Platinum says "Nintendo's kindness" allowed them to expand The Wonderful 101: Remastered's reach to other platforms
The Wonderful 101: Remastered is officially coming to Switch, thanks to a quickly-funded Kickstarter effort. The Kickstarter's main goal was Switch, but there are stretch goals for Steam and PS4. The Steam goal has also been hit, leaving just PS4 for now. Many were surprised to see other platforms included in this Kickstarter, and in an interview with NintendoEverything, Platinum's Atsushi Inaba explains how that came to be.
“Firstly, I want to say that I think PlatinumGames has this reputation for being well-known and a high quality company that really knows their stuff. We’re really grateful for that reputation, but the honest truth is we’re just developers over here; we can’t publish games by ourselves. There’s a lot of means that we don’t have like the capital and resources to get things like that done. And now that Nintendo’s kindness has allowed us to expand to other platforms, we want to do this on our own. We feel like we’re a company that has a great relationship with players, and we’re proud of this intimate relationship we have with fans of our games. So when considering what to do to publish the game, we thought, ‘Let’s work directly with players to make this happen.’ Kickstarter just made the most sense for what we want to achieve.”