PlatinumGames is still pushing for The Wonderful 101 on Switch

The Wonderful 101

At the top of 2013, PlatinumGames, developers of awesome titles such as Nier: Automata and Bayonetta, released a terrific game for the Wii U titled The Wonderful 101. It was a unique action-adventure game in which players controlled a massive horde of superheroes by way of isometric views and used their morphing abilities to enlist the help of other heroes, and collecting upgrades along the way. It released to high critical and fan praise, and it is considered one of the essential titles released for the Wii U.

Its major problem was also that it was released on the Wii U –– a console that didn’t sell well, and boasted a like zany title like The Wonderful 101 that didn’t pull the sales numbers publisher Nintendo was seeking. In Japan alone, the game sold 5,000 copies in its first week.

However, in a recent interview with Video Games Chronicle, PlatinumGames studio head Atsushi Inaba spoke on the possibility of The Wonderful 101 getting a Switch port, saying that there’s still a chance, and still pushing forth the port almost two-years after initially teasing the idea. Inaba told VGC:

The Wonderful 101 is obviously something that we hold near and dear to our hearts. And so we’ve talked to a lot of different people about what it is and what it means. We’ve done a lot of intel gathering and the only thing that I can say right now is that I’m glad we did. I’m glad that we talked to a lot of different people.

While Inaba didn’t explicitly state that a port is in the works, it looks like we do have something to look forward to on the Nintendo Switch. The developer has solid ties with Nintendo, given that Bayonetta 3 is currently in the works for an exclusive Nintendo Switch release, and Nintendo actually owns the rights to The Wonderful 101, not PlatinumGames.

Here’s hoping this game sees a proper port for those who didn’t have a chance to play it on the Wii U.

Kevin Cortez
Kevin is a writer with bylines at Genius, Ambrosia for Heads, Mass Appeal, Leafly and EARMILK. He plays video games in his spare time.