Platinum Games’ CEO Shares Special New Year’s Message, Thanks Fans For Bayonetta 2 Support

Platinum Games has welcomed in the new year with a special message from president and CEO Tatsuya Minami and thanks supporters for what has been a glorious year for the company. Shared to fans over on Platinum Games’ official blog, the CEO speaks of Bayonetta 2’s critical and user acclaim, strongly believing that the second would not have been possible without the first game’s critical reception, along with The Legend of Korra’s release. Both titles, he says,”represent important milestones” for Platinum, of which they are “deeply proud”.

As well as looking back on 2014, Tatsuya Minami also looks to 2015 and the future of the company. He touches on a gaming term anecdote, relating to New Game +, thoroughly believing that this is the company’s second playthrough and constantly seek to challenge themselves at every turn. Though Minami’s message doesn’t share information on new releases, we’re already aware that Platinum are working on a new game, though it’s still in early development. You can view a snippet of the president’s message below, or in full on Platinum’s blog.

Hi everyone, Happy New Year from PlatinumGames.

In 2014, we were able to see the sequel to Bayonetta, our flagship title, released to the world, as well as the release of The Legend of Korra, a game available only outside of Japan.

I’d like to express my thanks to all of our fans who supported us by purchasing and playing these titles, and to the staff who worked so hard to make these games’ releases possible.

As a video game developer, a new year doesn’t actually mark an achievement in the history of our company. Our milestones are made when we finish a game and can release it to our fans. Each of those successive milestones has brought PlatinumGames to where it is today.

One way we gauge the success of a game is if our users finish it and think, “I want more.” We strongly believe that Bayonetta 2 would not have been possible without the critical reception of the first. Both of these games represent important milestones for our company, and we are deeply proud of them.

Platinum Games Confirms It’s Working On A New Game

Platinum Games has confirmed that it is working on a new game. The Bayonetta studio’s unannounced project is in the early phase of development and the actual announcement is pretty far in the future, according to producer Akiko Kuroda. Kuroda also teased that something related to Bayonetta could be developed in 2015. Platinum recently unveiled a Bayonetta 2-themed calendar.

“I’ve actually got a new title in the works as we speak! We’re working really hard to make it something people will absolutely want to play for themselves, so we hope to keep having the support of our fans in 2015!”

Looks Like That Platinum Games Tease Could Have Been A Bayonetta Calandar

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We all got rather excited when Platinum Games teased they had some Bayonetta related news for today, but it turns out we could have gotten excited for nothing. The company just posted a Bayonetta calendar to FaceBook showing that once again they can be master trolls. Oh well, I guess a calendar is better than nothing.

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Platinum Games Teasing Bayonetta News For Christmas Day

Everyone’s favourite Japanese developer Platinum Games seem to be teasing something special for Bayonetta 2 fans on Christmas Day. The team have taken to Twitter and Facebook to announce that they will have a present for everyone tomorrow. What this present is remains to be seen. Some people are speculating additional downloadable content while others keeping their expectations down and suggesting it’s a Christmas card.

Platinum Games Thanks Those Who Picked Up Bayonetta 2 On Wii U

It maybe wasn’t the hit that Platinum Games and Nintendo were hoping for but that hasn’t stopped Platinum Games from thanking Wii U owners who picked up Bayonetta 2. The thanks comes directly from Akiko Kuroda, who is the producer of the game. Here’s what Kuroda had to say to Wii U owners.

I was very happy and relieved to see the game was being so warmly welcomed all over the world, so I’m very grateful to all of you who picked it up!

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Here’s The Accolades Trailer For Bayonetta 2

Nintendo has released an accolades trailer for Bayonetta 2. Available now exclusively on Wii U, the action title has nabbed perfect scores from a number of publications, including Destructoid, Edge Magazine, GameSpot and Joystiq. The game allows players to dress Bayonetta in costumes modeled after several iconic characters, such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link.

Here’s A Look At The Nintendo Costume Concept Art For Bayonetta

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Platinum Games has revealed that the idea behind adding iconic Nintendo costumes to Bayonetta arose when Hideki Kamiya asked the talented developers to create a Princess Peach costume. Kamiya was won over by the design so he requested that they create more costumes themed on Nintendo characters. You can see some of the lovely designs, below.

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