Report: Platinum May Be Announcing a Kickstarter for Getting The Wonderful 101 on Switch and PS4

The Wonderful 101 may be getting a second chance at life, thanks to rumors of an upcoming PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch port.An initial report from GameXplain shared a video theorizing that the old Wii U title, The Wonderful 101

, would be ported to current gen consoles. The theory was backed up today by Liam Robertson (via EuroGamer) of DYKGaming.

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According to Robertson, The Wonderful 101 developers, PlatinumGames, pitched the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 port to multiple publishers, but failed to find an interested party. In lieu of this, Platinum is expected to announce a Kickstarter aimed at gaining enough support to port the game to new platforms.

Adding fuel to the speculation fire, Platinum Games posted a tweet featuring Hideki Kamiya, director of The Wonderful 101 (and Bayonetta, Okami, Devil May Cry). Notice the timestamp on the computer behind Kamiya reading 1:01, and the Switch to his left.

While none of this has been confirmed by Platinum at the time of writing, Robertson shared that fans could expect an announcement as early as Monday, February 3.

The Wonderful 101 released on the Wii U in 2013 and is an action-adventure hack and slash. In the game, players must explore different levels and recruit citizens to join their team of superheros. Further, as more superhero citizens join the fight, players can use a unique feature, known as “Unite Morphs” to turn into various objects and defeat enemies.PlatinumGames already has a working relationship with Nintendo, as it released Astral Chain as a Switch exclusive last year and is expected to port Bayonetta 3 to the Switch later this year.

The Wonderful 101 is one of the Wii U games that we could like to see ported to the Switch, be sure to check out some other games we are hoping for as well. In the meantime, if you need a refresher on the game, check out our review of The Wonderful 101.

Andrew Smith is a freelance contributor with IGN. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewtsmith.

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