PlatinumGames' THE WONDERFUL 101: REMASTERED Is Coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Action-Adventure Games
After a successful Kickstarter campaign — it took players around 20 minutes to hit PlatinumGames' main goals — The Wonderful 101 won't be a Wii U exclusive anymore, as the acclaimed hack-and-slash game is on its way to the Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC.
While the Japanese developer needed "only" $49,890 to be able to produce the Nintendo Switch version of the game, the current round of crowdfunding will also allow the developer to make the PC and PlayStation 4 editions — as fans have pledged more than $1,125,209 to make it happen.
Actually, there's a chance that Xbox One users will also have the chance to check out The Wonderful 101: Remastered. Although nothing has been officially confirmed just yet, the original report on the Kickstarter campaign did mention that Xbox One port was a possibility, and even the team at PlatinumGames seems to be teasing it on the game's Kickstarter page.
"There are a lot of exciting additions we’d like to make for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, but support from players and fans is vital in making this happen. With your help, we can create these brand new additions to make The Wonderful 101: Remastered the definitive release you all deserve, and bring it to more platforms so everyone can enjoy. And of course, all additional content funded through stretch goals will be made available to backers for free!," the studio said.
The reveal of The Wonderful 101: Remastered was only one of the four big announcements PlatinumGames has in store — as the studio is currently working on Babylon's Fall, Bayonetta 3 and possibly a sequel to NieR: Automata.
While PlatinumGames will self-publish The Wonderful 101: Remastered, the studio has recently accepted a major investment from Tencent, one of the biggest tech and gaming companies in China, so the crowdfunding campaign for The Wonderful 101 may actually be a smart marketing trick rather than an actual need.
First published by Nintendo in September 2013, The Wonderful 101 received generally positive reviews. with critics praising its entertaining gameplay mechanics, unique characters and colourful universe all across the board.
Thanks to over 9,000 wonderful backers of our Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, we’ve already hit our goals for the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4 versions!#ALLFOR101 #Platinum4https://t.co/5i8iwBiL9K pic.twitter.com/NScXd9SYOV— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) February 3, 2020
Lead a team of the world’s strongest (and strangest) superheroes to fight off a massive alien invasion! As Wonder Red, leader of the Wonderful 100, unite your mob of heroes to morph into powerful transformations such as a fist, sword, glider, gun, and more to battle aliens throughout Blossom City. You, and the Wonderful 100, are the city’s best weapon.
The Wonderful 101 is currently available for Wii U, coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).