The Wonderful 101 Remastered Kickstarter Surpasses $2 Million
Crowdfunding always carries risks, but you get the rare campaigns that smash expectations and generate crazy amounts of funding. The Wonderful 101 Remastered's Kickstarter is firmly situated in the second category now.
The Wii U underdog's total pledge amount is now well over $2 million, sitting at $2,142,521. The exact number is pretty pointless, though, because it's changed four times already in the short time it took to write this.
It seems impressive, but spread out over the 32,000 backers, it's basically as if 32,000 people bought the game once. Considering only 30,000 copies were originally allocated for sale in Japan when The Wonderful 101 first launched, it's actually quite modest in terms of overall numbers.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered's $2 mil stretch goal was Luca's Second Mission, an extra bit of DLC Platinum Games will add starring Luca. Luca, also known as Wonder Goggles, was a side character The Wonderful 101 eventually brought on board to join the hero team.
Luca's First Mission, the $1.5 mil goal, is billed as a 2D side-scrolling adventure, though there's no detailed description for what the second mission will be like.
Four hours still remain in the campaign as well, which means it's highly possible The Wonderful 101 Remastered might still reach its $2.25 mil goal of orchestral recordings for a couple key tracks from the game's soundtrack.
With all this in mind, you might be surprised to learn The Wonderful 101 Remastered is already set for a May 19 release date on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. The crowdfunding campaign was, as Platinum said, basically a way to gauge interest and see whether Platinum could stand on its own and publish its IPs like Project G.G. in the future.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Wonderful 101 Remastered news as it develops. Meanwhile, check out some of the trials and triumphs involved in making The Wonderful 101 fit for modern consoles.