The Wonderful 101 failed to take off on the Wii U and has since found a niche as a cult title. The game is getting a second chance as it is coming to the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. The Wonderful 101: Remastered smashed its target and both Platinum Games director Hideki Kamiya and head Atsushi Inaba would like to see a sequel.
“Back when we were making the Wii U original, I had a lot of hopes for the game before its release. I knew we made a really incredible game, so I felt confident that a lot of people would play it and it’d be a big hit. I was dreaming things up left and right – I had ideas like, ‘Oh, what would it be like if we did a sequel where Wonder Blue was the leader?’ All of these creative and exciting ideas were flowing, and then the game released and I saw the numbers and was like, ‘Wait, what?!’ (Laughs) So, I hope I get to have those aspirations again in the future.”
“We always think about how we can expand on all our games. We want to revisit it now because we’ve always felt it was a high-quality game that didn’t get a fair chance. In regards to a sequel or something, we can’t make one if there aren’t any fans for the series in the first place. So if fans support this and things go really well for The Wonderful 101, then I’d say it’s pretty natural that we’d want to make another game in the series! (Laughs)”