Diplomacy Has Failed: The Wonderful 101 Launches Into Action Soon

Platinum's The Wonderful 101 Remastered gets a release date announcement and trailer.

Following a hugely successful Kickstarter funding campaign, Platinum Games' hero game salvaged from the Wii U's wreckage finally has a release date.

The Wonderful 101 Remastered will release for PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 19 in North America.

Platinum released a brief trailer showing off some of the action you can expect, with a more cartoonish take on Viewtiful Joe's comic-book action.

In a press release, courtesy of Gematsu, Platinum's Hideki Kamiya also talked about the studio's hopes for the game and why they wanted to give it a second chance it life. Despite low sales on the Wii U after it released in 2013, the studio never regarded it as a failure.

In fact, Kamiya says it's because of the low sales they wanted to give it a new chance at life, saying:

a game is only a failure if it disappoints the gamers who play it. From the start, The Wonderful 101 didn’t quite reach a large enough audience for me to clearly call it either way. 

TW101 isn't a straight-up port either. Platinum has fine-tuned the controls and adjusted gameplay so it's easier to adapt to right away, and the framerate and visual quality were upgraded to suit modern consoles.

We're looking forward to another chance at experiencing this chapter in Platinum's saga, especially now that it has a spiritual follow-up in Platinum's newly announced Project G.G.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Wonderful 101 Remastered news as it flies our way.

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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. 26th 2020

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