Surprise, surprise: The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter has arrived and it has a pretty silly stretch goal buried in its description. This stretch goal, if reached, might just be a bit of a hassle for the legendary game director Hideki Kamiya.
If you've never played The Wonderful 101, well, you've missed out. This fantastic game from the Wii U featured a team of superheroes who would beat the heck out of giant enemies threatening the town. This was more or less a spiritual sequel to Viewtiful Joe, but it had the unfortunate destiny of ending up on the Wii U, one of Nintendo's weaker consoles.
Now that the Tencent investment into Platinum Games has given the developer a little more wiggle room, they've decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to get The Wonderful 101: Remastered off of the ground. It's doing astonishingly well — and that might be bad news for Hideki Kamiya.
What's the Hideki Kamiya Stretch Goal in The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter About?
The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter has been pretty darn successful, reaching more than twenty times its original goal of $29,890 in the first 24 hours. To celebrate, the developers have announced a special social media stretch goal.
[...] we have revealed the final social goal for the Defense of Blossom City! Mission 12 in The Defense of Blossom City will be a fan cosplay goal! And, if we complete it, this unblockable attack will shatter Kamiya-san’s impregnable defenses, forcing him to completely clear his block list! This is an historical event; one from which he may not soon recover! So get those tights and cardboard ready, because this one’s a doozy!
If you're not familiar with Twitter, Hideki Kamiya is absolutely legendary for his proclivity to block people for the slightest offenses. Take a look at some of the absolute savagery:
You’re welcome :) Blocked. RT @Pure_Love98 Reading your past tweets make me laugh so much. Thank you legendary mild mannered developer kamiya san!— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) February 1, 2019
Ok. Blocked. RT @fortniteepicwin: can you unblock @IsItNoah please thank you— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) February 2, 2019
Really fed up with insects which never read my posts/header pic and just keep posting . THAT’S WHY I’m telling u not to post me in languages other than Japanese. If u break rules, that means u r brainless insect and will be blocked immediately. BE CAREFUL.https://t.co/FXlUj9gceN— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) July 3, 2019
Blocklists are private, but Kamiya-san's is surely in the hundreds (if not in the thousands). The removal of all of these blocks is likely to result in a torrent of memes and other such skullduggery.
In the meantime, this Kickstarter campaign for a hotly-anticipated remaster will carry on. You can check out The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter for yourself and consider pledging to the effort; you have just over a month to contribute.
What do you think of the social stretch goal to delete Hideki Kamiya's block list in The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter? What do you think the aftermath will be? Let us know in the comments below!