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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:

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.

Would you like to see Bayonetta made available to download from the Wii U eShop? Let us know in the comments section below.


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luminalace said:

Yeah that would be great and considering that the game is not brand new, an eshop release could be brought out at a reasonable price. Still it's all wishful thinking but it would be awesome to play the first game.



19Robb92 said:

That'd be amazing. I'd love to own both games for one system.

I'd prefer a disc version, but an eShop release would definitely be a lot better than no re-release at all.

Come on Nintendo or SEGA!



Zyph said:

If ever they would release the 1st game on the eShop then that would require them to basically port it to Wii U and that would take a big amount of development time and resources....even if it's just a port. So I doubt (at least for now) they'd release the first game on WIi U.

I'd like to see it happen though.



seronja said:

a port of ps3 bayonetta on the wii-u would do just fine, no need for gamepad features just a low budget port with some fixes and it would work.



Sonicfan11589 said:

i would hope it be on par with the superior 360 version seeing as how the 360 version has better 60 frames per second, better load times and such. Wouldn't mind buying this game again. Really loved it, and not too mention addicting.



Gamesake said:

Better that SEGA be the one to do something about it. If it's up to Ninty we're looking at a $59.99 digital price tag.



rjejr said:

There was an issue getting this 360 game to run well on the PS3 - I only got it after the patch released - so i dont see another port in the making.
What I would like to see is a release date. They announced X + Y for October, does any Wii U game have a date after March?



aaronsullivan said:

eShop or not a port is a pertty major undertaking. I wouldn't want to discourage such a thing, of course, but it's a long shot at best!



harman-smith said:

Got pretty far on the ps3 version but didn't finish it, one of the mini bosses near the end was just too tough, I'd rather have a port of vanquish, never played that.



Einherjar said:

THAT would be extremely awesome and could be quite profitable, since Bayonetta 2 will be a WiiU exclusive, and Nintendo purists that never played the first one will probably be hesitant to just play the second. Having both on one console will boost the attractivenes of both titles imo.



Gen0neD said:

Please do it. My only request, custom soundtracks. The in game music when the fighting heats up, really detracts from the a$$ kicking experience. I'd give Bayonetta a 10 if it weren't for the music. Otherwise, 9.5.



cornishlee said:

I'd definitely buy it and it would make sense for it to come out a few weeks before Bayonetta 2. That won't happen though. Since Sega published the first one I'm afraid I struggle to see what Nintendo have got to do with it.



cornishlee said:

Nothing that I know of. I'm expecting some updates about the games we know are coming in the next few Nintendo Directs and maybe news of one or two other new games from other publishers but I suspect the second half of the year is being held back for announcements at E3.



Sean_Aaron said:

I expect this new game to be a retail download at a minimum, which is fine with me. Unless we're talking Mass Effect-style narrative I'm no more bothered about playing the first game in this series than I am about earlier Ninja Gaiden or Warriors games.



misswliu81 said:

i don't care if it's nintendo or sega, but putting the first game on the eshop would be great. especially for those of us who don't own a PS3, 360 and a copy of the first game. if they did this, i'm sure plenty of people will be interested in downloading it.



Hokori said:

@gamesake because games like pushmo and dillons rolling western cost $40 on eShop Bayonetta wouldn't be a digital retail title, it's a re release so it would probably be $20



Bulbousaur said:

As long as its for a decent price, fine by me. Would be awesome to see some gamepad compatibility so we can get a glimpse of what Platinum wants to do with it for Bayonetta 2. This could even be a opportunity to test some things out on it with the public, kinda like an unofficial beta



misswliu81 said:

i also think platinum should release anarchy reigns and vanquish on the eshop as well.



Hokori said:

@misswiiu81 agreed I wanna try anarchy reigns since it looks like a spiritual secession to MadWorld and I loved that, even though it's still hard to imagine Jack in color



cornishlee said:

MadWorld was great. That and Red Steel 2 were two of my favourite Wii games. I hope Wii U gets some brawlers with motion controls.



SheldonRandoms said:

They should have a Bayonetta collection or something like that, that has both games on it, or special versions of the game have the original, but whatever it takes to play the original on Wii U will work for me.



ArcanaXVI said:

I'd buy it. Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 are already toward the top of my list of anticipated games.



BJQ1972 said:

Already got Bayonetta on 360, and Vanquish on PS3, so probably wouldn't buy again, but I love Platinum Games so never say never. Looking forward to Anarchy Reigns next week, and Metal Gear Revengeance next month.



Phle said:

I like the idea. I'm planning to try out Bayonetta 2, but I never played the first one, so I would probably get it if I could.



WoottWinds said:

YES. Yes. A million times, yes. Bayonetta is incredible, would love to see it bundled with the sequel or re-released digitally.



Link-Hero said:

I hope the 1st game will be on the Wii U. I never really liked to play games out of order (same thing for sequals to movies and books), especialy if it's story driven.



Hokori said:

I hope we get the first one, that's one thing I hate about WiiU, they give us the sequels even though Nintendo fans haven't played the originals yet... Where's Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2? Batman AA?, or even from games I dont like ME 1 and 2?



Pogocoop said:

I'd love that, Unfortunitly, I allready sold my copy of the first one with most of my other 360 games, And I would love to play it again, especialy if I could play it on the gamepad.



RightHemisphereG said:

Ho yes P) . With Wii moution Plus support definitely, yes if plus support was added I would download this game from the eShop.



placidcasual said:

One of my favourite games ever and I've been playing games for about 28 years. Would love to see this...



SCAR said:

I don't see this happening. Reasons why are the GamePad. They'll either have to redesign the control method, or give it a VC style menu on the screen, but I don't think they should just leave the screen blank. They MIGHT port this game with GamePad for Wii U, just because the sequel is on there, but we'll just have to wait and see.



alLabouTandroiD said:

For the right price this could be a great buy whenever i get a Wii U.
Actually i'd love dozens of currently non-Ninty games to come to the platform. For 20 € each i'm sure i'd download heaps of 'em.



cornishlee said:

Devil May Cry, Hitman, Onimusha... there are a lot that Nintendo systems have missed out on over the years (Hitman 2 being a single exception to the franchises I just mentioned - I hope that appears on the VC if we don't get the trilogy disc recently released on the other platforms).



AsterDW said:

Right now I'm on the fence with interest for Bayonetta 2. If they released the first one as a relatively inexpensive re-release say around $20 - $25 I would buy it just to see if I like it enough to get Bayonetta 2 when it is released.



Zodiak13 said:

I have the 360 version but would still support a Wii U port on any medium since I am in general a Nintendo 1st buyer. It was a good 1st go for an original IP and I think the 2nd game could be much better still. Here's hopin the Wii U gets some version of the original game!!!



DefHalan said:

Please make this happen. I didn't get to play the first. I would totally pay $30 in order to play it on WiiU



brandonbwii said:

Hellz 2 da yeah! This seems like it might be a fairly difficult game to port. I wonder who they could get to handle port duties?



Shanksta said:

I hope this happens. I haven't gotten around to playing Bayonetta on anything else and playing the original on the WiiU before the sequel would blow my mind. And a project that includes SEGA and Nintendo would have to be awesome.



Tasuki said:

I would love to see the first one come out on Wii U since I have never played it and would like too before the second one comes out. I hope this does happen.

@Shanksta: Have you forgot about the Mario and Sonic Olympic games? Does were done by both Nintendo and Sega.

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