The Wonderful 101 is officially coming to multiple platforms

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The Rumour started by Gamexplain over the weekend was real

last night Platinum Games has officially launched a kickstarter for The Wonderful 101, a previous Wii U exclusive to be remastered.

the initial goal was about $74,264 (Australian dollars. not sure how much that is murican money soz)
that goal was fully reached withing 20 minutes and now less than 24 hours later all of the Kickstarter tiers have been reached and the game is now sitting at a total of $1,573,000.00 (Australian) dollars pledged and counting

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/platinumgames/the-wonderful-101-remastered?ref=section-homepage-projectcollection-1-staff-picks-newest

the most surprising news from all of this is that The Wonderful 101 IP is co-owned by Platinum Games and Nintendo, and Nintendo has allowed Platinum to release the Remastered version on other platforms

The Wonderful 101 is now officially coming to the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam because it reach all of its kickstarter stretch goals

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/interviews/wonderful-101-remastered/

the game is set to release in April.

thoughts?

Yoshi178:

thoughts?

I guess that's..."wonderful?"

Sorry, got nothing.

Hawki:

Yoshi178:

thoughts?

I guess that's..."wonderful?"

Sorry, got nothing.

so... what's the point of posting in the thread then?

Yoshi178:

Hawki:

Yoshi178:

thoughts?

I guess that's..."wonderful?"

Sorry, got nothing.

so... what's the point of posting in the thread then?

Because I like being a smartarse sometimes.

My favorite part is what you get if you pledge a paltry 110,000 yen, about 1000 USD, or more.

Not everyone has had the privilege of being blocked on Twitter by the illustrious Hideki Kamiya, but that's all about to change. At a very special Kickstarter tier, Kamiya himself will tweet directed to you, and then will block you forever!

As for thoughts, one more down. Now just Mario 3D World and the Wii U can fade from memory as far as I'm concerned.

Chimpzy:
My favorite part is what you get if you pledge a paltry 110,000 yen, about 1000 USD, or more.

Not everyone has had the privilege of being blocked on Twitter by the illustrious Hideki Kamiya, but that?s all about to change. At a very special Kickstarter tier, Kamiya himself will tweet directed to you, and then will block you forever!

As for thoughts, one more down. Now just Mario 3D World and the Wii U can fade from memory as far as I'm concerned.

yeah that whole twitter blocking thing is hilarious.

i backed the 55,000 yen Wonderful Toys tier so i'm super excited to be getting all the perks from that. especially the Wonder Pendant!

Mario 3D was a good game and should get a rerelease at some point i reckon. probs not right now but eventually. now that The Wonderful 101 is being ported the only real Wii U Port i really want remaining is Pikmin 3 on the Switch.

Yoshi178:
only real Wii U Port i really want remaining is Pikmin 3

Right, that was on Wii U. For some reason I remember that being on Wii. Or maybe 3DS? Probably just a figment of my imagination, or maybe they were right when they said calling it Wii U was dumb, or maybe I'm just dumb (which is ludicrous, of course. Look at my avatar. Professerly AF).

Anyway, Pikmin 3 can come. 3D World first tho. No wait, Metroid Prime first, then ports. I have spoken.

Looks good to me, that game is one of the reasons I'm unwilling to get rid of my Wii U, having it on pc would be awesome. Although I do have to wonder how they will manage some of the gameplay since the wiipad thing was pretty integrated with the gameplay, for better or worse.

omfg not only can you pay to get blocked on Twitter by Kamiya, if the Wonderful 101 backers can UNITE UP! and complete all of the social media missions. Mission 12 is Kamiya will clear his ENTIRE block list on Twitter! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

Yoshi178:

Hawki:

Yoshi178:

thoughts?

I guess that's..."wonderful?"

Sorry, got nothing.

so... what's the point of posting in the thread then?

He just knows what kind of responses you appreciate.

Now, just bring over Bayonetta sequels and I don't need to buy any Nintendo hardware.

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

Well that's certainly neat. Although I am curious, for those who have played it, just how 'essential' are the motion control aspects? How well would it play with a more traditional controller?

ChupathingyX:
Well that's certainly neat. Although I am curious, for those who have played it, just how 'essential' are the motion control aspects? How well would it play with a more traditional controller?

The original game was still mostly edit: totally playable without using the touchscreen or motion controls; you can use the right stick to draw lines and transform your Wonder crew, IIRC. If you could handle Okami with just a traditional controller, you shouldn't have any issues. Even if not, it doesn't take long to get used to.

One thing I'm wondering about tho. They 're already releasing in April and the amount of money they want also seems low for 3 ports in total. So either they can port dirt cheap and super fast, or ...

... all the ports are basically already done and this is a roundabout way of doing pre-orders.

Chimpzy:
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Nintendo Co Owns The Wonderful 101 IP with Platinum Games.

Based off interviews with Platinum, like 2nd link i posted in the OP, it seems that platinum wanted to bring the game to multiple platforms to help it reach a wider audience.

When they asked Nintendo permission do this the Big N's response was
"We're happy to fund the remaster but if we do you are not allowed to publish on other platforms. If you want the game on other platforms, then you do it entirely yourselves including getting funding to publish the remaster"

It was basically be either funded fully by Nintendo and be forced to stay exclusive, or platinum will have no funding at all and have to handle the remaster distribution entirely themselves. And that's what basically gave Platinum the kickstarter idea.

What's still unclear is whether Nintendo will still receive a portion of profits from the other platforms given that Nintendo still co-owns and still has legal rights the W101 trademark

Platinum will also likely use the kickstarter funds to help them become a full self publisher themselves for new games in the works

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

the Wonderful 100 is the super hero team.

The extra 1 is you, the player.

Yoshi178:
It was badically be funded fully by Nintendo and be forced to stay exclusive, or platinum will have no funding at all and have to handle the remaster distribution entirely themselves. And thats what basically gave Platinum the kickstarter idea.

Oh yes, I had a feeling something like that was going on. Platinum very likely already has most all the necessary kits and tools voor PS4/PC development from previous experience, and I guess €500,000 should be enough to support a small team's wages for one year, so that seems a plausible amount. Releasing all ports by april seems like they'd have to haul ass tho, so I'm guessing two possible situations.

1. Nintendo funded the Switch port and it's far enough along for april release. The extra Kickstarter funds are needed to start development of the other two ports, which will then be released at a later date.
2. All three ports are actually far enough along for that april release. Nintendo funded the Switch ports while Platinum funded the other two out of their own pocket. Kickstarter is a means to already recoup some of their costs.

Chimpzy:

Yoshi178:
It was badically be funded fully by Nintendo and be forced to stay exclusive, or platinum will have no funding at all and have to handle the remaster distribution entirely themselves. And thats what basically gave Platinum the kickstarter idea.

Oh yes, I had a feeling something like that was going on. Platinum very likely already has most all the necessary kits and tools voor PS4/PC development from previous experience, and I guess ?500,000 should be enough to support a small team's wages for one year, so that seems a plausible amount. Releasing all ports by april seems like they'd have to haul ass tho, so I'm guessing two possible situations.

1. Nintendo funded the Switch port and it's far enough along for april release. The extra Kickstarter funds are needed to start development of the other two ports, which will then be released at a later date.
2. All three ports are actually far enough along for that april release. Nintendo funded the Switch ports while Platinum funded the other two out of their own pocket. Kickstarter is a means to already recoup some of their costs.

Platnium isn't exactly a small developer so they likely had more than enough cash in the companies bank to able to develop the remaster of the Wii U game for the Switch.

the costly part is more than likely making the controls work well without the use of the touch screen and they would also need to rework some sections of the game that required use of the dual screen capability. like when you go in a building and see and move the characters around on the touch screen to affect some big weapon thats only shown happening on the TV screen for example.

the vast majority of the funds will likely be used to help platinum self publish future games and may even be the reason why we haven't heard anything further about Bayonetta 3. maybe Nintendo is no longer funding that and Platinum is? who knows? Maybe Platinum will use the money to un-cancel Scalebound? who knows?

Maybe Nintendo gave Platinum a break not only because of their strong relationship with Platnium but because Nintendo was basically in a win win situation. either they fund the game and make all the money from sales exclusively on their system, not giving it a chance to elsewhere.

or they still make money by letting platinum releasing on other platforms, but not even having to spend a dime in the first placing by not funding the published remaster for platinum?

Just backed for the physical edition myself. Very excited, been waiting for this for years! Now I just need Star Fox Zero to come to Switch and I can get rid of my Wii U

CoCage:

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

Not what I asked for.

Yoshi178:

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

the Wonderful 100 is the super hero team.

The extra 1 is you, the player.

Ah, OK. I can sorta see where it's coming from now.

Squilookle:

CoCage:

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

Not what I asked for.

Yoshi178:

Squilookle:
Cool. Anyone going to explain what a Wonderful 101 is?

the Wonderful 100 is the super hero team.

The extra 1 is you, the player.

Ah, OK. I can sorta see where it's coming from now.

I did. Not my fault you didn't watch the video or weren't paying attention. I am not adding anything else.

CoCage:

Squilookle:

CoCage:

Not what I asked for.

Yoshi178:
the Wonderful 100 is the super hero team.

The extra 1 is you, the player.

Ah, OK. I can sorta see where it's coming from now.

I did. Not my fault you didn't watch the video or weren't paying attention. I am not adding anything else.

I'm not expecting you to. Yoshi actually answered the question.

Decided to back this. First time actually. Neither want nor need any of the other perks and the game will likely meet all its stretch goals in the long run, so I just got one of the basic tiers that'll get me a physical copy. That's enough for me.

Yoshi178:
i backed the 55,000 yen Wonderful Toys tier so i'm super excited to be getting all the perks from that. especially the Wonder Pendant!

Ok, I just noticed this, but eh, that's about 750 AUD1, innit? I'm not one to tell someone how to spend their money and if you think it's worth it, more power to you, but jaysus, don't think I'd ever be willing to spend that much on a single game.

1 roughly 450 EUR; 500 USD; 390 GBP

Oh the game that everybody loved yet no one bought! Hopefully it sells better on less doomed consoles this time around, though Platinum are like the game dev equivalent of Guillermo del Toro with their bad luck in sales contrasting with their talent as if they were gipsy cursed from birth or had a monkey-paw wish granted with irony. Am definitely one of the interested.

Chimpzy:

Yoshi178:
i backed the 55,000 yen Wonderful Toys tier so i'm super excited to be getting all the perks from that. especially the Wonder Pendant!

Ok, I just noticed this, but eh, that's about 750 AUD1, innit? I'm not one to tell someone how to spend their money and if you think it's worth it, more power to you, but jaysus, don't think I'd ever be willing to spend that much on a single game.

1 roughly 450 EUR; 500 USD; 390 GBP

yeah, its a real waste of Money and i really can't afford it.

but i've been putting aside $600, each time i get paid from Work, to save for a house and i've also been putting $200 aside to save for any leisurely thing i want like videogames and some First 4 Figure Resin statues i've ordered. i'm gonna use 1 of my paydays to help me be able to Pay for the Wonderful Toys 55,000 Yen Tier.

The Wonderful 101 was arguably the Wii U's best game and nobody played it. and it's defs one of my favourite games, if not it's in my top 10, it's defs in top 20 favourite games. The Wonderful 101 is really just that good.

i'm super excited that so much more people are going to have a chance to play and experience now, not Just on the Switch which has obviously sold much better than the Wii U did, but also even PS4 and PC owners get to experience it now. and also i just really wanted all of those extras like the Soundtracks, Acrylic, Artbook, Comic Book and i'll probably have the toys sit on my desk at work.

my top picks for who should get in smash bros next would be Geno from super Mario RPG, and Wonder Red from TW101.

i'm not expecting others to back TW101 for anywhere as much as i did, but people should at least back either the Digital or Physical copy of the Game itself on Kickstarter. The more backers this game gets, the better game we'll have in the long run, the next stretch goal at $1.5 million USD means they'll add new story DLC and hitting $1.75 million USD means they'll add a remix to the soundtrack.

currently the games sitting at about $1,427,000 USD on Kickstarter as of this post

ChupathingyX:
Well that's certainly neat. Although I am curious, for those who have played it, just how 'essential' are the motion control aspects? How well would it play with a more traditional controller?

in the original you could draw your main weapons with either the Touch Screen or you could use the Right Analogue stick on the Wii U Gamepad or a Pro Controller to draw the shape. the game also featured several dual screen sections where you look at your team and do a puzzle task for the story on the touch screen to cause an in game story event that was shown on the TV.

so the Wii U's Touch screen was pretty essential for the game but Platinum state in their Kickstarter that they have re-tooled the controls and re done the dual screen sections to be able to work on the modern platforms with no touch screen and only the single TV screen

Looks interesting. I hope to try it once it hits PC, but not having a Wii U and having no interest in getting one meant I pretty much couldn't play any of those games.

Dalisclock:
Looks interesting. I hope to try it once it hits PC, but not having a Wii U and having no interest in getting one meant I pretty much couldn't play any of those games.

make sure to play it with a controller and not a mouse and keyboard.

using the right analogue stick to draw the shapes of your weapons would be much easier than using a mouse to do it. and the entire game revolves around you drawing the shapes of your weapons all the time.

Yoshi178:

Dalisclock:
Looks interesting. I hope to try it once it hits PC, but not having a Wii U and having no interest in getting one meant I pretty much couldn't play any of those games.

make sure to play it with a controller and not a mouse and keyboard.

using the right analogue stick to draw the shapes of your weapons would be much easier than using a mouse to do it. and the entire game revolves around you drawing the shapes of your weapons all the time.

But what if ... you used a drawing tablet instead of a mouse? Aaahah! Checkmate!

No really, I don't have a drawing tablet, but when the game releases I'd actually want to see someone try playing it with one.

Yoshi178:

Dalisclock:
Looks interesting. I hope to try it once it hits PC, but not having a Wii U and having no interest in getting one meant I pretty much couldn't play any of those games.

make sure to play it with a controller and not a mouse and keyboard.

using the right analogue stick to draw the shapes of your weapons would be much easier than using a mouse to do it. and the entire game revolves around you drawing the shapes of your weapons all the time.

I have a PS style controller I use for games that don't do well with M+K, so games like Soulsbornes/Souls-like or platformers are a must there. FPS it actually works better to use M+K due to precision aiming I've found. Of course games like RTS, tactics, strategy, P+C adventure are best with M+K because a gamepad really doesn't cut it there.

Dalisclock:

Yoshi178:

Dalisclock:
Looks interesting. I hope to try it once it hits PC, but not having a Wii U and having no interest in getting one meant I pretty much couldn't play any of those games.

make sure to play it with a controller and not a mouse and keyboard.

using the right analogue stick to draw the shapes of your weapons would be much easier than using a mouse to do it. and the entire game revolves around you drawing the shapes of your weapons all the time.

I have a PS style controller I use for games that don't do well with M+K, so games like Soulsbornes/Souls-like or platformers are a must there. FPS it actually works better to use M+K due to precision aiming I've found. Of course games like RTS, tactics, strategy, P+C adventure are best with M+K because a gamepad really doesn't cut it there.

a Playstation controller should be fine for the wonderful 101 since you can use the right analogue stick on it.

On the Wii U i mostly used the analogue stick for quick drawings like a doing a circle for reds the Wonder fist and drawing a straight line like Wonder blue's valiantium sword

i mainly used the touch screen to draw some of the more complicated shapes like the wonder hammer but it also comes in handy in differetiating accidentally drawing some weapons from each other so i remember i used to draw an S type squiggly line on the touch screen for Wonder Pink's Whip and then the analgoue screen would be more precise in doing a perfectly straight Zig Zag line when i wanted to use Wonder White's claws.

Neurotic Void Melody:
Oh the game that everybody loved yet no one bought! Hopefully it sells better on less doomed consoles this time around, though Platinum are like the game dev equivalent of Guillermo del Toro with their bad luck in sales contrasting with their talent as if they were gipsy cursed from birth or had a monkey-paw wish granted with irony. Am definitely one of the interested.

I bought and beat W101. And later sold it, my WiiU games, and the Wii U itself for a Switch. I somewhat regretted it back then, but it's barely and afterthought now. The only games that were successful for Platinum were Bayonetta 1[1], Nier: Automata (saved them from going bankrupt), Metal Gear Rising (the best Metal Gear game ever made), and Astral Chain. With their most recent successes, things are finally turning around, so I would not call them cursed. A majority of their games have aged better than most from this generation and last generation. Their games are timeless. That's why some of their stuff gets re-released.

[1] The PS3 version sold more than the 360, despite the former still being the worst version of the game. Bayo 1 & 2 sold better on the Switch ironically.

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