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News: PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work and Ambition to be One of the World's Top Studios

PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work and Ambition to be One of the World's Top Studios

"IP holders also are like ‘Let Platinum Games do what they do'"

PlatinumGames has been celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and in this writer's opinion has deserved all of the plaudits that have come its way. Few studios can boast Platinum's mastery of the action genre, and it's also proven itself to be increasingly flexible in its projects. In its...

News: PlatinumGames Will Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary This Year

PlatinumGames Will Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary This Year

Here's to the next ten

On 2nd February PlatinumGames will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, a fact it's reminded us of as part of its New Year post to fans. The studio that evolved from key members of Clover Studio (which was funded by Capcom and produced brilliant games such as Okami) has rapidly earned a reputation for high quality and exciting...

News: PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

PlatinumGames to Unveil a New Title at E3

IGN to host the reveal

Anticipation for E3 just stepped up a notch for fans of intense, bombastic and hugely entertaining games, with the news that PlatinumGames will be unveiling a new title at the show. The news comes from IGN, who will host the début announcement and footage on Tuesday 16th June at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK /...

News: Keiji Inafune Shares His Thoughts on PlatinumGames, Working With Fans and Mega Man's Creation

Keiji Inafune Shares His Thoughts on PlatinumGames, Working With Fans and Mega Man's Creation

Kaio: King of Pirates' fate is in the hands of its publisher, Marvelous

Keiji Inafune caused a bit of a stir a week ago, satisfying the fantasies and dreams of many Mega Man fans by announcing Mighty No.9, a 'spritual successor' to the Mega Man franchise that's steadily creeping towards its crowdfunding stretch goal that will bring a Wii U release...

News: Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Iwata Asks Delves into The Wonderful 101, Reveals Hidden Characters

Kamiya unites with allies for part two of this wonderful interview

The Wonderful 101 is being released tomorrow in Europe (23rd August) and part two of Iwata Asks has now emerged. This time round the game’s director Hideki Kamiya has united with some familiar allies to assist him in his interview with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata: Atsushi...

News: The Wonderful 101's Original Concept Included an "All-Star Cast of Nintendo Characters"

The Wonderful 101's Original Concept Included an "All-Star Cast of Nintendo Characters"

The Bayonetta series was on the "brink of disappearing"

Hideki Kamiya, the director of The Wonderful 101, has been in Cologne, Germany to meet fans and the press ahead of the game's release in the region. Naturally, he's also taken the opportunity to talk about PlatinumGames' other Wii U exclusive, Bayonetta 2, which is due to arrive in 2014...

News: PlatinumGames Discusses the Expanded Target Audience of The Wonderful 101

PlatinumGames Discusses the Expanded Target Audience of The Wonderful 101

"This is a chance for people who usually don't play Platinum titles"

The Wonderful 101 arrives in Europe this week and on 15th September in North America, and of all the major Wii U retail releases this year is arguably the most unique. Creative, high-octane action titles are somewhat expected of its developer, PlatinumGames, but nevertheless this...

Talking Point: The Wonderful 101 Direct and Demo Set the Standard for Wii U Marketing

The Wonderful 101 Direct and Demo Set the Standard for Wii U Marketing

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...

Hands On: The Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101

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...