It's unusual for Platinum Games to make Wonderful 101: Remake into Kickstarter, but don't expect it to become the norm.
Wonderful 101: Remake This is Platinum Games' first self-publishing project. This is also the studio's first crowdfunding event ever, and many are wondering if this is the approach that future projects will take.
Under Platinum, not necessarily. Chief producer Atsushi Inaba explained in a speech to Eurogamer that The Wonderful 101 campaign was not about raising money, but rather measuring interest.
Inaba said: "This is an original case, not that we need money, but a lot of situations." "It's more said hey, everyone gets together to make this project a reality."
For future projects, Platinum will only adopt the crowdfunding route when feasible, but there are currently no plans to use it for any other purpose.
"Therefore, you don't need to consider crowdfunding again-this is just a special case. However, if crowdfunding is possible in similar situations in the future, we will consider this option.
Inaba confirms that future self-release projects will all be new games, as the studio has no plans to restore its old games. Inaba also closed a possible return on Scalebound (a canceled Xbox One exclusive product) because the IP is owned by Microsoft.
He explained: "No matter what happens to this project, we can't actually do anything-unless Microsoft allows us to do so." Although Platinum did not specify whether Nintendo owns The Wonderful 101 IP, the developers stated that "Nintendo's Kindness allows us to expand to other platforms. "
Wonderful 101: The Remastered Kickstarter campaign has been successful and has so far raised more than $ 1 million. The developer's Platinum 4 teaser website has 3 more announcements.
Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya