It is official, everyone! The Wonderful 101: Remastered has release dates, and it is a lot closer than you may think. Platinum Games announced that the game will release in North America on May 19th and in Europe on May 22nd.
The creator of the game, Hideki Kamiya, made the announcement on behalf of Platinum Games. He said;
Hello, everyone. Platinum Games Chief Game Designer Hideki Kamiya here.
About seven years ago, we released The Wonderful 101. I’ve moved up to become a member of the Platinum Games executive board, but back in those days, I didn’t think very much about the business end of things (okay, I’ll admit that maybe I still don’t). I devoted all of my attention to creating games that met my own personal standards. The Wonderful 101 was the sixth game I’d directed throughout my career. Unfortunately, I can’t say it was much of a success, from a business standpoint.
But I’ve also never thought of it as a failure. I didn’t back then, and I don’t today. That’s because, to a game creator, a game is only a failure if it disappoints the gamers who play it. From the start, The Wonderful 101 didn’t quite reach a large enough audience for me to clearly call it either way.
So regardless of how The Wonderful 101 fared in the marketplace the first time around, I’m considering this a chance to show it to the world again. I’m looking forward to seeing how it measures up.
The Wonderful 101 has gotten this miraculous second chance thanks to all of you who’ve told us you wanted to play it, as well as the passionate PG staff who worked on it with me. We’re delighted to see it return on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.
This isn’t just a simple port, either. We’ve tuned the controls for each new platform and made several adjustments that should make it easier to grasp and play. On top of that, we’ve improved the image quality and frame rate to suit modern hardware. On the whole, I’d say The Wonderful 101: Remastered is the definitive edition of the game!
We’ve loaded The Wonderful 101: Remastered with as much Platinum spirit as we could. I sincerely hope you’ll all play it and let us know what you think!
The Wonderful 101: Remastered is still available to back on Kickstarter, so if you are interested in checking out the campaign, hurry up and do so as it finishes soon.
They also released a short trailer today showing off the game for a brief time and quickly flashing the release date and price ($39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99).
This is a Wii U title that was begging for a second chance on the Nintendo Switch, and it is a joy to see that we can get our hands on this very soon! I cannot wait to revisit this one and see just how much they improved upon the original. What do you think? Is this a game on your radar? Let us know in the comments below!
For more on The Wonderful 101: Remastered and all things Switch-related, keep an eye on SwitchWatch.co.uk. Happy gaming, everyone.