Among the Wii U's minigame collection-heavy E3 lineup was a weird, weird surprise: an original action game by Platinum Games. Project P-100
isn't just an anomaly among Wii U games, it stands out among Platinum's lineup. It's very cartoony and cute, adjectives I won't see applied to Bayonetta
or Anarchy Reigns
anytime soon. The main character does bear a resemblance to Viewtiful Joe
by pre-Platinum Clover Studio, but he's way too tiny on screen to really make the connection.
It also abandons the "character action" style most associated with the studio in favor of, well, more characters
. Your superhero protagonist can recruit a coterie of random citizens (by drawing a circle around them with the right analog stick) sort of Pikmin
-style. However, instead of simply directing them toward the giant robot enemies, you wield your crew as weapons. You can hit a button to do basic "team attacks" that essentially use them as a bludgeon.