Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya remains as one of the most outspoken game designers on Twitter – and he’s been at it again, this time, claiming he doesn’t own a Wii U. Despite working for Platinum Games and working on projects such as The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2, he’s not an owner of Nintendo’s home console. Kamiya is notoriously known as somewhat of a joker, however, so his tweet may just be to cause controversy throughout his fan base. But who knows, this one could be true, as elsewhere he has stated that he’s too busy working to own one.
“I’m not a WiiU owner. RT @Theo_aCloud Are you looking forward to Pikmin 3 as much as all the other Wii U owners? Going to be awesome, and th[…]”
Following his recent Twitter rant about The Wonderful 101 receiving poor marketing from Nintendo, there’s been a quick shuffle to rectify this. Only a day after Kamiya’s tweets were published, Nintendo of America began their hashtag campaign to virally promote The Wonderful 101 with #WonderfulWednesday. No doubt this is purely coincidental, but the timing is impeccable. When Kamiya’s Twitter fans asked him about it, he claimed to have no knowledge of the campaign. Other marketing techniques are also in play for The Wonderful 101, as Kamiya confirmed that a future Nintendo Direct will highlight and advertise the hero action game. You can check out his tweets below.
“There will be. RT @enigmaxtreme: To advertise, there should be a ‘Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct’.”