Platinum Games are a developer with a pedigree of excellent feeling action games such as Bayonetta, and the underrated gem, The Wonderful 101. The best way to get started is with the man, the legend Hideki Kamiya.
This tweet seems fairly innocuous on the first read, but when one looks closer, they see 101 tucked away in the bottom of the Monitor. If this isn’t too big of a coincidence, look just below it to see 101 once again. Pretty sneaky, Platinum. Way back in 2018, Platinum games said they wanted to bring The Wonderful 101 to Nintendo Switch, but they felt they had to prove that it would actually be something consumers were interested in.
Scenes from the PG office! Who's that photobombing Hideki Kamiya? pic.twitter.com/D70oalUTKo
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) January 31, 2020
At Reboot Develop Hideki Kamiya said “We’re going to knock the audience participation up a bit. 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 entire room did. This moves one onto the latest development.
As of the 2nd February, a Kickstarter account has been found on behalf of Platinum Games. Now one can see these things coming together. One can see a severely underrated Wii U gem, a passionate developer looking to see it on Switch and a site based around getting funding and assessing support for a title. Furthermore, there have been subtle hints towards it, and they have attempted to gauge excitement. The account in question can be found here and is currently private (although we suspect it won’t be for long) This brings one to the last piece of information.
On the 1st February, an anonymous user on 4chan stated that Platinum Games would crowdfund, there will be an announcement on the 3rd February, and there will be PS4 and Xbox One Ports. Initially, as its unsubstantiated, one would assume this isn’t real. It was, however, right about crowdfunding and knew that information before it was public. While other console ports may seem unlikely given Nintendo’s ownership, They aren’t entirely out of the question when one looks at the current relationship between the consoles. The best thing to do form here is to wait until the 3rd and find out for yourself.
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