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.