Chrono Trigger coming to Virtual Console next week

Nintendo has confirmed that the role-playing game classic Chrono Trigger is coming to the Virtual Console. On May 16, the Square-developed title--which originally released for the SNES in 1995--will launch on the Nintendo Wii for 800 Wii Points.

Chrono Trigger's digital debut in North America was heavily rumored, after the game was confirmed to launch on the European and Japanese Virtual Console storefronts. Gas was poured over hints of the game's release when the ESRB listed the game for Wii earlier this month.

Earlier this month, the ESRB listed the game for the PS3 and PSP, intimating that the game was headed to the PlayStation Store. With the PlayStation Network offline for an undetermined amount of time, Square Enix has not made any announcements regarding the game's PlayStation-based, digital fate.

Square Enix has confirmed to Shacknews that the game will be a direct port of the SNES version, which means it will not include the animated cutscenes added to re-releases of the game for the PSone and Nintendo DS.