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Nintendo Is Getting Its Hands Dirty With Bayonetta 2

Posted by Damien McFerran

Platinum confirm that Nintendo has producers working on the title

We've already been over the fact that Bayonetta 2's announcement for the Wii U has upset a very vocal minority of fanboys who expected the sequel to come to the PS3 or Xbox 360, but it's possible that there could be further misery in store for those who cried foul at the news.

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya has revealed via Twitter that Nintendo has producers working alongside his company on the game. This means that it's very unlikely that Bayonetta 2 will appear on any format other than the Wii U; Nintendo is hardly going to pour development cash into the game to see it released for a rival system later on.

That sound you just heard? It's all those Platinum fanboys begrudgingly booking their Wii U preorders.

[via gonintendo.com, twitter.com]

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shonenjump86

#2

shonenjump86 said:

Bayonetta kinda played tribute to other Sega games. Will Bayonetta 2 do the same with Nintendo games this time around?

Sonomin

#4

Sonomin said:

I personally think this is awesome! The Wii U needs "hard core" exclusives, including this!

thanos316

#5

thanos316 said:

ive seen bayonetta in action on the 360. it looked impressive then so im sure bayonetta 2 will be awesome. i might just have to pick up this game sometime next year when it comes out. well this is only good news for ninty, lets hope they keep on shocking us..

Xilef

#8

Xilef said:

@shonenjump86 Really? I looked some up, there seems to be more references to Capcom games made by clover studio then SEGA games.

shonenjump86

#9

shonenjump86 said:

@Xilef
Yeah, I forgot there is Capcom reference in there too. Been a little while since I last played the game. But for the Sega part there is homage to a game called Space Harrier and music from Out Run and After Burner. Rings too, from Sonic the Hedgehog. Could be more references that I might not have caught as well. Play the 1st game if you get the chance :)

Obvious78

#10

Obvious78 said:

Sounds great! I hope they put some Nintendo easter egg in the game. That would be fun:D

Emaan

#11

Emaan said:

The upset fanboys make me so joyful. They can get over it, welcome to the real world. The Wii didn't have some games, so I bought a PS3, its not some brand new concept.

Araknie

#12

Araknie said:

I heard another sound...wait...it's the sound of overprocuding consoles because pre-orders are full.

Samholy

#13

Samholy said:

nintendo is dirty since the nes era.
back in the days, just about anything could be published, and i remember gory games. SNES had its lot too.
then came the N64 and nintendo began to seriously cut into violent or bloody game for real.
its also when nintendo started losing me... for his home consoles that is.
Now with the WiiU accepting these more mature games, maybe the big N is back on the right track ?

hydeks

#14

hydeks said:

you hear that? it's me telling platinum to go have fun with themselves, I ain't buying a Wii U for Bayonetta 2, this game SHOULD be on all three consoles. I don't think this game will be that great of a seller, least not on a Nintendo system.

Bloody, violent games feel like they have NO place on a Nintendo system, they've been avoiding Mature-ish games since the N64 days, so why now 16 years later, should we buy a Nintendo system for it's M rated hardcore games? Makes no sense at all, all the mature gamers are playing their 360's and PS3's, or even PC now, Nintendo is known to be kiddy or family, so why the all of a sudden change back?

Aviator

#15

Aviator said:

1 game changes a company's image.

Who would've thought.

Also, I'm sure that someone will buy the copy you're not going to buy.

ArcanaXVI

#20

ArcanaXVI said:

@hydeks: You've obviously never played No More Heroes or Madworld (the latter of which is a Platinum title, mind). Both of these were originally only for Wii; Madworld still is. You seem to have forgotten Killer 7 and the Nintendo-published masterpiece Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem for the GameCube as well. I can't say much for the N64, but Nintendo has never completely shut down these types of games. Now, seeing as both Madworld and Infinite Space, Nintendo's prior two titles from Platinum, were entirely underappreciated, the opportunity to seize Bayonetta 2 should be great for the Wii U. Perhaps we'll see Anarchy Reigns on the system next--and in the meantime, if the "family friendly" crowd wants a game, don't forget that Platinum is also behind The Wonderful 101, which should fit the bill just fine.

aaronsullivan

#21

aaronsullivan said:

@hydeks
Nintendo is the only company that was willing to publish Bayonetta 2. So, no Nintendo, no sequel. Either way, since you won't by a Wii U, you won't be playing it, so I can see why that's upsetting.

On Your comment that "even" PCs are getting mature games "now": Widespread "mature gaming", in any sense of the word, started on PCs and never left for a moment.

Nintendo is making an effort to win back core gamers, many of which had a Nintendo system when they were younger. It's going to be an adjustment, but the launch lineup is somewhat promising, even if the plan's success is going to be a big question mark for the next two years.

doomgc

#24

doomgc said:

Nintendo have a chance to take back what they have before. Us. our kind of player. I never stopped buying Nintendo product but as I wii owner, when I saw that there was less and less game that suit me, I bought a playstation 3. but kept playing both system.

Now. Platinum game is thinking that the WII u can make the game better. and of course nintendo surely spent so much money to make this exclusive. I'm glad of it. in fact, I'm proud to say that I'll buy and try this game because its a wii u exclusive, in the first place. instead of crying and pumping yourself, you should think about how this game will be, with the game pad, with the idea that it will not be made with the "it has to be ported to other console" way of thinking. It will be a great game. If you are frustrated about this, sit and think about how this decision could have been made.

ouroborous

#25

ouroborous said:

If it's designed for just one platform, it's going to be a better game in the end. So if you're a fanboy, you'll go where the games are.

TrueWiiMaster

#26

TrueWiiMaster said:

@hydeks
"all the mature gamers are playing their 360's and PS3's, or even PC now"
That's not true in any sense. There are a lot of actually mature gamers out there who play Nintendo's games/systems.

Lunapplebloom

#27

Lunapplebloom said:

I don't like "mature" types of games, so they won't be getting my money for this (though maybe my mind can be changed on this in the future).

AVahne

#28

AVahne said:

@hydeks
You're either one of the very new gamers who was introduced to gaming during the currently ending generation or the previous one, or you're one of the types of older gamers who never seemed to learn how to PAY ATTENTION.

Maskeraid

#29

Maskeraid said:

"That sound you just heard? It's all those Platinum fanboys begrudgingly booking their Wii U preorders."
Virtual high five for Damo! :D

Silverbullet89

#30

Silverbullet89 said:

Even more awesome. I've already decided to get this game regardless of not having played the first. What can I say? I'm a fan of DMC and I imagine I'd be a fan of this, and from what I've read about the synopsis it seems to have a good story. Like I posted on the last news related to Bayonetta 2, I would love for this to become a NIntendo exclusive franchise and have Bayonetta as a Nintendo exclusive character. People shouldn't complain, I mean Xbox got Banjo and Rare and have done absolutely nothing with it. At least Nintendo could make Bayonetta even more awesome than previously thought. Plus I would love to see her in Smash Brothers, lol

WaveBoy

#32

WaveBoy said:

Hmmm, this game looks like Devil May Cry on Acid, i may check it out....Maybe! :p And since when did a game have to have violence, blood and swearing to be considered 'adult'? That's like...the mentality of a clueless modern child or tween.

Silverbullet89

#33

Silverbullet89 said:

@WaveBoy Congratulations, you've just described the mentality of the vast majority of "gamers" today who think it's not a mature, adult game unless it's CoD, BF, or rated M. I find it funny how most of the people who play those games are literally children.

Henmii

#34

Henmii said:

Interesting! I don't think they are Miyamoto or Aonuma, because I guess they don't want to work on "Mature" games (at least not Miyamoto)!

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