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Hideki Kamiya Interested in Portable Bayonetta and Okami Spin-Offs If "Given the Chance"

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While speaking to Siliconera at the Penny Arcade Expo, famed video game designer and director Hideki Kamiya was asked whether he would be interested in bringing a game of his own to a handheld system. Having worked on the likes of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, Ōkami, Bayonetta, and of course, The Wonderful 101, Kamiya's titles have always been developed solely for consoles. But the idea of developing for a portable system seems intriguing to Director:

Given the chance, I’d like to make a game based on Jeanne from Bayonetta. Something that’s not as big in scale. Something that’s portable, that you could play in quick sessions, where she’s a history teacher and the kind of fun things that could come out of a scenario like that.

And a portable Bayonetta spin-off isn't the only concept Kamiya is interested in expanding further. Kamiya went on to explain that he would also like to revisit one of his other franchises:

If I could get away with it, I’d also like to come up with a spin-off of Ōkami, less focused on the grand idea of saving the world, but [rather] something focused on the smaller world of the fairy Issun.

Of course, Ōkami did see a sequel in the form of Ōkamiden for the Nintendo DS. However, Kamiya played no role in the follow up's development, meaning he is yet to work on a handheld title of his own.

Hopefully, with PlatinumGames' and Nintendo's growing relationship, we may see a Kamiya developed game heading to the 3DS in the future. Does the idea of a portable Bayonetta or Ōkami spin-off sound appealing to you, or would you like to see Kamiya develop an entirely new game for the 3DS? Share your opinions on the matter below.

[via siliconera.com]

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AlexSora89

#5

AlexSora89 said:

I'll say - the more home console games get handheld entries, the merrier! Hopefully the new SSB will shake up the status quo. Handheld Bayonetta! Handheld Okami! Handheld Dead Rising! Give us as many handheld outings of home console games as possible!

belmont

#6

belmont said:

From the games mentioned I have resident evil 2 and bayonetta. I like them both although I think that RE2 is the weakest title on the popular series. 3DS can't handle a 3D bayonetta game though. He may go with something like mirror of fate on 3DS or go on Vita. Surely though I will get bayonetta 2 on the wii u sometime in the future.

erv

#7

erv said:

Big new okami on my wii u please. How about a release next month? What's the holdup? Why are developers so lazy! This is why the wii U is DOOMED! NINTENDO needs to GET their act TOGETHER!

Toodles

#8

Toodles said:

He wants to make a game about Issun? AWESOME. I would play that in a heartbeat!

Royalblues

#9

Royalblues said:

Bayonetta on 3DS? I don't think the 3DS can handle that much action. It can hardly handle Code of Princess.

Rafie

#12

Rafie said:

I would like that. I hope it will release on the Vita as well. I would buy Okami for the 3DS ( I truly believe Okami should stay Nintendo..although it was originally on the PS2, etc) and I would buy Bayonetta on the Vita if they were to release it there. Even if it doesn't, I would still get the 3DS version.

Still, I would love to see Viewtiful Joe again. I really liked VJ and thought that it was extremely original and one of the most funnest games I've ever played.

ZephyrTortera

#14

ZephyrTortera said:

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3Daniel

#16

3Daniel said:

Okami-den was a fantastic entry and a real shame more ppl didnt give it a chance. Id personally would love okamihd on wii u with similar functionality to the ds entry.

Einherjar

#17

Einherjar said:

@3Daniel I would have loved to play Okami-den but i NEVER found it in any stores i looked for it. And sadly, i forgot about it over time.
Your call Nintendo, secure the exclusivity rights to these titles and you have two more big hitters for your already incredibly popular and well fed system.

3Daniel

#18

3Daniel said:

@Einherjar try best buy. Their ds selection is pretty outdated, mine had it the last time i went which was 2 years ago for them selling me a faulty used game and refusing to do anything about it.

Einherjar

#19

Einherjar said:

@3Daniel Over here in Germany, we dont have best buy ;) I could easily get it online, but i constantly forget about it. I guess i will seek for a cheap copy online the next couple of days :)

Kasplat

#22

Kasplat said:

It would be awesome to have a portable bayonetta but... did he say HISTORY TEACHER?

Memeboy3

#25

Memeboy3 said:

I hope that we can know more about Kuni and Nanami in the Okami spin off games, imagine... Okami, Bayonetta and Madworld in a Wii U exclusive..considering that Nintendo got Bayonetta (Platinum got death treats due to that)

Gregor

#26

Gregor said:

Go go go! I would like a good Okami for 3DS! I don't know about spin off but Okami for 3DS make it happen. Then 4 years later do Okami Wii U.

JaxonH

#27

JaxonH said:

@Royalblues
Game like portable Bayonetta would best be served on the Vita. That's the one thing the Vita is good for- powerhouse action games that wouldn't be done justice on 3DS. The 3DS, however, would be perfect for an Okami sequel.

Peach64

#29

Peach64 said:

Original games please. I love Viewtiful Joe, but I'm glad he moved on from that because we got Okami. I'm also glad he moved on from that because we got Bayonetta. If fans could pick, neither of those latter two would exist but we'd be playing Viewitful Joe 8 now.

kyuubikid213

#31

kyuubikid213 said:

Just want to point out... Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil 2, and Okami do have portable "versions."

The Viewtiful Joe and Okami (Okamiden) are on the DS while Resident Evil 2 is on the Game Boy Advance.

I'd buy a portable version of Bayonetta. A hack and slash on the go would be pretty cool. As for Wonderful 101, I haven't had a chance to pick a copy up, but it sounds pretty good.

EDIT Resident Evil 2 was a GBA tech demo only. Not a full game.

Windy

#32

Windy said:

How about a 3dizing of Okamiden. Would be pretty sweet! Game was cool

ollietaro

#34

ollietaro said:

Yes, please, Bayonetta 3DS would be sweet!! (seeing as how not many will buy the Wii U version due to very low Wii U-per-person ratio)

Henmii

#35

Henmii said:

A game focused around Issun and his small world could be fun! I think the part where you got small in Okami was to short!

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