It's been quite an eventful week for The Wonderful 101. In this short time frame, PlatinumGames announced it would be reviving the game via Kickstarter for multiple platforms – including the Nintendo Switch – and it raised more than $1 million in just 12 hours. Since then, it has received additional stretch goals.
Now, in the latest update, it's reached the $1.5 million stretch goal "Luka's First Mission" – starring the young hero of the same name. This mission is a side-scrolling action spin-off and will have a "completely different style" to the main game. Here's the backstory:
Luka doesn’t know that his teacher is actually Wonder-Red. And he hates the Wonderful 100 due to a certain reason, despite the fact that they’re heroes who protect the Earth. Why does he hate them? You’ll have to play the game and enjoy the story to find out!
As part of this update, new stretch goals have also been revealed. If the Kickstarter campaign hits $1.75 million, the game will get a remix soundtrack featuring a "special" secret guest. In addition to this, a brand new adventure titled "Luka's Second Mission" will be created when $2 million is reached.
Are you looking forward to playing Luka's new side-scrolling spin-off? Have you backed the Kickstarter yet? Tell us below.
@BarefootBowser I'm with you. I really wanted to like it but just couldn't get into it at all.
@Liam_Doolan Typo, secret special guest, not guess
this new 2d game interests me more lol
@Tantani Turns out, it's not.
@Tantani because it was a financial failure
@Tantani because nobody bought it before and they don’t really have any strong attachment to it since it didn’t pick up any excitement or relevance in the general gaming community.
By doing this they will still make money from a game they helped fund like 6 years ago by now selling it on other platforms, the IP will get more relevant with the excitement going around due to its Kickstarter making it a stronger IP in general in their possession, potentially making a sequel exclusive only to them to entice more people to buy their hardware in the future.
@Tantani so platinum game bought nintendo half of the rights so they could publish the game themselves. Nintendo don't have any ownership claim to the wonderful 101 any more
@BarefootBowser most people haven’t played the game. It’s Platinum thus has some fanbase.
I hated the game, but I know it has it’s fans.
Hope it reaches the 2 million.
Really looking forward to the 2D prequels/spin-offs.
Nintendo isn’t publishing it this time, though from what I understand, they still own the trademark, and were also the co-creator of the series. So Platinum had to get their blessing to port to PC and PS4. Is it odd? I guess maybe it is, but W101 didn’t sell well at all so I guess Nintendo didn’t think it would hurt to port it to a wider audience. Nintendo just isn’t involved this time other than granting permission.
As I understand it, if a new game comes out Nintendo wants it exclusive to Switch, and I think Platinum will have to abide.
@BarefootBowser I really enjoyed it once I got the hang of it. I didn’t like it much when I first started it but I practiced a bunch and after doing that I found it really good.
It’s got some serious flaws though, like a brutal learning curve, poor instruction of how to play, and poor control recognition. If they fix some of those problems it should be more appealing to a broader base.
@Tantani Nintendo believe videogames are artistic creation and IP belong to the people who create them. That's why they let their IP to Rare.
@BarefootBowser I have a feeling that this will be one of those situations where the hype and nostalgia plays a role in the financial goals being met, only for the final product to let people down, or at least become a divisive product that some will defend and others will feel like they were swindled or their burning desire for the game cooled. Like Mega Man type game, Mighty 9, or something like that and that 3D platform game developed by Rare alum. Sorry I’m bad on remembering the names.
This fanboy mentality is so tiring. Platinum feel that the game would sell better releasing it on every console, which makes sense. The Switch version was the first goal, showing they still have loyalty to the Nintendo brand. It doesn’t impact anybody’s enjoyment of the game whether it’s on one console or every console. Surely it’s a good thing that more players get to play the game and might lead to a sequel?
Still Platinum’s best game in my book, and the best game on Wii U by far
@nessisonett Who in this thread is displaying fanboy mentality? One comment asked how it could be on other platforms, but wasn't a rant and most comments explained how it could happen or that they didn't even like the game much in the first place.
The only gameplay thing I didn't like in this game was the lack of transparency in the scoring system. Like, I would hit an absurd, cool looking juggling combo and get gold. I'd replay the mission and do less cool stuff, but finish faster and get pure platinum.
I like pursuing perfection in games. I just like it if dev's let me know what "perfection" looks like.
Awww, I was hoping for an XBONE port as a goal but not the end of the world.
I saw trailer for the game and characters and it definitely doesn't appeal to me. Still I'd like to see other Wii U titles ported.
I really enjoyed what I played if this game. It did take a while to get the controls down, but it was quirky and different. I got quite a ways in and got stuck on one part so I never went back to it.
I’ll probably grab this, but after initial sales, I doubt this does great. It’s too different for most people.
10 mil for xo version
Is this actually confirmed or are Nintendo just taking a cut from future sales?
What fanboy mentality?
Those Rare IP were bought by Microsoft as part of the cost of buying out Nintendo. And Nintendo kept Donkey Kong. Good business for them.
They should do an online multiplayer finding goal!
I liked the art style, but there was something about the gameplay that didn't quite click with me. I'm in two minds whether to back it or not. It depends what the gameplay improvements are.
@outsider83 how so? This is a port. The game has already been released. If people want to look at reviews they’re already out there to get a gist of the game.
Your use of “swindle” and the example games you listed make it sound like you have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to TW101.
I haven't backed yet but I'm going to. I was really hoping for a a tier with the comic and art book without the extra tat, but doesn't look like it's coming so I will just go physical game and that's it.
How could that happen though? It isn’t an unknown quantity, anyone backing it has a very good idea what they’re backing.
This is why you better off with a PS4 than an Xbox if you need a home console. 2 Million and still not worth it 🙄
So glad it got 1.5M and new content. Moving this to my Switch list now.
I'm really happy that this kickstarter is successful
The remix was revealed a while ago, though? Luka’s Second Mission is the only new announcement.
A pretty underrated game imo. The controls take some time to get into, but it's such a fun game with great characters.
@Agramonte I mean, they said from the start no matter how much money the KS makes, they couldn't add an XB1 release by the same deadline as the others, so it won't be announced until after the campaign ends if they do decide to do it. So I don't think the stretch goals confirm they think it's not worth it.
@HeyItsFlapjack @electrolite77 Not in this specific thread, no, but on others on this website and other parts of the internet. We can't forget some of the reactions to the article on Platinum saying they'd like to self publish Bayonetta in the future.
@Doofenshmirtz my super power! My super power! My super my super ooooooooh yeeeeeah! Now everybody jump!!!! Jump!! Jump!! I said jump!! 😅🤣🤣🤣😅
@glaemay Get a grip you're sounding like a salty fanboy! Here's a few facts to balance your hysterical and biased post - Nintendo only owned a minority stake in Rare and Rare were a SECOND party developer for them, Nintendo didnt allow Rare to share IP out the goodness of their hearts or because they believe in artistic freedom! Ueda was a FIRST party developer for Sony and they were pretty damned patient considering the money he burned whilst delivering games continually late and well over budget - good luck with any other company he works with that can reign in his "creation". Naughty Dog are a wholly OWNED subsidiary of Sony (and have been since 2001) why on earth would you think they would allow their franchises on rivals machines? Why would Microsoft? Why would Nintendo? do you see Nintendo allowing Mario on Playstation or XBox? NO! so why are they not "control freak megacorp who keep exclusives forever"? Mmmm?
@Agramonte I own both and i don't agree. PS4 collects far more dust than my Xbox One X.
Also. I own W101 on Wii U anyway.
So many of you did not like this game? I know it has some flaws but it's also so over the top and full of originale ideas (even if the model is like bayonetta) that I had a really good time playing, but also got frustrated sometimes because of some missions that are actually too confuse, and the double screen did not help. They should also give the opportunity to creat the Morphs with simple inputs and not the "drawing" mechanic
@Orpheus79V It's a really odd thing to interject into a comment string that hasn't displayed the very thing that first comment was talking about. It's like they were trying to start an argument from previous threads in one that had been very civil just for the sake of arguing.
Man i loved this game! So i am happy it Comes back!
I played it over and over.
Viewtiful Joe vibes?!
But when you have a thread without these aggressive reactions, why start talking about them? That’s encouraging arguments.
I quite enjoyed W101 but probably won’t double dip. Very happy for all those that will get a chance to try it out.
I've backed it. It felt like pre ordering rather than backing!
I'll never understand, why people buy games just for the sake of buying games.
Bring it on; looking forward to playing this on my Switch.
101 never appealed to me, but it looks like it would be great fun for kids. I'm curious though, does Nintendo still own the rights to the game? I keep reading conflicting claims all over.
Speak for yourself my friend. As I had a lot of other games to play and I still absolutely love(d) it. Was one of my favorite games for the generation.
@ShadowSmile Boo this man!
LMAO exactly what I was thinking. The funny thing is that often times the same faux #$$, outraged anti fanboying champions that you'll see chastising Nintendo fans for the slightest comment and/or transgression (even when there isn't one) you'll see get a case of selective mutism and/or pulling off their best Invisible Man routine when it comes to heaving that same energy & criticism towards fans from other bases. You'll personally see sony fanboys pop up on here crapping on Nintendo fans time to time telling them to buy another system if they want a game or whatever instead of "port begging" & you won't see all of this rah rah s*** out of them. If you even see some of these jokers at all. Give me a damn break lol.
Edit: By the way, speaking of which, it's funny how this isn't remotely considered "port begging" at all. Everywhere that I've seen the news of this being reported I find it odd how since this favors sony & their fanboys etc that there's not much mention of port begging. Whereas if the shoe was on the other foot benefiting Nintendo fans, the port begging criticisms would have known no bounds.
And while I'm firmly on the side of that not being the case here, it's just funny to see the sheer hypocrisy, double standards & such being applied here; because Nintendo fans would have been singled/called out for a kickstarter wanting a shot at "other people's" games. Now everybody wants to play Kumbaya & the media & websites are above such comments, rationale & clickbait head lines like that. Even though you could have literally watched them revel in it in the past Yeah, GTFOH lol...
On it! Lol
BOOOOOOOOO...*ahem...OOOOOOOOOOOO...*coghs as throat dries out...OO..OOOOOOO..OOOO!
Don't tell me what I didn't have bro. Just because YOU didn't, does mean that I didn't have a good amount of games to play at all. Not to mention that I was a multi console owner. So I didn't have to have any faux love affair with the game. And yet I absolutely STILL feel the same way. One of my favorite games of the gen.
@Knux900 if they only bought half they have some claims on it
I backed it because it actually looks really cool and also the old reviews are showing some potential. In addition, any purchase that supports the company who is working on Bayonetta 3 is a valid and worth purchase
@BarefootBowser You underestimate action fans
Wonderful 101 is one of the reasons I bought a Wii U, same with Bayonetta 2. More than any game Nintendo announced.
The more stretch goals that get reached, the happier I am!
I wonder what is giving this game so much second life. It did not sell well on the Wii U despite being an early release title.
My guess for the secret special guest for the remixed soundtrack is Yuzo Koshiro. That guy is everywhere. And I'm glad he is.
I’m interested to see how Platinum handles a 2D Platformer, it’s sort of odd to see them branch out into different genres.
@ToonStuff Viewtiful Joe. They have experience.
I've never even heard of this game until now. I'm not interested.
This game has the classic Platinum issue of not really shining til your second playthrough. That's why so many people don't understand the love for it and why there are some who adore it because they put the time into it.
I found the game super frustrating, but then it clicked late on in my first go and pushed me to play it again. Man, when you start linking combos in Wonderful 101 I personally think it's platinum's best fighting system to date.
Quite a lot of hype building around this, perhaps I should actually get around to play my sealed Wii U version shortly. After numerous people saying how frustrating they found the game it put me off playing it, but I never actually sold my copy. I will likely play it now when it releases on the Switch as it seems like the perfect time to do so.....
@BenAV @BarefootBowser - I sure loved it. My favorite Wii U game, much more than I appreciated Bayonetta 2. Probably my favorite Platinum game period.
@BenAV @BarefootBowser I know this will come of as accusatory, but I must ask if you guys that didn't like this game played enough to get the hang of it?
I ask because I played the demo and decided the game isn't for me. Then when the price dropped to $30 I decided to try it anyways and (after getting the hang of it and starting to understand what the game is actually trying to do, I realized how incredibly fun this game actually is.
If you gave it a fair shake and still didn't like it then you're good, but if you just tried the demo I have to suggest you give it another try
Everything that wasn't a big Nintendo IP sold poorly on Wii U, can't really use that as a comparison to it selling poorly then and now being hyped about.
People just didn't care for the Wii U and anything that released on it. Sad, but true v.v
As for the big second life it's getting now: A lot of word of mouth marketing has been done over the course of 7 years, by me and many others, making it a bit of a cult classic.
Also, Platinum currently has way more mainstream appeal then they had back then, so if they announce something, the people will take notice ^^
@leo13 I had the full game as I got it for free from the Mario Kart 8 promotion. Gave it a pretty good crack I reckon. Long enough that I'm pretty confident it wasn't going to grow on me.
that mission must be a hell of a mission since it costs a half milion dollars lol....
This game is on my wishlist of WiiU games to be ported to Switch. So, what is the crack with Kickstarter? If I donate, I guess I'm helping to fund the project? As an investor, what would I get in return other than the privilege of being able to purchase this when it is eventually released?
Great news. This game is such an unappreciated gem. It really deserved a re-release
@Profondo lol at people defending faceless megacorps making billion over talented videogames creator like Fumito Ueda. Your opinion has no value. It is biased by the big marketing money Sony spend to brainwash you. Many exclusives Nintendo funded get ported elsewhere later because they belong to their creators. But many Sony exclusives stay exclusives forever because when you make a game funded by Sony it belongs to Sony. That's the behavior of a control freak megacorp, not of a company who believe videogames should belong to their creators.
@glaemay Are you for real? Sony didn't make billions out of Ueda, they actually lost money supporting him! Tell me what exclusives Nintendo funded that get ported elsewhere to other consoles, apart from 101 which is under discussion here and Rare titles which were not Nintendo owned? Nintendo hold onto their IP like Sony and Microsoft. And again I'll ask you, can you see Mario Cart, Zelda, Smash Bros, Super Mario, Pokémon, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles etc on other consoles? NO! Because Nintendo (like Sony and Microsoft) are a "control freak megacorp" who make games that BELONG to Nintendo! My opinion has as much value as yours. You sir, seem to be the one brainwashed by immature fanboiisim. I'd give up now as your rants are making you look extremely silly!
@gameboy1975 I've just recently purchased a Switch and the "essentials" to play on it and am thoroughly enjoying my nostalgia with the Mario titles and losing myself in Breath Of The Wild! I have a PS4 Pro which I equally adore for the exclusives and the 4k tech to go with my setup. I only use my Switch in docked mode and understand I'm not getting 4k with all the bells and whistles but it's not dampening my enjoyment one bit. The fanboy BS is immature, unnecessary and tired - I've replied to another member on here who's so damned blinkered and inept with his argument it's laughable! Let's all enjoy our chosen console(s) without the histrionics I say!
Sounds to me like this game just doesn't appeal to you 2. I'm cool with that. One of the reasons there is such a wide variety of games is that we don't all like the same games.
For example, I'm an odd duck in that I don't enjoy Call of Duty or Halo. I think both of them are mediocre, but I wouldn't pay money to play either and if I was gifted them they would just gather dust
@BarefootBowser I also just couldn't get into it, either. Maybe I'll boot up the WiiU one of these days and try it again.
@BarefootBowser I will say, as much as I personally loved Wonderful 101, I was shocked that it was so well funded so quickly because I had heard it only sold 5000 copies.
Yes I'm worried that every single person that wants the game will fund the Kickstarter and then nobody will buy it off the shelves, but we'll have to see what happens. The good news is there were like 13 million Wii U systems and there are 50 million Switch systems, 100 million PS4 systems and I have no clue Steam accounts so I figure it's got a chance to be successful.
Personally I'd love to see it sell so well they they make a sequel
@Itachi2099 so they still own the IP?
And actually it is a great strategy for them
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