Wonderful 101 Kickstarter Passes $1.5 Million, Funding ‘Luka’s First Mission’ Side Scroller
PlatinumGames has also revealed "Luka's Second Mission" as The Wonderful 101: Remastered's $2-million stretch goal.
Momentum for The Wonderful 101 hasn’t let up.
Now at more than 23,000 backers, with 25 days still left to go, the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered has surpassed the $1.5-million mark. As a result, the addition of the epilogue side-scroller “Luka’s First Mission” has been guaranteed, and “Luka’s Second Mission” has been revealed by developer PlatinumGames as a $2-million stretch goal.
“In the main game, you can control 100 wonderful teammates and use Unite Morphs to harness your teammates’ power and progress through the stages,” Hideki Kamiya, Platinum’s senior vice president and The Wonderful 101’s director, wrote in an update post published Sunday. “In this spin-off game, you’ll control Luka–and no one else! How is Luka going to be able to fight all on his own? And what sort of story awaits him?”
“This spinoff game will have a completely different style from the main game,” Kamiya added. “So we hope you’re excited to see just what kind of game it’ll end up being!”
Announced last Monday, the Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered was a second chance for the cult-classic action game to find a larger audience, and a move by PlatinumGames to begin self-publishing its titles. Within hours, the crowdfunding campaign reached its $50,010 minimum for a Nintendo Switch version, then shattered its $250,000 and $500,000 stretch goals for a Steam and PS4 version, respectively. It crossed the $1-million mark a couple days later to ensure the addition of a time attack mode, and looks set to hit $1.75 million next, which will bring a remixed soundtrack.
PlatinumGames has also added digital and physical double pack backer rewards now that the remaster is locked in to go multi-platform.
The first of the mysterious “Platinum 4,” The Wonderful 101: Remastered has become an increasingly larger scale update of the 2013 Wii U exclusive, and seems to be just the start of PlatinumGames’ ambitions for the near future.
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