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Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Bayonetta 2 joins the brilliant Wonderful 101

We argued, right at the start of our Bayonetta 2 review, that the "Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting". The reason we opened with that point is that, despite lazy comments often shared online — increasingly irrelevant with each passing month — stating that the Wii U has 'no...

Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

A unique part of the gaming scene

While it's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact, Bayonetta 2 will arrive as a Wii U exclusive on 24th October in the West, joined by an enhanced port of its predecessor. The new entry arrives as a relatively unique arrival, one of few dedicated action games of its type...

Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Spellbinding and brutal

The Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting; Bayonetta 2 from Platinum Games arrives as a system exclusive to forge its own brilliantly destructive path. Its arrival with a port of the original Bayonetta gives Nintendo gamers an opportunity to dive into this developing franchise in full, and also illustrates the...

News: The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

The Wonderful 101 Gets a Wonderful Soundtrack Release

Wonderful

Music fanatics, prepare your eardrums. Platinum Games announced today that the complete soundtrack of 127 tracks from its excellent title The Wonderful 101 is getting a digital release. Split into two volumes, the soundtrack would supposedly have needed five CDs in order to have a physical release, so our shelves can breathe a sigh of...

News: Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Bayonetta 2 has North American Release Date Confirmed

Witch Time

Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking...

News: A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

A Whopping 5-Disc Bayonetta 2 Soundtrack Will be Released in Japan

Bewitching

Bayonetta 2 arrives in Western territories this October, and we think you should be excited about it. It's impressed us a great deal so far, with fast-paced action, gorgeous visuals and a soundtrack that pushes you onwards. It's great news — if you're in Japan — that the soundtrack is all set for a full release in the country...

News: Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

Details of Bayonetta 2's Online Co-Op "Tag Climax" Mode Emerge

More risk, more reward

While Bayonetta 2 — like its predecessor — looks to be another high-intensity single player action experience, the Wii U exclusive is also set to include some online play through its two-player co-op "Tag Climax" mode. While it may not be integrated a great deal with the single player adventure, it seems like a potential...

News: Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Belgium and Italy set the scene

We can expect Bayonetta 2 to get plenty of attention and marketing from Nintendo ahead of its October arrival, with the Platinum Games exclusive joining Hyrule Warriors as an action game catered to those that prefer quick button taps to cerebral, relaxing experiences. One aspect certainly deserving praise is the...

Hands On: Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

Bewitching Bayonetta 2 Brings Action Gaming To A Climax On Wii U

We spend some time with Bayonetta 1 and 2

It’s hard to overestimate just how much buzz Bayonetta 2’s Wii U exclusivity garnered back when it was announced in 2012; the first game in the series - from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya - was critically acclaimed and a big hit with fans, though since it only ever appeared on the Xbox 360 and PS3,...

News: Hideki Kamiya Explains Reasoning For Not Leading Bayonetta 2 Development

Hideki Kamiya Explains Reasoning For Not Leading Bayonetta 2 Development

"It's not that I don't want to make sequels – I really do!"

Although yet to receive a release window beyond a vague "2014", Bayonetta 2 is a highly anticipated arrival on the Wii U; it's also easy to forget that, when confirmed for the system in August 2012, large parts of the internet given up to game forums suffered a meltdown. While the...

First Impressions: Project P-100

Project P-100

Crowd sourcing

Tucked away at E3, shielded from the glare of the main presentation for reasons unknown, was Project P-100. It's an all-new superhero action IP by well-lauded developer Platinum Games, due to be published by Nintendo in Wii U's launch window. It's also bonkers. One Mr Hideki Kamiya is at the helm as director, famous for a track...

News: PlatinumGames President Saddened by Decline of New Ideas

PlatinumGames President Saddened by Decline of New Ideas

Pledges to bring smiles back

Japanese developer PlatinumGames has been responsible for some pretty innovative games over the past five years: Wii gorefest MadWorld and DS space RPG Infinite Space for Nintendo's formats, as well as the superlative Bayonetta and Vanquish for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Five years in and not a sequel in sight, PlatinumGames is something of an anomaly in the current..

News: MadWorld Director's Tango Appointment Has Nothing to Do with Dancing

MadWorld Director's Tango Appointment Has Nothing to Do with Dancing

The Capcom vein runs deep

It's always sad when a developer leaves a company responsible for giving us one of the more original and much-needed shake-ups in the Wii's library of games, but it's also interesting to see where they end up going. Shigenori Nishikawa, director of MadWorld, is to leave Platinum Games for a position at Tango, Shiji Mikami's Tokyo-based development studio. Mikami was one of..