Wonderful 101 Gameplay Footage Arrives Fresh From Japan

Wonderful 101 Gameplay Footage Arrives Fresh From Japan

Two-plus minutes of new gameplay footage from Platinum Games' upcoming superhero title The Wonderful 101 has appeared, and it's as bombastic as you'd hope.

The Wonderful 101 is an upcoming, squad-based superhero title slated as an exclusive release for Nintendo's Wii U console. That's a neat premise by itself, but the reason why this title is so exciting is because it's being developed by Platinum Games, the people behind the phenomenal Bayonetta and the largely underappreciated Anarchy Reigns. Those games both featured crazy, over-the-top action of the sort that's made Platinum Games such a critical darling, and The Wonderful 101 appears to continue this trend.

Don't believe me? That's fine. You don't have to take my word for it. Instead, hit "play" on that clip embedded above. The nearly two-and-a-half-minute trailer mostly focuses on the game's impressive action set pieces, so while the text in Japanese, you can still appreciate the footage so long as you speak the international language of awesome explosions and superheroic face punches.

The Wonderful 101 is currently scheduled to make its North American debut on September 15, 2013. As you can probably tell, this is something I'm personally excited about, so don't be surprised to see these pages filled with random, miscellaneous info on this game until the moment its disc is spinning up in my Wii U. That's just how I deal with extended wait times.

Source: YouTube

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What's with the sound cutting out in the second half of the video?

What's with all the early releases in Europe suddenly :D

I got Pikmin 3 today, and Wonderful 101 comes out some time in later August.

It feels nice to be loved :D

I am going to buy two copies of this game. One to play, and one to take to my room and make sweet, sweet love to.

Ugh, can't say it looks interesting. Why does gameplay look like a top down beat em up with a lot of sit here and watch sections.

Definitely Flashy and Action heavy... My biggest concern is that it looks incredibly linear and the Puzzles don't seem that hard. maybe they are only showing the first level, who knows. I might pick it up at a discounted price.

Also, they showed one of the better-looking bosses. IMO, Probably would of been best to keep that a surprise

Is it just me or did some of the combat remind you of Bayonetta's aesthetics?

BabySinclair:
Is it just me or did some of the combat remind you of Bayonetta's aesthetics?

Well they are the same people that made Bayonetta.

Daystar Clarion:
What's with all the early releases in Europe suddenly :D

I got Pikmin 3 today, and Wonderful 101 comes out some time in later August.

It feels nice to be loved :D

Yeah, it's awesome. I finally get to feel like an American... Except that I don't have to live there...

OT: The loss of sound halfway through made me too distracted to see what actually happened in the video. Anyway, this looks interesting, I think this might join my collection along with Earthbound and Monster Hunter.

 

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