The Wonderful 101: Remastered Release Date Revealed

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Release Date Revealed - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 February 2020 / 902 Views

Developer Platinum Games announced The Wonderful 101: Remastered will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam in North America on May 19, in Europe on May 22, and in Japan on June 11 for $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 / AU$59.95. The game will support English and Japanese audio language options, and English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles. 

View the latest trailer of the game below:

Here is an overview of the game:

The Wonderful 101 was originally released for Nintendo Wii U in 2013. Platinum Games and director Hideki Kamiya announced the Kickstarter campaign to fund this multiplatform, remastered edition on February 3, 2020. Scheduled to run until March 6, the campaign has already received an enormous amount of support from fans, ensuring a general release for The Wonderful 101: Remastered to players all over the world.

A Message from Hideki Kamiya

Hello, everyone. Platinum Games Chief Game Designer Hideki Kamiya here.

About seven years ago, we released The Wonderful 101. I’ve moved up to become a member of the Platinum Games executive board, but back in those days, I didn’t think very much about the business end of things (okay, I’ll admit that maybe I still don’t). I devoted all of my attention to creating games that met my own personal standards. The Wonderful 101 was the sixth game I’d directed throughout my career. Unfortunately, I can’t say it was much of a success, from a business standpoint.

But I’ve also never thought of it as a failure. I didn’t back then, and I don’t today. That’s because, to a game creator, a game is only a failure if it disappoints the gamers who play it. From the start, The Wonderful 101 didn’t quite reach a large enough audience for me to clearly call it either way.

So regardless of how The Wonderful 101 fared in the marketplace the first time around, I’m considering this a chance to show it to the world again. I’m looking forward to seeing how it measures up.

The Wonderful 101 has gotten this miraculous second chance thanks to all of you who’ve told us you wanted to play it, as well as the passionate PG staff who worked on it with me. We’re delighted to see it return on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.

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!

We’ve loaded The Wonderful 101: Remastered with as much Platinum spirit as we could. I sincerely hope you’ll all play it and let us know what you think!

The Wonderful 101 Director Hideki Kamiya

Nighthawk Interactive

Nighthawk Interactive is extremely excited to be partnering with renowned developer Platinum Games to support their self-publishing debut with The Wonderful 101: Remastered. We’ve long been fans of their games and we couldn’t be prouder to stand alongside them as their retail distributor to bring this amazing one-of-a-kind experience to their loyal fans and a whole new audience

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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KLAMarine (on 27 February 2020)

Team! Unite Up!

Zenos (on 26 February 2020)

I'm still rather miffed that they used a Kickstarter for this, but I may get the game on Switch.