Published On: Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020

So, Who Owns The Wonderful 101 IP Now? PlatinumGames Refuses To Say

Wonderful 101

The imminent recover of The Wonderful 101: Remastered is one of a many startling developments of 2020 so far; creatively published by Nintendo on a Wii U, a diversion was something of a blurb wave during launch though fast gained a cult following – a following that has gleefully jumped on house with this updated version.

PlatinumGames has always confirmed that a remaster has usually been probable interjection to Nintendo’s cooperation, and that has triggered debates about who indeed owns a IP now. There were rumours during a time that Tencent’s new injection of collateral into PlatinumGames was used to squeeze a IP from Nintendo, though a Japanese studio is refusing to speak publically about ownership, during slightest for a time being.

In an talk with Destructoid, Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya was asked who indeed owns The Wonderful 101, and replied:

Thanks to a affability of Nintendo, we were means to do this remaster, though unfortunately, we can’t give we any sum per who owns The Wonderful 101.

What does this indeed mean? Well, maybe reduction than we think. Dashing video diversion investigator and occasional Nintendo Life writer Liam Robertson utterly righteously points out that this isn’t accurately an surprising position for a Japanese company:

It’s always been jointly owned and them refusing to criticism on a standing of it is normal for Japanese studios in my experience. They generally don’t like to plead such arrangements with a public. Is it probable that they’re in a routine of changing who owns what commission of it? Possibly though we consider you’d get this decorous response from them during any point.

So, who owns The Wonderful 101? Could Nintendo still have ownership, or is it something that is part-owned by both firms, as Robertson suggests? Or has PlatinumGames purchased a IP during a discount price, given a lifeless opening on a Wii U?

Most importantly, does it unequivocally matter as prolonged as we get a remaster and a intensity sequel?

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