The Wonderful 101 Allows For Auto Combos, Like Bayonetta And Devil May Cry

By Ishaan . August 13, 2013 . 8:30am

In Bayonetta, PlatinumGames provided players with a wide range of difficulty options—five in total, ranging from “Very Easy” to “Non-Stop Infinity Climax”. On the Very Easy and Easy modes, the game allowed players to perform combos automatically, with the press of a single button (you can view a demonstration of this here).


Bayonetta isn’t the only game with an auto-combo option for players that aren’t adept at action games. The original Devil May Cry, directed by Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya, had an automatic combo option available to the player, too. Kamiya’s latest game, The Wonderful 101, provides this option as well.

On the game’s blog, PlatinumGames reveal that The Wonderful 101 has three difficulty options (at least, at the start—perhaps more get unlocked later?). While “Normal” will provide a challenge, “Easy” and “Very Easy” allow you to dish out combos automatically with the press of a button.


Over and above this, regardless of what difficulty you chose, the game will allow you to respawn exactly where you died, and will retain all damage you’ve done to a boss before your death as well.


The Wonderful 101 will be available on August 23rd in Europe and on September 15th in North America for the Wii U. A demo is available for download via the Nintendo eShop now.


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  • FX102A

    Played the demo and after some difficulties due to a pretty shoddy in game tutorial (I also played normal first time) I started to find it quite the charming game. I want to get it on release by the last month has been very expensive so may not be possible.

    • Edzo04

      once i figured out how everything works i found the game extremely fun. very unique

  • Guest

    This is a game… in the spirit of an actual game!

    I tried the demo and it was plain fun, recommended for anyone with a Wii U.

  • Ugh easy modes is for jabronis. Oh well i hope you get punished for using them someway. Like you’ll automatically get the lowest rank each time you beat a level or cannot unlock anything

  • wow been such a long time since ive seen very easy, haha

  • GameTaco

    No matter the difficulty, I know I’m going to be ripping hairs just trying to land Platinum rankings. Played the demo stage 5+ times on plain Easy (the default choice, so no shame there), and I still get suckerpunched at least once by something rocketing in from off-screen. At the same time, I don’t want to kill everything too quickly, because I also need to build up a combo.

    …This is why I hate, love, and hate action games.

  • I got a bit confused on the demo. Couldn’t really tell who I was and who was the enemy. It took me some time to understand it.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, that flavor text. I do hope you unlock more difficulties, and perhaps that while Hard keeps the respawn function the bosses health get reset. It just feels… WRONG otherwise.

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