One, two, three...
Another rumour has surfaced online. This time it's regarding the Japanese developer PlatinumGames - a company originally founded in 2007 after a merger between Seeds Inc. and Odd Inc. According to Nintendo Insider, the developer has a total of three games currently in development for Nintendo Switch. The first, as we've known...
Savage Reign and Alpha Mission!
Good old HAMSTER. This Japanese company has become quite reliable when it comes to bringing retro classics to the Switch eShop, and this week is no exception with Neo Geo brawler Savage Reign and arcade shmup Arcade Archives: Alpha Mission being offered for your consideration. Both of these SNK classics will be...
With his tongue firmly in cheek, we imagine
We're really looking forward to Bayonetta 3 on Switch; we simply cannot wait to take on the role of the titular Umbra Witch as she fights more angels and demons in a world that exists in one of three planes of reality. After the superb first and second titles, it's sure to be her most blissfully...
And he's not even finished the third game yet
We've had a double dose of Bayonetta this week thanks to the release of the first and second games on the Nintendo Switch, and the forthcoming third entry must rank as one of the console's most eagerly anticipated titles. You'd think with the third game in active development PlatinumGames' Hideki...
Henshin A Go Go Baby!
Viewtiful Joe and its sequel were among some of the best games released on the GameCube. This side scrolling beat 'em up had impressive cel-shaded graphics for its time and unique slo-mo fighting mechanics which made it lots of fun to replay time and time again. PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya often likes to...
"I’ve got ideas in my head for Okami 2 as well"
Bayonetta and its Wii U-exclusive sequel are two of PlatinumGames' most beloved releases. The first title was a cult classic that sold moderately well, but it took Nintendo's involvement to make the second a reality. While Bayonetta 2 was a critical success, only being available on one console (and...
Not even "a pixel of confidence" that he could "surpass the original"
The gorgeous Okami is 10 years old, which is an almost unbelievable fact in itself - it seems like only yesterday that we were stalking its stunning ink-rendered world as Amaterasu, marvelling at the motion controls and tight, appealing gameplay. Despite getting a sequel on the...
"If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen"
As has been mentioned several times in the past, Bayonetta 2 simply wouldn't exist if it weren't for Nintendo. The sequel was started with Sega's support, but when that company pulled out, the project almost collapsed before Nintendo stepped in. Despite this knowledge, lots of Sony and...
"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...
Not so keen on making Star Fox anymore, however
The Wonderful 101 creator Hideki Kamiya has revealed to Polygon that he'd love to see one of his characters make it into a Super Smash Bros. title. Arguably one of Japan's most recognisable developers, Kamiya has always insisted that he's a massive Nintendo fan, and he's clearly keen to be involved...
Take some Platinum madness on the road
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,
Talks with us about inspiration, sequels, and Internet meltdowns
Hideki Kamiya's personality ripples across everything he touches, growing in strength as it travels and comes out like a roar. His signature, hardcore style is found in a long line of original gems like Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta; these are titles that, arguably, couldn't have come...
Third time isn't a charm for Platinum's famous designer
Bayonetta 2 isn't even out yet, but poor old Hideki Kamiya is already being forced to think possible sequels. Speaking to 4Gamers, he was asked about creating games based on existing IPs, and gave the following reply: I don’t really have a problem with making sequels. Above all, I want to...
Famed designer still wants to work on Star Fox, too
The Wonderful 101 is Platinum's first title for the Wii U and has met with widespread critical acclaim, scoring 9/10 in our review. Eurogamer recently sat down with director Hideki Kamiya to chat about the production of the title and Platinum's relationship with Nintendo, and the resultant comments...
"At some point the God of Video Games descends upon us"
The Wonderful 101 may be, for some, the next big Wii U release on their radar. Exclusive to the system and published by Nintendo, it's a game that bears many of the hallmarks of its developer in that it's undeniably a PlatinumGames title — it looks and feels like the work of the studio...
"I think the real game begins the second time through"
The Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya has been speaking to the Japanese magazine Famitsu about the forthcoming game, and has revealed that the project is one of the biggest in the young company's history: We've never used this size of a team and this amount of time to build a game before,...
Also takes to Twitter to confirm The Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct
Platinum's Hideki Kamiya is the kind of guy who probably shouldn't be allowed a Twitter account. He's made some pretty strong statements in the past and seems to delight in winding up people who send him inane comments on the popular social network site, often forcing fellow Platinum...
Hideki Kamiya reveals the playful one-upmanship within Platinum
Platinum Games is responsible for two of the Wii U's most eagerly-awaited third-party exclusives: Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101. These two games look set to make good use of the console's unique GamePad controller, and will surely contain the kind of over-the-top action that...
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