Previously, rumors about PlatinumGames self-publishing and opening a Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 were going around. Well, it looks like it was all true!
As of a few hours ago, the company revealed that it would be crowdfunding the game for a multi-platform release as The Wonderful 101: Remastered. Pledges on offer include digital and physical copies of the game, along with other physical bonuses (like an artbook) for those who contribute more.
You can check out the announcement trailer below:
“The Wonderful 101: Remastered will feature various refinements overseen by director Hideki Kamiya to make the game more user-friendly for players. These improvements include on-screen directives, sub-menu placement, information pop-ups, and unique game play adjustments for new hardware. Although Kamiya feels The Wonderful 101 is already one of his largest games, completely new modes will be added if the corresponding stretch goals are met! These modes will be available later to backers will receive them for free!
Backers will be able to support the campaign at a wide array of reward tiers and with exclusive goods ranging from The Wonderful 101: Remastered soundtracks, comics, and art books, to extremely rare, one-of-a-kind items like pendants, custom-made masks, and jackets! There will also be a “Defense of Blossom City” social media challenge, in which supporters can unite to achieve certain social media goals to open up additional rewards and increase awareness of the campaign.
Director Hideki Kamiya and producer Atsushi Inaba will also be actively involved in the month-long campaign, providing weekly updates with an inside look into the development of The Wonderful 101: Remastered and interviews with key team members.”
The base goal (for a Switch release) was just $50,000, and fans helped PlatinumGames to smash it in just around 5 minutes! Following that, the campaign has since been able to reach its stretch goals for a PC Steam release ($100,000) and PS4 ($500,000) release, too! As at the time of writing, the campaign is still climbing rapidly at around $650,000+.
That said, it means that The Wonderful 101 IP will no longer be exclusive to Nintendo’s platforms.
We’ll report back as we hear more about the project. For now, you can head down yourself and check it out over here!