Bayonetta 2

Following the recent Nintendo Direct, where it was revealed PlatinumGames was "hard at work" on the upcoming Switch release Bayonetta 3, it's now been revealed Japanese director and producer Yusuke Hashimoto - who previously worked on Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Star Fox Zero - has left the company. Below is the statement he released on his Twitter account:

"Yesterday, January 31st, was my last day at PlatinumGames. The memories I made during my 13 years at Platinum, working with dozens of talented individuals on Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, and Star Fox Zero, are priceless to me. Let me take this opportunity to share my thanks with anyone who has worked with me, supported me, or played my games. I hope to take the experiences I gained at Platinum and use them on whatever I work on in the future. Thank you again - Yusuke."

At this point in time, it's unknown if Hashimoto's departure will impact Bayonetta 3's development. He was previously the producer of the first Bayonetta and the director of the sequel.

If we hear or see any updates about where he goes next, we'll be sure to let you know. Are you looking forward to Bayonetta 3? Tell us below.

[via gamesindustry.biz]