The Wonderful 101 Remasterd Coming to Switch, PC and PS4 May Come Later

As The Wonderful 101's Kickstarter races past its funding goals, it's highly likely we'll see this port on systems other than Switch.

Social media buzzed all weekend about Platinum Games' erstwhile Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101 being ported to additional platforms as The Wonderful 101: Remastered. As fate would have it, Platinum has officially confirmed a port is in the works, and it's launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.

The Wonderful 101's Kickstarter has a $50,000 initial goal so Platinum can self-publish the game on Nintendo Switch. $250,000 will fund it for PC on Steam, and a whopping $500,000 will see The Wonderful 101 on PlayStation 4.

That might seem like a lot. However, in the eight minutes since I first opened the Kickstarter page, I've watched the backing total climb from roughly $3,000 to $33,000. Now it's at $144,000. So it's highly possible we'll actually see The Wonderful 101 ported to PS4 or to PC at the very least.

According to Gematsu, Platinum is also considering an Xbox One port if the backing gets high enough.

Platinum is running a few special Kickstarter promotions to encourage backers as well. There's a Twitter-based minigame where backers join and send a tweet, then the hero Wonder Red progresses towards saving the citizens of Blossom City for every 500 new backers.

And at a very special funding tier, Platinum's Hideki Kamiya will actually block you on Twitter if you want.

For those who missed out on The Wonderful 101 back in the Wii U days — which, let's face it, is most of us — it's a superhero game focused on heroes called The Wonderful 101. Surprising, we know. Their goal is using their special powers to rid Blossom City of the villainous Gacha invaders trying to destroy the human world.

We'll be watching this closely, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Wonderful 101: Remastered port news as it crashes in.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 3rd 2020

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