The Wonderful 101 Could Have Been A Wii Game

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The Wonderful 101 producer Hideki Kamiya has revealed that the well-received Wii U game almost started out as a Wii game. Kamiya says that when they first came up with the unique concept the Wii U system hadn’t even been announced, so the game was originally destined for the original Wii. However, Kamiya says the game wasn’t necessarily for any particular platform, but when they approached Nintendo they decided Wii was the best fit.

“Initially, it was based on the idea of using these Nintendo characters. At the time Wii U hadn’t been announced yet and there was no knowledge of it. I can’t say with certainty, but I believe this was something that we think of potentially for Wii. And so it was put on hold. Then, one year later, when we came back with the idea of creating this as a superhero game… At that time it wasn’t necessarily based on any specific platform. But when we took it to Nintendo, the discussions went from there, and we decided to put it on Wii.”

Thanks, Anubis

 

110 thoughts on “The Wonderful 101 Could Have Been A Wii Game”

          1. That would be kinda cool, but using the touch screen will be a lot easier to draw the shapes needed. The gamepad also allows a lot more of relaxed game play.

            Also, that control type may be available.

              1. I’ve heard this a lot- so to the people who don’t like Gamepad… Why? Like, I seriously want to hear why you guys don’t like it.

                  1. Yes, the 3D for the 3DS is a bit… gimmick-y. But it works well (when the companies know how to do it correctly, that is.).

                    But the gamepad isn’t a gimmick. It’s a feature. If you’ve played any game that uses it well, you’d understand. Games like:
                    Nintendo Land
                    Apparently ZombiU, but I’ve never played it
                    Rayman Legends
                    and more.

                    And there’s even MORE games where the gamepad isn’t necessary, but still makes everything so much easier. (Like Scribblenauts, for example)

                    1. If the 3DS had a feature that all games try to use just because it’s there, yeah, it would suck. All games want to use the GamePad to justify being on Wii U, yet, it’s completly irrelevant, so there’s no way to justify it. No game Nintendo can put out for the GamePad would convince me to use it.

                      It’s just like the early Wii and DS games that used motion controls and touch screen as gimmicks.

                    2. Erm, I think you are mistaking “gimmicks” with “gameplay features”.

                      Despite whatever crap companies put into gaming consoles, there will always be someone that will take the crappy-features and make a game that makes the features fantastic. To me, it’s less of what the features are… and more of what people do with them.

                    3. “Gameplay features” is how hardcore gamers blind themselves to irrelevant innovation. “Gimmicks” is how the public sees it and them avoid it. No game can make the Wii U GamePad relevant

                1. Yeah, 2DS is hot. Now all we need is a Wii U without the GamePad

                  Nintendo made some big mistakes and getting back to where they were before these mistakes is nice, but still isn’t new. That considering they’d even be able to get back, which is not probable.

                  The Nintendo from DS and Wii era looks dead

                  1. The Wii U w/o the Gamepad? Like it or not son but the Gamepad is the best thing out right now in the gaming world. Maybe when you are older and are no longer impressed by marketing and gullible to hearsay you will realize what a fool you have been. Don’t sweat it though kid, life moves fast when you’re young and sometimes you get caught up in things and you make mistakes.

                    1. I’m probably older than you, I’m 29. Wii Motion Controls were great, and no marketing saying they were dumb or gimmicky destroyed that, I fought for them to be recognized as a revolution.

                      GamePad is not, it’s irrelevant and showcases exactly what has been wrong with Nintendo. Try new, original and excentric stuff, but don’t care for relevance, imagine people will buy it just cause it’s new

                    2. 2 thumb sticks, 2 shoulder buttons, 2 trigger buttons, dpad, x,y,a,b start and select, home, tv, and power buttons,.

                      Mic jack with volume control
                      video camera
                      nfc reader
                      gyro
                      pyro
                      and a 6″ touch screen capable of off tv gameplay all inside the most comfortable controller ever built.

                      Please explain how the Gamepad is so horrible to you.

                    3. It has an unnecessary touch screen because Nintendo thought it would be innovative. Being different, new, original, does not equal relevance. Why do I need the GamePad? There’s no reason

                    4. It’s completly irrelevant. If PlayStation puts a ball in the middle of the control and several games start using it, will you like it? You’re playing Uncharted and then Drake has to roll a ball to solve a puzzle, you’ll get Little Deviants Ball Edition, Kratos get a new power where he can throw his enemies like bowling balls.

                      If you have a Touch Screen in the middle of the joystick, you have to use it. If you don’t use it, you might as well not have it. When Wii gave us motion control over regular control, they had a very clear message: “This is not just different, it’s better”. It was not just hype from a new thing, it was evolution.

                      If Nintendo kept evolving the DS concept instead of going back to GameCube mentality maybe they wouldn’t lose their market share to DS type games on smartphones and tablets

                    5. But you said you liked the DS touch screen! How is the DS touch screen not irrelevant, but the Wii U gamepad is?

                      In regard to the “track-ball” on a PS4 controller, yes, I would enjoy those games.

                      “It’s all about the game.” – Ernie Calhoun

                      It doesn’t matter how stupid or idiotic it looks. It’s about if enough games can give you a pleasurable experience, it’s a good feature. Heck, even if only one game can give you an AMAZING experience, it’s worth it.

                    6. Actually sounds like fun, track balls are great, I wish one of them would put it in their controller. What you must understand is that the touch screen isn’t only used for gimmicks in games, it serves a purpose on many different fronts. Internet or Menu selection to name a couple. The games that do use it though for gimmicks actually do a good job and make it fun., but the games that incorporate the gamepad completely like Zombie U or 101 are brilliant, maybe one day you will be able to afford one and give it a try, you are missing out, big time.

                    7. It’s not about how the games use it, it’s about the console’s concept, philosophy, and entertainment in general. If you don’t understand why the GamePad is hurting the Wii U to the point of not selling, you have no idea what games are about.

  1. Well, wii u preety much is wii 2, sucky graphics, no 3rd party, no good online, iphone 5s has all of that and it’s not even a fucking console

        1. This is not a rule. It all depends on artistic choices. Wii U can have realistic graphics and ps4 also can have GCI type graphics. A good developer (artist) can make the best graphics even with weak hardware. Okami has one of the best graphics I’ve ever seen and it’s a ps2 game.

  2. this game comes with pull ups for the nintenbabies. not because it looks childish but because its also to complex for the corporate slaves minds. go back to playing you mario and zelda and get nothing else, thats what you stick up for.

      1. arnt i autistic?? no names yay!! at least i dont look like the green guy in the picture like the rest of you. he also wears diapers too. just like all of the sheep.

      1. what happened to wii u daily…. that place is shit i was there for like 1 week and left months ago, way to many nintendo dick riders. like you should have seen me on there i was nice but nooo they were offended if you said you didnt like reggie, corporate slaves. does anybody else still go there because i remember a lot of people from here went there too.

              1. really haha wii u daily!!!!!! hahahahaah!!! all the people there are all getting eaten alive by the trolls.” MY BODY ISNT READY HUH AHHH STOPP IT OOWWWW!!!!!” in there little lady voices. that is to funny.

    1. funny haha i remember sending this in too like a day ago. sickr has finally had enough of me and funny thing i actually think he tried to ban me because everytime i try to post a comment it says, comment could not be posted but when i do it again it lets me post it. weeirrd…………

              1. I beleive there was about 30-40 comments.

                Yes there were people who were excited lol

                Then there were a few people that said you are being trolled. And the next thing you know, that post was deleted. The post that came before the fake one; people were asking asking what happened to that post.

                Then I started laughing.

                1. shit why cant alba have a contact form, she would probably not find out as fast. Sickr when he found out probably smashed a bottle of whiskey on the side of his table and said gosh damn it iceazeama!!!!! your going to pay same with the rest of the shits on my page!!!!!!

      1. When you log in then post a comment it doesnt work, you need to refresh the page first :P i guess you must log out often because of all those alts

  3. I thought it came out this week in the US, but it’s technically next week (I think?… Sunday?)

    Can’t wait to buy it! One of the only Demo’s I actually enjoyed.

  4. Good game. Dont give shit about sales, if people are stupid and only buy games from 1 brand its their loss.

    P.S FUCK YOU Brand/System nazi shits, while you all are complainin, i am laughin and playin with all the systems.

  5. Gamepad not innovative/gimmicky? have you people seen the touchpad on the PS4 controller or you would rather be blind that Sony is once again coping what Nintendo brought to market first on the home console market? So quick to judge Nintendo but fail to point out the shortcomings of the competitors… smh

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