Bayonetta 2 hasn’t even come out yet, but developer Platinum Games is already looking towards the future and has stated that, if the series continues and Bayonetta 3 is released, the studio would like to do so exclusively on a Nintendo platform.
Speaking with CVG, game director Yusuke Hashimoto there’s “a lot” the developer has learned from Nintendo, saying: “If possible we would love to do it again and keep nurturing our child.”
He continued: “I feel that it’s important to let your creativity flow and Nintendo has been able to provide us with the freedom to create what we had originally envisioned. We were able to have a lot of back-and-forth and they were able to provide objective feedback. I feel that was really good and helped push Bayonetta 2 to even higher quality.
“We started out with a fundamental freedom, with Nintendo telling us to go and create the game as we saw fit. But as the game started to take shape and we were starting to put all the pieces together, they were able to point out some things that we didn’t realize ourselves. That was really helpful for us.”
Bayonetta 2 being announced as a Wii U exclusive raised the ire of a lot of fans of the original game, though it sounds as though the time Platinum has spent with Nintendo may have greatly benefited the next installment in the series. Only time will tell whether Bayonetta 2, which is set to release in October on the Wii U, will prove successful enough to warrant the series being turned into a trilogy, and if it will in fact remain a Nintendo exclusive.