Nintendo has revealed the box art for The Wonderful 101. Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, the action-adventure game will be released on September 15th, exclusively for the Wii U console. Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed that additional details regarding the game will be announced after E3.
Master troll and Platinum Games designer, Hideki Kamiya, has told a Wonderful 101 fan that the game will be appearing on the Nintendo Direct which takes place tomorrow. It makes sense that The Wonderful 101 will be shown, as the Nintendo Direct is focussing on the spring and summer lineup for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. Are you looking forward to seeing the Wonderful 101?
Tomorrow…on a Nintendo Direct… RT @SimonShinobi: Do you know if they’re gonna talk about TW101 tomorrow?
There’s some controversy brewing around Wonderful 101, and it’s about quality over quantity, or so it would seem. Games designer Hideki Kamiya tweeted such a statement that it has provoked Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba to level the playing field by responding via Twitter with a statement of his own:
“So it looks like @PG_Kamiya has caused another bit of controversy. What he is saying is his basic approach to how he creates an action game.
“The idea is rooted in that you shouldn’t pad your game with content users won’t enjoy in order to control play time to the end of the game. It isn’t something he wants to do, or thinks you should do.
“BTW, if you didn’t know @PG_Kamiya is the kind of game director who will pack as much content into the game as he can until he is satisfied. If we were to give in to all of his desires, the game we’d ship would probably be some super-long action game that no one would beat.
“I’ve been teamed up with @PG_Kamiya as his producer for a long time now, and game length is something I’ve never once worried about. That means both the length of a single play-through and the replayability of the game. Never worried once. Never. Actually, my job really is to be the one who says ‘This is too %^&* long! Cut it!’
“Of course, even though @pg_kamiya didn’t intend for people to jump to their own conclusions, they did. In this case, that conclusion was ‘So TW101 is going to be short then?!’
“Let me make my own conclusion: TW101 will be so much fun you are going to wear out your Wii U GamePad. You will have plenty of fun playing it for the first time, and just as much fun playing it over and over again. Actually, the Wii U GamePad is pretty sturdy, so you probably won’t wear it out… And I’m sorry I can’t explain to you in exact terms why I think you will have so much fun with TW101.
“I promise there will be plenty of news about the game in the days and weeks to come. But I will say this – Everyone here is working incredibly hard to make sure you say two things about TW101. One: I’m happy I bought a Wii U! — Two: I’m happy I bought The Wonderful 101!”
- Thanks, Eric
Hideki Kamiya, director of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, Okami, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta, has told fans on Twitter that The Wonderful 101 is more focussed on fun than actual game length. Kamiya wouldn’t reveal how long the game is, but it’s good to hear that the development team are focussing on the fun aspects of the game, rather than its length.
“If u hate to finish a game the next day u buy it, u better not play TW101. I focus on how it is fun, not how long it lasts till the ending.”
Nintendo of Germany has listed The Wonderful 101 with a June 6th release date on its official website. Nintendo made no mention of the game, or a release date, during the Nintendo Direct yesterday, so it will be interesting indeed if this is the release date for the highly anticipated Wii U exclusive.
Respected video game developer Platinum Games have sat down with Polygon to discuss a number of issues that have been troubling the acclaimed company. Platinum Games admit that they’re happy with their output, but their sales haven’t met company expectations. They also confess that sales of the original Bayonetta weren’t as much as they had originally hoped for. The development studio is working on a number of projects and they’re also investigating iOS and Android development, and they already have prototypes. Here’s some key points from the feature.
- They’re happy with their quality, but not their sales.
- Bayonetta was less than expected.
- They’re currently working on titles for both first and third parties.
- They’re investigating iOS and Android development, and already have prototypes.
- They’re definitely looking into art styles that might appeal more to the West, but also game designs that appeal more to the West.
- However, they still want to make games that they want to make.
- They have also had several canceled games, including one in a well known franchise that was far enough along that they could have made a trailer.
Hideki Kamiya, director of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, Okami, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta, has reiterated on Twitter that Bayonetta 2 wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Nintendo. Kamiya was asked on Twitter who’s idea was it to make Bayonetta 2 a Wii U exclusive, to which he replied ”Idea? There was no way other than that.”
Idea? There was no way other than that. RT @Snatch_the_FOX: Who’s idea was it to make Bayonetta a Wii U exclusive?
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Platinum Games long-awaited The Wonderful 101 was at this years PAX East which is taking place in Boston. The footage of the game is sadly stuff we’ve seen before in previous demos, but it has been a while since we’ve seen it. The Wonderful 101 is still scheduled to launch sometime in Quarter 2 2013.
Thanks, Mike S
Youtube user Doctre81 has spotted that Platinum Games long-awaited The Wonderful 101 is now listed as “coming soon” on the Wii U eShop. The Wonderful 101 is supposed to be released during the first half of the year and will remain a Wii U exclusive. Hopefully we will get a firm release date for the game during the next Nintendo Direct presentation.
Thanks, Mike S
Outspoken Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya has told a fan on Twitter that if people really want Okami 2 then they need to speak to Capcom about it. Whether or not Platinum Games have an interest in developing the game remains to be seen. But if you want the game, then it’s probably best to let Capcom know via social media sites.
Ask Capcom. RT @ZeldaPrime: WiiU is to good for Okami 2! HD console and big touchscreen controller! Get on making Okami 2, Kamyia-san