We recently expressed our displeasure at the idea of Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U , as did about a thousand other die-hard fans of the original.
The backlash was big enough to prompt a response from Platinum Games CEO Tatsuya Minami, who posted an update over at the studio's blog , where he worried about alienating those hardcore followers.
That being said, he argued that the move was important to the leggy witch's future and added that in fact, "the console games market is in a state of upheaval," which translates to rough roads for intended new franchises. There is, however, no chance that Platinum will abandon Bayonetta , even if the fans still question this new alliance with Nintendo. As Minami wrote:
"Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers, so we have continued to consult with Sega, the previous game's publisher, on how we can make sure this takes place. Our answer was a new partnership with Nintendo."
Minami appears to be a fan of Nintendo's dedication to the industry and as we all know, with Sega dropping out, Platinum didn't have much of a choice. I will still maintain that this endeavor will be problematic for multiple reasons but hey, I'm not a developer. And I do hope Bayonetta continues forward; the first featured quite possibly the most in-depth, intricate, and rewarding combat mechanic of the generation.
And of course, that hot witch is easy on the eyes.
Related Game(s): Bayonetta