Nintendo surprised everyone during the Wii U price reveal by announced a brand new Wii U exclusive: Bayonetta 2. The action RPG is a sequel to the highly successful Bayonetta, and some fans of the original game expressed their dissatisfaction with developer Platinum Games making it a Wii U exclusive. But now Platinum Games revealed that there actually wouldn’t be any Bayonetta 2 without Nintendo’s support. Nintendo is publishing the game and helping funding it as well.
Now Bayonetta 2 director Hideki Kamiya reveals that Nintendo is doing even more to hep out Bayonetta 2. Developers at Nintendo working alongside the staff at Platinum Games to help create the game. We’re previously heard from executive director Atsushi Inaba on the matter, saying that the team is glad to be working with Nintendo on Bayonetta 2, and on the new Wii U platform. He said they were “enjoying the challenge” of working on the Wii U, and that they are “putting extra thought” into how to best use the GamePad controller.
While Bayonetta 2 will be optimized for the Wii U and its unique controls, the developers have assured that the sequel will stay true to the original in terms of gameplay. You can check out the first Bayonetta 2 teaser trailer below. The game is rumored to be released some time in 2013.