Bayonetta 2 Going To Wii U Isn't A Platform Change, From Its Creator's Point Of View

Some interesting doublespeak comes out of Tokyo Games Show, as reported by Polygon. Platinum Games' executive director Atsushi Inaba affirmed that Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist without Nintendo publishing it. Most folks already saw it that way, but he put it on the record with Polygon, so there you go.

But then, "We are not viewing this as a change of platform," Inaba told Polygon. "We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2, and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together."

So then, what, Bayonetta 2 added the Wii U and lost the PS3 and 360 as platforms? OK.

'Bayonetta 2' would not exist without Nintendo, says Platinum Games [Polygon]


Comments

    I was planning on getting a WiiU anyway, not day 1, but eventually. It ticks all the boxes of what I'm looking for in a new console.

    Big focus on local multiplayer fun.

    Fully backwards compatible with Wii software and hardware.

    Has some great exclusives.

    Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Pikmin in HD!

    The only problem is that it's only a little more powerful than current gen consoles, so when the PS4 and Xbox 720 come out it will be behind technologically and lose some multiplatform

      Yeah, but the consoles in genral fall behind the ball 2 months after there out hardware wise to PCs. I think there is to much talk of what grahics can be done, and not enough about the games them selfs....

    I was planning on getting a WiiU anyway, not day 1, but eventually. It ticks all the boxes of what I'm looking for in a new console.

    Big focus on local multiplayer fun.

    Fully backwards compatible with Wii software and hardware.

    Has some great exclusives.

    Mario, Zelda, Metroid and Pikmin in HD!

    The only problem is that it's only a little more powerful than current gen consoles, so when the PS4 and Xbox 720 come out it will be behind technologically and lose some multiplatform games in the process, much like the Wii did.

    Not gonna stop me from eventually getting a WiiU, and I'll get Bayonetta 2 with the console when the time and price is right.

    Why is Owen Good suddenly being a jerk about this?

      Because he obviously really loved the first Bayonetta, and isn't planning on getting a WiiU. He's pissed off because he feels he has to spend 400 odd dollars just to play that one game and then let the console sit there and collect dust because he thinks that there won't be any other games coming out for it that would be worth playing.

      People need to stop hating on Nintendo and the WiiU and just be happy that Bayonetta 2 is getting made at all.

        That's just the way ppl are when it comes to video games. No matter where you look you will all ways find the hate.

    Yes Owen, because Nintendo is all about publishing multiplatform games, just like Sony and MS and putting up cash to help support other platforms.

    Sheesh.. Yes it sucks for those who had no plans to get a WiiU but as stated, looks like the only one interested in supporting them to make a sequel.

    What's funny is that people complain when the choice of console (or not being on PC) holds back a games tech, but now that Bayonetta 2 is on what will be (at the time) the most powerful console, people that have older consoles are whinging "but I don't WANT that onnnneeeeee"!

    Geez, game companies just cant win.

      we dont want that one because the vast majority of games on the wii sucked

    Yeah totally agree, it's not a platform change, you just simply have to buy a new console to enjoy a game that will only come on that one platform.

    Excuses, Excuses.

      How about this excuse: We wanted to make the game on Xbox and PS3 with Sega, but they were flaky as shit and left us hanging. Nintendo came along and saved both the game and the studio, so we are pretty damn happy about making the new game at all. We aren't going to complain that we had to change system to do it.

      That work? Because you are being an idiot.

Join the discussion!