The Wonderful 101: Remastered Will Be Released in May

PlatinumGames has announced The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be released for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam on May 19 in North America and May 22 in Europe (no Australian release date available at time of writing).This is being referred to as a “general” release date and, to our knowledge, backers of the game’s Kickstarter that paid to receive a copy of the game will still be receiving it in April as stated on the crowd-funding campaign’s page.In a message to fans, the original version’s director, Hideki Kamiya, thanked fans for supporting the game after its commercial failure on Wii U, saying, “I’m considering this a chance to show it to the world again. I’m looking forward to seeing how it measures up.”

He adds: “This isn’t just a simple port, either. 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: Remastered has seen a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, asking for just under £38,000 ($50,000 USD) and receiving £1.4 million ($1.8 million USD) with 9 days still to go. That success has unlocked a number of stretch goals, including a separate 2D game, Luka’s First Mission.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter

The Wonderful 101: Remastered was the first of 4 annoucements teased by PlatinumGames. The second has also been announced today – Project G.G. is a new Hideki Kamiya game, a spiritual follow-on from TW101, and is the studio’s first fully self-published game.

We awarded the Wii U version of The Wonderful 101 a 7.4 review, calling it “a charming, boisterous and deceptively complex action game”.

Correction: This story originally stated that an Astral Chain PC port was part of the Kickstarter stretch goals for TW101. This was a mistake – we apologise for the error.

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and he loves The Wonderful 101, aside from its horrific use of Wii U rumble. Follow him on Twitter.

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