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The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter raised $2.23m

The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter raised $2.23m

Japanese developer PlatinumGames raised $2.23 million (¥235 million) in its Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

The campaign began at the start of February. However, executive director Atsushi Inaba made it clear that it "was not for funding at all." Instead, it was about gauging interest in the project.

"This is a game we've always wanted to revisit at some point in time, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to bring the fans together - to unite them - and gauge interest. And in essence, to release the game," said Inaba.

"So it wasn't really about the amount of funding at all, it was about self-publishing, bringing fans together, and revisiting The Wonderful 101."

It hit all of its stretch goals, meaning The Wonderful 101: Remastered will come to Switch, Steam and PS4. The studio did add a further two stretch goals — orchestral recordings and new languages. It hit the former target.

In January 2020, the Japanese firm secured investment from Chinese tech giant Tencent. Last month, PlatinumGames revealed it would open a new studio in Tokyo. Inaba has claimed the studio would like to explore more genres and experience other styles of play.


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