News:- Bayonetta 2 To Be A Portable Game?

Speaking to Weekly Famitsu as part of their recent game creator interview series, Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has suggested that any eventual sequel to 2009′s Bayonetta is likely to be a spin-off for a portable console.

Kamiya told the magazine that, while he is still only discussing the possibility with producer Yusuke Hashimoto over beers on the bullet-train home, his current thinking is for the game to star the character Jeanne and to be set in an Umbra Witches’ academy where she is a teacher, and to feature a lot of acrobatic “wire-action,” as well as RTS elements depicting battles between the armies of the Witches and the Lumen Sages.

He also seems to be considering the possibility of a cameo from Devil May Cry’s Dante as a special enemy who will interrupt the battles and attack both sides. This could very well happen as crossovers are all the rage at the moment, and the fact that Kamiya created Devil May Cry for Capcom.

So what do we think? How does a 3DS / Vita version of Bayonetta sound to you? Does it take away some of the sting from the console version being cancelled?

Mon, August 6 2012 » Gaming News

9 Responses

  1. MartinB105 August 6 2012 @ 11:46 am

    I’d probably buy it if it came out on the Vita. I’d rather have a sequel on the PS3 though.

  2. tanto August 6 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    It would be on the 3ds

  3. j rome August 6 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    This sounds like a horrible idea portibles suck in so many ways looks like the death of a great game is coming soon

  4. Elliot Mears August 6 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    Since Kamiya is a fearless terminator who has never ever made a bad game, and manages to reinvent the fighting action genre every time he so much as falls out of bed, I wouldn’t worry too much.

  5. Baldulf August 6 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Uh? Was a console version canceled?

    I thought it never was in development in the first place.

  6. Mightyles August 6 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    According to our friends at Bayonetta 2 was in early development but was canned due to Sega’s financial woes. True it was never officially unveiled, and could still return, but this cancellation was quite a big story a few months ago.

  7. Baldulf August 6 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Well, I recall reading that but Kamiya and Inaba mocked the rumor on twitter saying you cant cancel something that it doesn’t even exist.

  8. Mightyles August 6 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    Kamiya also said “check out next week’s magazines for more details” (or words to that effect) when the story first broke. Although that does tend to be his standard response to any story involving him…

  9. Baldulf August 7 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Yes, that’s his usual trolling answer.

    Companies are so cryptic with these issues that we may never know if the game was really in development at some time or it was the mere idea of doing a sequel what was discarded.

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