Platinum Games’s Wonderful 101 Kickstarter has already broken one hundred million yen in the campaign, causing Platinum Games to post a reaction video on Twitter of the studio celebrating. The Kickstarter only went live yesterday, but apparently Platinum fans who wanted to give the game a chance to really shine have proven invaluable to the studio.
One hundred million yen is nearly a million American dollars, in Japan it’s still a very large amount of money, enough to be a major milestone in the Kickstarter, which has also gone memetic as it has two rewards dealing with infamous director Hideki Kamiya.
Kamiya is known on Twitter for blocking people that attempt to contact him without his permission, and one reward tier in the Wonderful 101 Kickstarter would let you be blocked by him as a “reward.” However, if the Kickstarter reaches a certain stretch goal, Kamiya will be forced to clear his entire block list.
Wonderful 101 is an action game from Platinum Games where players control a group of 100 special heroes from around the world, the Wonderful 100 (with you as the last, hence 101) as they fight against an evil alien force bent on destroying the planet.
In addition to battling regular enemies, players will often be called on to use Unite attacks, where the entire team forms a single weapon that must be traced out on the player’s controllers to do so. Originally the game was released on the Wii U, but now the PC, PS4, and Switch will be experiencing the game too.
While the game wasn’t a very big commercial success when it first released all the way back in 2013, despite good critical reviews, the success of the Kickstarter has proven that there’s still a market out there for it, and by bringing the game to more platforms, hopefully Platinum can show more people just how good their game is.
There’s currently no indication on when the game will release, but hopefully the Wonderful 101 Kickstarter continues to be an enormous success.