Today’s Daily news: The Wonderful 101: Remastered announced for the Nintendo Switch, but also…
- Ministry of Broadcast
The Wonderful 101: Remastered
The Wonderful 101 is a unique action game developed by PlatinumGames, and directed by the one and only Hideki Kamiya. It was originally released on Wii U, where it unfortunately flopped (despite gaining a cult following). The good news is that PlatinumGames are interested in giving the game a second chance, which is why they launched the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered yesterday (with the blessing of Nintendo).
Here’s the Kickstarter video:
The campaign was immediately successful, with the base funding goal ($49 980) reached in a matter of hours. As of writing, the campaign is nearing $1 million ($971 000 to be precise), with 31 days to go. As a result, The Wonderful 101: Remastered will be released on modern platforms, including the Nintendo Switch of course. If it all goes well, that release will be in April 2020.
But the campaign isn’t over: there’s now stretchgoals to reach. The current two revealed are:
- $1 million = Time Attack (A speedrunner’s dream!)
- $1.5 million = Luka’s First Mission (A brand new 2D sidescrolling adventure starring a young hero!)
- and more to come (DLC, etc.)
Click here to check out the Kickstarter campaign for the game!
The Wonderful 101: Remastered (Switch) comes out in April 2020 worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Ministry of Broadcast
PM Studios have announced that they will release Ministry of Broadcast at retail on April 28th in North America, for $39.99. Pre-orders will include a customised Steelbook in a O-sleeve.
Here’s the list of key features for the game:
- Cinematic Platforming: Run, jump, climb, and smash your way through each Arena while events unfold around you. Much of the story is revealed through seamlessly integrated animation sequences, environment details, or NPCs dropping bits of dialogue and you sneak, dive, and dodge around them.
- Environmental HUD: Instead of a screen cluttered with distracting indicators, minimaps, and HP bars overlaying the action, all the information the player will need is incorporated directly into the environment. Important hints and clues are subtly incorporated into the game’s art, so players will need a keen eye if they want to get through each Arena unscathed.
- Puzzle Solving: You’ll need to use your wits, and sometimes a dash of ruthlessness, to advance through each deadly Arena. Much of the puzzle-solving requires you to interact directly with the environment; use your own momentum to move platforms, find and flip the right levers, and maybe even sacrifice an NPC or two in order to get across an extra spiky pit.
- Story and Personality: The game features a heavy dose of impish humor, grade-A sarcasm, and comic mischief, balanced against the dark, heavy themes of a thoroughly dystopian world.
Ministry of Broadcast (Switch) comes out at retail on April 28th in North America, and at an unspecified date on the Nintendo eShop worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: PM Studios PR