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Platinum says Bayonetta 2 isn’t possible without Nintendo’s backing


Platinum Games has been getting flak from gamers recently for the decision to make Bayonetta 2 a Wii U exclusive. Many gamers feel the release should be multi-platform, since the original was multi-platform. Taking to Twitter, one fan asked Platinum developer Hideki Kamiya why the developer went with Nintendo as a Wii U exclusive. Kamiya fired back that Bayonetta 2 isn’t possible without Nintendo’s backing.

Many people assumed that Nintendo snatched up the Bayonetta IP from Sega in order to “prove” itself to hardcore gamers, but it could be that the Bayonetta didn’t receive the sales Sega expected and so they refused to publish another multi-platform release. With backing from Nintendo, Platinum is free to develop the game they wanted. What do you think?

[via Twitter]

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  • EvanescentHero

    From what I understand, Nintendo bought Platinum…so yeah, of course it’s exclusive.

    • Easter_egg27

      Do you ever have noticed that there is a game named Metal Gear Rising: Revegence out there!?

      • EvanescentHero

        Which came out before Bayonetta 2. O_o

        Either way I was wrong and I don’t think they’ve purchased Platinum, but people are forgetting their first two games were Wii exclusive, so they have a history of exclusivity.

        • Easter_egg27

          Because Platinum is innovative just as Nintendo.
          You can see that in an Iwata Asks

          • The Clockwork Being

            Oh and im getting a Wii U( main consoles) and PS4(second console)

        • The Clockwork Being

          Yes innovating. Thats what Nintendo is doing since their creation. Not the same formula with the same game, same controlers and updated graphics( PS and Xbox) I would be surprised if Nintendo created a machine making your mind transferring in a game and PS and Xbox would be bitching about it.

          • Easter_egg27

            I think that this comment was directed to me right?
            I think you have made a error.
            I didn´t say anything about PS4.
            But yes I´m getting wii u and ps4 as well.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Oh damn so sorry I think I posted it in the wrong area dammit but anyways happy your getting the best consoles out there

          • Easter_egg27

            PS4 just in 2015 or 2016.
            Until that date I will have my Wii U, PS3, 3DS and PSP to give me awsome experiences

          • The Clockwork Being

            True that but I was thinking PS4 could come at least at 2013 holidays or 2014. I mean they are showing it at E3

          • Easter_egg27

            Yes, it will come certainly this year, just look at Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs for example.
            But I won´t buy it at launch but after 1 or 2 price cuts.

    • DragonSilths

      Nintendo is FUNDING Platinum. They dont own them. However the way Platinum explained how working with Nintendo is calling it “Feeling like family” maybe they will become a Nintendo exclusive developer.

      • Link Slayer

        that would be super sick

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Nice to see some developers supporting their decisions

  • jcnba28

    Hey guys sign this petition to get SEGA to re-release the original Bayonetta on Wii U:

  • Easter_egg27

    I want to see the other colaborations nintendo!

  • Laud

    I thought this was obvious…


    • ECM

      It is–it’s just that some people really don’t like the bitter truth.

      • ECM

        Clarify: I’m not bitter–I think it’s great–but there are a lot of people like this guy that just can’t let it go.

    • Alienfish

      Kids blabbing their mouths instead of doing ten seconds of research on Google. Yes, it’s obvious, but there’s a lot of people out there that can’t see anything beyond the Xbox or PS3 in their living room.

    • Fred

      I searched through his tweets & found another tweet where he was asked about the release of Wonderful 101 “When does TW101 come out?” and he replied “Next week…in gaming magazines…”

      • UnkownBane

        Thats an awesome reply lol

    • Lusunup

      There just mad bro

    • Guilliman

      You said it all in five words


    I hope they have a harden edition or something!

  • Bob Wilkerson

    Simple solution… Buy a Wii U if you want the game.

    I mean that is the answer to other consoles that have exclusives right? I understand some are first party exclusives but there are some 3rd party exclusives unique to those other consoles and if I want to play those games I buy the console.

    • BuckStud

      I agree with you completely. I am trying to figure out why anyone would down vote your comment though. Some people just aren’t very bright.

      • Bob Wilkerson

        There are couple of Trolls here that downvote everything I post. No biggie though as I am not as insecure or as immature as they are

    • bizzy gie

      I know. You should listen to all the PS360 fanboys crying about Lego City being a Wii U exclusive.

    • ejownz6

      What’s funny is if you want to play the first Bayonetta, you’ll have to go buy a PS3 or 360. The original Bayonetta did not appear on any Nintendo consoles.

      Nintendo loyalists will have never played the original. Very strange to guarantee the rights to a sequel of a game that never appeared on Nintendo’s console.

      It’d be like Sony buying rights for Blue Dragon 2.

      • Bob Wilkerson

        Actually I think that most Nintendo fans are realists and understand that you cannot be a one console or gaming platform house if you enjoy video games which is why I have a gaming PC, Wii U and a 360 as my primary platforms. However many self proclaimed HardCore gamers that play only on 360, Playstation, or PC are the first to come out and say Nintendo is only for babies and will avoid the console because they do not want their personal image hurt. The irony is that most of self proclaimed HardCore gamers are either 10 – 13 year old kids or young adults that never grew up and act immature and should not be playing the rated M games that are meant for the mature crowd.

      • Gregory Edcius

        sorry but i own every system since n64 how else would i be able to play final fantasy or gran turismo i have a playseat and a g25 racing wheel for that.
        if you think people who play nintendo consoles own nothing else you are very narrow minded

      • ICHI

        I have a 360 and ps3 and have played through the original game on 360 as the ps3 version was laggy screen tear hell. If i hadnt played it i wouldn’t be so excited for the sequel! :-)

        • ejownz6

          Well I’ve never played it and don’t intend to get the sequel.

    • Dennis Fisher Jr

      Couldn’t have say it better myself

  • wober2

    console wars are so crazy some are so excited to see the wiiu fail.

  • Dallas Scott Cooper

    Better a Wii U exclusive than no exclusive at all. I don’t think the Wii crowd complained when the first Bayonette avoided a Wii port. But now it’s okay for the PS360 crowd to complain when it misses them? Double standard? Just understand that if Platinum didn’t go through with a deal with Nintendo, then there’d be no Bayonetta II at all. At least the open-minded gamers who usually buy a Wii U and a PS4/ 720 can enjoy the sequel if they enjoyed the first.

    • sithWiiU

      How is that a double standard? Not to mention too that hardly any ports came to Wii, and if they did, it was crap compared to the PS360 versions.
      apples and oranges.

      • david jarman

        Why are you even in here. I know you don’t own a wii u. You’re just making Microsoft and Sony look like they catered to childish morons. If nintendo is a kids console then why are there more childish, immature idiots on the other two consoles?

        • Elem187

          Ding ding ding ding, we have a winner.
          sithWiiU makes all Microsoft and Sony fangirls look like a bunch of immature pricks.

      • Dallas Scott Cooper

        It’s called a double standard because when PS360 people receive a game and the Wii gets overlooked, it’s fine. But when Wii U gets a game and PS360 gets overlooked, all hell breaks loose. Now that Nintendo is getting the games it never had, people are getting pissed. That’s how it is a double standard.

      • NkoSekirei

        we all know u eat crap mr troll

      • Sylux

        lol you really don’t get it do you?

        “hardly any ports came to Wii from PS360 to Wii”

        No shit Sherlock, Wii SHOULD BE COMPARED TO PS2 AND XBOX it beats both these systems on every aspect, but you blind fanboys compare Wii to PS360 in case you didn’t know ps360 are twice as powerfull then Wii at the least.

        And you are also one of the guys who compares WiiU to PS360 with ported games instead of games developed specifically for the WiiU and those specific games blow PS360 out of the water in every aspect, but next year PS4 and nextbox come and THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN you guys DO COMPARE WIIU to PS4 Nextbox and you still say it sucks.

        Now it sucks because games look similair to current gen (as with every hardware, which starts where the last gen stopped) and next year it still sucks because every game blows ps360 out of the water then, but lacks behind on PS4 and nextbox.
        Yup that is logically thinking and a bussiniss point of view.

  • D.M.T

    Fanboys make me sick to my stomach. They are still bitching about Bayonetta 2 being Wii U exclusive. Just accept it and move on with your lives assholes. True Bayonetta fans will buy a Wii U for that game. Others won’t buy a Wii U because they aren’t true fans of Bayonetta. Bayonetta was about to die because of SEGA, Nintendo came and saved it. These assholes should thank Nintendo, not bash Nintendo.

    I hope Nintendo does this more often. I want them to buy the IP’s that other’s don’t want.

    • sithWiiU

      Then you make yourself sick. You’re a fanboy through and through. Funny, Nintendrones should accept Bioshock Infinte, GTA5, Tomb Raider, and more is NOT coming to Wii U instead of crying and starting petitions.

      • Zelly Jeffers

        Probably because many of the reasons some of the developers have stated are just asinine. The machine is capable, and the games are not funded by and published by Microsoft and/or Sony. If they were, like LEGO City: Undercover and Bayonetta 2, they’d be understandably exclusive.

        “Oh, the games could run on the system. Of cours it looks great! But… we don’t want to and you came make us” is completely different from, “Hey, these guys shelled out. We couldn’t have done this game at all without them. They’ve earned exclusivity.”

      • david jarman

        And only a super fanboy such as yourself would be trolling on the nintendo site. Unless you’re a closet nintendo fanboy and you pretend to troll on here to check out the cool things we have without Sony or ms find out and take penis sucking rights away.

      • gobrowniesgo

        Thats because they were built for the LAST GEN…

    • NkoSekirei

      yea just ignore those idiots their a disgrace to the gaming community and they always make them selves look like @$$es

  • Teves153

    I thought we already knew that sega was gonna platinum making bayon 2 but Nintendo picked it up I guess ps3 Xbox fanboys will never shut up

  • Zelly Jeffers

    What irks me about this is the fact people have no problem yelling, “Get a PS3 or Xbox! if you want the game!” when it’s a game that isn’t on or coming to Wii U, and no one bats an eye. It’s as if few believe Nintendo is worthy of anything good. Not cool.

    I never had much interest in the first installation, but I’m so getting this if solely out of spite!

    • sithWiiU

      People say that because the 1st released on PS360. You’re comparing apples and oranges.

      • Zelly Jeffers

        And Final Fantasy VII went to Sony.

        • Death47


          1-6 were all with nintendo XD

  • Sylux

    zzz they have nothing better to do I assume? We didn’t get Metal Gear Revengeance, are we still whining? No, we are not. For now we won’t get Castlevania LoS2, are we still whining? No. We didn’t get Mass Effect Trilogy, are we still whining? No, we are not, and those titles are even Multiplats from the start and we won’t get them.

    Now Bayonetta is Exclusive and stays exclusive, live with it! These arses should be happy in the first place that we won’t get Rayman before September as it’ll become multiplat. Serious whiners out there, deal with it and stop whining, don’t blame N for making the right decision for once, Microsoft wanted to buy Sega after they went down as hardware developer, they didn’t do it in the end, but Nintendo did with Bayonetta.

    If you are a fan of the game just buy a WiiU next to your PS4 and 720, it’s the cheapest of the 3 most likely anyway. There’s plenty of other games on the way to the system. So stop whining for a change.

    Edit: And if that isn’t enough you whiners also allready got Ninja Gaiden 3 WiiU edition adjusted control wise for the ps360.

    • sithWiiU

      Not whining? That’s why there’s literally a petition for every new game that is not coming to Wii U? Hypocrites, that’s all you are, hypocrites. You Nintendrones act all innocent, but you’re not. You whine just as much as any other Xbot/Sony drone.

      • NkoSekirei

        ur more of a hypocrite troll so shut up u piece of $hit

      • Sylux

        wow I hit a soft spot now didn’t I SithWiiU? Pathetic, go hug your PS360 until the ALLMIGHTY next gens called PS4 and the Xbox come, honestly I wish they where here allready, then you sad people have something else to talk about.

        Edit: As for ALL THESE PETITIONS you so boldly refer to from what I read here on this site there are three total, and I didn’t sign any of them.

      • Nothing5555

        Whats wrong with signing a petition for a multiplat game that has not be directly funded by the console maker? If people were whining why they could not get Resistance and gloating about Bayonetta being exclusive, then by all means call them hypocrites.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    I wish people weren’t so bitter about this being a Wii U exclusive, I understand people’s frustration at not having the game released on consoles they already own but a Bayonetta game on a next-gen console with backing from the best company in the business is hardly something to be disappointed about is it? I can’t help but wonder if there’d be the same backlash is MS or Sony got exclusivity on it – seems like like most of people’s complaints come from stupid console-loyalty issues. But they have to ask themselves what’s the alternative, Nintendo are the only ones who wanted to publish it (and we’ve all been hoping Nintendo would put out an M rated AAA game for a while new) This is a game that thousands of people have crying for and now it’s being made and they don’t like it because Nintendo is publishing it when the alternative was the game that everyone wants never being made.

    Summary; check this out:

  • uPadWatcher

    Without Nintendo, there would be no Bayonetta at all. It’s that simple. I truly support both Nintendo and PlatinumGames and glad to see the two companies planning to release not only Bayonetta 2, but also The Wonderful 101.

    • uPadWatcher

      And whoever gave me a thumbs down is not a gamer at all.

  • Cesar Barroso

    first bayonetta, then monster hunter, then lego city,. how many games should nintendo release so gamers will consider to buy the Wii U? they want all of these games, but yet they say the Wii U doesn’t have any,

  • Matthew Ponthier

    I liked the tweet the localization guy at Platinum said a while ago that if PS360 fans want a port, then they need to go to Nintendo to ask for it. While they’re at it, they might as well ask for PS360 Zelda as well.

    • Gregory Edcius

      hahaha yeah really liked that tweet also and as your saying they should ask metroid and smash while they’re at it

  • Fred

    I searched through his tweets and found another tweet where he was asked about the release of Wonderful 101 “When does TW101 come out?” and he replied “Next week…in gaming magazines…”

  • Matt Jarvis

    This shows that wii u is far from dead and is starting, belatedly to show what it can really do. watch this space…..

  • Johny

    what i think ?
    nintendo being smart and securing devs one by one

  • C.S. Bailey

    Blame idiots that only get their information from Twitter….

  • JuleyJules

    So tired of the complaining as it seems if Sony or MS did this fans would just go buy the other system. Since it’s Nintendo the thought of getting a wii u doesn’t register. if you really want play it get a wii u or forget about it. i hope nintendo does this with other IPs too that others dont want like Darksiders (though that didn’t happen).

  • Kirzan

    Nintendo needs to buy Platinum.

  • Teem Four Tress Too

    Stop complaining about bayonetta 2 not being a multi platform. At least this is better than no bayonetta 2 at all. I share my thanks to nintendo.

  • dgallo911

    Its funny cause if everyone here bitching about Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive had actually purchased the original game then we wouldnt even be having this conversation lol. I hope this game comes bundled with a pro controller though as i reckon the gamepad is going to be way to cumbersome for a game that is so fast paced.

  • Fuzunga

    I think they’re backing this with Sega’s permission because the Sega logo has been on all promotional material for this game.

  • Pikachief

    I’m not a fan of Bayonetta but I really hope they release either a $20 version of Bayonetta 1 for Wii U or a $40 updated Bayonetta 1, just because it would make sense.

  • lonewolf88

    you know what… i’m getting mad if you like a game you support it bottom line when i didn’t get to play KH on psp i didn’t go trolling i supported the game but fan boys….

    they ruin every thing idc who they are
    if you fucking like the game you don’t troll the devs but wish them a good launch fuck you fan boys…..

  • Leon Tizzano

    You can get a Basic Wii u cheap right NOW. No reason to complain.

  • NkoSekirei

    every pointless comments u makes lowers ur i.q. so do us all a favor and stfu troll

  • Zelly Jeffers

    Uh… I had a Playstation. I played VII when it came out, and IX as well.

    And I get it, you’re a troll. Rabble rabble rabble! I’m sure, though, if you made the effort and rubbed a couple brain cells together, you’d muster up the ability to take your head out of your arse and see that no one is ‘hanging on’ to the fact that the Final Fantasy series left Nintendo after VI.

    Still completely different when people scream bloody murder because Nintendo DARED to actually help a game’s release, which otherwise would never see the light of day.

  • ShawnB

    Interestingly the creator of Final Fantasy had his latest game (The Last Story) as a Nintendo exclusive while the Final Fantasy series continues to suffer.

  • david jarman

    It’s hard to say which troll said what. Speaking of idiots, idiot. If you’re so smart and had so much sense then why can’t you figure out that nobody cares what you have to say? Oh! I know why!!!! Cause you’re an idiot. Practice saying this cause this is your future,”Thank you. Please drive thru.”

  • david jarman

    High and mighty??? Ok hypocrite

  • Dallas Scott Cooper

    Yet you call us idiots because we prefer on gaming system over the other. Who’s the immature one again?

  • val berger

    You may be right, that fanboy-argumentation can sound very naive and monotone. But I don’t really get it, how you want to stand out here, as your argumentation is absolutely lacking of any substance. there clearly isn’t any huge difference in being a troll or what you refer to as a drone. there’s actually much to criticize about the WiiU but as long as your critique doesn’t go beyond common trolltalk, no one here will ever see a reason to be as open minded enough to have a conversation with you. And I don’t even think, that’s what you’re looking for. Seems like you just feel good by shitting over people you don’t even know which actually let’s you look quite dumb and childish. grow some balls and stop teasing the fans. I don’t think you’re time is so worthless that you don’t got anything else to do than posting bashingbullshit on online boards. that’s just totally nerdy and asocial.

  • Elem187

    ooooo you got pwned.

  • Barters

    Take a business class? Lol, you have little idea who anyone is on the net and assume you’ve got more experience etc.

    A business ‘class’ (sorry that still cracks me up knowing the best class is called real life) would suggest that games that have been designed and developed to a stage of actually running on a platform (Crysis 3, Dead Island) have already had significant investment. All that is left is to throw it on the eshop, or make physical copies. Placing Crysis 3 on the eshop would cost little so it is a no brainer in terms of return on money already invested. Advertising costs are a non issue as including a Wii U symbol on an ad costs nothing.

    Go and take some more business ‘classes’….

  • ShawnB

    Surely someone as advanced in gaming business as yourself understands that software sells hardware and vice versa. If a developer already has a game running on a platform as they did with the new Crysis and Dead Island games, they have already spent the money to develop it. They might as well sell it, yet the producers refuse. That truly is a double standard from an economical perspective.

  • david jarman

    I think he has to have an iq for that to happen. I think he is legally retarded.

    I’m sithwiiu and I prove this message!

    Damn dude even spellcheck recognizes you as an error.

  • Sylux

    Don’t forget FFIII and IV remakes on the DS, and FFIV the afteryears on Wii shop. Even though Afteryears was first released on cellphones, and later released on vita/ps3 I believe. :)

  • NkoSekirei

    just ignore sithwiiu hes been acting like a jack@$$ on every article and he says hes a adult then he should stop acting llike a child

  • Bob Wilkerson

    The best way to show him nobody cares is to ignore him completely. You know he is a troll because he went out of the way to put WiiU in his name just so he is just here to be an ass. Constructive criticism is welcome but ignorant shenanigans is not.