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Kickstarter launches for Trophy, a new NES game

Trophy Man

Trophy is a brand-new action platformer for the original NES! Take control of the robot Trophy in this exciting new homebrew game. Save the peaceful planet of Gearus 9 from the evil machinations of Lord Q as you run, jump, and blast your way to victory. Collect power-ups along the way and defeat some of the largest bosses ever seen on the NES!

The Trophy Kickstarter is looking for $6,502 to make this release happen, which includes a physical NES cartridge. If you'd like to learn more about this Kickstarter or help fund it, you can check out the campaign here.

Thanks to Ronin64 for the heads up!

Victory Heat Rally Kickstarter may include a Switch stretch goal

This definitely needs to come to Switch

Victory Heat Rally, a "neo super scaling" racer, is going to launch an official Kickstarter later this week. Hoping to see this game on Switch? While nothing is confirmed at this time, it does seem like there will be a chance.

The developer has been fielding questions on Twitter about the game, and when he was asked about a Switch release, he said nothing is guaranteed, but the Kickstarter's first stretch goal will likely be for a Switch version. When the Kickstarter launches, we'll be sure to pop in and check out the stretch goals. If Switch is included, we'll let you know!

Battle Axe hits Kickstarter stretch goal, officially coming to Switch

The battle has been won

Back when we first posted about Battle Axe, the game was looking to bring in roughly $52k to make a Switch release happen. Now with 9 days left on the Kickstarter, Battle Axe is officially heading to Switch, as the game has amassed $59k so far. While it'll be some time until the game's see release, you can familiarize yourself with what Battle Axe has to offer at the official Kickstarter.

Platinum says it was 'really disappointing' to see The Wonderful 101's original release not find success

From zero to hero

The Wonderful 101 didn't have much luck finding success when it first launched. The game was hard to explain, and the Wii U just couldn't find customers. The game's failure at retail certainly upset fans of Platinum and the game itself, and in an interview with NintendoEverything, Platinum's Hideki Kamiya says the lack of success hit them hard too.

"I mean, it was really disappointing for us, you know? We worked so hard to make this high quality game and we were hoping a lot of gamers would play it, but that didn’t really pan out. So as a result of our negotiations, the kindness of Nintendo has made both the ports and this campaign possible.”

The important thing is that things worked out in the end. With a renewed push via Kickstarter, The Wonderful 101: Remastered is already a huge success. Now the game will find more of an audience than it ever did. It seems the world just wasn't ready back in the Wii U days, but they are now!

One Step From Eden to see release on the Switch in Japan

One step closer to Japan

Thomas Moon Kang has announced that One Step From Eden will also see release on the Switch eShop in Japan. A specific release date wasn't given for the game, but it's expected to arrive sometime within the next few months. Check out a refresher on the game below.

Cast powerful spells on the fly, battle evolving enemies, collect game-changing artifacts, make friends or make enemies. Make it one step from Eden, the last shining beacon of hope in a bleak post-war world. Fight alone (or with a friend in co-op) and lead your character down a path of mercy or destruction.

Watch Platinum's reaction to The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter hitting $1 million

Thumbs up from Kamiya

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter has been a phenomenal success, and its only been around for a single day. The Kickstarter has already hit $1.2 million, and the base goal was at $50k! The best part is that the team at Platinum recorded their reaction when the Kickstarter crossed the $1 million mark. See what went down in the developer's offices when the milestone was hit above.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter hits Time Attack stretch goal

And all it took was a million dollars

I'd say its been a pretty eventful 24 hours for Platinum, wouldn't you? The company launched a Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, which would bring the game to Switch if a $50k goal was hit. That number was reached in less than a half hour, and not even a day later, the campaign is sitting at $1 million plus in total contributions.

As we mentioned yesterday, two new stretch goals were revealed. The first stretch goal was a special Time Attack mode that would be added to the game. Fans would have to surpass $1 million in funding to see that added in, and as we just mentioned, the Kickstarter hit that mark no problem. Now it's on to $1.5 million for the "Luka's First Mission" stretch goal!

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter gets "Time Attack" and new 2D side-scrolling adventure "Luka's First Mission" stretch goals

Wonderful news!

The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Kickstarter has been insanely successful so far, pulling in over $710k as of right now. That's WAY more than the $50k needed to bring the game to Switch, but still not enough to reach two new strech goals.

Platinum has opened up a $1 million stretch goal for a Time Attack mode, but it's the second stretch goal that's much more intriguing. If the campaign pulls in $1.5 million, Platinum will release a brand new 2D side-scrolling adventure called "Luka's First Mission." There are no other details shared about this new adventure, but it definitely sounds interesting!

Platinum says "Nintendo's kindness" allowed them to expand The Wonderful 101: Remastered's reach to other platforms

Thanks, Nintendo!

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.”

RUMOR - Platinum will try bringing The Wonderful 101 to Switch via Kickstarter

Sounds wonderful to us!

For years now, people have been begging for a port of The Wonderful 101 on Switch. Platinum has also said that it's something they'd like to do, but nothing ever materialized. Well, rumor has it the wheels could be put into motion this coming week, but not exactly in the way we imagined.

The rumor is that The Wonderful 101 does indeed have a shot at coming to Switch, but that's only going to happen via Kickstarter. While you might find that a rather crazy path to porting the game, there does seem to be some evidence pointing that way. The biggest piece of evidence being a Kickstarter profile for Platinum Games that is yet to host anything.

I will say that independent of all the rumor-rumblings, I have talked to a source who claims this is indeed the real deal. This discussion happened prior to any information that has come out today. For what it's worth, I officially put my stamp of approval on this rumor being real.

We'll supposedly get confirmation of this Kickstarter existing on Feb. 3rd, 2020, which is when we hear it'll be opening for funding. At least we won't have long to wait to find out!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

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