Every generation there are great games that seem to be overlooked and don't translate into sales success, so is The Wonderful 101 heading for the same end result?

Over the past few weeks we've heard rumours of The Wonderful 101 having limited distribution of 30,000 units to retailers in Japan, while today brings Europe's chance to show its love for Platinum Games' action-orama-fest, followed by a North American release on 15th September 2013.

Our very own Thomas Whitehead, who reviewed the game last week, declared that "there's simply no other game on the market with such a focus on ridiculous fun - this really is a must-have title for the Wii U."

Does everyone agree? Not quite, currently the game has received a metacritic rating of 80/100 with generally favourable reviews, and whilst it's fair to say the game might not suit every type of gamer, fans of the bonkers-japanese-action game (yes, that's a real genre) will do well to find a better game to buy right now.

Nintendo's trump card comes as an added incentive for European gamers who have previously downloaded Pikmin 3 via the Nintendo eShop, as they can save 30% if they also purchase The Wonderful 101 from the platform; that makes the game only €34.99 (£27.99). Are you running out of reasons not to buy this game?

To celebrate the release of The Wonderful 101 in Europe we've knocked up a quick wallpaper using the simply fantastic artwork that you'll find on the box, enjoy!

The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

Wallpaper: The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

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