The Wonderful 101 is a lesser-known title from PlatinumGames. Developed as a Wii U exclusive the game had players taking control of 101 heroes and used the Wii U's touchpad to morph the heroes into unique positions to defeat enemies, solve puzzles, and complete platforming challenges. Now, PlatinumGames has successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the game to the Switch, PC, and PS4.

The Wonderful 101 Remastered,NoobFeed,

Platinum (apparently) pitched it around to different publishers. Nobody wanted it. Nintendo certainly didn't want it. Kickstarter is a back-up plan.

— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) February 1, 2020

The reason PlatinumGames is using Kickstarter is to ensure they can self-publish their games. It was also confirmed that PlatinumGames did try to see if any publisher would help them with the project and all refused. However, this is likely due to the game's poor sales and that was mostly due to the Wii U's failure.

The Kickstarter was a success, with the studio obtaining its goal of $50,010 in mere hours. The campaign still has 31 days to go and has over $750,000 in funding as of writing this article.

The Wonderful 101 is a “Unite Action” action-adventure game developed by PlatinumGames Inc., directed by action game luminary Hideki Kamiya, and originally released on the Nintendo Wii U. 

In this game, players take control of the Wonderful Ones, heroes from all over the world chosen to defend the Earth from all manner extraterrestrial threats! When the peaceful Blossom City comes under attack by alien invaders, Wonder-Red, Wonder-Blue, and the rest of the Wonderful Ones suit up and unite to save the world!

The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be released on Nintendo Switch, with versions for other platforms becoming available via stretch goals. We also plan to add a host of amazing extras as stretch goals are met, with the goal of making The Wonderful 101: Remastered the definitive depiction of our heroes’ exploits!

In addition, PlatinumGames has updated its mysterious 4 website. With the four now rotating and the remaining 2, 3, and 4 sections have "coming soon" and The Wonderful 101 Remastered being the number 1 slot.

The Wonderful 101 is now available for Wii U and will launch for PS4, PC, and Steam this April.

Adam Siddiqui,
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General Information

Platform(s): PS4, Switch, PC, WII
Publisher(s): Nintendo, PlatinumGames
Developer(s): PlatinumGames
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Fantasy
Release Date: 2013-08-23

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