The Wonderful 101: Remastered's modest $50K Kickstarter goal finishes at $2.2 million

"We couldn't have done it without all of you!"

The remaster for Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101: Remastered has finished up its £38,000 ($50K) Kickstarter campaign with a grand total of ¥235,320,528 - that's a whopping £1.7 million ($2.2m).

The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Kickstarter campaign was so successful, it smashed its £1.16 million ($1.5m) stretch goal within hours, prompting Platinum Games to add even more goals early in the campaign.

"We at Platinum Games want to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the warm wishes and support for our Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered! We couldn't have done it without all of you!" the team said (thanks, VGC).

However, it looks as though the campaign didn't quite hit the $2.25m stretch goal that would've funded two new orchestra re-recordings.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered sees Platinum's 2013 Wii U oddity - "a vibrantly hued action-adventure in which players help an ever-expanding throng of morphing superheroes save the city" - getting the update treatment on modern platforms. We'll also get a "brand new 2D side-scrolling adventure" action spin-off game in which you'll play as Luka.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on 19th May, 2020, in North America. European fans will have to wait just a little bit longer as it doesn't release here until 22nd May, whilst Japanese players will get in on 11th June. Here's 15 minutes of The Wonderful 101: Remastered in action.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya said: "In terms of the contents, it's one of our larger games, so we're happy with how it is. It's not the case that we want to add more content - we just want to make it more user-friendly...I've got a list of the things I've always wanted to change that I wasn't quite satisfied with in the original. Being able to revisit the game has allowed us to make those fine-tuned adjustments."

Platinum Games mastermind Hideki Kamiya has also announced his next project, too. The game - currently codenamed Project G.G. - sounds like it's still a long way off, but has been announced now to attract development talent.

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