The Wonderful 101 launches September 15

Nintendo reveals launch date for upcoming Wii U-exclusive from Platinum Games.

The Wonderful 101 will launch September 15 exclusively on Wii U, Nintendo announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

The game, formerly known as P-100, is in development at Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance studio Platinum Games.

The Japanese studio is also working on another Wii U-exclusive, Bayonetta 2.

In The Wonderful 101, players explore various stages and recruit citizens to join their army of heroes. The more heroes a player gathers, the greater their Special Morph Powers will be. Gamers will use the Wii U GamePad to activate these powers, which include Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man, and Toilet Bowl Man, among others.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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H4num4n
H4num4n

Shit looks crazy fun, i might get a Wii U after all.

eva02langley
eva02langley

If more game like that get to the Wii U, the console would  be a success.

SolidTy
SolidTy

 Horrible, Horrible delays for this game and Pikmin 3...Is Nintendo Crazy?

Those were launch window games! Goodness, I could have waited till this xmas to play those games and probably got a better deal.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Damn, and you couldn't even mention that it comes out in Europe 3 weeks prior? Why be so NA-centric?

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

The character design reminds me of Viewtiful Joe.  Looks really cool!

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

One of my reasons to really want a WiiU.

gokuofheaven
gokuofheaven

This needs to be on the 3DS, I would buy it.

franizarduy
franizarduy

please only wii u owners post in this article so if you dont own one get out of here, of course i dont own one so i´m out as well.....

theblackfrog
theblackfrog

for me as a wii u owner and japano games lover i really need this....as fast as possible, looking awesome :D

Prats1993
Prats1993

It was directed by Hideki Kamiya, no wonder it reminded me of Viewtiful Joe. I dont own a Wii U but i can tell this is gonna be awesome, Wii U fans should get excited, it might be the first killer app the system needs.

tim1935
tim1935

Potty humor to the rescue!  Can't wait to take a giant dump on my enemies and light my farts on fire.

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

Cute and creative, a true staple of a good ninendo game. I hope it helps the wii u as it hasnt done well so I hear.

Numbuh277
Numbuh277

the wonderful 101 releasing 2 days before GTA 5 not going to sell well at all.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Not for me, but the graphics look good. Nintendo should push the Disney look more often.

xolivierx
xolivierx

ah finally a game, and it seems to be a good one. The only problem is September = Gran Theft Auto. keep them coming Nintendo, and I just MIGHT get the WiiU

dre256x
dre256x

you know what will get person mad about this game.. Its too short

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

The HUD alone has me intrigued.  It looks like it isn't going for some cinematic experience; it's a game ass game that has no qualms or shame about being a game.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

This game looks really unique and has a Viewtiful Joe vibe about it. It's a shame it is exclusive to the WiiU at the moment but hopefully it will be ported to other platforms (though it's unlikely) in the future so more people can enjoy it.

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

bayonetta 2, monster hunter,, the new X game, and this.... seriously considering a Wii U now..

being a PC gamer I only get consols for exclusives so i don't care about th cross platform games passing on the wiiU since I get those on my gaming PC, and I only buy consols for exclusives :) that's why I'll allways prefer my ps3 and wii over my 360 (even if the wii was more or less a disspointment) 

SkamArtist
SkamArtist

This game has potential, but not enough to make me buy a Wii U.

mueixu
mueixu

Viewtiful Joe was made by Capcom and a lot of the devs at Platinum Games were former Capcom developers.

Some were also from Clover studio but they too were from Capcom. Suffice it to say this game should be good.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Prats1993  

Pikmin 3 is coming out first. I was hoping this would come out first since I believe it stood a better chance of selling well before Pikmin 3 comes out. Either way, I'm getting this game.

NintendoTisLame
NintendoTisLame

@Numbuh277 it ok we like it not sell anything we like GTA but wiiU handle better graphic so we say No GTA and Iwata said OK no GTA now we have no GTA and we wanted but now we dont because WiiU will dominate E3 with no games with awesome lesser graphics.

NintendoTisLame
NintendoTisLame

@DiscGuru101 Yeah! I love the bad graphics I think Nintendo should push back innovation its really working out for them and it shows in the WiiU's sales.


This game wont be a system seller and that is what nintendo is all about. SO Exited for this!!

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Xristophoros  

I believe Nintendo owns the IP to this game, same way Sony owns the IP to games like Beyond Two Souls. 

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@Xristophoros I agree, but I wouldn't say it's a shame. I mean, the Wii U really needs it after it lost Rayman Legends' exclusivity. If all games were multiplats, the Wii U would sell even less...

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@evil-zodiark I agree with your mentality, I have a PC for multiplats, for Steam sales and, well, for PC exclusives, and I have a Wii U for Nintendo exclusives and a PS3 for Sony exclusives.

Not very interested in the PS4 so far (except for infamous 3), so it'll depend on the games they show at E3. (The Xbox doesn't even exist to me, not only because it has no exclusives, but also because Microsoft killed Rare and I won't forget that.)

I mean, some people say the PS4 will destroy the Wii U, but I don't see how. Yes, there aren't so many games announced for Wii U but even so, that's still more than what Sony has announced, and Nintendo will probably announce more new games at E3 than Sony, so... Wii U is probably still gonna be the better console in the end, even if its specs are inferior (who cares, I have a PC if I want outstanding graphics).

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

@evil-zodiark PC and Nintendo all the way. PS3 and shit box are old super slow antiques now, bin them.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@SkamArtist agreed, but i saw "toliet man" and "vending machine man" and smiled the only way japanese wackyness can make me smile.

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@NintendoTisLame @DiscGuru101 so I guess that you only play AAA titles just for the graphics then I feel sorry for you for missing out on a lot of great games but not that it matters because anyone states graphics > gameplay is not a true gamer anyway.


FoxExecutive
FoxExecutive

@NintendoTisLame Gameplay trumps graphics.  If you only want graphics go watch a movie.  Ni No Kuni was a much better game than Final Fantasy XIII.  The graphics in Ni No Kuni were not as good as FF XIII.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Tiwill44 Fair enough. I agree the Wii U really needs exclusives to help get Nintendo out of its current situation. While I think Nintendo would be much more successful as a Software only developer, I also don't want to see them hit rock bottom in the way Sega did. We will see how things play out in the next few years.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Tiwill44 It's refreshing to see individuals such as yourself who are true gamers and enjoy all games regardless of what console they are on. Many people hold a lot of hate towards other platforms and it really isn't necessary. I mainly play games on PS3 and PC these days simply because the games available on them appeal to me the most. I also borrowed my brothers Wii to play Mario Galaxy, Donkey Kong Country returns and Xenoblade Chronicles. I just enjoy good games regardless of the platform. Having said that, there simply isn't enough on the Wii U to get me to purchase one and if the Wii is any indication, there will only be 10 or so games I have any interest in playing by the end of its life cycle.    

R2C25
R2C25

@Random_Matt I love how you fangirls get super worked up about the 360. Actually more than the owners. 

Vickman178
Vickman178

@Random_Matt Wii U is looking better with these games on the way but PS3 is still good. I just went to the store yesterday to pick up Ni No Kuni for PS3 and Lego City for Wii U.

Xbox on the other hand....No way i'm paying for XBL anymore...

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Random_Matt How is the PS3 an antique if amazing new games are still being released for it including the Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls and the Last Guardian? Not to mention the new MGS, GTA5 and Gran Turismo 6 will be on the PS3. The Wii died a quick death. No need to take out your frustrations on other, more capable platforms.

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

@Random_Matt to be fair sony has some great exclusives as well even if some of them are overrated, I couldn't survive a gen without MGS or zelda :)

FoxExecutive
FoxExecutive

@inailed @FoxExecutive @NintendoTisLame It doesn't matter.  When comparing realism of graphics, FF XIII's are better. The point is, to say graphics make a good game is invalid.

xolivierx
xolivierx

@wexorian @silvergol @xolivierx I will also get GTA. In fact If given the choice I wouldn't even hesitate. Free copy of the Wonderful101 or paying 67$ for GTA...GTA all the way

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Vickman178 I'm also interested in playing Ni No Kuni. Looks great. Couldn't be happier with the huge library of games PS3 has offered us so far. It will be another year or two before you see it slowing down.