It's been 10 years. Platinum Games was founded on 1 August 2006. Since then, the Osaka-based game company has churned out a slew of memorable titles. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba spoke about his past and the studio's future.
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It's pretty well-documented that at least one lead developer at Platinum is deeply in love with old-school games. So it's not all that surprising that they made a retro-styled shooter starring the studio's biggest action star. Also not surprising: it's really freakin' tough.
It surprised people when Nintendo revealed alternate costumes for Bayonetta that let her look like some of the company's family-friendly characters. Now, you can see the design process for getting Platinum Games' sexy witch-warrior into Princess Peach, Link and Starfox costumes.
Briefly: "If games don't offer us complex heroines, then we apparently stop looking for them." That's critic Maddy Myers discussing kink, sex positivity, and female empowerment in Bayonetta in an excellent essay for Paste. Give the whole thing a read, and remember to check out our review of Bayonetta 2.
Bayonetta 2 isn't the only thing Bayonetta hitting store shelves next week: The awesomely over-the-top anime Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released as well — and we at Kotaku have an exclusive look at the film's first nine minutes in English.