The Wonderful 101's first playthrough 'a tutorial' for lifelong play

Platinum's Hideki Kadima is touting the depth of The Wonderful 101, going as far as to say that the first playthrough of the game will feel more like a "tutorial."

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Platinum Games may be known for Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising, but those games may not be as loaded as their next. The Wonderful 101 for Wii U is aiming for replayability, with Hideki Kadmina claiming that the first playthrough of the game will serve as a "tutorial," because the overall experience is so deep.

"It's easy enough to just finish the game, but if you try to work out better strategies and play a better, more stylish game, then it just gets deeper and deeper," Kamiya told Famitsu (via Polygon). "I'd like people to just play the way they want, and hopefully they'll get addicted once they see all the things they're able to do. In that way, the entire first playthrough is something like a tutorial. I think the real game begins the second time through."

Kamiya adds that this approach adds to his philosophy of creating rewarding experiences beyond the initial story. "I don't want people to just play them one time through," he added. "Ideally I'd like them to play their whole lifetime."

The Wonderful 101 arrives on Wii U on September 15.

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    August 8, 2013 3:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, The Wonderful 101's first playthrough 'a tutorial' for lifelong play.

    Platinum's Hideki Kadima is touting the depth of The Wonderful 101, going as far as to say that the first playthrough of the game will feel more like a "tutorial."

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      August 8, 2013 3:17 PM

      I want this game to be like Blast Corps mixed with Pikmin.

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        August 8, 2013 3:26 PM

        Holy christ that I hope you're right. That sounds awesome.

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          August 8, 2013 3:32 PM

          I'm only sorry I probably won't have a WiiU until Bayonetta 2.

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      August 8, 2013 3:30 PM

      Wow, feeling better about the WiiU by the day now.

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        August 8, 2013 4:52 PM

        Its always been good to be a WiiU owner. We just had to be a little patient that's all.

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          August 8, 2013 4:55 PM

          Especially if you have a child that likes games. Nintendo kiddie stuff is so great.

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          August 8, 2013 9:05 PM

          Agreed - it's a great system, and now we're really seeing the potential turn into great games. Excited for this and Bayonetta 2, although that's a ways away. The new Super Mario World and Pikmin 3 should tide me over though :)

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      August 8, 2013 3:55 PM

      its a good time to be a wii u owner!

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