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The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter closes with over $2.25 million pulled in, Orchestral Recordings stretch goal hit

It couldn't have been any more Wonderful

That's a wrap on The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Kickstarter. The campaign was a hit from the very first hour of its existence, smashing the $50k base goal that would see the game release on Switch. In the last few moments of the Kickstarter's run, 33,199 backers managed to pledge $2.23 million in total, which helped the game reach numerous stretch goals.

As you might know, the stretch goal for Orchestral Recordings sat at $2.25 million. The title of this article says that that goal was hit, so how did that happen if the Kickstarter ended at $2.23 million? It turns out some extra funding trickled in through Platinum's special Twitch stream celebrating the Kickstarter's success. That helped push the total over the $2.25 million mark, securing the Orchestral Recordings stretch goal.

Speaking of that Twitch stream, you can check out the entire recording from that celebration below!

Watch The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter Closing Stream! Presented by Video Games AWESOME! *Sponsored by Platinum Games* from FFSTV on www.twitch.tv

MEGA64 heads to Japan to bother Hideki Kamiya

BLOCKED

MEGA64's new video is a promo for the Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter, and the gang went all-out. They tackle the topic of Hideki Kamiya blocking everyone on Twitter, including some of his biggest fans.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered composer sits down for a video interview

A sound interview

We sat down with The Wonderful 101 lead composer, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, to chat with him about his experience working on the game, the inspiration for the soundtrack, and much much more.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter update: Boss Battles & Merch Spotlight

A wonderful update

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter has updated with a new developer feature. This blog takes a look at the creation of boss battles in the game, and also goes over some of the merch in the works. Check out a blurb from the blog below, then click over for the full piece.

Hey everyone, I’m Masaki Yamanaka from PlatinumGames! I worked on The Wonderful 101 as a game designer, focusing mainly on enemies and bosses. In today’s post, I'll focus on the boss battles.

When I think about boss battles, I always have three goals I want to achieve. First, I want to make each boss battle a playground full of freedom, unrestricted by the normal limitations of regular stages. Second, I want to make it so that the player can use the new weapons, skills, or actions they gained leading up to the battle on the boss in a way that feels good. Finally, I want to make sure the boss battle has some excitement and surprises.

Full blog here

Kindred Fates hits Kickstarter stretch goal, officially coming to Switch

Stretching for Switch

Kindred Fates' initial Kickstarter goal was $50k, but that didn't include a Switch release. To make that happen, the Kickstarter would have to reach the $150k stretch goal. While that might have seem a bit too far off just a couple weeks ago, we're very happy to say that the goal has now been hit! The game will be officially making its way to Switch at some point in 2023.

If you want to check out more details on what Kindred Fates is all about, you can check out the official Kickstarter here.

Thanks to Viejodani for the heads up!

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter hits the 2D side-scrolling adventure "Luka's First Mission" stretch goal, new stretch goals added

What a wonderful announcement!

Another day, another stretch goal shattered for The Wonderful 101: Remastered. The last stretch goal reached was the Time Attack mode, but today gives us something a lot more juicy.

With the Kickstarter sitting at $1.5 million, fans will now be able to enjoy a new 2D side-scrolling adventure called Luka's First Mission. We don't have any other details on this content just yet, and we don't even know how it will be distributed. Whether it's included in The Wonderful 101: Remastered or to be released separately remains to be seen. As soon as more details are shared, we'll bring them to you.

The Kickstarter has also been updated with two more stretch goals. At $1.75 million, a remixed soundtrack will be included, and it features a special guest. At the $2 million mark, we'll get Luka's Second Mission.

Thanks to RobRmanX for the heads up!

Hideki Kamiya gives an inside look at original design documents for The Wonderful 101, discusses details of development, and more in Kickstarter update

Absolutely wonderful

Thanks to PlatinumGames' wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the previously Wii U exclusive "The Wonderful 101" will get a second chance at life on Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4. An update has been given on the remastered projects Kickstarter from Director Hideki Kamiya, providing secrets and development details on the game from over 6 years ago. Check out all of the information he had to provide, including some original design documents, character design drafts, early game screenshots, and more here!

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter now live, $50k base goal for a Switch version (UPDATE - FUNDED)

Well that's just wonderful!

UPDATE - It took all of 5 minutes for this project to be funded. The Wonderful 101: Remastered is coming to Switch!

Well there you go, gang. The rumors of a Wonderful 101 Kickstarter were indeed true. Platinum has launched their Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered, and all they want to bring the game to Switch is $50k. That seems more than doable, and I expect that total to be hit really soon.

If you want to kick in some cash towards this Kickstarter, or read up on what makes this version of the game 'Remastered,' you can check out the official Kickstarter here

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Pixel-art arcade adventure 'Battle Axe' trying to secure funding for Switch release on Kickstarter, physical option planned

The old Battle Axe

Battle Axe can be played solo or in local co-op by two people, with players choosing their preferred hero before embarking on their quest. Each hero has a projectile attack to tackle the enemy from afar, as well as a short-range attack, special abilities to give them a momentary advantage, and they can also can pickup items which have a variety of effects.

Does Battle Axe look like something you'd like to help bring to Switch? The dev team is looking for $53k to make that happen, and it seems they've lined up a partner for a retail release as well. If you want to kick in some cash, you can do so right here.

Thanks to JPSwitchMania for the heads up!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night being updated to Version 1.04 in January 2020, details on new modes shared

New things to look forward to in 2020

The Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter has shared a new dev blog wrapping up the year. Some new tidbits on what's to come are shared, which you can find in full below.

The dev teams are hard at work behind the scenes on Zangetsu and two new modes, one of which is Boss Revenge. Beyond that, we have more modes and an additional playable character on the way. We plan to have a regular cadence of content once all the platforms are on the same level of content. We will have more news on this in the new year.

Before we get to that, here’s the current state of development for the consoles:

Switch

Update 1.04 is nearly complete and we expect it to go live worldwide in January. Regions currently on 1.02 (SE Asia and Korea for example) will get upgraded directly to 1.04, which will include all the improvements from 1.03.

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