories of the game. Now they'll be able to relive those experience and play the game all over again. And for any of you who missed the famed RPG during its original run and didn't shell out the cash for the DS version, you have a third chance to play Chrono Trigger in all of its 16-bit greatness.

Chrono Trigger is easily one of Square Enix's most popular games without the words "Final" and "Fantasy" in the title, and rightfully so. The game features a memorable musical score, colorful 16-bit visuals, an intense story, and stellar RPG gameplay. Monday, May 16 is going to be a pretty cool day for Wii owners (the hardcore crowd, not the grannies).

Square Enix didn't release pricing details, but SNES games on the Virtual Console usually go for 800 Wii Points, or $8. In Japan, the game was released for $9 as a premium title, so it's likely Chrono Trigger will get the same price tag in North America. The game has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB, which is a couple notches above its original K-A rating. In any case, watch out for Chrono Trigger next week, and if you fancy yourself a fan of RPGs, don't hesitate to download it.

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