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[WIIU] The Wonderful 101

Unread postby Amor fati » 06 Jun 2012 16:30

Genre: Mass-Hero Action
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Platinum Games
Release: Launch
Players: 1

Strength in Numbers

Earth is under attack from an invasion of enormous aliens, and the only thing that can protect the planet is a group of unlikely, yet mighty, heroes with special abilities. Unfortunately, the aliens are too powerful for the heroes to fight individually. They must join forces and work together to defeat their common enemy. These uniquely different heroes can morph into powerful weapons to crush the invaders or turn into objects like a giant fist or bridge to interact with and traverse the environments.

Features:

Players must explore each stage to find helpless citizens and recruit them to join their army of heroes. The more heroes you gather, the greater your Special Morph Powers will be.

Players can use the Wii U GamePad's touch screen to command heroes such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and even Toilet Bowl Man. Heroes can also morph into gelatin to guard themselves from enemy attacks.

Players can also use the GamePad to explore areas unseen on the TV screen and solve puzzle elements.

Platinum Games, known for hit titles like Bayonetta and MadWorld, has partnered with Nintendo to apply its unique talent to the development of one of the first games for Wii U.


http://e3.nintendo.com/games/#/wiiu/projectp-100

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr4D4YZQ9uY

Interview with the producer Atsushi Inaba revealing the director to be Hideki Kamiya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzLFxre-PyU

Edit: New game title and trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsSIUmDY4k
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Unread postby Amor fati » 23 Jan 2013 19:01

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Unread postby icycalm » 24 Jan 2013 01:28

Looks really endearing. The way I figure this game, is that it will be a more action-focused Pikmin. Fewer units, but with Viewtiful Joe-like abilities to keep the complexity at a similar level. Platinum's catalogue is so much fun it's almost unbelievable. Valve who?
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Unread postby movie » 18 May 2013 11:19

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=558862

The Wonderful 101 will launch in Europe on August 23rd and in North America on September 15th.

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Unread postby shubn » 11 Jun 2013 16:34

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Unread postby movie » 28 Jul 2013 02:53

Official site: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/acmj/

Stage Demo with Nintendo's Bill Trinen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYNBEuwGXvs

-Earth was attack by aliens (the 'Geathjerks') 40 years prior to the game's opening.
-The Centinel Program was set up by the UN to fight the Geathjerks. Our heroes belong to that program.
-There is one Hero placed in each of the 100 field branches of the Centinel program around the world.
-Use the sword morph to open locks, the hand morph to open doors, and the bridge morph to cross gaps.
-Up to 5 person multiplayer. Mutliplayer is NOT online.
-Download space requires 12.9GB
(for comparison, Pikmin 3 is 5GB, Lego City Undercover is 20.3GB, and Nintendo Land is 3.2GB as listed on their official sites)
- Save file takes up 8MB
- 30 save files
- Supports Surround Sound (Linear PCM 5.1 ch)
- Outputs 1080p, renders 720p
- Supports Wii U Game Pad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller
- Supports Off-TV play
- Supports basic Miiverse functions

Footage of the first 20 minutes of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOG_pcFEkwo

Kamiya's blog post on http://www.platinumgames.co.jp/tw101/archives/5#more-5, translation from NeoGAF.

Hi, everyone! This is Hideki Kamiya, director of “The Wonderful 101.”

It’s been some time since I directed my last game, “Bayonetta,” and I’ve been busy upholding my name as Twitter Master in the meanwhile. However, it’s about time I unleashed a new game upon the world, so it looks like I’ll finally be able to regain my original title of Game Designer!

Anyway, since “The Wonderful 101” is a completely new game, I’m sure most people out there still have no idea what it’s about, despite the fact that the release date is not too far away. Most people seem to be going “Oh, that’s that game with the ridiculously large crowd of characters running around, right?” or “Wait, is that the game where you play as a dog?” or “Wonderful What? Never heard of it.”

And that’s perfectly fine!

That’s why we’re bringing you this blog: to have fun and share information on “The Wonderful 101!”

If I had to give a brief description of this game, I would say that it’s a simple, pure Action Game in which you become a hero and defeat bad guys. It doesn’t require a lot of deep thought. It’s just that there’s a few… well, a LOT… more heroes than in your average game.

The “101” in the title indicates the number of heroes. The reason we added one number to 100 is that we wanted everyone outside of the TV to become heroes as well. So what kind of actions can you pull off with this many heroes? That’s the question we intend to answer in detail from here on out.

But for today, you’ll have to make do with my introduction. We’ll start telling you more about the actual game in future posts, including loads of screenshots. Of course we won’t just focus on the action: we’ll introduce the characters and story as well. It’ll be a smorgasbord of information, so you’ve got a lot to look forward to!

The next update is just around the corner, so get ready to Unite Up!
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Unread postby icycalm » 28 Jul 2013 04:51

We want the NeoGAF link too. Everything you copy-paste you reference.
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Unread postby movie » 29 Jul 2013 00:55

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Unread postby Tain » 01 Aug 2013 18:09

A Platinum blog entry talking about the group leader, Wonder-Red: http://platinumgames.com/2013/07/31/w10 ... he-leader/

At the end they throw in some info about the audio tracks:

This is actually the first game Hideki Kamiya has directed that features Japanese voice acting (!) Of course, as usual, the game contains English voice acting as well.
We’ve actually gone and included both the Japanese and English voice track in the game so that players can choose the one they prefer. How’s that for service, eh?

And that’s not all! We also included Japanese subtitles for when you choose English audio! So if you set the game to English audio + Japanese subtitles, you’ll not only see the English text in the speech bubble, but you’ll also get Japanese subtitles displayed vertically at the top right of the screen. Why? Because we love you!
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