So, all of you who thought the Virtual Console on the Wii was mostly dead, well, yeah, you're mostly right. I mean, next month, Japan is only getting a whole three games. But one of those is Chrono Trigger. They're charging a premium price (900 Wii points), but that still seems like a fair deal for one of the greatest 16-bit RPGs. Here's the article from Joystiq:
Nintendo's Virtual Console release schedule for April includes just three games -- quite a contrast from the service's high points in 2007 and 2008, when the monthly additions would routinely top a dozen. However, even with just three releases, Nintendo of Japan manages to make us totally jealous, because one of those releases is Chrono Trigger.
Nintendo (or Square Enix) has decided to charge a premium 900 Wii Points for the Super Nintendo RPG, a 100-point markup that is usually reserved for games "imported" from other regions, but used here basically because they can. That's still cheaper than the current (discounted) price for the DS version in the US.
In case we hadn't achieved sufficient jealousy levels, the other planned SNES release for next month is Mega Man X, which will sell for the standard 800-point price in Japan. Also on the schedule: King of the Monsters 2 for Neo Geo.
They're also getting Mega Man X, which is probably my favorite Mega Man game (or at least the one I spent the most time with).