With the Wonderful 101: Remastered finally playable at this year’s Pax East, Platinum Games have also started to confirm its release dates for their cult hit action title. The remaster is set to release on May 19 in North America, May 22 in Europe and June 11 in Japan. Release dates for other countries have yet to be announced.
To quickly recap for those who’re unaware, it was announced back in February by Platinum Games, that The Wonderful 101 would be receiving a remaster for current platforms. That being Steam, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. According to the developer’s website, the controls for the remaster are tuned for each platform, so that more players are able to get accustomed to the game easily. Meanwhile, the remaster has also received an upgrade to both its image quality and frame rate. And judging from the latest gameplay footage shown from Pax East, it definitely shows. Compared to its performance on the Wii U, the difference and improvements from the remaster is staggering to say the least.
And let’s not forget the fact that this was all achieved thanks to the Kickstarter that Platinum Games made in order to make this remaster a reality. It just goes to show that if you simply give your target audience what they want, rather than bending the knee to an awful publisher, a vocal minority or to just any asshole who hates fun, then your product’s much more likely to succeed in the long run. The game’s director, Hideki Kamiya, seems to have understood this prospect and the amount of support the game’s Kickstarter page received, has skyrocketed ever since its announcement. We’ll be covering the rest of Pax soon so stay tuned!