Wonderful 101 Remaster Coming To PS4, PC, And Switch (Updated)
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Confirming earlier rumors, Platinum Games has now launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101 Remastered, a Switch port of the Wii U-exclusive with a funding goal of $50,000 until the campaign wraps on March 6. And in less than 30 minutes, the initial funding goal for the campaign was a success.
In the time since launch, crowdfunding has pushed past the $500,000 milestone, which means the remaster is coming to Steam and PlayStation 4 alongside the Switch. This marks the first time The Wonderful 101 will be available on a non-Nintendo platforms.
The next major funding milestone is one million dollars, at which point a time attack mode will be added to the game. This mode is described by Platinum Games as "a speedrunner's dream." Beyond that, a completely new side-scrolling 2D game called Luka's First Mission will be added to The Wonderful 101 Remastered.
Pledge tiers range from ¥3,900 (roughly $36) for a digital version of the game, all the way up to ¥550,000 (roughly $5,000), which includes a ton of perks: apparel, merchandise like stickers and a soundtrack, and of course, getting blocked by the infamous blocker and Wonderful 101's director, Hideki Kamiya, on Twitter. If you've been dying to be blocked on Twitter by Kamiya himself, that starts with the ¥11,000 (roughly $100) tier.
The Kickstarter campaign comes hot on the heels of a tease from earlier today by Platinum Games, with the launch of a mysterious Platinum 4 website. That page has since been updated to unveil that there are four projects being discussed soon, and Wonderful 101 Remastered is the first out the gate.
Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya talked about The Wonderful 101's Kickstarter campaign in an interview with GameSpot. The duo also discuss whether they'd consider reviving other games and how former Castlevania developer Koji Igarashi influenced their decision to seek out crowdfunding.