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Platinum Games says Bayonetta 3 is "going great," and Project G.G. has "started moving"

Could 2021 be the year?

Famitsu magazine spoke to a wide range of developers to hear their comments on upcoming projects and plans for 2021. When it got to Platinum Games, none other than Hideki Kamiya shared an update for not one, but two different Switch games. You can see what he had to say below, courtesy of a Gematsu translation.

“First off, many people are worried about Bayonetta 3 considering there hasn’t been any new information since its announcement, but verifications of new systems have been going great and development is going very well, so please wait with peace of mind. (This is a copy of my 2020 comment.) Also Project G.G. (title tentative) has finally started moving, so please look forward to it.”

The Wonderful 101: Remastered code unlocks Prince Vorkken, Chewgi, and Immorta

Three wonderful additions

December has given us some great Wonderful 101: Remastered content, and it seems Platinum isn't done yet. A new code has been released that gives you three more characters for your roster. You can grab that code below, along with a recap of the other codes that were recently released.

Vol.4 GUYZOCHFAMILY: Unlocks "Prince Vorkken", "Chewgi", and "Immorta"

The Wonderful 101: Remastered code unlocks Wonder-Captain, Wonder-Scarf, and Wonder-Gramps

Well that's wonderful!

December has given us some great Wonderful 101: Remastered content, and it seems Platinum isn't done yet. A new code has been released that gives you three more characters for your roster. You can grab that code below, along with a recap of the other codes that were recently released.

Vol.1 UMBRANGIFT
Unlocks “Wonder-Bayonetta"

Vol.2 ANGELSLAYERS
Unlocks "Wonder-Jeanne" and "Wonder-Rodin"

Vol.3 TEAMUNITEUP
Unlocks "Wonder-Captain", "Wonder-Scarf", and "Wonder-Gramps"

The Wonderful 101: Remastered gets a "Wonder-Size Cadet" demo featuring Bayonetta, game updated to Version 1.03

How wonderful!

It's a big day for The Wonderful 101: Remastered. Those of you who haven't picked the game up can grab a demo today, and it includes Wonder-Bayonetta as a playable character! There's also been an update for the main game, bringing it up to Version 1.03. Check out full details on all of today's announcements below.

We’re happy to announce that the Wonder-Size Cadet Demo for The Wonderful 101: Remastered is now available.

As the name suggests, this demo delivers Wonder-Size amount of content, including Platinum-level epic boss battles and a lot of in-game goodies! Enjoy the prologue and all of Operation 001, a total of about two hours of gameplay!

A lot of bonuses like in-game currency and a selection of support items are also available from the start of the demo, so that even beginners can set off on this dynamic adventure fully equipped.

Best of all, you can transfer save data from the demo to the full version and pick up right back up!

The hidden character Wonder-Bayonetta can be used from the start of the demo. She can be chosen as the leader at any point during an operation, and has a special Unite Morph!

Unite Morph: Scarborough Fair

Draw a Unite Gun sign to Unite Morph.
Firing all four guns at once, this attack has a large effect radius.

Special Abilities:

Dodge enemy attacks with the right timing to enable Witch Time, slowing down enemies in the vicinity.
Summon Gomorrah for a special dodge maneuver by pressing the Dodge button.

Unite up with Wonder-Bayonetta and play the free demo version of the game now!

Wonderful Codes
The v.1.03 patch adds a new in-game “Wonderful Code” feature to The Wonderful 101: Remastered, allowing players to enjoy the same bonuses as the demo, as well as many others! Don’t forget to update to the latest version!

To celebrate the release of the Wonder-Size Cadet Demo, we’re sharing two in-game Wonderful Codes:

Vol.1 UMBRANGIFT
Unlocks “Wonder-Bayonetta”

Vol.2 ANGELSLAYERS
Unlocks “Wonder-Jeanne” and “Wonder-Rodin”

Be on the lookout for more Wonderful Codes!

Ver. 1.03 Patch

The latest patch is out now! For more details please check the following:

Patch details:

Added a new “Wonderful Code” feature.
Certain hidden elements of the game can now be unlocked by entering officially released codes.

Added a demo save data transfer feature.
When starting a new game, save data from the demo can be detected and transferred, allowing players to continue from the end of the demo.

Fixed a number of bugs.

Platinum Games celebrates Astral Chain's one-year anniversary with tribute art

Happy one-year anniversary!

It's already been a year since Platinum Games launched Astral Chain on the Switch, which quickly became a million-seller for the platform. In honor of the game's one-year anniversary, Astral Chain concept artist Yuki Suda and scenario writer Akiteru Naka have shared some special tribute art. Check out their creations above and below!

Voice actress for Jeanne confirms her voice work on Bayonetta 3 hasn't yet begun

Everything is fine, right?

Platinum has continuously attempted to put fan's minds and hearts at ease again and again that development on Bayonetta 3 is going smoothy. The title was originally announced almost 3 years ago at The Game Awards 2017, and concerns continue to ramp up for the anticipated third installment.

Earlier this week, voice actress Grey DeLisle-Griffin replied to a tweet, insinuating that she has yet to begin voice work for Jeanne (a lead character in the Bayonetta franchise). While voice work is usually the last thing to be completed in the process of game development, this still definitely isn't the most exciting information. Hopefully some official news will be announced in the near future!

Platinum Games opens official online merch store on Amazon Japan

Your #1 spot for Platinum merch

Platinum has revealed that there's a new place to get official Platinum Games merch. The developer has opened up an official merch store on Amazon Japan, and it's already stocked with masks, t-shirts, and more. You can check out the online store for yourself right here.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered gets another Japanese trailer

A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they’ll use their wits and power to overcome the enemy’s pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes—is you.

Platinum on The Wonderful 101 sequel interest, Bayonetta 3 progress, StarFox Zero, and wanting Amaterasu in Smash Bros.

Platinum shares some juicy tidbits

Our friends at GameXplain got to talk to Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya about all sorts of Platinum Games topics, and we've put together a quick summary of some of the juiciest tidbits. Check out that recap below.

- Atsushi Inaba said there's never been a day where they didn't want to do a sequel to The Wonderful 101
- he says it would be nice if the day came when they could make a sequel, but it would be a challenge
- Platinum is interested in working with Nintendo again in the future
- Bayonetta 3 development is "going fine"
- no conversations have happened with Platinum about porting StarFox Zero to Switch
- due to the fan reaction to the dog in Project GG, there might be an expanded role for the dog in the full game
- Hideki Kamiya would love to see Amaterasu added to Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo Europe adds Astral Chain, Kirby Star Allies, and Dragon Quest Builders 2 to the 'Double Gold Points Fest' for My Nintendo members

Three more big names join the fun

Three more games have been added to Nintendo of Europe's "Double Gold Points Fest" promotion. From now until August 12th, My Nintendo Members will receive double gold points for purchasing Astral Chain, Kirby Star Allies, and Dragon Quest Builders 2 from the Nintendo eShop. Get full details on the campaign below.

Enjoy a summer surprise with our Double Gold Points Fest, now running on Nintendo eShop! From now until August 12th, earn up to 10% of your money back as Gold Points*, when you buy selected Nintendo Switch titles.

Every Thursday until 30/07, we’ll add three new games that will reward you with double Gold Points**, so make sure to check back often to see what’s been added. All games listed below will grant you double Gold Points, so long as you purchase them before August 12th.

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