PlatinumGames unintentionally send empty codes for The Wonderful 101: Remastered to Kickstarters, the developer has acknowledged the situation and has been sending working codes.
“We have identified the cause of the error situation with The Wonderful 101: Remastered Nintendo Switch codes going out to backers of the Kickstarter, and are working to get the codes out properly.
“We apologize for the inconvenience.”
The development of The Wonderful 101: Remastered has not been short of controversy. Back in 2018 Hideki Kayama, made public their intentions to bring the Wii U title to the Switch, as Nintendo did not want anything to do with the project, PlatinumGames asked fans for the support on Kickstart to make the port a reality. The initial goal of $1.5 million (£1.16m), was accomplished in just four hours, this led Platinum Games to add more goals and fund more money.
However, in March 1, 2020, Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba revealed something unsettling, the Kickstarter campaign was not about funding the game, but to gauge the interest of the game. Platinum Games managed to fund $2.2 millions from backers.
Well the actual reason we decided to do a Kickstarter campaign was not for funding at all, it was more about gauging interest in The Wonderful 101. This is a game we’ve always wanted to revisit at some point in time, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to bring the fans together—to unite them—and gauge interest. And in essence, to release the game. So it wasn’t really about the amount of funding at all, it was about self-publishing, bringing fans together, and revisiting The Wonderful 101.
In The Wonderful 101, players control a group of secret heroes plucked from their normal lives to save the world in a time of emergency. Will Wedgewood is a teacher at Blossom City Elementary School, but to some he is known as Wonder-Red, young secret combat service prodigy and soon-to-be leader of The Wonderful 100. Joining him in this elite group is Eliot Hooker, detective with the Los Angeles Police Department in his everyday life, and the man behind the mask of Wonder-Blue.