The newest Iwata Asks features an extensive interview with The Wonderful 101’s development team. Hideki Kamiya, having already participated in a one-on-one with Iwata, this time joined his crew to discuss the rich history and evolution of the game. Among the many topics covered were the relationship between Nintendo and Platinum Games, the difficulties in creating a title with so many characters on screen at once, and Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya’s infamous temperament.
One of the biggest takeaways from the interview is the news that The Wonderful 101 contains a hidden character based on Kamiya, named Wonder-Director. The character is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of Kamiya who “runs like a middle-aged guy” and caused the team several challenges in the debugging process, according to the interview.
Reviews for The Wonderful 101 have already begun to pile in. Gamers will be able to hunt for Kamiya’s secret character when The Wonderful 101 officially releases on August 23rd in Europe and September 15th in North America.