Jul 23rd, 2013


For those of you excited about the upcoming release of Nintendo’s The Wonderful 101, you’ll be happy to know that Nintendo just unveiled their official site for the game. There’s a trailer available to watch, as well as a slew of new screenshots of the new superhero game.

Also mentioned on the website is the battle arena mode where you can compete head-to-head with the characters. Currently the game is set to release on September 15th in North America, with the rest of the world getting it earlier on August 23rd for Europe and August 24th for Australia. Check out the new site and let us know if you’re planning on picking up The Wonderful 101 when it’s released in your region.

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  • Ice Climbers

    About time.

  • ICHI

    I am buying this first day! Looking like platinum has done it again πŸ™‚

  • Robert Butters

    I was ignoring it because I assumed it was a kids game, but the recent trailers and press releases changed my mind. Nintendo needs to be more clear and informative with their products.Will buy

    • Zombie Boy

      I had the same problem. It was only the other day that I was asking people on here what this game is about, how it plays etc. Now that I’ve seen the gameplay mechanics, it’s slightly more tempting. Not good advertising on Nintendo’s behalf at all!

    • Andrew Gonzalez

      Since the first time I saw it, I knew it was going to be cool. It’s not the same general crap other companies push out year after year.

      • Nintedward

        W101 looks like the sort of game I strive for in this stale industry…. I only want games from people who are prepared to push boundaries and do new things. Platinum Games would be the ideal candidate for that.

        But Nintendo, even though people say they ”rehash” they really don’t…
        They say it themselves: same franchise new ideas is the same as new franchise new ideas.

        All I know is, I’m semi drunk listening to Alice in Chains and I’m getting Pikmin 3 tomorrow 2 days early! πŸ˜‰

        • Andrew Gonzalez

          I’ll get semi drunk later πŸ˜›

          • Nintedward

            lol. I’m from UK lol… 8 hours ahead of USA… I’m not some early morning drinker haha!

        • Magnus Eriksson

          You like Alice in Chains Eddie? I thought you were more of a “beliebing” Justin Bieber fan. Sitting there in your homemade castle buildt from pink pillows, drinking pink drinks with colourful umbrellas, listening to Bieber. Thats exactly how I imagine you, and now you listen to Alice in Chains… You are a real surpriser you πŸ˜‰

          • Nintedward

            lol you cheeky prick πŸ˜›
            Favorite bands: Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in chains.
            I wish I was born in Seattle basically…

            I don’t understand why people associate Nintendo fans with being kiddy or what not. Nintendo really is the most prestigious games company on earth. The original Nintendo fans span back way further than PS or XB fans.

            Being a Nintendo fan is no different than say being a fan of Studio Ghibli anime… I can’t understand the childish association… probably due to the shovelware that was on Wii and DS… but even then there was TONS and TONS of amazing games on those platforms. (two of the most significant platforms of all time)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Well you have both good taste in music and in consoles. And also your humour is getting better. There’s hope for you Eddie! πŸ˜€

          • Michael Hancock

            None of those bands even touch Nirvana. Nirvana was the best there ever was. How dare you mention music from Washington state without mentioning Nirvana. How dare you.

          • Nintedward

            Nirvana go without saying really… they’re everybody’s favorite band.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I think thats implicit.

    • Edward

      I’m sure it will get more advertising as the game nears its release date. I have seen many Pikmin 3 trailers on T.V. and even seen an ad in the game informer. I’m pretty sure there is more ads in other magazines and also will have store set-ups on the release day. Wonderful 101 will get its advertising soon enough.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think it looks way more fun than Pikmin, or at least I used to think that. Now I kind of want both.

      • uPadWatcher

        Thumbs up, Mag! πŸ˜‰

        • Magnus Eriksson

          no! wont happen – ever!

          Edit: Sorry, out of old habit thought you told me to shut up πŸ˜‰

      • val berger

        although both games have this similar element of somehow controlling many little characters, they actually differ a lot. W101 seems to be more like a Viewtiful Joe on (even more) steroids, button-mash-combo-arcade while P3 is, like always, a more relaxing, strategic puzzlegame. I think both gaes complement each other in a quite interesting way. gonna be fun gaming sessions, playing them in a row.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Laughs vs cozy πŸ™‚

    • Gotallofthem

      Yes it is a kids game, just like pikmin, mario, dk, mk8, they are so kiddy, I guess MS/Sony fans are right about Nintendo…………

  • Ballzbeard

    Has online play been written off yet?

  • dfoz3

    This looks fantastic! Unfortunately it will have to wait. Grand Theft Auto V hits two days later and that takes precedence over life itself!!!
    Bad timing on the release date for this, or an other game coming out within 2 weeks of GTA V for that matter.

    • Fred

      Just buy it and conquer it in 2 days.

      • dfoz3

        While I appreciate the enthusiasm, my problem is more about finances. I just can’t afford 2 games right at the same time. Pikmin 3 and GTA V are my allotment for the next couple of months. If I can squeeze anything else in, this is at the top of the waiting list though!

        • Fred

          I can certainly understand that.

  • ican1992

    does anyone know if this game has online multiplayer?

  • Fred

    Day 1 download for me (using money that I’ll be putting into my eShop tonight)

  • Well, that’s…wonderful. 8)

  • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

    Saw the boxart today. And well, it’s…wonderful πŸ˜€


  • John Smith

    Ashley, When Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario 3D World’s official website comes live could you post it on this awesome website ?!?!

  • Calvin Bowens

    But yet, no Pikmin 3 site yet?!

    • Cyrus
      • Calvin Bowens

        Oh, thx. That wasn’t there yesterday when I checked.

        • Jon

          it;’s been there for a while….. lol

    • It has been there for the past two weeks. πŸ™‚ So has this Wonderful 101 site. I am ready for the full sites.

  • MichaelEhrgott

    This game looks awesome. My copy of Xenoblade Chronicles ($90, ugh) is coming this week so I’ll be busy with that and Pikmin 3 until this come out.

    • whoa. Why is that so expensive?

      • MichaelEhrgott

        Super rare. It was a Gamestop Exclusive also. I called a friend of mine who manages a Gamestop and he said they had absolutely zero new OR used copies in the whole system. Ebay is the best bet and you’re pretty lucky if you get a U.S. copy less than $80. Some people are waiting for it to get re-released or on Nintendo Shop but I didnt want to wait.

        • slade6alpha


          • MichaelEhrgott

            I figure it will last me over 60 hrs which is a lot more than games I pay $50 for so its worth it. Also I love the developer and can’t wait for X. Xenogears was one of my favorites on PS.

        • Jon

          I am glad I got my copy when I did then…… I had it pre-ordered when it was released

          • felony211662

            Thanks to game informer I also pre ordered xenoblade chronicles. And now I’m going to play it again till X is delayed for three years

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Well tough luck bro. I ain’t saying is not worth but have you tried Last Story. Game is great so is Pandora Tower. I am hundred percent sure your purchase was worth it. I did this once when I lost Final Fantasy 7 back on 2005 the price was 80-95$ new unlike now. This will keep you busy before X comes out. Then PS3 10 bucks on PSN lol did not except that.

        • it was exclusive? I had no idea…

      • slade6alpha

        Dude… I bought it for over $200, crazy I know, but it keeps going up (that’s what she said), and getting it for $90 now is a steal.

        • …wow…

        • Nathaniel Lopez

          I’m glad I kept my copy; now maybe I can resell it later on down the road if the price ever spikes up again.

    • Gotallofthem

      I was in luck, found one randomly sitting at a Gamestop about 7 months ago, just paid normal (new) msrp.

  • Jon

    Looks pretty sweet πŸ˜€

    P.S – looks like this weeks Wii U VC title is Kid Icarus


  • I am ready for them to finish the the full site, already. This site has been up for a week or two as is.

  • Jack5221

    AWESOME! I have to be honest here though… When I first heard about the game, I did not really think much of it. I just thought of it as some lame 3rd party super hero game at first. But after seeing the gameplay and hearing a lot more about it, I am hooked. Im really looking forward to adding this to my Wii Us library. The bright colors, flashy HD graphics, storyline, characters got me hooked. I havent tried any demos, but it looks like a lot of fun. Sorry I ever doubted you Platinum! Day 1 purchase for me!

  • JBeauregard

    Meh, still not interested. It looks good, but it’s not my type of game. Like a lot of Nintendo titles, though, I’m sure I’ll end up buying it anyway and having a blast. Nintendo is good about making me change my mind about the types of games I like!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Haha, you sound like me πŸ˜€

    • starwars360

      Oh oh hahahah oh oh oh oh yes!!!! Finally you like Wii U. So glad you going get. You wouldn’t regret this we promise.

      Here Wii U will getting.

      July to Christmas 2013:

      The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
      Pikmin 3
      The Wonderful 101
      Super Mario 3D World
      Watch Dogs
      Splinter Cell: Blacklist
      Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
      Sonic: Lost World
      Batman: Arkham Origins
      Rayman Legends
      New Super Luigi U (game disc will release soon – 26th July for UK and Europe whist DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U is out now)
      Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flags
      Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
      Scribblenauts Unlimited (late release for UK and Europe due to problem with english words in game and Nintendo and WB Games promises bring it before next Scribblenauts series release)
      Scribblenauts Unmasked
      Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
      Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
      Disney Infinity
      LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
      Ashes: Cricket 2013
      Disney Plane
      Wii U Fit
      Wii U Party
      Just Dance 5
      Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!

      And more.


      Super Smash Bros
      Mario Kart 8
      Bayonetta 2
      New Nintendo’s IP Game
      The LEGO Movie Videogame
      And more will confirm soon and throughout 2014. Of course too early to know many more Wii U will have in 2014.


      Believe new The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U will be release in 2015. I just guess since Nintendo said they working on it. I believe it is in 2015 for right time release.

      • JBeauregard

        I already own the Wii U, and it’s my primary console. I definitely enjoy it. Wonderful 101 isn’t for me, I believe. However, like you said, the upcoming releases look pretty damn fantastic! There’s a lot of gameplay in my future!

        • starwars360

          Yeah man!!! Many of those games look exciting and more then Wii did. Wii got lots of casual and party games. So Wii U seem get less then Wii did. I am so happy Wii U getting more games and list of games look better then Wii did in past. πŸ™‚

  • meekmeek93

    Here check this fake ad out, it’s wonderful:


  • Petri

    3 days until Pikmin 3, 1 month until this.
    Also Splinter Cell should be releasing next month.

    Delayman Legends… if I feel like it.
    Though might not fit on my shopping list for months to come.

    • sd

      Delayman will be cancelled for me. Pikmin this week, Then W101 and splinter cell. After that Zelda and then a new console release as well. Gaming should be getting good again for me.

  • FaTih

    that definetly ISN’T a kids game !!!

  • starwars360

    Mixture between Viewtiful Joe series and Pikmin series for reasons. Cannot wait to have and play this when release!!! 8D

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  • Dorfdad

    Listen I hope this does well, but it’s not a system seller. And may are they picking a bad time to launch.. GTA V and other major games are coming out around that time frame.. Tough sell unless all you have is Wii U… I hope its a great game for all of you who are waiting for it, I just personally can’t get hyped for this one..

    • Gotallofthem

      Sorry to hear that you dont have much money. I hope your situation gets better in the future, where you would (and according to you apparently others also) have the ability to purchase more then just a couple of games per year.

      Listen I’m getting GTAV for the 360, but before that I will also download some eshop games, get pikmin, I just got Bioshock Infinite, picked up TLOU.

      I fail to see how GTAV releasing causes other people to not buy any other game whether that game is W101 or anything else. (well unless your income is low)

      • sd

        GTA isn’t even being released on the Wii U either.

      • dfoz3

        Well, I own a ps3, 360 and Wii U as well. I also own the games you mentioned and may buy W101 at some point, but I won’t buy it on release day because I can’t generally afford to buy two brand new games at full pricee in the same week. I think that is a pretty common issue for us lowly peasants without unlimited resources.

        Edit: The point is, the average consumer will not buy 2 brand new games during the same week.

  • Linskarmo

    It really does look interesting. I wonder about how much content it has, but I’m pretty sure it’ll be worth it.

    • Gotallofthem

      I believe they said about 15-20 hours for the play through, plus alot of replayability.

  • Leo

    This game looks so awesome! It’s a sure buy for me!

  • Rioto

    Will buy. Looks like crazy fun!