The Wonderful 101 - Wii U

Also known as: Project P-100 (Working Title)

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Requires: Wii U Gamepad
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Combat Game
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Platinum Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 23 Aug 2013 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+


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What happens when Platinum Games takes on the world of superheroes? Something more than a little crazy, of course!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Platinum Games title if it wasn’t just a little bit mad. This is the brainchild of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya, and his creative stamp is evident in the signature over-the-top action moves and combination flair. But when you start playing the game, all of the zany presentation is cut away and things become quite simple to understand.

You control a superhero who acts as a team leader for all of the fellow supermen and superwomen that follow you around. You start in one location of a colourful city under siege, and work your way through the city by beating the snot out of all sorts of outrageous mechanical monsters. Beat that particular enemy, and the next area is opened up for you.

You have two forms of attack. The ‘team attack’ is your basic weapon, and by pressing the X button you command your rag-tag team of vigilantes to slam themselves into your nearest opponent. By connecting attacks in this way, you can build up charge in a battery meter - which can then be used to launch special moves known as Morph Attacks.

As the name suggests, Morph Attacks use the power of all of the members of your team to build a crazy weapon to use against your foes!

And you won’t just be engaging in combat the whole time (just most of the time). There will be platforming elements which will require your superhero team to leap over buildings to reach a destination, as well as basic puzzles to overcome using the Fist Morph power.

You can recruit civilians to your cause during your mission, too - drawing circles around panicked NPCs will transform them into wannabe superheroes and they’ll hop to the back of the line.

All in all, it’s looking like a bonkers boss rush with all the pizazz of a day-glo Kamen Rider.


The Wonderful 101 - Wii U Artwork

The Wonderful 101 - Wii U Artwork

The Wonderful 101 - Wii U Artwork

The Wonderful 101 - Wii U Artwork