Nintendo launched the Wii in late 2006, and along with it, the Virtual Console. This online method for re-purposing classic games as digital downloads has existed for four and a half years. In that time, a number of bona fide classics have hit the service, and yet up until now, one particularly gaping hole remained in the catalog of available Super Nintendo titles: Square Enix's much-beloved role-playing game, Chrono Trigger.
Grumble indignantly about Squeenix's disdain for you and the rest of the series' fanbase no more, as the publisher will finally plug that Chrono Trigger-sized hole as of this Monday, May 16. The game will be available in the Virtual Console store for the standard SNES game price of 800 Wii Points ($8).
Finally, one of the greatest RPGs of all time will join such previously-released Super Nintendo masterpieces as Darius Twin, Cybernator, Vegas Stakes, Rival Turf, both goddamned Aero the Acro-Bat games, and Squeenix's own Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. Oh, and a bunch of Mario games, I guess.
While this will likely only serve as a temporary distraction from your decade-long bitterness over Squeenix's almost remarkable unwillingness to further the series with a new installment, at least now people finally have a new way to appreciate this undeniable classic of the role-playing genre. After all, it's been, what, like three years since the DS version came out? That might as well be an eternity!