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Chrono Trigger Releasing on Virtual Console May 16

by Andy Goergen - May 12, 2011, 9:36 am PDT
Total comments: 9

Travel through time to next Monday for this classic RPG.

Chrono Trigger is set for a May 16, 2011 release on Virtual Console in North America. The classic Super NES RPG has previously been released in both Japan and Europe on Virtual Console and also as a stand-alone retail title on Nintendo DS in North America.

It has been confirmed that the game will cost 800 Wii points ($8) for North American Wii owners.  In other regions it has sold at a premium price of 900 Wii Points ($9).

Chrono Trigger Teleports Onto Nintendo's Virtual Console

The Past, Present and Future are in Your Hands

LOS ANGELES (May 12, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, announced today that CHRONO TRIGGER® is headed to Nintendo’s Virtual Console™ service for the Wii™ console on May 16, 2011.

 

Originally released in 1995 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™, CHRONO TRIGGER was created by a talented development team – Yuji Horii (script creator), creator of the DRAGON QUEST® series, Akira Toriyama (character design), creator of Dragon Ball®, and the creators of FINAL FANTASY – all of whom were key contributors to the game’s success.

 

CHRONO TRIGGER has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time by critics and fans alike. With a unique and multifaceted storyline, the game revolutionized the world of RPGs with never-before-seen features, including an unprecedented soundtrack and multiple endings determined by side quests and the player’s actions.

 

In CHRONO TRIGGER, the notion of time is turned upside down as players race against it like never before, while all the decisions made along the way will affect the past, present and future.

 

STORY
 When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his unfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, starting Crono’s race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.

FEATURES

  • A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time
  • An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda
  • An intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle (ATB) system and Tech skills
  • Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world

 

CHRONO TRIGGER is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information, please visit the official website: http://dlgames.square-enix.com/na/vc.

Talkback

I have nothing negative to say about this. It's probably my favorite game of all time, and this will help more people play it for a very low price.


...but where the heck is FF6? Europe has been playing the U.S version on Virtual Console for the past month!

Kytim89May 12, 2011

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

I have nothing negative to say about this. It's probably my favorite game of all time, and this will help more people play it for a very low price.


...but where the heck is FF6? Europe has been playing the U.S version on Virtual Console for the past month!


Wait for E3 next month. That is when they will most likely release the game. I just hope that we get more SNES classics like Turtles in Time and Rocket Knight.

Ian SaneMay 12, 2011

Hey, it's on my Mom's birthday!  ...which means I won't get a chance to play it that evening because I'll be visiting my family.  D'oh.

But on Tuesday it is bought!  Unless I find a physical SNES copy in the days between.

Bman87301May 12, 2011

Um, how is this "DS" news?

broodwarsMay 12, 2011

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

I have nothing negative to say about this. It's probably my favorite game of all time, and this will help more people play it for a very low price.


...but where the heck is FF6? Europe has been playing the U.S version on Virtual Console for the past month!

Hey, I'm not complaining.  I'll take Chrono Trigger over Final Fantasy VI any day of the week.  I played the crap out of this game on SNES and DS, and I'll gladly pick it up on Virtual Console as well.

Quote from: Bman87301

Um, how is this "DS" news?

The game was also released on DS in 2008.

I'm going to get this as soon as I can get the Reggies. Wish my new job had started already...

Bman87301May 12, 2011

Quote from: Shaymin

Quote from: Bman87301

Um, how is this "DS" news?

The game was also released on DS in 2008.

I'm going to get this as soon as I can get the Reggies. Wish my new job had started already...

No duh... I own it. My point was this article has nothing to do with the DS release, and at the time they had it only classified as "DS" even though it was clearly about Wii.

FlipsterMay 12, 2011

I would be much more excited for this if it was going on the 3DS's eshop channel too.

Mop it upMay 13, 2011

I wonder if this will impact the prices of the actual cartridge... probably not.

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