The Wii U was home to many wonderful games that didn’t pick up any traction due to the system’s failure. Games like The Wonderful 101 that shined with innovation for how you could play the game, taking unique ideas to create an enjoyable adventure that was as equally hilarious as it was creative.
It’s a shame that the game never reached more people, but Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya want to change this situation by bringing the game to the Switch, something that they previously teased. Talking at the Reboot Develop 2018 event in Croatia, Kamiya gauged the audience’s thoughts, sharing:
“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…”
Eurogamer caught up with Inaba after the talk to clarify things. Speaking through a translator he said:
“From their perspective obviously there are things they can’t talk about, about dealings they have with Nintendo. Certainly they can say everything they said during the speech, which was, ‘Hey, we should do that.’ But whether that is a ‘we are going to do that’, and what the likelihood is of that happening, is just going to have to be something you wait to find out.”
It seems like this falls to Nintendo getting Platinum to make The Wonderful 101 live again. Of course, considering the games initial failure they might not be too eager, but they are on a run of releasing Wii U games to Switch, so maybe if people clap loud enough Nintendo and Platinum might work something out and bring The Wonderful 101 to Switch. It is all on you Nintendo, perhaps you might make some people’s dreams come true, and give a game another chance. But don’t forget to clap.