Since we last caught up on The Wonderful 101, the game has released in Europe and Japan, and we should hear about sales figures very soon. In the meantime, Platinum has been diligent updating the blog, with new information on Unite Morphs and three of the six GEATHJERK officers.
First off, the newly introduced Unite Morphs are comparable to forces of nature, particularly gusts of wind. The Wonderful Stinger, activated by moving the left analog stick either left or right and pressing A, throws out a quick serrated rush attack in a straight line that will help you control space and clear out enemies. The Wonderful Rising, previously demonstrated with the Wonder-Sword, creates an upward motion that throws enemies up in the air. It is activated by pressing the A and then B quickly, and seems to work almost like a Soul Calibur style launcher, opening enemies up for longer combos. Lastly, the Wonderful Cyclone, activated by making a circle with the left analog stick and pressing A, takes out enemies around you. These additional Unite Morphs definitely open up more possibilities for combos, on top of everything we already know.
The special Director’s Edition The Wonderful 101 trailer showed three of the six GEATHJERK commanders, and Platinum shares background information for our benefit. Perhaps prominent since the start is the gigantic eyeless, noseless, bereted and overbiting monster Laambo, of the Golokey tribe. Laambo is a warfreak who was part of the last invasion from 20 years ago, and has come back to finish the job.
New in the trailer is the Dr. Wily to Professor Shirogane’s Dr. Light, GEATHJERK scientist Wanna. Wanna is ill-tempered but very sly, and kinda looks like an outer space Baxter Stockman. However, personality wise, Wanna may be closer to Starscream, and has a high pitched screeching voice to match.
Finally, Vijounne is the stereotypical femme fatale and the GEATHHERK’s master underwater commander from Ewwmee. She has a hypersexualized way around here, and apparently has a history with Wonder-Blue.
To end this post, Hideki Kamiya posted on the day of the game’s release straight out of Gamescom. He basically encouraged fans to explore the game and discover how much more deeper it is than it initially looked. He also leaves a shoutout to American fans, of whom Nintendo apparently has high expectation for when The Wonderful 101 finally releases there this September 15.
Source: Platinum Games Blog