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?
We can. RT
@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
Last month we reported that Sega would be making Bayonetta into a new anime film, called Bloody Fate. Now the project is a bit farther along, and a new Japanese trailer has been released. It has come to light that the film will begin playing in several theaters across Japan starting on November 23rd, with several Japanese actors taking on the voice roles. The new movie is sure to drum up anticipation for Bayonetta 2, which is still slated to arrive next year as a Wii U exclusive. No word yet on whether the film will be released in the West with an English translation.
Sega has been making waves this week. After a large-scale purchase of Atlus parent company Index Corporation, they have now announced an official, Sega and Gonzo-produced anime movie version of Bayonetta, called Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. Although the announcement has been rumored for some time and was only officially made late yesterday, the movie already has a fully dedicated Japanese website, as well as its own trailer. The movie will be directed by Fuminori Kizaki and is set for release on November 23rd.
The sequel to Bayonetta was shown at this year’s E3 and will be released as a Wii U exclusive. In addition to the new installment of Bayonetta, Hideki Kamiya, designer at Platinum Games, the company that develops Bayonetta, has said he would like to see the first game released on Wii U as well. No official release date has been set for Bayonetta 2, but fans of the series can expect the game on Wii U in 2014.
Hideki Kamiya, whose star continues to rise with the recent release of The Wonderful 101 and the upcoming Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, has now stated he wouldn’t mind conquering Nintendo’s 3DS handheld as well. When asked about his aspirations for the 3DS at the Penny Arcade Expo, Kamiya revealed that he has thought about creating a Bayonetta spin-off for 3DS starring the game’s Jeanne as a history teacher. Kamiya also once again mentioned the idea of another Okami game. With all the new games Kamiya is considering, it will be interesting to see what the next project he delves into will be. The text of Kamiya’s statements appears below.
“Given the chance, I’d like to make a game based on Jeanne from Bayonetta, something that’s not as big in scale. Something….where she’s a history teacher and the kind of fun things that could come out of a scenario like that.
“If I could get away with it, I’d also like to come up with a spin-off of Okami, less focused on the grand idea of saving the world, but [rather] something focused on the smaller world of the fairy Issun.”
Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya has expressed an interest in seeing the original Bayonetta ported over to the Wii U. The Japan-based company has been knee-deep in mixed reviews and poor sales since the release of The Wonderful 101 in Europe and Japan last week, but Kamiya is now looking to his next Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2. In an interview with IGN, Kamiya speaks freely that he would love to see the original Bayonetta – which was released back in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 – re-released on the Wii U, so that gamers unfamiliar with Bayonetta can experience it on the system before playing the second. Would you like to see a Wii U port of Bayonetta?
“I would love to make that happen, so that gamers unfamiliar with the first game get to play it. This is just my personal opinion, however. I have not much say over the matter. However, I think designers should always keep in mind that not everyone has played the previous title, even if this was released on the same platform. You have to make sure that even players who are unfamiliar with the franchise are able to keep up.”
Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya has explained that the Bayonetta franchise was on the brink of disappearing for good had it not been for Nintendo stepping in. Kamiya said that when Nintendo offered to help support the sequel he was extremely happy as he was finally able to create a new Bayonetta title for gamers that had enjoyed the acclaimed first game. Kamiya concluded by saying that he was very surprised at the response from users when they found out it was exclusive to Nintendo’s latest home console, Wii U.
“Obviously with the Nintendo partnership Bayonetta 2 was always going to become a Wii U exclusive title. From a personal standpoint I want to make a game that’s going to be enjoyed by the audience, so when Nintendo offered to support us and the Bayonetta franchise – which was on the brink of disappearing – I was extremely happy for it survival as we were able to release a second one for the people who enjoyed the first. In that sense, I was very surprised at the user response when they found out it was Wii U only.”
Earlier this week, Nintendo released the Bayonetta 2 E3 trailer, in which Bayonetta’s new hairstyle was shown for the first time. Siliconera had the chance to ask the game’s producer, Yusuke Hashimoto, why Bayonetta’s hair was changed for the upcoming sequel. Hashimoto explained that Bayonetta isn’t the type of character with a dull personality, and that she enjoys changing her style, fashion sense and costumes in order to preserve her audacious figure. Bayonetta 2 will be released exclusively for Wii U in 2014.
“We think of it less as cutting her hair. Her personality is the type that would not want to remain stagnant. She would want to change her style, taste in fashion, and her costumes. Down the line in the series, she may make further changes to her appearance.”
Atsushi Inaba, the head of Platinum Games, has expressed his interest in purchasing the Darksiders franchises and also Vigil, the studio that developed the game. The developer behind Bayonetta, Vanquish, and The Wonderful 101, said on Twitter that if the studio is going cheap then they would be keen to make an investment. Would you like to see Platinum Games take charge of the acclaimed Darksiders series?
“In THQ’s studio and IP selling off auction, Darksiders is unsold? [We] wanna buy it…on the cheap…”
Twitter user Linkyshink asked Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya whether or not the original Bayonetta will come to Wii U for those that haven’t already played it. Kamiya said that it’s entirely down to SEGA and Nintendo whether the well-received game will be made available on the Wii U eShop. Would you consider purchasing it if it was made available?
It’s up to Sega or Ninty. RT
@Linkyshink: PG should consider a technically proficient eShop release of Bayonetta 1 on Wii U.