Posts tagged #platinum

The last ever Club Nintendo Gold and Platinum awards

It's the end of an era. These are the last Gold and Platinum Club Nintendo awards, given to those who have amassed 300 or 600 coins over the year, respectively.

Here are your choices:

Gold Status (Earned 300 Coins):

Wii U Games

  • Advance Wars (Wii U - VC)
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U - VC)
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U - VC)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U – VC)
  • Super Mario Kart (Wii U – VC)
  • The Legend of Zelda (Wii U – VC)
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! (Wii U – VC)
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Wii U – VC)

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Crashmo (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Pushmo (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo 3DS – VC)
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Nintendo 3DS – VC)
  • The Mysterious Murasame Castle (Nintendo 3DS – VC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo 3DS – VC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo 3DS – VC)


Platinum Status (Earned 600 Coins):

Wii U Games

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U – Digital Download)
  • NES Remix 2 (Wii U – Digital Download)
  • Punch-Out!! (Wii U – VC)
  • Pushmo World (Wii U – Digital Download)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii U – VC)

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Mario Golf World Tour (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Ultimate NES Remix (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
  • Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo 3DS – Digital Download)
Posted on April 2, 2015 and filed under News.

The Wonderful 101 official blog

Platinum Games has launched a developers blog ahead of their upcoming game "The Wonderful 101". Today's post reveals info about one of the main characters, Wonder-Red.

Also revealed is that the game will feature user selectable English or Japanese voice acting, so if you would rather experience the game with a more Japanese flavour, you can. Personally I think it's amazing, and I'll definitely be playing with Japanese audio, at least the first time around. More Japanese games should do this, I think.

From the blog:

Extra information:

This is actually the first game Hideki Kamiya has directed that features Japanese voice acting (!) Of course, as usual, the game contains English voice acting as well.
We’ve actually gone and included both the Japanese and English voice track in the game so that players can choose the one they prefer. How’s that for service, eh?

And that’s not all! We also included Japanese subtitles for when you choose English audio! So if you set the game to English audio + Japanese subtitles, you’ll not only see the English text in the speech bubble, but you’ll also get Japanese subtitles displayed vertically at the top right of the screen. Why? Because we love you!

English voices + Japanese subtitles

The Japanese audio captures the nuances of the original scenario, whereas the Japanese subtitles condense the essence of the original text into something that is easy to understand at a glance when looking at the images.
In both cases, Director Kamiya sacrificed hours of sleep to find exactly the right words, scratching his head so hard he might have broken a nail at some point.
In many cases, the Japanese voice cast is quite different from the English, so if you play through the game once in English, you can play through again changing the voices to Japanese and it’ll be a whole new experience! Two for the price of one!


- Japanese version & North American version:
Audio: Japanese, English
Subtitles: Japanese, English
- European version:
Audio: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish

Posted on July 31, 2013 and filed under News.

Nintendo Wii U Direct announcement video

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata talked at length today about Nintendo's upcoming plans for the Wii U console. He covered topics including:

  • Miiverse

  • System updates (2 coming, in Spring and Summer)

  • Wii U virtual console

  • Upcoming Games: Wii Fit U, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2

  • Titles in development: A 3D Mario game, Mario Kart, new Yoshi (Epic Yarn) game, and Party game

  • Zelda franchise (A HD remake of Wind Waker, and a brand new Zelda title)

  • Previously unannounced games: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, and a new title from Monolith Soft labelled "X"

Posted on January 23, 2013 and filed under News.

Quick Thoughts on The Wonderful 101

Game: The Wonderful 101

Developer: Platinum Games

Launch date: Launch window

I tried the demo of this at the Discover Wii U Tour recently, and I thought I'd give you some of my thoughts.

- 8 minute time limited demo

- starts off in a circular park area, where you fight the first boss

- the second boss appears as you progress down the street from the park, in a residential neighbourhood

- then a huge helicopter ship crashes down in the street and you have to destroy it before moving on to the next area

- I wasn't able to defeat the third boss in time

- red fist, blue sword, green gun formations available, each activated by drawing a different shape on the Gamepad screen

- You draw a circle on the Gamepad to gather more people into your group, I found it hard to judge where the circle would be appearing, since there was no view of the street on the gamepad, just an overlay of the three shapes for fist, sword and gun

- it was a lot of crazy action and fun, there were a lot of things happening on the screen. Game utilizes the Gamepad and has many controls (dodging, consolidating into a blob, attacking, rushing, etc.)


Posted on November 21, 2012 and filed under Reviews.

Edge Online with a feature on Platinum Games

Edge Online has a lengthy feature on Platinum Games' history and future:

Platinum’s debut game was MadWorld, a 2009 Wii exclusive that combined an unforgettable black-and-white visual style with over the top ultraviolence. It received an Edge six, falling at the low end of the scale, with an overall Metacritic score of 81. Sales were poor, too, serving as a stark warning to other third parties thinking about the Wii. MadWorld tanked.

An interesting look at a company that isn't afraid to take risks.

Posted on October 31, 2012 .