PlatinumGames has announced that it is going to run a 'Super Summer Festival' livestream soon - it's taking place on 27th August at 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern, which is 28th August at 4am UK / 5am CEST. Ouch, for those of us in Europe.
There'll be an English version of the presentation on YouTube, with PlatinumGames confirming that the show will be two hours long and split into three parts, promising the appearance of key developers and unveiling new content. Parts 2 and 3, in particular, are of interest for Switch gamers.
Part 1-World of Demons
- Secrets of WOD development with special guests Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda
- New World of Demons info
Part 2-Sol Cresta
- Sol Cresta Let’s Play with director Takanori Sato
- Sol Cresta event info
Part 3-The Wonderful 101: Remastered
- The Wonderful 101: Remastered DLC info
Sol Cresta is due this year on Switch, with fresh details on the shmup emerging relatively recently; here's hoping for a formal release date, of whatever 'event info' means. In terms of The Wonderful 101 Remastered, many that backed the game on Kickstarter in 2020 will be hoping for news of the 'Luka' DLC, a sidescrolling adventure that was unlocked through stretch goals in that fundraising campaign.
And yes, to address it, Bayonetta 3 is notable in its absence. PlatinumGames has reiterated multiple times that the project is progressing, and that it's up to Nintendo as publisher to determine what is shown, and when.
Are you planning to tune in, and what are you hoping to see of Sol Cresta and The Wonderful 101: Remastered DLC?
Oh yeah, I backed Wonderful 101. DLC when?!
Yep…….file Bayonetta 3 under vapourware. There’s no way it exists.
@mantarobuster300 announced a logo!
Bayonetta 3 and Scalebound 2 myths
Anything W101 is wonderful!! Sequel when?
@HamatoYoshi I won't argue that maybe the game was announced too prematurely. With that being said, I can't imagine it doesn't exist. They continue to share that it's progressing. So if there wasn't an actual project, I don't think they would actively lie about it and misrepresent the situation if there weren't an actual game.
I also don't think PlatinumGames would purposely sour a relationship with Nintendo by suggesting they're the reason we don't know more about the game if that weren't the case. Unless others know more about PlatinumGames and whether or not they have a history of being dishonest
@UmbreonsPapa there’s been plenty of big games cancelled years in.
No Bayonetta 3, no watch.
The silence around Bayonetta 3 is stupid. They can't say anything b/c Nintendo is the publisher, what kind of stupid BS is that?!?! They are making the game, I'm sure they can say whatever they want. I've had it on pre-order since 2018. Freaking ridiculous.
The entire gaming industry is whack. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been MIA for years now. Wild just recently got canned for PS4 after like 7 years. Cyberpunk released a broken mess. Sony's "we know generations" was garbage nonsense. Years of Switch Pro rumors got us an old Switch with a new screen. And PS5 launched nearly a year ago and I don't think there has ever been one on a store shelf.
Industry is broken. 😝
@HamatoYoshi @UmbreonsPapa They continued telling us Pikmin 4 was a game for about 3 years, even AFTER they announced Hey! Pikmin, and whatever happened to that game?
Post #50 I link to several relevant articles. Here's another look.
So anyone saying "Yes Bayonetta 3 must still be coming" hasn't really been paying attention. You can see my rant above about the industry as a whole. Or don't, it's all been said before.
Bayonetta 3 will not be a Switch title, unless it's cross gen with the next console. They're clearly waiting on hardware that's significantly more powerful than Wii U, in order to give it a true sequel improvement in visuals, imo.
I'm pretty sure Nintendo are the ones keeping the lid on Bayo3. It's an important title for Nintendo's image and to cover an important customer group, and they want to make sure it gets the attention when they decide to show it off.
i lost all my hope for Bayonetta 3 to release on Switch, sadly the game is a vaporware.
It's entirely up to Nintendo on when the game will be released, and it has already been pretty evident that hardware limitations isn't a concern to them. Just look at Xenoblade Chronicles and Age of Calamity. Nintendo had no issue releasing those games yet they are held back by such limitations.
Bayo 3 could be vaporware... or not. Most people were screaming that SMT 5 was scrapped after four years or radio silence, but then last September it popped up and now is moments away from release.
I really do have to play a Platinum games game. Maybe Sol Cresta will be my first one
I hope to see World of Demons come to Switch.
Platinum cannot discuss Bayonetta 3 because they don't own the game. People imagine all kinds of scenarios. But by far the most likely scenario is it just hasn't completed development yet. Games take years to make.
@rjejr It's not all bad. We are actually getting Metroid 5, a sequel to Fusion. That's something no one saw coming. Also BOTW 2 looks amazing.
I would be upset if we don't hear or see anything at all about Bayo 3 in 2022. If that happens then yeah it's definitely vaporware or in development hell.
@Bizzyb It's never "all" bad or the industry would collapse, but there is a lot bad. And really having Metroid 5 get announced and released before long ago announced Metroid 4 is a great thing for people wanting more 2D Metroid but people waiting on 4 could easily feel like they've been slapped in the face.
I turned the other cheek with Pikmin 4 but now with Bayonetta 3 I'm running out of cheeks.
Here's my Amazon B3 pre-order from 2018. I'm not overly optimistic about getting it by Dec 31st this year either. 😝
@rjejr 😂 I hear you...and I'm in the same boat with both Bayo 3 and MP4...I just know they better uphold our preorders...
@Bizzyb I'm glad I'm not a huge Metroid Prime fan or I might be done with Nintendo by now. I don't hate it, I'd surely play it, but I'm not looking forward to it like Pikmin or Bayonetta. MP would be the 3rd strike. Even BotW 2 is starting to feel like a 2023 game to me, but that's just me. Mario Kart 9 would be nice but they haven't mentioned that yet, that's on me. Tales of Arise looks good. My kid just played the demo and told me there's no way I could play that, too many buttons. He's probably right. Sigh.
PS5 and Ratchet & Clank, that's like my 1 and only gaming goal.
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