The Wonderful 101 Remastered is an „exclusive case…”
The game’s Kickstarter is currently at 1.31 million dollars. We learned that at 1.75 million, we’ll get a remixed soundtrack. The Xbox One port could come either at 2 or 2.5 million (that’d be our guesses!). The game would be self-published by PlatinumGames, and they already talked about it last September! (The subject was embargoed on Tokyo Game Show – a few journalists were informed there!)
„[The Kickstarter is] very important for Platinum. If this is a big success, that allows us to confirm that we have a large fanbase and we can be confident in moving forward with projects in the future. We’re trying to move forward to the next stage and hopefully with everybody’s help and support that’s what we can do. I feel that PlatinumGames is often misconceived by the public because we are just a developer and often the IP is owned by another company. Usually, a company will approach us and we will make the world, the characters and everything, but we don’t necessarily publish. We want this opportunity to gain the support of our fans and do something ourselves,” Atsushi Inaba, the head of the studio, told VGC.
When asked about Astral Chain, a Nintendo Switch-exclusive game from August, Inaba said „Ultimately it’s Nintendo’s call, not ours. They own the publishing rights to Astral Chain so we have no say in that matter. We consider The Wonderful 101 an exclusive case.” So Nintendo was generous on handing over the publishing to the Japanese studio.
Hideki Kamiya, the director of The Wonderful 101, loves blocking people on Twitter. (Nowadays, it’s happening if you don’t tweet at him in Japanese – he appreciates even if it’s Google translated!) Sometimes, he unblocks others if requested. Now, if we retweet this (we don’t know how many RTs are required at the moment!), Kamiya will unblock everyone…
The Wonderful 101 Remastered launches in April on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and maybe even Xbox One, too.
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