It might be hard to believe considering the project has now raised nearly $2 million USD, but PlatinumGames was actually "really nervous" about The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter prior to its launch. The main concern was that it wouldn't be successful and could potentially flop due to a lack of interest.
Speaking with Siliconera at PAX East last weekend, the game's original director Hideki Kamiya revealed just how "terrified" the team really was about the Kickstarter debut:
We were really nervous with the Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter. Really terrified. This is the first time we’d done anything like this. We really didn’t know what to expect. We were thinking “What if we don’t hit the first goal? What are we going to do?” Thankfully, it was a success very quickly, so now we have nothing but happiness. We’re glad for all of the support. When we were in the office and it hit the goal, we were watching it on a large screen that we have. When we hit the goal, everyone in the office cheered.
According to an update on Kickstarter, The Wonderful 101: Remastered campaign is now into its final week – meaning there's not much longer to get campaign-exclusive rewards. On 6th March, the PlatinumGames team will be doing a closing stream over on Twitch to celebrate the company's first foray into self-publishing and count down the final hours of the Kickstarter campaign. There's also expected to be a few surprises.
This news follows on from a story earlier this week when PlatinumGames' Atsushi Inaba finally admitted the Kickstarter had nothing to do with raising funds, but more to gauge interest. Did you end up funding this campaign? Tell us below.