The Wonderful 101 went through a series of drastic changes between the creation of the original concept and release of the final product. Originally, Platinum thought about making it as a all-star title with Nintendo characters.
In an interview with USGamer, director Hideki Kamiya revealed that the initial plan was to make the project for Wii. However, the idea wasn’t meant to be, and the project was shelved – until it eventually resurfaced once again as an original superhero game.
“Initially, it was based on the idea of using these Nintendo characters. At the time Wii U hadn’t been announced yet and there was no knowledge of it. I can’t say with certainty, but I believe this was something that we think of potentially for Wii. And so it was put on hold. Then, one year later, when we came back with the idea of creating this as a superhero game… At that time it wasn’t necessarily based on any specific platform. But when we took it to Nintendo, the discussions went from there, and we decided to put it on Wii.”