The Wonderful 101, Nintendo’s Other Collaboration With Platinum, Has A New Trailer

By Ishaan . September 13, 2012 . 12:00pm

Bayonetta 2 is headed exclusively to the Wii U, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo have forgotten about their other collaborative title with PlatinumGames. Previously known as Project P-100, the game has been re-titled The Wonderful 101, and you can watch a new trailer for it below:



The Wonderful 101 lets you control a group of superheroes who can combine into various forms. You use their powers to help fend off an alien invasion, and recruit other citizens in the process, turning them into superheroes as well.


The Wonderful 101 does not have a confirmed release date yet.

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  • rinalicat

    Not gonna lie; I just want the Wii U for this game and this game only.

  • SirRichard

    It’s looking really neat, and it’s great to see Nintendo actively collaborating with devs for exclusives. They really want to avoid the issues people had with the 3DS, I’m glad they learned from that.

  • zferolie

    … Damn it Nintendo. I thought I had the Wii U pegged. I thought I was good on waiting to buy this later and not at launch.

    But today…. Today changed everything. Some great games announced. A great premium bundle. A great membership program. I am set on Pre-ordering this now. Just show me that you nailed the online game play, and give me some smash bros teaser, and I will be sold on you forever.

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      “But Today changed everything”
      …when the reggie attacked

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        The day REggienator strikes again lol.^_^

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I think Nintendo might have nailed it here.  I just need an Atlus game and I’ll be entirely satisfied.

    I will be waiting in that massive Nintendo World Store line again just like I did 6 years ago.  The weather was great that day; I hope we have a repeat performance.

  • Paradox me

    Hopefully they market this well. I’ve seen too many comparisons to Pikmin since E3, and with Pikmin 3 releasing on the same system to much more hype, well..

    It looks great though, Platinum is definitely making a case for the Wii U. I wonder what’s up between them and Nintendo behind the scenes, or if they’ve got something else up their sleeves.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Nintendo did what I expected we’d see out of Konami once Rising hit.

      Platinum being separate of any publisher and nobody else apparently wanting to give them a shot just gave Nintendo a massive feather in their Wii U cap today, so they’ll likely continue to publish titles for Platinum for the foreseeable future. Their relationship with Sega is definitely over, Konami could call on them for another Rising depending on the first’s performance, but Nintendo seems to have scooped them.

      I love Platinum, so it’d be pretty exciting if they ended up going the Monolith Soft route due to this partnership.

      • z_merquise

        Though I would really like to see more Platinum Games and Nintendo partnership, I personally prefer Platinum to be an independent studio and not bought by a bigger company.

        We’ll never see Platinum Games working on different games on different platforms if ever they became a first-party developer.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I’d prefer them stay independent as well since I like several systems, but I wouldn’t mind them sticking with Nintendo if it offered them stability. If that ends up being what’s best for Platinum, I’d certainly be cool with it.

    • This game looks to me like it’s destined to become a cult classic: it’ll have only modest sales (boosted considerably by being a launch title), but critical acclaim and a small fan following that will treasure it for years.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I actually got the chance to play this game. Its quite fun, but I had some gripes. Mainly, when they ask you to quickly draw on the controller to change your weapon. Thats clearly just some inconvenient way to show it off and it doesnt flow well Though, the game was pretty cool and totally had that Platinum games charm.

  • Solomon_Kano

    As far as games we’ve actually seen something of, this is my most anticipated on Wii U. There’s this distinct feel that it gives off that reminds me of the days when I played Gamecube lol. Probably since it reminds me of Viewtiful Joe, though Platinum’s doing something rather different this time around.

    Oh Nintendo, stuff like this is why I missed you. It’ll definitely be nice owning a Ninty console again.

  • If this game’s composer isn’t Hitoshi Sakimoto, I’ll eat my (nonexistant) hat.

  • Zonic505

    This game keeps looking better & better. Cannot wait for a release date.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I really loves that there are some companies who are not afraid to come out with a unique concept here.^_^

    I really really hope that Wii U here can allow many developers to develop game freely just like the good old NES or SNES where a unique and funny game is not equal to bad game nowadays.T_T

  • GameTaco

    File me under the category of people that are actually anticipating this over Pikmin 3.

    The Wii U is looking a little crazy like that. My most anticipated games are all third party. LEGO City: Undercover, ZombiiU (admit it, it’s fun to say out loud), and this. The new Mario looks like the same old thing, as does the new Wario title. There’s no pow, no major first party bomb. And know what, that’s not a bad thing at all. Besides, we all know that both the deluxe and white editions are going to be painfully understocked for the overwhelming demand either way.

    Striking an exclusivity deal with Platinum is just icing on the cake, as far as that goes. Furthermore, it reminds me that I need to get back to playing through Mad World…

  • Simon

     the last 1 was just too lame.. i almost cracked up.. “i almost forgot someone … you” =.= LOL but game looks fun. just ending was lame.

  • SLick123456789111

    Still Day 1.

  • You know, the first time this game was announced and there are screenshot of it. I thought “WTF is this game, looks like some kiddy game, meh” Then I read it’s made by PlatinumGames and went “Oh, alright let’s see how it plays” after watching the gameplay, the attack animation looks like Bayonetta’s weave attack and the battle seems fun.

  • Göran Isacson

    Still looking like good, cheezy fun. I do like how you are the hundred and first hero, corny as that line may be, but I wonder if the other heroes have any actual powers of their own or if it’s ALL just about everyone forming super shapes of some sort.

  • Cameron Ward

    I hope they announce something soon….I would love to play this game sooner than later lol.

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