The reports were true: PlatinumGames has launched a The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter, seeking $50,000 to port the Wii U game to Nintendo Switch as The Wonderful 101: Remastered. As stretch goals, the game will come to PC via Steam if it raises $250,000, and it will come to PlayStation 4 at $500,000. This is Platinum’s first effort at self-publishing, though according to Gematsu, Dangen Entertainment is assisting them.
Those who back the game at the appropriate tier level will receive a “Special Backers Only Kickstarter-exclusive cover,” as well as all DLC that is announced for the game via stretch goals. The game will be available physically and digitally, and there are many potential backer rewards detailed, like a keychain, stickers, a pendant, a soundtrack, a Wonder-Red jacket (!), and more.
The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter also promises a reward of “Get Blocked by Kamiya” if you want, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that PlatinumGames producer Hideki Kamiya has a vicious habit of blocking anyone and everyone on Twitter. Further adding to the silliness is the hype trailer for The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter that PlatinumGames has created, which involves a… demon panda monster thing? That Kamiya slays? Just check it out and enjoy.
PlatinumGames addresses the fact that Tencent recently invested in them and that it might seem odd that they are now on Kickstarter seeking funds for The Wonderful 101. They state the following in their FAQ: “Although PlatinumGames has recently received a capital investment from an outside firm, our plans for The Wonderful 101: Remastered precede that agreement, and capital received from the investment will not be used to fund the development costs associated with the project.”
Will you back the title? Well, the good news is that just in the time it took to write this article, the game has already passed $50,000 to reach its Switch goal! It’s an exciting day for Platinum.