In its original form, Wonderful 101 would have been filled with Nintendo and other famous characters, Hideki Kamiya has told VideoGamer.com.
Speaking at Gamescom Kamiya said: "Originally I got an order from the president of Platinum Games, Tatsuya Minami, asking me to create a game idea that had an all-star cast of Nintendo characters plus characters from other games and that's how the project started.
"When you try and incorporate many characters with high popularity, there are fans who like certain characters more than others. I thought how I could satisfy everyone and make everyone happy and I came up with the idea of why not having everyone displayed in the game at the same time. That's where the idea was born."
Unfortunately the project was then put on hold. When Platinum Games decided to revisit it, Kamiya and his team changed the idea to the hero title that releases this week.
Check out VideoGamer.com's entire interview with Kamiya later today.