Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 


The Wonderful 101_1

Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.

During today’s special Electronic Entertainment Expo edition of its Nintendo Direct webcast, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iawata revealed some gameplay details of Platinum Games’ Wonderful 101.

Nintendo has announced a North American released date of Sept. 15, 2013. European gamers will get it a little sooner on Aug. 23.

Webinar

Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

Players control a small army of heroes, hence the name Wonderful 101. Nintendo did show off some gameplay, which included the crowding and attacking of some huge creatures.

“The heroes use an ability called Unite Morph, which let’s them transform into giant weapons,” said Iwata. Players draw a symbol on the Wii U Game Pad. This commands the heroes to merge and transform into a weapon, “a bigger symbol on the screen means more heroes will unite, and the Unite Morph will be more powerful.”

“Players can acquire and use additional Unite Morph powers as they play,” said Iwata.

The game also has a mode for up to five players.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ueBmNNGus]

GamesBeat

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member