PlatinumGames Wants to Bring The Wonderful 101 to Nintendo Switch

It seems Nintendo and the developer are currently in negotiations.

By Angela Marrujo. Posted 04/23/2018 13:45 Comment on this     ShareThis

PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 eventually received Switch ports after originally gracing the Wii U, but the developer isn’t ready to stop there. The Wonderful 101’s director Hideki Kamiya and PlatinumGames’ Atsushi Inaba said at Reboot Development that they would like to bring the 2013 Wii U title to Nintendo’s latest console.

After informing the crowd that PlatinumGames is negotiating with Nintendo to bring The Wonderful 101 to the Switch, and asking the crowd to clap if they would be interested in purchasing a Switch version, Kamiya and Inaba received a strong response. Via a translator, Kamiya went on to say the following about the game:

One of the games that I just mentioned, The Wonderful 101 – Kamiya-san loves that game… and he was absolutely super proud of being able to make that game, but obviously it didn’t sell a ton, which is unfortunate. However, one of the things that they did on that title that they didn’t previously is the way that they built it out was different than other games. They focused on the action scenes.

For 101, they actually had the storyboards – they drew those up first. I don’t know if you are familiar with the game or not, but basically you move tons and tons of characters in a group… It was basically just seeing all those unique individual characters team up to fight an enemy that was visually going to be stunning and interesting, and so building up the storyboards, showing how that story and how those visuals work together, was one of the places that they started design on. They’d never done that before, so ultimately they were coming at it from a different approach, even after all these years of making a wide variety of different games, because Kamiya-san himself, he said previously before making that game, he had never seen a game that had so many different characters with unique abilities and you would combine together to fight enemies. That in and of itself seemed like a really interesting, flashy concept. For him, anytime he makes a game – and this is for all of his games – it’s all about the response, it’s all about the feeling, the controls – they have to be very tight, obviously that’s a trademark of PlatinumGames. But on top of that, he wanted it to feel like you’re doing something different rather than just controlling one character, you’re controlling multiple groups of characters, and then able to team up and do a wide variety of just of course crazy, exciting things within the game.

It seems that the ball is in Nintendo’s court now regarding whether The Wonderful 101 will see the light of day on Switch. Did you play the game on Wii U? Would you buy a Switch version?

Source: Nintendo Everything

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