reiterated why Bayonetta 2 is exclusive to the Wii U. In past months, Kellams has spoken publicly about his concerns for the “pedantic port-begging” from fans of the game, admitting that he’s simply fed up with it. But in a conference at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media last week, Kellams finally put the matter to rest.
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The creative producer highlights Nintendo’s approach to the game, saying that the publisher was the “white knight” of development. He also remarks that Bayonetta 2 only exists because Platinum really wanted to create the game. The presentation, though a little lengthy, can be watched in its entirety above. However, a few snippets of Kellams speech can be found below.
“Without getting into some stuff that is both business and confidential, the simple question I’d like to ask you is, ‘Do you want to play Bayonetta 2?’ Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project. So while I totally understand that people want to play it on the platforms that they’ve played it on previously, we really wanted to make Bayonetta 2.
“I spend a lot of time on Twitter seeing people get really angry, ‘Why is it not on PS3 and 360?’ Right? So kind of the way it went was, ‘Why do we have to buy a Wii U for one game? Why isn’t it on PS3 or 360?’ And now that the Xbox One and the PS4 are out, it’s ‘Why isn’t it on PS4 or Xbox One?’ So then it’s not about buying a piece of hardware, it’s just that you didn’t want it on the Wii U.
“And that’s cool, I mean maybe that system’s not for you, or maybe that platform isn’t what you want to play games on, but we really want to make Bayonetta 2 and we think it’s going to be a fun game and the people who do play it are going to really enjoy it, and I think that we made the right decision to make sure that game survived. I mean I’d rather be in a world with Bayonetta 2 than without.”
Platinum Games and Nintendo have announced that the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 will be coming to Japan in the summer. Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe have simply stated that it’s coming to the west sometime this year. The company also released a new trailer which can be viewed, right here.
Nintendo and Platinum Games revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct that Bayonetta 2 will be coming to the Wii U at some point later this year. While no specific date was set down, Nintendo and Platinum Games provided the trailer which you can watch above.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has managed to capture some footage of the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 at a recent event in Frankfurt. He has captured the footage at 60 fps and to watch it you’ll need to select the option for 2 times speed. Tilmen says that if you don´t have that feature in your browser, change your Youtube settings from “Flash” into “HTML5″. Enjoy.
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Popular US retailer GameStop have now listed Platinum Games long-awaited Bayonetta 2 with a May 1st release date. Neither Nintendo or Platinum have mentioned a firm release date, so this should simply be considered a placeholder. Hopefully we should hear more information about Bayonetta 2 in a forthcoming Nintendo Direct.
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Platinum Games creative director JP Kellams has revealed on Twitter that he is fed up with Microsoft and Sony gamers requesting that Bayonetta 2 be ported to the Xbox and the PlayStation. Kellams says that anything he posts on the Bayonetta 2 Facebook page turns into requests to port the Wii U exclusive to the Xbox and the PlayStation. Here’s what he had to say on Twitter.
“I hate posting anything Bayonetta 2 on our Facebook. Not because I hate Bayonetta 2, but because I hate the pedantic port-begging.”
“It’s been over a year since we announced. We heard you. We get it. We are just happy that we get to make Bayonetta 2 for the patient fans.”
After earlier reports circulated that Hideki Kamiya wanted to port the original Bayonetta to the Wii U, Kamiya has now said that it would be doable before the release of Bayonetta 2. Ultimately, it’s up to Nintendo to decide whether or not to port the game over to the system. Are there any upsides for Nintendo if they do decide to port the original Bayonetta to the Wii U?
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@lightningboltac If Nintendo decided to release Bayo1 on WiiU, will u be able to port it in time before Bayo2′s release? Or later
Hideki Kamiya, director of the original Bayonetta, wants the game to be released on the Wii U. When asked about it, he said that while they really want to release the game for the platform, ultimately the decision is up to Nintendo. Platinum Games is currently developing Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U and no release date has been announced. As a Wii U owner, would you like to see the original Bayonetta released on the system as a lead up to Bayonetta 2′s launch?
“As I’ve told u before, we want to release Bayo1 for WiiU, but that’s what Ninty decides. So ask Ninty.” – Hideki Kamiya
Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya is getting rather ticked off with people asking whether Bayonetta 2 is still exclusive to Wii U. The problem arose when Nintendo released its 2013-2014 software line up in a Youtube video, but neglected to show the long-awaited Bayonetta 2. This has led some people on the internet to question whether the game is still exclusive to Nintendo latest home console, Wii U.
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In a move that has confused many, Nintendo has removed the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 from its 2013-2014 Wii U exclusives trailer. Bayonetta 2 had featured on the previous trailer, but it’s noticeably absent on the current one. Whether we should be worried that the game has slipped remains to be seen, but it’s certainly odd that it’s not been featured.