May 17th, 2013


While today’s Nintendo Direct didn’t go into a lot of details when it came to The Wonderful 101, we finally have a release date for both Western regions. The EU version of the game will be released first on August 23rd, while those of us here in North America will get the game on September 15th. No new gameplay details or videos were released, but at least we know when we’ll get the game now. Are you excited for it and will you be picking it up? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • So glad to hear a release date for this game, and I’m definitely getting it. Hope it sells well though, especially since it releases 2 days before GTA V in the US…

    • thedeciderU


  • Nintedward

    Europe is leaving the USA in the dust with these release dates , lol!

    NSLU – June 20th , Pikmin 3 – July – 20somtheing , W101- August 20something.

    • Cerus98

      NSLU has a digital release for the 20th everywhere as far as I’ve read, August is the disc release. P3 comes out just 9 days sooner in EU.

      • Nintedward

        It’s all good. These days its even between EU and USA. But I remember many times having to wait months to play games even after reading US reviews on IGN… so annoying.

        • I hear you. Best example ever Earthbound, never ever got released in eu at all, until now on virtual console, same goes for Final Fantasy IV, VI, Chrono Trigger and so on and so on. For a über rare change some games in the past few years released in EU before US, atleast US doesn’t have to wait months and months for their releases.

          Longest is a month (exceptions on Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower and Last Story, those games where like the 90’s all over again only in their case the delay’s where for US like the delay’s back in the 90’s where for EU)

  • Petri

    Splinter Cell will be my game for August, but September looks free for now.

    • Rayman Legends is coming out in September as well, if that interests you at all.

      • Petri tells it releases 30th August (though it still tells me that Deus Ex releases on 10th of May).

        But it’s not in my priorities. Original release date was perfect, since no competition, but now fall seem to be full of game releases.

        I only have time for 1 game a month, if I buy more, I wont be able to play them all, like how happened to my PS3, atleast 20 games that I did not complete. And over 100 games on steam, most of which I havent even installed yet.

        • Heh, I hear you about games on Steam. I have nearly 300, though I’ve completed a fair few of those.

          • I have a lot of games on steam, but I can’t run over half of them, so I kinda gave up on PC gaming for a while…

            If only steam let you sell accounts XD

  • Zuxs13

    this is Wonderfully Awesome. I hope it only cost 1/2 of 101 😉

  • HSN1

    Europe… getting something… before the US?…

    • The Wonderful Waluigi


        I really don’t know why Waluigi doesn’t get more games, because he is pretty awesome.

        • Thanks Mario, now, kill you’r brother Luigi and let me be in the next “New Super Mario Bros”

          • In your dreams Waluigi!


            Actually, you could replace blue toad because blue and purple are close to the same and Wario could replace yellow toad because , well he is yellow. And, nobody wants to be one of the Toads


            Playing the game

    • In the UK we only got Persona 4 Arena a week ago lol. It’s nice to see that we’ll be getting a great game in the same year as everyone else.

    • Shaise Mughal

      Thats why I’m excited! We’re getting new super luigi standalone version before you aswell!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Lol. It’s not the first time.

  • Agent721

    I really wished Nintendo had achievements or trophies. They could have Nintendo Medals, and you could put them around your Miis neck for all to see. If you think itd a waste of time, then why is Google introducing achievements for all Google Play Games? I love collecting trophies on the PS3, as it adds another layer of depth & challenge to the gameplay. They are the 21st century’s high scores, per say. Considering they had achievements in Wii Sports Resortd and in some of the Metroid Prime Games, why not a system wide unified medal system? Bronze, silver & gold.

    • JB

      On achievements: if it’s something that Nintendo implemented great. If they didn’t, that would be fine as well. However those Nintendo medals you mentioned that the miis would wear around their neck, I would be totally down for that! particularly if they are related to the game you’re playing. Imagine playing a Super Mario game and getting gold, silver and bronze mushrooms in a certain level. Or getting arwing medals in a Star Fox game. It would be a perfect time to add this functionality with the Mario and Sonic game on the horizon!

      • Agent721

        That’s what I’m talking about JB! But Nintendo is a bit behind the times on certain things. Just remember when the Wii started, they said online functionality wasn’t a priority for consumers. Clearly, that was dead wrong. Achievements aren’t as big of a deal, but it would add something that the Big N is missing over the other two consoles. And now, even Google Play.

        • JB

          Very true! In this case, if Nintendo ever gets around to adding that sort of function to the Miiverse, I’m glad they were the last ones to do it. Just look at the Miiverse now. Even though there’s things we want them to add or do better, it’s hands down the best online gaming community of the three.

          I think if the Big N adds achievements, It would probably be something very special and VERY Nintendo!They’ll look at how Sony and MS did theirs and think, “How can we make our achievement system different and unique from what’s out there now?”

          It will be awesome and Nintendo fans everywhere will rejoice.

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    I want this now.

  • this game has me on launch day.

  • Linskarmo

    I hope its an absolutely excellent game with how long its taken. It looks like it could be so, at any rate.

  • david jarman

    I am so looking forward to getting this game. This is must buy for me.

  • Potemkin

    This game is one of those small (soon to become) gems that you can’t miss. I will get this with the WiiU as soon as the console drops in price. Even if I have to wait nearly 5 years for that to happen.

    • thedeciderU

      want to play a game?

  • Kamon

    Can’t wait for this game!

  • Adecentboy777

    all this postponing all the time, it’s so annoying. There are almoust no good games and all the good games are coming a lot later, than promised. Nintendo I knew you would pull this card and fool the buyers again. What a disappointment! Again and again…