Originally asking for just £38,356 as its overall funding goal, the remaster effort has now surpassed over £790,000 and counting in fan contributions. It’s shown no signs of slowing with 31 days still remaining in the campaign, either.
First launching for the ill-fated Nintendo Wii U back in 2013, PlatinumGames’ quirky action experience sold miserably despite praise from critics, and has cultivated a deep appreciation from hardcore fans ever since. Now, it’s finally making a comeback on modern platforms.
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It has now surpassed a number of funding goals, which means The Wonderful 101 Remastered is now coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. Other stretch goals yet to be reached include a time trial mode and a few other interesting surprises we’re keen to see unearthed.
Speaking to Eurogamer director Hideki Kamiya had this to say about the upcoming release: “In terms of the contents, it’s one of our larger games, so we’re happy with how it is. It’s not the case that we want to add more content – we just want to make it more user-friendly.”
“I’ve got a list of the things I’ve always wanted to change that I wasn’t quite satisfied with in the original. Being able to revisit the game has allowed us to make those fine-tuned adjustments.” It sounds like PlatinumGames is keen to build upon the original instead of a simple port, which is great to hear.
The Wonderful 101 is part of the “Platinum 4” which is a list of new projects coming from the Japanese developer, three of which still remain a mystery. We imagine they will be slowly revealed in the coming weeks, and we’re desperately crossing our fingers that one of them is NieR related.