Can our heroes gather up higher numbers?
It looks like The Wonderful 101 will be seeing an underpowered start in Japan with a limited number of copies available at launch. Siliconera is citing Japanese retail blog Sinobi, which is stating that PlatinumGames’ colourful action title will apparently ship only 30,000 copies for its 24th August...
Removing confusion and doubt
The Wonderful 101 has had a slightly peculiar route to the Wii U, in terms of visibility and awareness. At E3 2012 Nintendo used its live conference to make peculiar jokes about zombies liking French food and provide a rather thorough walkthrough of Luigi's Ghost Mansion in Nintendo Land. That presentation had good...
And in North America, plus there's an awesome new trailer
Update two: As some of the Nintendo Life community are now confirming, The Wonderful 101 demo is now live in North America as well as Europe. Thanks to all that let us know. Update one: PlatinumGames has just posting the following on its blog, confirming the demo in Japan and Europe and...
Expect some craziness
After today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts told us about some upcoming games and dished up the occasional surprise, there's the happy news that we have less than two days to wait for our next presentation. At the close of both the European and North American presentations it was confirmed that a special Nintendo Direct for The...
It's their game, so no embargoes
The Wonderful 101 is the next high-profile Wii U exclusive on the horizon, due 23rd August in Europe and 15th September in North America. It's one of two system exclusives being developed by PlatinumGames, so as a result it's pretty clear that it's going to be a high-octane action experience with enough craziness to...
Put the kettle on
While Pikmin 3 is all the rage on the Wii U in Europe right now, with North America soon to follow, PlatinumGames will be bringing its own brand of anarchic action and real-time strategy to the system with The Wonderful 101; it arrives in Europe on 23rd August and the U.S. on 15th September. For those looking to pick up the...
You know you're playing a Platinum game when...
Way back in June 2012, we had the chance to play Project P-100, an exuberant new IP from PlatinumGames being published by Nintendo. It's had a name change, and its arrival has been delayed to such an extent that it's done the rounds to appear at this year's preview events; we've gone hands on with...
This has been one long launch window!
Platinum Games' upcoming superhero title, The Wonderful 101, was given its launch dates during today's European and North American Nintendo Direct videos. The title will launch in Europe on 23rd August and in North America on 15th September. It was originally announced at E3 2012 as a launch window release,...
The Capcom vein runs deep
It's always sad when a developer leaves a company responsible for giving us one of the more original and much-needed shake-ups in the Wii's library of games, but it's also interesting to see where they end up going. Shigenori Nishikawa, director of MadWorld, is to leave Platinum Games for a position at Tango, Shiji Mikami's Tokyo-based development studio. Mikami was one of..
Might also do it for money
Hideki Kamiya, co-founder of Platinum Games, recently tweeted that: If they had the team that made Star Fox 64 make it... followed by I want Nintendo's staff to come to Platinum, stick guns at us and tell us 'You guys make a new Star Fox." Kayami directed the games Bayonetta, Okami, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry
Thinks mature-rated game was very well received
With all the whining and bellyaching over mature-rated games on Wii lately, it's interesting to hear about a studio so unfazed, even keen on the prospect of doing more in the area. And that studio is Platinum Games. Their first-ever release, the hyper-violent monochrome brawler M
Platinum Games-produced space RPG hitting the NA and Europe Spring 2010
Sega has confirmed that it will be releasing Platinum Games' DS-based sci-fi RPG title Infinite Space in North America and Europe in Spring 2010. The game is currently available only in Japan, where it topped the charts on this release. It features lavish anime cut scenes, a mixture of 2D and 3D visuals and a ridiculously..
It'll burrow into your skull like a lamp post.
One of my favorite parts about MadWorld was the soundtrack: stylized hip hop tunes that fit really well with the generally stylish carnage Jack would find himself in. It's probably my most enjoyed game soundtrack since No More Heroes unleashed Pleather For Breakfast on my boss-battling ears. Pictobits was pretty rad, too, but that's a different story..
Sega shows off some battle footage from its upcoming space-sim/RPG.
Just weeks away from release in Japan, Sega has finally released some combat footage from the upcoming DS space opera Infinite Space (known as Infinite Line in Japan). The top screen displays the action via a cinematic battle camera, with the touch screen used to give commands and display the inside of the player's cockpit. Epic,..
PlatinumGames' epic space-sim/RPG gets a Japanese release date
Publisher Sega has announced that Japanese DS owners will be able to get their hands on sci-fi space-opera Infinite Space (known as Infinite Line in Japan) on June 11. Co-developed by PlatinumGames (ex-Clover Studios team and makers of MadWorld) and Nude Maker (Steel Battalion), Infinite Space allows you to craft and customise your own..
It has been revealed that Platinum Games producer, Atsushi Inaba, is already working on a new IP, possibly for Wii.
Develop Mag: What are you ambitions for the studio and the Japanese games market in 2009? Atsushi Inaba: We have been developing games since we started this company. We've got big titles coming out this year, MadWorld releasing very soon and Bayonetta later this year, and we hope..