Aug 7th, 2013


To wrap up all the announcements of this Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata confirmed that yet another Nintendo Direct will be taking place on Friday. This Direct will be dedicated to The Wonderful 101, which stays true to Hideki Kamiya’s word. This second Nintendo Direct will air at the same time, at 7am PST and 10am EST.

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  • So much hype!

  • everyone


  • Rugmouse

    Early glimpses of this game are what truly got me interested in the Wii U system, and the more I learn about it, the more amped I get to try it out.

    I’m very interested to see what they’ll reveal on Friday. We’ve already seen a great deal of general gameplay, and we’ve had in-depth coverage via the blog on the main unite weapons and characters. I’m hoping they will bring to light a new game play feature or two, and really demonstrate the Gamepad’s role in the gameplay.

    The fact that the game is getting a dedicated Direct of its own is very encouraging! Feels like Nintendo giving the game its full endorsement.

    • Rémi

      It is the big third party exclusive on the wii u that have the most hype. They are betting big on this one.

      • Fred

        They are betting big on this one, but it’s not 3rd Party as Nintendo is paying Platinum to make it

    • Entropyguy

      Same here – this was the game that convinced me I I needed a Wii U.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Feel the same here. There is something fresh over this one…

  • Lord Carlisle

    I haven’t really been paying attention to this game. But perhaps this will be the perfect time to change that.

    • Lookdown

      Perfect comment because of your picture

    • Mariokartfann

      Same here, was mentioned at last year’s E3 then ignored until recently this year…

  • david jarman

    A must buy for me.

  • John Andalora

    I honestly don’t know much about this game, and everything I’ve seen on it doesn’t explain much other than “100 superheroes making big things.” Hope this will actually explain further on what this game is.

    • sharlo galmo

      This is a wonderful game……

    • Jon

      um… there has been plenty said about the game now…but if you still don’t get it after watching other nintendo directs and comicon gameplay videos then watch Fridays direct.

    • Zombie Boy

      I was in the same place until recently: “You can do X, Y and Z”, but we weren’t told how or why… I didn’t understand how the gameplay would work, whether it was a series of mini-games or what! Then I watched some videos on YouTube of people playing the demo at E3 and it all made a bit more sense.

      PS Not sure why you’ve been downvoted :/

  • Guest

    This game looks like a lot of fun, can’t wait to get it!

  • D.M.T

    I want this game sooooo bad!!! This is the Wii U game I want the most in 2013.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Me too… or sadly it WAS Aliens Colon Marines. But now I want this, even more than PIKMIN3 (but not over WindWaker)

      • Andreas Sunde

        That might be the best exclusive the Wii U, though. The cancellation, I mean.

    • Agreed. It’s been too long coming.

  • Mariokartfann

    Pikmin+Viewtiful Joe=Wonderful 101

    • Fred

      Another way to put it would be Pikmin + Viewtiful Joe=A Day 1 Purchase for me!!!

      • Mariokartfann

        For me it’s a buy-when-I-can-afford-day purchase xD

        • Luke Wilson

          for me its a buy when its in the bargain bin lol

          • starwars360

            Your name is Luke Troll-Wilbitch.


            that shit was wack son, go home lol

  • Jack5221

    I for one am very excited to try this game out. The thing I love most about it is its originality! While I haven’t played any demos for it, I’ve seen lots of screenshots and gameplay and I can honestly say there is NOTHING out there like this game. Day 1 purchase? HELL YEAH!

  • Jon

    I think this game looks really good however I got one problem….No money to buy it day one XD. I wanna get it so bad 😛

    • Fred

      you have a month and a week so go get a job (or a second job) all you’ll have to do is deliver pizza for a couple of days and you’ll be set

      • Jon

        I’ve been trying to get a job for the past 4 months…. though with school starting in the fall, a lot of places may start hiring again because of the loss of the summer students… however the only problem is… I have a lot more expenses to catch up on. It’s not as simple for a lot of people as just get a job and you’re good, I’ve got student loans to pay, Banks loans, rent, food, etc. So even with a min wage job, I still won’t be able to afford to game right off the bat, it’ll take a few pay cheques before I could purchase it.

        • Fred

          I understand that. I graduated 2 years ago and I just had to quit playing games when I went to college cause I couldn’t aford the money or the time

  • andré

    haha, this is so typical japan anime style. (red) main character, (blue) the intelligent one, (green) the fat and more humoristic one,(likes food) just like the anime starzinger.. this looks great..

    • Zombie Boy

      The main character is in white in this, but the rest apply…

      • Guest

        hm, no, the red is the main character.he is the leader of wonderful 100. check for your self if you dont believe me..

        • Zombie Boy

          In Battle Of The Planets, the main guy wears white. In W101 he wears red. I was referring to andre’s comment.

      • Guest

        ??? what? that is battle of the planets, thats not starzinger,,

        • Zombie Boy

          I know. I was illustrating andre’s point about Japanese anime in general.

      • andré

        i have battle of the planets but not seen it yet! is it any good??

        • Zombie Boy

          Hmmm… It was when I was a kid, about 30 years ago, but it hasn’t aged too well, I’m afraid.

  • Paul Wright

    my top game of 2013 im looking forward to. I know originality when I see it.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Good good, not long to wait 🙂 but what I really wanna know is when those unannounced games are going to be revealed. It’s now August and they’re supposedly due this year yet we don’t even know what they are yet. Come on Ninty, why wait, play some cards now and shut up the haters!

  • Petri

    Excited for this game.
    I’m sure Platinum Games will not let me down.
    I hope they port Bayonetta for Wii U after this project.

    • Fred

      Bayonetta on a Nintendo still blows me away. I would have never expected that.

      • Petri

        The sole reason I own a Wii U.
        I was about to go all PC this generation.

  • Josiah Parsons

    In the picture, we can see WonderEyes White, withe awesome close-range claws, and WonderEyes Yellow, with a giant hammer! also no clues on WonderEyes Black, who can also be seen. I wonder why no intel was released on them. WonderEyes blue is still my favorite. Really excited for this game!

    • Rugmouse

      Noticed this as well. There is also a robot type thing in the picture which could possibly be a key character? The title screen would suggest that Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, White, Black, and Robot are the key heroes.

      • Rugmouse

        Title screen:

        • Josiah Parsons

          Hey! look closely at the black hero.
          She’s holding something that looks suspiciously like a GamePad! Is that for those scenes in the demo where you go inside a building and need to look at the GamePad screen?
          Or is she just playing her GameBoy?

      • Josiah Parsons

        Yeah. Maybe the robot is a tutorial-giver/dispatcher/alfred-the-butler/whatever-you-need-in-a-superhero-game-who’s-a-good-guy-but-doesn’t-fight-crime.
        Can’t wait for this title!

  • I’m just interested to see if there’s actually 100 heroes with unique abilities, or if that’s just the name

    • Petri

      Maybe about 90 of them are just generic characters?
      But I do hope they make 100 hero’s with own bio’s.

      • Rugmouse

        Some of the game footage does indeed show some rather obscure heroes. I would expect info for 100 heroes in this form:

        • Rugmouse

          Taking a closer look at this display, you can see his weapon is “Surreal Knuckles” and the hero seems to have his own attributes…do Surreal Knuckles augment the regular red fist you get?

          This just got even more interesting!

          • Petri


    • Kevin Sepulveda

      I think there are 100 hero’s on the field you know like pikmin can do 100 pikmin on the field but think they work in groups and they have similar abilities rather that 100 unique ones.

      • sd

        If its anything like Pikmin then i need far more than a hundred heroes, I think I lost 1000 Pikmin by games end. (In my defence it is my first ever Pikmin game)

    • Rugmouse

      “If you recruit heroes with new weapons, you’ll be able to morph into more than just a fist: there’s a sword, a gun, a whip, and various other weapons.”

      Taken from the Platinum Games blog

      Various other weapons sounds like there is more to announce in terms of unite weapons. 100 different weapons seems a bit of a stretch though. Looking at the cover art, there’s a yellow dude jumping in the air with what appears to be a hammer.

  • Lusunup

    Cross my fingers for a demo of this game. Ive been dieing to try this out on my local bestbuy but ehh… to far for me.

  • Madmagican

    So this Direct is gonna be completely exclusive to Wonderful 101?
    I like that Nintendo’s ramping up the hype but I have trouble believing this

  • sd

    So 101 Direct. They should also throw in an unseen bayonetta 2 clip and maybe somethinkg else like yarn yoshi or more x or something. My copy is preordered and ready for me (well in a couple of weeks its ready). I am hoping I havn’t overhyped this game as it is my most wanted game of the year.

  • kevin nun—-

    This game looks AMAZING, yet the hype is not there for me. However, I do hope the best for Nintendo with this frachise.

  • uPadWatcher

    In the words of Wonder-Pink: “WONDERFUL!!!!!”

  • uPadWatcher

    Voice talents so far–

    Wonder-Red: Charlie Schlatter
    Wonder-Blue: Roger Craig Smith
    Wonder-Green: Kari Wahlgren
    Wonder-Pink: Tara Strong

  • Sdudyoy

    Still have no interest in this game, but I’m happy for the people who do want it.

    • Luke Wilson

      I don’t either and who ever down voted you is a drone

  • Mark

    Why does the U.S have to get it last :'( This game looks great and I can’t wait to play it!

    • makkan

      yeah but you got scribblenauts unlimited early and we don’t have that game yet

  • Best news presented in the whole of todays direct. I can’t wait for this.

  • miigamerz

    can’t wait! in two weeks it will be mine. HAHA

  • Joey Perez

    I hoe their is a big surprise with this nintendo direct .. like im happy the wonderful 101 is getting love like this but the kid in me wants a curve ball thrown at me with some kinda major news tied in the end !!! ha ha im probably the only one building this up for nothing lol oh well !

  • This is so off-topic, but I’d give half of my blood to see a new Star Wars: Rogue Squadron game on Wii U that utilizes the GamePad for activating various additional cockpit controls and features two-player online co-op missions. Agreed?

  • crocodileman94

    I don’t have interest in this game atm, but we’ll se if I have after the Direct.

  • Michael Jurado

    I can’t wait for this Direct I love super hero’s, I love team work, and I love Nintendo Directs because, they cater to me the fan 🙂

  • FaTih

    Team !! Unite up !!!

  • Stephen Davis

    GTA V would like to come to WIIU BUT its in trouble, Rockstar needs to see there is interests. So if you sign well then that means your part of the team dedicated to seeing GTAV with WIIU boxart 😛