Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya: Bayonetta eShop Release Down To SEGA Or Nintendo
Posted by Andy Green
Remains a possibility
Last year during a Wii U preview video we learnt that Bayonetta, a highly regarded action title released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, was getting a sequel that would be exclusive to Wii U.
Bayonetta 2 is being developed by Platinum Games with the help of Nintendo's producers so it's very unlikely it will appear on other consoles. Of course many a hyperventilating fanboy would bemoan that many Nintendo fans may have never even played the original title, and perhaps they have a point, there will most likely be plenty of Wii U owners who've not had the pleasure of playing the first game at all.
A fan of the series recently asked Hideki Kamiya — a game designer at Platinum Games and Director of upcoming Wii U exclusive The Wonderful 101 — on Twitter whether or not the developer would consider bringing Bayonetta to the Wii U eShop so that people new to the game could download it and get clued up. Kamiya simply replied that it's not Platinum Games' decision to make:
It's up to Sega or Ninty. RT @Linkyshink: PG should consider a technically proficient eShop release of Bayonetta 1 on Wii U.— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) January 11, 2013
The original title was published by SEGA, but Platinum Games struggled to find a publisher for the sequel. Executive director Atsushi Inaba revealed last year that Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo.
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