Platinum Games Wants to Release The Wonderful 101 on Switch

Platinum Games Wants to Release The Wonderful 101 on Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 April 2018 / 2,308 Views

Platinum Games wants to release the Wii U title The Wonderful 101 on the Nintendo Switch, according to the studio's Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya.

"We're going to knock the audience participation up a bit," said Kamiya. "They're still trying to negotiate with Nintendo whether a possible Wonderful 101 Switch release could happen but it always helps when the people in the audience at Reboot clap if they'd actually buy a Switch version of Wonderful 101. So anybody who would buy that, please clap..."


The whole room ended up clapping.

"From their perspective obviously there are things they can't talk about, about dealings they have with Nintendo," said Atsushi. "Certainly they can say everything they said during the speech, which was, 'Hey, we should do that.' But whether that is a 'we are going to do that', and what the likelihood is of that happening, is just going to have to be something you wait to find out."

Thanks Eurogamer.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments

Kylar18 (on 20 April 2018)

I'm hoping they do port it over. I never ended up playing it on the Wii U and I would buy it.


Locknuts (on 20 April 2018)

It was a silid game but dended heavily on the dual screen nature of the wii u. It would require some reworking I'd imagine.


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Rafie (on 20 April 2018)

Never played it on Wii U, so I would definitely want this on Switch!


Masked_Muchaco (on 20 April 2018)

Yes, please, DO IT!!!


Jranation (on 21 April 2018)

It will bw the best game to use the touch screen control!


AlfredoTurkey (on 22 April 2018)

I'd go with Zombi U, Splatoon and of course, Mario Maker for the distinction of best use of touch controller. Splatoon is flat out gimped without it.


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GoOnKid (on 21 April 2018)

Awesome game. It deserves a remake so more people can experience it.


Mr.GameCrazy (on 20 April 2018)

That would be awesome!


CaptainExplosion (on 20 April 2018)

SO MUCH YES!! :D


JON0 (on 20 April 2018)

Would love a Switch port of The Wonderful 101. Wouldn't be that difficult to change over the controls, since the Wii U version had Pro Controller support.


ThisIsRusko (on 23 April 2018)

i like that idea.. never played it.. but it should be gem


Johnw1104 (on 22 April 2018)

I never got to try that one as I prefer physical releases and by the time I got a Wii U with the MK8 bundle they weren't carrying them anywhere. I'd love to have it on the Switch.


AlfredoTurkey (on 22 April 2018)

For those of us who own a Wii U and still have it hooked up AND own all the best games for it, these announcements are so hallow. I know some of you think buying the same thing twice is worth it just for the ability to play in handheld mode or added convenience etc. but I do not. Like I said, I'm sitting here right now, typing this and looking at my Wii U and its games. I can literally SEE Wonderful 101. There's no point in buying it again. If I want to play it, I can walk over there right now and do so.


zippy (on 21 April 2018)

One of my favourite Wii U games, very underrated. I would probably buy it again, but not sure how they would do without the touch screen when docked. I couldn't get on drawing the shapes with the analogue sticks.


leedlelee (on 21 April 2018)

This was the first game I thought of when there was first talk of Wii ah games getting ported to Switch... I had my issues with the game, but the characters are endearing and deserve the chance to grow... It must have been so frustrating for Platinum to put so much work into this game only to have Nintendo bury it...


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 20 April 2018)

It's hard to get excited about this when the games industry is moving so fast. So many great new games coming out and they're hyping up a port. I am glad others can play this game but really I'm more interested in Bayonetta 3. They've been hyping W101 and Bayonetta ports since last year in fact, before the announcement of the Bayonetta collection even.


VAMatt (on 20 April 2018)

I'm glad that people are interested in it. But, I'm with you. I can't get excited about a game from years ago.


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HintHRO (on 20 April 2018)

I want new games. But that's just me. I'm weird.


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Naum (on 20 April 2018)

Porting this doesnt hinder new games one bit.


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Nuvendil (on 20 April 2018)

Platinum is already making Bayonetta 3 and porting this would be no hindrance to that.


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Oneeee-Chan!!! (on 20 April 2018)

I want both.


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Cloudman (on 20 April 2018)

Don't worry, new games are coming as well :D


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Mr.GameCrazy (on 21 April 2018)

I'm pretty sure smaller teams are used to bring Wii U games to the Switch than for new games.


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