PlatinumGames certainly hasn’t been shy about the project’s existence, but today it finally unveiled the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 Remastered. Crowdfunding commences today and runs through until next month with the Nintendo Switch version due this April – if the campaign is successful – with stretch goals in place for PC and PS4 versions as well as additional content. Even better, if you pledge 11,000 JPY or more Hideki Kamiya will Tweet at you and then block you forever.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered is set to be PlatinumGames’ first self-published project, and marks a return to a fan favourite that was first a Wii U exclusive published by Nintendo. “Nintendo’s kindness has allowed us to expand to other platforms,” an official statement from PlatinumGames said about the new project. Last year we took the chance to speak to Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya to talk about The Wonderful 101 Remastered, and what it means for PlatinumGames’ future.
I guess the first question would be why is now, almost 13 years into PlatinumGames’ existence, the time to start self-publishing?