The Wonderful 101: Remastered Hits Stores Today
The Wii U didn’t have a ton of what I’d call ‘must play’ third party games, but The Wonderful 101 falls into that category. The action-adventure is more of a cult hit than an instant classic, but the over-the-top action really hit the spot for me.
The great news is that the game’s not confined to the Wii U anymore, with a remastered edition having hit PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in May – and today a physical edition hit retail for fans who still want a disc (or cartridge) to be able to…look at, I guess?
I have to admit I’ve never gotten into the ‘collect physical games’ side of the hobby…
Here’s the press release:
HEROES REUNITE AS THE WONDERFUL 101: REMASTERED BLASTS INTO STORES TODAY
The critically acclaimed, fan favorite action-adventure game is now available at major retailers for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4
EDISON, NEW JERSEY – June 30, 2020 – Cult classic action-adventure game The Wonderful 101 reunites its heroes in a definitive depiction with The Wonderful 101: Remastered, now available physically at North American retail for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4, and coming to Europe on July 3. From renowned Japanese videogame developer and publisher PlatinumGames and retail distributor Nighthawk Interactive, the remastered edition unifies the band of Wonderful Ones once more for new consoles.
The Wonderful 101: Remastered brings back over-the-top action as players take control of the Wonderful Ones – heroes from around the world chosen to defend Earth from extraterrestrial threats. Suited up for action, the band of Wonderful Ones can morph into powerful transformations, such as a fist, sword, glider, gun, and more, allowing players to navigate through perilous environments, empower helpless citizens to join their company of heroes, and defend against Blossom City’s alien invaders.
Originally released as a Wii U™ system exclusive, The Wonderful 101: Remastered introduces the intense superhero action to new audiences, featuring:
· Stronger Together – Unite multiple heroes to morph into powerful weapons to crush enemies, or into bridges, chains and other objects to help traverse the changing environments of Blossom City and beyond.
· Empowering Forces – Find helpless stranded citizens throughout each level and empower them to join the fight, strengthening the band of heroes striving to save humanity. The more heroes that team up with the Wonderful Ones, the more powerful their morphs will become.
· Dynamic, Fast-Paced Combat – Deftly switching between Wonderful Ones and their morphs is key to stringing together combos and landing impactful assaults, and to evading and defending against alien attacks while racking up points to earn the best scores and rewards.
· Changing Environments – Traverse through cities, across the ocean floor, through a dense jungle and many other unique locations around the world.
Developed by PlatinumGames and distributed at retail by Nighthawk Interactive, The Wonderful 101: Remastered is now available for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for $39.99. The game is rated T for Teen (Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Fantasy, Violence and Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.
About Nighthawk Interactive
Built by a team of industry veterans, Nighthawk Interactive aims to combine their proven experience with the ever-changing needs of modern game development. With a strong focus on publishing, co-publishing, and retail distribution, Nighthawk has built strong partnerships with some of the biggest brands in entertainment, along with many talented independent developers to deliver great experiences to gamers around the world. For more information about Nighthawk, visit www.NighthawkInteractive.com, and follow us on Twitter at (@NH_Interactive).
PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer and publisher based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high-quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Under the slogan “To set the world standard in player satisfaction,” PlatinumGames works hard to deliver fresh surprises and new experiences to gamers all over the world. Visit www.platinumgames.com for more details.