We now know when to expect The Wonderful 101 to drop.
PlatinumGames has announced that The Wonderful 101 will release on May 19th in the United States. The game will then drop in Europe on May 22nd and in Japan on June 11th. Those who backed the game will still receive their copies in April, though a specific date has not been given. The port was originally meant for just a Nintendo Switch release, but the Kickstarter campaign's stretch goals for a PC and PlayStation 4 version were easily met. The campaign is still going, and is currently at $1.7 million.
In a message to fans (via IGN), The Wonderful 101's director, Hideki Kamiya, thanked fans for showing support for the game after it had failed commercially when it originally released for the Wii U. "I'm considering this a chance to show it to the world again. I'm looking forward to seeing how it measures up."
"This isn't just a simple port, either," Kamiya continued. "We've tuned the controls for each new platform and made several adjustments that should make it easier to grasp and play. On top of that, we've improved the image quality and frame rate to suit modern hardware. On the whole, I'd say The Wonderful 101: Remastered is the definitive edition of the game!"
The Wonderful 101 was one of four announcements that PlatinumGames was planning to make. The second announcement was made today. It is a game currently being called Project GG. The game comes from Kamiya himself, and will have players fighting kaiju-like monsters using giant mechs. Project GG is being considered the finale of Kamiya's superhero trilogy, following Viewtiful Joe and The Wonderful 101. No release date has been given just yet, nor which consoles we can expect the game to release on. Platinum still has two more announcements to make, which should come in the near future.