Talking to Videogamer, The Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya revealed that the initial ideas for the game involved having “an all-star cast of Nintendo characters.”
“Originally, I got an order from the president of Platinum Games, Tatsuya Minami, asking me to create a game idea that had an all-star cast of Nintendo characters plus characters from other games, and that’s how the project started,” Kamiya told Videogamer.
“When you try and incorporate many characters with high popularity, there are fans who like certain characters more than others,” he added. “I thought how I could satisfy everyone and make everyone happy and I came up with the idea of why not having everyone displayed in the game at the same time. That’s where the idea was born.”
The Wonderful 101 launches on Wii U September 15 in North America. The Wii U exclusive will be available Friday in Europe.