As you'll no doubt be aware if you've visited the site over the last couple of days, PlatinumGames revealed a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week which will bring The Wonderful 101: Remastered to Switch later this year. It's been quite the success, raising more than $1 million in just over 12 hours and speeding along with each passing minute.
Now, in an update added to the Kickstarter campaign, the game's director Hideki Kamiya has shared early design documents and little tidbits of info from the original game's development. He says, "The Wonderful 101 has a staggering amount of content – so much, in fact, that I have full confidence it can satisfy everyone even now, 6 long years after it was originally released", giving him a reason to search through an old hard drive and show off the content found below.
He kicks things off with the first draft of the game's design document, which was made entirely by himself. It features early sketches, the name 'Wonder-Red' (which had already been chosen very early on), and mentions the number '100' rather than '101'. Kamiya said he was told to "get a little more creative with the title", so he added one to the number.
The "line action" page shows off what the player can do with their team members; ideas here made it into the final game.
The update also includes initial designs for the team members. Here we can see Wonder-Red with and without a mask; Kamiya says, "The mask shape looks a little different, but I pretty much knew how the design would look from the start... I hadn't decided on what day job he would take on to hide himself from the world, and was still experimenting with different ideas".
Finally, he also shows off the game's very first screenshot created as a prototype - although he wasn't satisfied with this early graphical style - and a poster which was created by a designer for fun. It was created "to look like a movie poster", and the team hung it up in the office for all to see.
If you're interested, you can see the entire update for yourself right here, as well as pledge towards the game itself, of course.