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.”