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10:15 AM on 08.28.2013

The Wonderful 101's sales don't look good so far

Depending on who you talk to, this is either sad, or expected, but the Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101 has sold a mere 5,258 copies in Japan. For reference, it's also completely missed a top 20 spot on the UK charts. Thankf...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 08.24.2013

The Wonderful 101 was almost a Nintendo crossover

Nintendo big boss Satoru Iwata recently brought PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya onto Iwata Asks to discuss The Wonderful 101. In a followup roundtable, a healthy chunk of the W101 development crew went into even greater ...

Tony Ponce



This Wonderful 101 EU launch trailer is, well, wonderful photo
This Wonderful 101 EU launch trailer is, well, wonderful
by Chris Carter

Europeans have been getting a fair bit of Nintendo platform based games early, most recently with Pikmin 3 and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. There's at least one more early bird launch as well, as Wonderful 101 is launching on August 23rd for all you EU peeps.

I had a chance to play the demo last week, and I found it to be a bit simplistic. I didn't have much trouble getting Pure Platinum medals, and strategically, I didn't find it all that deep, despite the fact that it was still fun. All of that could change with the full release of course (and with higher difficulties), and based on this trailer, it looks like the game really ramps up after the first set of levels.

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5:00 AM on 08.13.2013

Wonderful 101's Hideki Kamiya chats with Nintendo CEO

The latest Iwata Asks is positively delightful as Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata chats up Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya, director of the upcoming Wii U title Wonderful 101 and a bunch of vaunted Clover classics (Viewtiful Joe, Oka...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 08.11.2013

There are secret characters in The Wonderful 101 demo

After playing The Wonderful 101 back when it was Project P-100, I wasn't sure what to think. Thankfully, the newly released demo shows that the game's come a long way since then. While it's easy enough to breeze through on a...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 08.09.2013

The Wonderful 101 demo is live on the eShop

Nintendo held another Direct stream this morning, focusing entirely on The Wonderful 101 and why it might very well be the greatest thing ever. And rounding out the stream was the above seven-and-a-half-minute trailer that r...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Wonderful 101 had longest dev time for a Platinum game

The whole non-American world will be getting their hands on The Wonderful 101 later this month, while US citizens must sit tightly until September 15. The wait has been especially difficult for myself, considering this has be...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Platinum Games discusses relationship with Nintendo

Nintendo has enlisted Platinum Games in its endeavor to provide the Wii U with unique exclusives such as The Wonderful 101 in order to entice the ever-elusive core gamer. The match may seem like an odd one, consider...

Kyle MacGregor

1:15 PM on 08.02.2013

Konami survey asks about potential sequel to Revengeance

Not to get our hopes up too much, but Konami is currently hosting a survey about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance that, after going through a bunch of highly specific questions, gauges interest in a follow-up game. You'd like o...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 08.01.2013

Platinum is chronicling Wonderful 101 through their blog

Platinum Games is one of my favorite developers in the industry. Not only do they have an amazing eye for striking visual designs, but they also craft some of the deepest, technical action games of this generation -- in fact,...

Chris Carter





12:00 PM on 07.26.2013

Go willfully one on one with new Wonderful 101 trailer

Well, that was wonderful. Good thing Pikmin 3 is finally almost a week away, or else the wait for Wonderful 101 might be too much for Wii U owners to bear. I'm still not exactly sure what to expect out of Wonderful 101, but ...

Steven Hansen



Preview: The Wonderful 101 from the beginning photo
Preview: The Wonderful 101 from the beginning
by Dale North

Nintendo has a Gaming Lounge here at San Diego where you can play all of their upcoming games, including upcoming Wii U game The Wonderful 101, but we had the chance to go behind closed doors to see something new. We were able to play The Wonderful 101 from the very beginning, giving us a good luck at the game's opening and first few missions.

It's bus-punchingly good.

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6:00 AM on 07.19.2013

The heroes unite in The Wonderful 101

Excited for The Wonderful 101? Well check out the intro video from the game. Also here's some news for all of you specifically in Europe: Download Pikmin 3 from the Wii U eShop between July 26 and September 21 and you can buy The Wonderful 101 for 30% off on the eShop.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 06.28.2013

CONFIRMED! Bayonetta's Enzo = Danny DeVito + Joe Pesci

If you play the original Bayonetta and don't immediately think of Joe Pesci the moment Enzo opens his mouth, you haven't been getting enough Vinny in your life. Some people find his manner of speech annoying, but like former ...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 06.12.2013

Crazy over the top action? Yep, that's Bayonetta 2

We knew Bayonetta 2 was coming for the Wii U, but Holmes was mega excited to get his hands on the game at E3. Nintendo's Gil Ruta aided Holmes with his "stripping, kicking and purple whipping" as Bayonetta took on a host of ...

Alasdair Duncan

12:58 AM on 06.12.2013

The Wonderful 101 is insane but oh so fun

In the opening moments of this year's The Wonderful 101 demo, I turned a stack of people into a giant fist in order to turn on a water valve. This valve sent water gushing down a water slide, and my crew and I rode the current and splashed into the pool below. YES.

Tony Ponce