Update: Looks like the Wii Shop Channel is back up and running fine.
Imagine our surprise when going online to check out this week's Virtual Console releases, anxious to try the game you all are undoubtedly looking forward to, when we see this screen. For shame, Nintendo, to play with our emotions and expectations. We need this game, so let us have it already!
No word on when the maintenance will be over, but we'll keep checking it. If you notice before us, be sure to toss us a tip.