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At some point in your life you've probably heard somebody say that video games are just toys. Perhaps you argued the issue, talking about how games are like interactive movies and that they're often made for adults and how the average gamer is in his or her thirties. And then maybe you went home, turned on your game box, stuck a Skylander figure onto your Portal of...

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Platinum wanted Miis in Wonderful 101, could be featured in a sequel

Platinum Games originally wanted to include playable Mii characters in its Wii U superhero action game The Wonderful 101, but the feature didn't make the cut in the final version of the game, director Hideki Kamiya revealed this week via Twitter. Kamiya hopes to feature player-made Miis in a...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Wonderful 101, Tecmo Bowl

Are you ready for some footbaaaaaaaall? That's what you'll get on the 3DS this week, thanks to the Virtual Console release of the nigh mythical Tecmo Bowl. The Wii U, meanwhile, picks up the often overlooked – but still great – The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. We also have...

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The Wonderful 101 review: Barrel of superheroes

At some point in your life you've probably heard somebody say that video games are just toys. Perhaps you argued the issue, talking about how games are like interactive movies and that they're often made for adults and how the average gamer is in his or her thirties. And then maybe you went home,...

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The Wonderful 101 initially starred Nintendo characters

Despite its cast being wonderfully original, The Wonderful 101 was initially conceived as a way to unite "world famous characters" with Nintendo's iconic characters, Nintendo's Iwata Asks series revealed this week. Wonderful 101 Director Hideki Kamiya explained that the original concept stemmed...

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The Wonderful 101 demo soars onto EU eShop today [Update: NA too!]

European citizens looking to join up with The Wonderful 101 can give it a shot later today, when the demo arrives on the Wii U eShop. As revealed at the end of the European version of today's Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct, the demo of Platinum Games' superheroic effort will be available on the...

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The Wonderful 101 prologue lends a hero's hand

In the Wonderful 101, characters go from Joe Shmoe to superhero in three billionths of a second. With that kind of speed, we could build a tree fort in an instant, adopt 437,812 puppies and set a world record for ice cream sundae speed-eating – wait, not that one. Superheroes get brain...

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Wonderful 101 arrives on Wii U September 15 in NA, August 23 in EU

Nintendo has revealed that Wonderful 101 will land on the Wii U on September 15 in North America and on August 23 in Europe. Coming from Platinum Games, Wonderful 101 sees players wielding ordinary citizens as weapons. It's as nutty as it sounds....

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The Wonderful 101 slide into new trailer

Platinum Games' crowd-control action game, The Wonderful 101, is due in the first half of 2013. Here's a trailer of the super team protecting the city and having some fun on the side....

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Game & Wario, Wonderful 101 in first half of 2013

There are more Wii U games coming, sometime early this year. Along with a reconfirmed "first half of 2013" date for Wii Fit U, Nintendo put minigame collection Game & Wario and Platinum's crowd-control action game The Wonderful 101 in the same release window today. Pikmin 3's release window...

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Project P-100 now 'The Wonderful 101' [Update: Now with trailer!]

The Wonderful 101, a Pikmin-esque action game from Platinum Games for the Wii U, was just announced during Nintendo's European Wii U event. As it so happens, The Wonderful 101 is actually the official name of Project P-100, which was originally announced back at E3. In the brief trailer shown,...

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