Platinum Games Responds to Bayonetta 2 Controversy
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Yesterday a sequel to the much loved multiplatform title Bayonetta was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Some people weren’t happy. Indeed, some people were downright angry. Today, dev Platimum Games has responded.

In a statement on the PG website, President and CEO Tatsuya Minami stressed that the studio is in no way attempting to alienate fans by moving future titles to a single format.

“As game developers, we are incredibly excited to be able to announce a new title to all of our fans,” said Minami. “However, we are aware that the announcement may have come as a shock to many of you.

“As with Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 is under development and production here at Platinum Games, and is a true sequel to the acclaimed first game in the series. 

“Bayonetta is one of our most beloved titles, and it played a large part in establishing Platinum Games as an emerging game studio in the minds of users worldwide. 

“Bayonetta has fans the world over, and we would never dream of alienating them from participating in the future of Platinum Games.

Minami went on to describe how to deal came about.

“That being said, the console games market is in a state of upheaval, so establishing a new game franchise requires a considerable amount of will, determination, and love. 

“Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers, so we have continued to consult with Sega, the previous game’s publisher, on how we can make sure this takes place. 

“Our answer was a new partnership with Nintendo.

“Along with their new hardware, Nintendo, as a company, is dedicated to establishing a new future for the games industry, as you can tell by their record of passionate support for gaming. 

“Alongside Nintendo, we hope to grow the Bayonetta brand beyond where it stands today, allowing even more gamers around the world to experience the action of our beloved witch. As developers, we are working hard to make this a reality.”

So there you go. Feel better?


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Comment #1 by ToxicStabbyMan
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:38:00 AM
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Well I believe they just shot themselves in the foot, by making it on a console that alienates most of their fan base and I doubt their fans are going to buy a Wii U for it.

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Comment #2 by Vixen XXX
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:38:16 AM
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Comment #3 by Arron114
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:39:00 AM
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Translated to : 'fan service , nah, sold to the highest bidder'

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Comment #4 by KyKy
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:39:17 AM
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I'm gutted as I probably won't get the new Wii U. But I take my hat off to Nintendo, a good coup for them.

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Comment #5 by Spartan1590
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:39:55 AM
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"Tatsuya Minami stressed that the studio is in no way attempting to alienate fans" - So, Bayonetta was released for X360 and PS3, so the obvious continuity should be in Wii U, and exclusively.

I don't know why they even bother to try explain.

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Comment #6 by Bistric
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:39:58 AM
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I just hope for their sake they got paid up front. Because nobody is making any money out of this game for sure.

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Comment #7 by mageinator
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:40:05 AM
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I understand people's anger but the word so far seems to be that Sega cut funding for the game and then Sony and MS showed no interest in picking up the game.

Nintendo then stepped in and offered to fund and publish the game, effectively saving it from certain cancellation.

Whether you love or hate Nintendo and whether or not you plan to get a Wii U surely since this was essentially a choice of a Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 vs no Bayonetta 2 you have to accept the very reasonable decision Platinum Games have made.

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Comment #8 by Lonewolff 7
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:42:59 AM
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Lol at putting all your eggs in the Wii U basket. Dipshits.

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Comment #9 by jonboy1977
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:43:48 AM
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promising signs that Nintendo realises it needs better Exclusives from third party developers this time.

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Comment #10 by Zenka The Myth
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:45:30 AM
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The guy is clearly delusional, you can't get the game to more fans buy making it an exclusive to one console and Nintendo aren't establishing a new future for the games industry, how can you do that when your new console is already seven years outdated before it's even released?
Have to agree with #1, they have shot themselves in the foot and 99.99% of fans are not gonna buy a shitty console just so they can play one game, a game that won't be as good as the first.

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Comment #11 by Space Cadet
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:46:52 AM
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Generic PR talk.

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Comment #12 by Hudson888
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:49:32 AM
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What? "We would never alienate our fans" But that is exaclty what they are doing? I dont really mind, because I didnt play the first one, but you cant say you arent alienating them, when you clearly are by only distributing on one console...

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Comment #13 by HellspawnRei
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:54:05 AM
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Epic failed statement.

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Comment #14 by MustaPastori
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:55:44 AM
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Basically he didn't say anything about anything.

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Comment #16 by M1 Punk
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:07:55 AM
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So much text and they really didn't say anything, most of it isn't even correct.

"As game developers, we are incredibly excited to be able to announce a new title to all of our fans,"

Yes you are announcing it to all your fans but only a small portion will be able to play it. Not everyone wants to buy a overpriced gimmicky console.

"Along with their new hardware, Nintendo, as a company, is dedicated to establishing a new future for the games industry, as you can tell by their record of passionate support for gaming."

What the fuck has Nintendo done besides alienate the hardcore gamer ever since they released the Wii in 2007? You know, the hardcore gamers that made the Bayonetta franchise a success.

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Comment #17 by Lazy_FAQer
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:11:35 AM
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That is some of the most blindingly brilliant empty rhetoric I have ever read. PR BS at its finest/worst.

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Comment #18 by SkyJin
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:13:03 AM
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I loved the first Bayonetta, but I will not get a Wii U to play Bayonetta 2. I don't even own a Wii. Last Nintendo console I owned was the GC. :(
This blows!

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Comment #19 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:13:26 AM
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All this guy bassically said is "we don't care about our fans but nintendo gave us a lot of money for our game."

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Comment #20 by sumthingchronic
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:14:51 AM
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@7, he should of just said that then and everyone would instead take their anger out on Sega and microsoft. If thats the reason he should of just said instead of just taking the blame!

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Comment #21 by Infomouse
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:16:49 AM
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And when Bayonetta 2 sells worse than Tony Hawk's Ride, don't come crying to the fans about shutting down your studio because we just don't play games other than Call of Duty and Gears of War.

Stupid fucks...

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Comment #22 by Evo Kazz
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:17:28 AM
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Dont want to alienate the fan base? That's exactly what they have done. Nintendo fans wont know what to do with Bayonetta 2, everyone knows Nintendo is a family and kids game platform now, yes it knocks out some amazing Mario and Zelda games, but everything else is bloatware. I was a huge fan of Bayo, but Bayo2 will get lost on the game shelves, and end up being buried, nobody will care about it. The Wii U looks shit, ok maybe it could be a good system, but after the Wii, who gives a shit. Nintendo...don't get me wrong, they revolutionised gaming, and the 3DS, to this day, remains the best handheld of all time IMO. But console platform? Sorry Nintendo, but you go hand in hand with Sony this generation, on the long road to destination Epic Fucking Fail. It pains me to say it as I was always a Sony fanboy.

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Comment #23 by davhuit
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:19:56 AM
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I liked the first Bayonetta but that's not really a game that definitively need a sequel (or a prequel) though I would have probably bought a 2 if it would have been released on the actual systems, but Wii U don't interest me at all, so it will be without me.

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Comment #24 by Evo Kazz
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:20:54 AM
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#21 hit the nail on the head, Platinum games is a great company, but it's hardly as big as Epic, Bungie, Capcom etc, this time next year I can see them in the news section "Studio goes into administration" Vanquish was mediocre at best, MGS fans are terrified what they will do with Rising...Platinum Games are playing with Fire, I hope they dont....but I can see them getting burned by us...the real fans...the real gamers.

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Comment #25 by Ultamisia
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:23:25 AM
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your saying you don't want to alienate, So pick a different publisher? simple as's called shopping around! Not tell your original fanbase on Xbox AND PS3 to go fuck themselves!

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Comment #26 by three15
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:25:30 AM
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Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! How many gamers, especially the kind to play Bayonetta will buy a Wii U?

I really don't understand why you'd make an adult game and sell it only on a console for kids and grandparents.

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Comment #27 by quaneylfc
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:26:45 AM
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haha hentai addicts :P

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Comment #28 by Abnormal Nugget
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:36:59 AM
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Personally, I bought Bayonetta on the day of release, I tried it, wasn't sure and so put it away again, then picked it up much later and found it to be very good. Having said that, it wasn't so good that I would pay cold cash to buy another console, just to play it.

I had a Wii (until the ex took it when she left!), and other than the occasional game of bowling with the kids, it was pretty much an unloved system. I haven't replaced the old Wii (or the ex!) and have no intention of buying the new Wii when it is released.

I think the decision taken to release this game as a Wii exclusive, could well sound the death knell for Bayonetta, as it is certainly not going to reach the fanbase needed to justify a 3rd release (unless it gets ported to the 360 or it's successor).

A short-sighted decision that will not end well.

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Comment #29 by demonizer_andy
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:37:28 AM
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this is a real clever move from PG to be fair, the first bayonetta tho it has faithful fans, never really sold that well and became a budget title soon after release so never sold to full potential, wii on the other hand sold by the millions and tho it was more of a fad it still kept selling thanks to it being A)nintendo B) keeping its franchise and games strong (zelda, mario, smash bros etc) and C) it was cheap.....

its main downfall was it was never a serious gamers console of choice, and it couldnt graphically compare with the 360 or playstation.

so here comes the clever part, Wii U is being released before the 720 or ps4 have even been announced, graphically and technically the system can compete, its also going to be fairly cheap as far as new consoles are concerned, now we know millions are gonna rush out and buy this for A)themselves and B) as xmas prezzies for the kids or family, but its mainly gonna be for reason B And off the shelves games like mario, mario party, wii fit and pikmin etc the games will fly, basically rehashed and upgraded versions of games that have been done a billion times before, and its gonna attract all the same fans...

So all companies like PG are seeing is ooooooh new console in time for xmas KACHING, nintendo are gonna want to get a slice of something they aint had for a while AAA titles or hardcore titles, zombieU, call of duty, bayonetta, Aliens Colonial marines, these are the type of games wii never had or if they did they were poor conversions, they aint had too many adult titles or mature titles, so they are gonna offer cash out like theres no tomorrow to get sales and people go across, now while COD and the likes aint ever gonna be console specific, smaller titles like bayonetta will give up multi platform sales and take the bigger paycheck from ninty, its all business, unfortunately not many companies care bout the gamers long as they gettin the money

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Comment #30 by LeafRaider
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:39:31 AM
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The fanboy/girlism is strong here.

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Comment #31 by TheTCD
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:40:15 AM
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@27 I don't think you know what Hentai actually is if you class a bit of cleavage and crotch shots as it.

On topic, I'll just echo the sentiments of everyone else here; this is a terrible move, one that will be costly to Platinum in more than one regard. And that "statement"? What exactly does it address? Rhetoric. Worthless rhetoric.

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Comment #32 by mageinator
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:43:33 AM
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@20 Yeah fair play to you I completely agree.

If what I'm saying in #7 is true (and I'm all but certain it is) then PG should just come right out and say it rather than releasing statements like this which will do nothing but wind up practically their entire fanbase.

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Comment #33 by Steakslave
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:43:34 AM
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Remember when Resident Evil 4 was a Gamecube exclusive? If it's a good as expected they'll port it....eventually.

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Comment #34 by Ehrenfried
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:46:33 AM
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Easy ladies,
when B2 will be released and they (PG) see how less money they made,
it will be ported, or B3 will come to the new consoles.
It's the same dumb game since ever...

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Comment #35 by FatalFlaw810
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:48:09 AM
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Sad that this is causing so much controversy because it's on a Nintendo console. I realize this is a 360 website but come on people, enjoy games on other consoles for once and stop thinking the 360 is the end-all-be-all console because it's really not. It has it's cons just like any other console made by Sony or Nintendo. If you really want Bayonetta 2 badly then start saving up for a Wii U, if not please STFU or at the very least pray it's eventually ported over to your beloved 360. I was surprised when I heard this but hey more reason to buy a Wii U.

Also to those saying they won't get the fanbase, the Wii U is certainly answering those who were critical of the Wii and that's getting 3rd party support as well as games for mature audiences.

And if it makes you whiners feel better, this game might have accomplishments (like achievements) on it, although it's not confirmed and they're not forced to do so.

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Comment #36 by ronnie42
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:51:00 AM
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“Bayonetta has fans the world over, and we would never dream of alienating them from participating in the future of Platinum Games" Do they even read their own words, they have aliented their entire fanbase so they have been given more haters, this will Not be forgot!

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Comment #37 by AdHominem
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:56:07 AM
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To #3

Its funny that you said that on a Xbox Site, because Microsoft does the exact same thing with all his franchises. They bought Bungie and Rare for the highest price.

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Comment #38 by Jtpearl
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:00:06 AM
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Are all of you so dense that you can't understand that, if Not for Nintendo, there wouldn't be a Bayonetta 2 at all? You didn't hear anything about Sony or Microsoft fighting to publish it because they didn't want to put the money into it. The sooner everyone grows up and gets past their childish, fanboy attitudes, the better off the entire industry will be.

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Comment #39 by Vindicator51
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:06:48 AM
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Oh well, that's another lost sale for them. I'm not going going to buy the console just for that.

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Comment #40 by Masterchief950
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:10:39 AM
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@5 you don't seem to be thinking straight.

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Comment #41 by SmarmySmurf
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:13:32 AM
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@38 Better to let it die, probably. Look at Fatal Frame, Nintendo ruined any chance of 3rd party FF and effectively killed the franchise. I don't know for sure that the same will happen here, but surely you don't think PS360 gamers, who are the literal entirety of PG/Bayo's fanbase, should be grateful for this, do you? I mean, why?? They aren't getting *anything* out of it unless they are of the tiny minority who buys every console.

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Comment #42 by Daedski
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:15:55 AM
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“Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers"

And how do they figure that's going to happen by making it console-exclusive? Especially a new and unfamiliar console that for all the talk its getting still seems to be firmly aimed at the casual market?

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Comment #43 by Hannibal king 88
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:23:17 AM
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Ahahahahah this dudes a fuckin idiot and hes runnin a game company. Wtf my 1 year old kid can fo better than him. Is this the same dude that went on stage swinging the zelda sword and sheild? I think the sold out the the fans for money. I rented the 1st one and i didnt like it and i dont hink they need a 2 game. But like some one has saidalready this game was made for the guys who r fans of doax and need new jerk off material. Yes i find wht they did stupid but fuck it a bd game goes to a bad conpany . Fu k nintendo fu k ps3 xbox aways wins for me .

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Comment #44 by TehClownsta
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:28:43 AM
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"allowing even more gamers around the world to experience the action of our beloved witch."

Except for everyone who won't buy a WiiU, like me.

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Comment #45 by thisispreston
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:39:40 AM
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haha, so they alienate their audience by doing this in the first place, then try to explain it by saying their not alienating them, which only makes it worse and seems to have only riled up more hatred for it!

they should make ads like that episode of South Park where Cartman gets his own theme park but doesn't let anyone else in.
"Own a 360, PS3 or PC? Want to play Bayonetta 2?.... Well you CAN'T"
"Bayonetta 2 has great characters, amazing combat, crazy weapons and powers but the best thing about it is..... You can't play it!"

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Comment #46 by Space Cadet
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:55:20 AM
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On the other hand, what exactly were they supposed to do? SEGA didn't want to produce the sequel so when Nintendo approached them of course they said yes. I mean, isn't it better to have this kind of sequel than no sequel at all?

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Comment #47 by Koborover
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:06:51 AM
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Awkward situation. Bayonetta 2 will not be that well-known to Nintendo fans, and many Microsoft and Sony fans will not switch sides just for Bayonetta 2.

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Comment #48 by Nami
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:13:54 AM
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My GF will likely be getting a Wii U so I'll let you all know how the game is ;)

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Comment #49 by cheevo360
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:14:45 AM
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It's ok, I understand how Platinum Games means. Last night I were shocked over it and yah a bit angry on it but I do understand why Platinum Games do it. Anyway.

I look forward to get some great launch titles on Wii U this christmas and getting this one when release date. Wii U surely will be great console because HD, gamepad, more third party support then Wii did, biggest online support like Xbox and PS3 and many other things as well.

When I kid and I first ever played videogames is Super Nintendo AN. Loved it.

My personal been played consoles in my life from started to now:

Super Nintendo - 1992 to 1997
N64 - 1997 to 2001
PSone - 1999 to 2001 (didn't bought when launched)
Dreamcast (short time and didn't bought when launched) - 2000 to 2001
PS2 - 2001 to 2007 (didn't bought when launched)
Xbox - 2002 to 2005
GameCube - 2002 to 2007
Xbox 360 - 2005 to now
Wii - 2006 to now
PS3 - 2009 to now (didn't bought when it is launched).

I must said best consoles I ever played is N64, Xbox 360, PS2 and GameCube.

So yes it's bit off-topic but I been gaming in my life, loved them and understand about exclusive titles on whichever console. I couldn't rage blamed each main first party publishers to publishing exclusive titles when other consoles not get it but I do got little disappointed for whichever exclusive titles not on either console I want or like in my life. That how when you beloved with console then you can't get game you really want from other console. But I manage get almost all consoles I played and owned. :)

Look at Conker, Perfect Dark and RARE's franchises moved on to Microsoft from Nintendo and I were like WTF!! Pissed in my mind. There some more like this in past and this how I felt like Bayonetta 2 were. :)

When I have Wii U on this Christmas and getting it when launch of course but I will never stop play Xbox 360. I just getting exclusive games on Wii U like PS3 is because Gamerscore in my Xbox 360 and I want raise up gamerscore in it. Achievements system is way better then PS3 trophies system.

Now Bayonetta 2 will be on Wii U only. I will get it. but if Bayonetta 2 ever release on next generation consoles and I will get and play again on next Xbox or if Bayonetta 3 come out in future I will get it on next Xbox. :)

In 2008 I am addicts to gamerscore and became love Xbox way more off also make lots of wonderful friends over Xbox Live. Which is why I am stuck on Xbox 360 and get multi-format games on Xbox 360. Again when Wii U come out and I will say Xbox 360 will be top of all is because I play Xbox 360 more, friends and gamerscore over Xbox Live. :)

Sorry if long comment, this how my gaming personal mind blowing when this happens. Lol

Happy gaming, always. I love you staffs, friends and people here who is friendly with me and I with them. Don't worry I not leave Xbox when Wii U arrives and play it!! :)

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Comment #50 by Bajan Elite
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:15:35 AM
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@35 It's not really because it is on a Nintendo Console it is because it is only on a Nintendo console and not multiplatform.

"enjoy games on other consoles for once and stop thinking the 360 is the end-all-be-all console because it's really not."

I do enjoy games on another console, my PS3. I own two systems and play plenty of games between them why would I add another console to that equation. I'm not rich. Money doesn't grow on trees. Plus I'm not interested in the WiiU, I was at first last year but since watching E3 and yesterdays conference, that interest is gone. I don't care for NintendoLand, Mario, NintendoTVii, using the controller as a tablet or the Miiverse.

"the Wii U is certainly answering those who were critical of the Wii and that's getting 3rd party support as well as games for mature audiences."

No shit, they are getting Mass Effect 3(Played it), Batman: AC AE(Have the 360 version), Darksiders 2(Own it), Aliens: CM(Don't want it). Any other 3rd party title aimed at the hardcore gamers like us that comes out for that system will most likely be "Multiplatform" so if the games interest me I already have two systems to purchase them for.

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Comment #51 by _Nosferatu_
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:17:04 AM
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Ok... so basically they are saying that Bayonetta 2 is indeed a true sequel and not just a spin-off, that all future Bayonetta games will remain Nintendo exclusive (that's the idea I'm getting at least) and all the fans can go fuck themselves. Great. Thanks a lot.

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Comment #52 by ZedChuva
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:27:49 AM
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Still trying to wrap my head around the phrase, "Much loved Bayonetta". Really?

Really? Did we play the same game?

Much loved...


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Comment #53 by HellspawnRei
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:33:28 AM
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I just dont get it.
'Fanboys' and 'Fangirls',is it that bad that someone chooses to have one console? And not all of them?
But i guess its easier to name someone 'fanboy/fangirl' than accept the facts.

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Comment #54 by Elite49
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:40:06 AM
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At least we get MGR.

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Comment #55 by Rafie
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:54:32 AM
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Yes that means Bayonetta will probably be in the new Super Smash Bros. Umm..uh oh...I forgot people are still upset about this! Here comes the pain!

Seriously, all Nintendo did was publish the title. Did Platinum games say that Nintendo is publishing the franchise? We've seen games that were published by another platform make it to multi-platforms.

@49 I still have every single system that I've ever owned, which is everything you've listed and a few more. Btw the cheevo versus trophy arguments is open to interpretation of the people. One of them isn't inferior just because you say so.

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Comment #56 by Exu
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:00:04 AM
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I wouldn't worry about future titles, since after nobody buys it because they chose to release it on Fisher Price's My First Console there won't BE a Platinum Games...

Hopefully they get to release Bayonetta 2 multiplat before they go under though.

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Comment #57 by PBALL
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:28:04 AM
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"Feel better?" No. Why would I?

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Comment #58 by BBowles
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:29:51 AM
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@10 I think YOU are the delusional one...

Making the game exclusive to one console gets it to more fans than NOT MAKING IT AT ALL....which was the only other option since Sony and Microsoft didn't step up to help the developer out.

Some people on 1 console > No game created

Every. Single. Time.

Even if only 1 copy sells, they got it to more fans than not making it.

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Comment #59 by bearmod
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:32:59 AM
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I could see them making this a PS3 or a 360 exclusive just because it appeals to the typical age range that owns that console but putting t on Wii U is going to be a train wreck. Adults/teenagers play the Wii but the console is made for children, and since the first one was M rated I'm assuming this one will be too and how many parents will buy that for their kid. I know that parents buy their kids M games all the time (I'm looking at you Call of Duty) but it doesn't seem to me like the kid that owns a Wii U is the same kid that begs their parents to buy them M games. And sure, theres a few diehards out there that'll buy a Wii U just to play this but it isn't going to be anywhere near enough.

So I'm calling it right now, this game is going to suck because they changed it too much of it to make it Wii-U friendly or it's just going to straight up tank because it's an exclusive.

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Comment #60 by Nico8912
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:39:29 AM
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I love how many of you are crying because it's exclusive to the Wii-U. If you were actually "fans" you'd buy the Wii-U just for that one game. It'll be in your best interest anyways as Nintendo first-party titles are the best in the industry. I'm a huge Castlevania fan and their games come out spread across all platforms, you don't see CV fans crying? Same thing with Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy etc. And no I'm not rich either and I still manage. So get off the hate Nintendo bandwagon and either get it or shut up.

Some of you even say how the Wii had only shovelware that was 3rd party. To you I say; Resident Evil Chronicles games, Madworld, The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, Rayman Origins, No More Heroes 1-2, Muramasa: The Demon Blade etc..

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Comment #61 by IJustGotOffline
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:40:15 AM
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Sounds more like he's reading from a teleprompter. Which is typical. LOL

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Comment #62 by Illicit
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:44:23 AM
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If anything people should be lashing out at Sega/Microsoft/Sony. None of them cared about the game enough to fund and publish it. Nintendo said "we'll do it". Platinum Games as developers, who love the game itself, had to look at it like: Well, we could just scrap it entirely OR we could let Nintendo do it and see how it works out. Makes sense from Platinum Games point of view. Do I think it will sell well on Wii U? I doubt it but I understand the decision.

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Comment #63 by Nico8912
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:47:27 AM
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@59 You think they're gonna change it because it's on the Wii-U? You're wrong, all of you assuming the misconception that Nintendo's systems are for kids just make me laugh. Look at the games announced for the Wii-U already, there's just as many mature rated titles as everyone-teen rated titles. Assassins Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Ninja Gaiden 3, Zombiu, Bayonetta 2, Darksiders 2, Arkham City, etc.. Seriously? Do some research so you atleast look like you know what you're talking about.

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Comment #65 by DragonessAthena
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:57:03 AM
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@63 Arkham City is being censored. Nintendo wanted Catwoman to cover up, so they stuck her in an armor-like suit that wasn't as revealing as her original.

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Comment #66 by Nico8912
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:01:18 AM
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@65 Wrong, it's called armored edition. Batman is also in an armored suit, it's not specifically to cover up Catwoman. lol

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Comment #67 by Manwell Pablo
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:06:34 AM
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As I have never played the game this has absolutely no effect on me what so ever apart from this being a very interesting statement of intent from Nintendo.

But can I say to all of those saying
" without Nintendo this game would not have been made" you have no evidence at all that suggests that is the case at all. Who knows how many publishers went in for the game. I struggle to believe Nintendo were the only, I suspect PG have sold to the highest bidder.

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Comment #68 by Rastaman20
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:21:32 AM
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ya know you gotta love these PR retards who cant ever give a straight fucking answer its like tryin to ask a politician ( prob spelled that wrong ) "when are you going to create more jobs like you promised?" they will give you every other answer except the 1 that makes em look bad.

and come on i agree with everyother person whos said it, Releasing a Adult-Risque game where a women who strips down to just having some latex over her crotch and nipples on a console that specificly targets Children & Elder people is the most bonehead move they could make.

lol Platinum Games Cost to make B2 - 850-1mil
Platinum Games Profit on B2 - BANKRUPTCY-Termination of game dev

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Comment #69 by Chaosflare
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:23:59 AM
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I've read the statement twice, and in no way did it provide any form of relief for fans of the previous title; it felt more like "So that's what we're doing, no 'nyeeeeeh'".

In all honesty, I am going to have to pick up the Wii-U to replace the Wii I'd gotten rid of(it was a gifted system I promised to replace) , but this just leaves me with a horrible taste in my mouth, and some serious discomfort.

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Comment #70 by ICGMU12321
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:26:00 AM
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I see this as Nintendo finally taking a big step in the right direction.

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Comment #71 by The Detective
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:32:38 AM
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They were better off keeping their mouths shut. Nothing that they say will change anything. The bottom line is they sold out to Nintendo for more money.

I used to think Platinum was awesome. Not so much anymore.

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Comment #72 by F TANK
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:38:47 AM
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This was a stupid thing to do on both sides, but more Nintendo. Platinum goes to Nintendo for bankroll because the almost 2million copies sold on PS360 wasn't enough, but since Nintendo is probably going to be a little desperate for customers, do they really believe those 2million bayonneta fans will come running over?
If anything the game will just get worse sales and then look like an undesirable pick-up to potential publishers

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Comment #73 by bearmod
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:41:13 AM
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@63. So im assuming that you've played all of those titles and know for sure that they are all going to be exact copies of their 360/PS3 counterparts. Oh that's right, you haven't. It's called speculation asshole

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Comment #74 by Cinderkin
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:58:23 AM
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McDonalds won't pay you enough for a Wii U pal.

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Comment #75 by RoseSymphony
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:02:56 AM
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As mad as I am about Bayonetta being Wii U exclusive, what's going to be even worse is the fact that this is going to drag the entire Bayonetta franchise down with it. I mean seriously. Wii controls for Bayonetta? What will we have to do, flail our arms and legs about like an idiot in order to do the simplest of attacks? Yeah, hell with that. Have fun with that, Platinum. You have just f*cked over your entire fanbase, and your biggest IP as well.

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Comment #76 by DarkBigone
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:07:00 AM
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Good thing I grabbed the popcorn as soon as I read the articles' title lol

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Comment #77 by Nico8912
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:08:38 AM
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@73 It's not speculation asswipe, there's trailers and information if you did a little RESEARCH. They're improved versions of their 360/PS3 counterparts. Ninja Gaiden 3 and Darksiders 2 have added content for example, and if you watched one of the Ninja Gaiden 3 trailers you'd see tons of blood and they added dismemberment back in from Ninja Gaiden 2 that was non-existent in the 360/PS3 versions. Sounds mature rated to me!

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Comment #78 by cheevo360
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:12:37 AM
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#55 Yes I do understand, my opinion is achievements system is better then trophies because -

1. trophies take bit time to pop up (not because of patience but sometime make me think trophy wouldn't pop.)
2. You can't delete trophy 0% (wish Sony allow like Microsoft for allow delete 0G to clean up achievements list)
3. I like even and odd numbers rather then bronze to platinum cups.
4. Easy to share with friends to views and text talks about achievements.
5. Faster to check your achievements and scrolls through achievements, PS3 trophies take load offers.

So it not about war between both console's achievement/trophy system, it just opinion.

Like PS3 got better exclusive games on it so Xbox 360 get better achievements list though. So that not war it just each consoles have their own way better etc...

I like trophies but achievements is way to go and that how I addicts to it way more then trophies. I still enjoyed exclusive PS3 games for trophies while for Xbox 360 getting more and more gamerscores to me (expect Kinect, I not play it much because not much interest games for Kinect but just regular Xbox 360 games). :)

Also yeah I agreed with you for Bayonetta might now joins Super Smash Bros stars. :)

I really look forward to get many Xbox 360 games, exclusive Wii U and PS3 games then next Xbox and PS4 coming to bring more blasts away and gaming life is never dead. :D

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Comment #79 by Restricted-Access
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:38:52 AM
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Honestly... I never had an interest in the Nintendo Wii - EXCEPT... for using the console to play the older, classic titles from their previous consoles. Also... I still have my: NES, S-NES, N64, GameCube, GBA Advance... so why am I supposed to spend money to play games on consoles I still own? Their advances in gaming are a step backwards, in my opinion. Dual-screen Game-Boy? Stupid! I would rather they came out with a GameBoy that had one, large (like PSP-sized) HD GameBoy - a big enough screen to display all that they need to, instead of "dual-screens!" As for the Wii... I have no desire to wave my hands around like some mad man - I have a Kinect (that came with my Star Wars 360 console) to do that with, which I don't even use it!

Also... I have no interest in a gaming console that isn't even HD!

Nintendo is a complete fail - and to tempt a software developer with boatloads of cash for exclusivity during these tough economic times... bite me!!

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Comment #80 by mtdaredevil
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:40:06 AM
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Now people are complaining just be complaining. SEGA dropped the game, Nintendo picked it up. Now they can make the game they want to make. If they wanted to screw the fans, they want would of made a statement saying that since nobody wanted to help published the game, they were going to cancel it. So the question everbody should be asking is if the first game sold millions of copies, why SEGA dropped the series instead of supporting it?

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Comment #81 by Restricted-Access
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:41:40 AM
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Okay... that sounded weird once I re-read it. Should be: "Why am I supposed to spend money to play games 'for' consoles I still own?!"

Nintendo: Bite me "twice" for confusing me! :-p

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Comment #82 by Hoborg
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:43:14 AM
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Anyone who buys the Wii U will get ripped off. It's basically just a machine for Nintendo fans who didn't buy a 360 or PS3 this gen so they can play some of our multiplats like Mass Effect 3.

I sincerely hope Nintendo goes the way of Sega.

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Comment #83 by The Kingslayer
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:43:27 AM
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If only Microsoft would try and acquire exclusives instead of more crappy DLC's.

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Comment #84 by Restricted-Access
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:45:01 AM
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Because SEGA doesn't support anything anymore! They abandoned the Dreamcast, they abandoned "Chromehounds" (which was ahead of it's time). SEGA needs to go under completely, so someone else can takeover their copyrights and do something right with it!!

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Comment #85 by foxhunt99
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:49:56 AM
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Yeah, making your game for a kiddy console. Don't cry when it bombs.

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Comment #86 by Bajan Elite
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:54:33 AM
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Hell us Bayonetta fans who are interested in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and/or Anarchy Reigns and not interested in getting a WiiU or can afford an extra system, should boycott those games. This is Sega's fault for dropping it but Platinum Games is truly to blame for agreeing to go exclusive and alienate the reason why their game even sold that many copies at all.

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Comment #87 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:01:34 PM
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@38 - I'd rather Bayonetta be put to rest than in the hands of Nintendo. R.I.P. Bayonetta. Such a shame.

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Comment #88 by BIG G4984
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:09:24 PM
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Not sure if this has been stated already been stated due to me not being arsed to read everybody's posts but it'ss prob end up like Resident Evil 4's exclusive deal for Gamecube. It'll eventually come out multi format.

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Comment #89 by ENVY021
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:12:37 PM
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I hope you guys realize that if this wasn't coming out for the WiiU (meaning Nintendo didn't step up to publish it) then it wouldn't be coming out at all.

Also, I am going to have to go with my comment yesterday:
"$100 says that most of you don't even care about Bayonneta/didn't play the first one; you just want to bash on Nintendo."

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Comment #90 by BIGGA B0SS
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:15:17 PM
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I have a dream....that every lil Nintendo boy & girl, xbox boy & girl, ps3 boy & girl will join hands and rise up and not judge each other on the basis of what game system we play but by the quality of the gamer we are. I have a dream!!!!

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Comment #91 by Dlark17
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:18:05 PM
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Nintendo cares about new IPs? When was the last time they made a lasting, non-avatar-based franchise? ... Pikmin? Putting your baby in their hands is a sign that you should never do dealings according to Sega.
I still need to play the original, but if it's as good as I'm told, this is a sad story for all involved.

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Comment #92 by Gazzoid
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:24:55 PM
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How are even more gamers going to be able to experience it if it's only coming to ONE platform?!

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Comment #93 by voidreaper21
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:31:27 PM
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so they say they dont want to alienate the fans yet they make a sequel to a brilliant game, a wii U exclusive? the wii u lacks originality and will probably get low sales on its own. putting bayonetta 2 a wii u exclusive will not assist nintendo at all. if anything, platinum games have just pissed off a good deal of fans.

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Comment #94 by BIGGA B0SS
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:32:10 PM
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What's the problem honestly. The WiiU will be full HD (finally) -_- backwards compatible with previous Wii titles, and it seems they are trying to be a more casual and hardcore gaming system. Not trying to be repetitive here but it just doesn't seem to be a big deal. Besides Nintendo has announced an optional trophy/achievement based system called accomplishments. True Nintendo was behind for years, but none of us have played WiiU and therefore can't say it's a child's system, nor judge a game we haven't played. Nintendo Is gonna sell and will always sell cuz its frickn Nintendo.

P.S. And we all know it will eventually come out multiplatform later, look at all the N64, Dreamcast, Gamecube games on XBOX Arcade. It may not be this Gen of consoles but it'll come. So complaining and bashing does nothing. -_-

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Comment #95 by bearmod
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:44:07 PM
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@77. So you're basing your supposed research on trailers and things the developer says are going to be in the game, not by actually playing the game but by things the developer has shown and told you. Lying and exaggeration are wonderful ways to get people to buy a game.

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Comment #96 by Zombiedrd
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 12:54:19 PM
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So I guess this is Nintendos way of trying to pull people from Sony and Microsoft.

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Comment #97 by asilent boom
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 01:18:30 PM
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"we hope to grow the Bayonetta brand beyond where it stands today, allowing even more gamers around the world to experience the action of our beloved witch."

If this statement had any truth, it would be on multiple consoles. I understand the game would not have been made if it wasn't for Nintendo picking it up, but the developers don't need to put out that sentence above in the statement. As soon as I read that I lost respect for the developer. If you want more gamers to experience your game, making it platform exclusive is not the direction you take, that's common sense.

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Comment #98 by Gearbolt
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 01:33:10 PM
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@3 Agreed. Great coup for Nintendo. As much as I want to play this game, it's still not gonna make me want to buy a Wii U.

“Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers" How is this reaching more gamers if it's only on ONE system?!

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Comment #99 by Scobiwan31
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 03:07:34 PM
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Wouldn't dream of alienating fans...but, uh, you just did, most of us in fact!

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Comment #100 by Rafie
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 03:26:49 PM
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@78 Now that you've explained like that. I whole heartedly agree. Most definitely.

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Comment #101 by DOA_Rose
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 04:26:55 PM
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I have to roll my eyes at all the "boycott Platinum Games" and "Nintendo is for kids who won't know Bayonetta" comments. How about opening your minds and being GAMERS rather than fanboys/fangirls who insist 1 system is the only one with anything worthwhile? I was already getting a Wii U as I have every Nintendo system ever made ( except the Virtual Boy ) and I grew up with Nintendo so I'm just happy we're even getting a Bayonetta 2 in general. But even as a longtime hardcore Nintendo fan, I'm not a fanboy. I've spent more time with my 360 than my Wii, and I love playing games like Tales of Graces F, and the inFamous games on my PS3. Just because Mario and Pokemon are cut, colorful and fun instead of CoD greys, violence, nudity and foul language that doesn't mean they can't all be enjoyable games.

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Comment #102 by sephiroth682000
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:18:26 PM
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When Nintendo created the Wii, they took a gamble on motion sensor technology. The system performed well and the controls were easy and fun to use. The only problem is that it is a huge pain to program games for all 3 consoles. Publishers didn't want to spend the extra money to program a game twice so they opted to publish for 360/PS3 since they could reach more people with two consoles rather than one(Wii). Now that Nintendo is releasing a console that is more easily ported to than the Wii, they are trying to show that they never intended to alienate the more popular and mature rated games. But since most people are reluctant to go back, Nintendo is doing what they can to give themselves an edge. If they don't put out enough good exclusives, they are going to have a tough time trying to survive. So while you may be upset that Bayonetta is a WiiU exclusive, expect to see things like that happening more frequently in order to reach a wider audience the way they used to do years ago.

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Comment #103 by Riphade 1
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:59:06 PM
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At what point, and in what sentence was it supposed to make us feel better? I don't see anything in that statement that makes me feel, "Oh hey, its cool. As a matter of fact, I think I'll go out and buy a Wii U JUST for this."

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Comment #104 by GeekSven
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 05:59:06 PM
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As if many mature gamers will be buying the Wii U. It has a wider set of action titles, but games like Mario and Donkey Kong and what not will always be the main focus for Nintendo. You just put the rope around your neck, Platinum Games, and soon, the community will kick the chair underneath your feet. After you hang there, you'll probably say you made a mistake and also release it for consoles, just to hold you from chocking.

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Comment #105 by Soulless Wrath
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 06:25:40 PM
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I agree that this guy was talking out his ass as opposed to just coming out and saying, "Microsoft and Sony were not interested in making Bayonetta 2, so when Nintendo came along and offered, so we took the deal." Yes it alienates the fans who want the series on Xbox 360 and PS3 but it hardly means the death of the game or the series. What really gets me is all the outrage, Nintendo is not at fault, Platinum Games, Sony and Microsoft deserve all the blame here. I am not a fan of any one platform over another each has is advantages and disadvantages. I would think we as a community of consumers and gamers, should be outraged for being screwed left, right and center every day by the Gaming Industry for their blatant disregard for the fans that buy their products. Yes, Minami is talking out his ass, no surprise there. The game is an exclusive to the Wii U, I get it that it's completely nonsensical. However we allow things like this to happen because we take what these companies do to us without ever showing them the consequences to their actions. Take it how you will but that is how myself an a lot of others see it.

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Comment #106 by MonkeyKing_XXV
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 07:06:43 PM
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So does this mean Viewtiful Joe 3?

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Comment #107 by Johnnyluh
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 08:42:09 PM
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Ok so after reading this I have a few criticisms of my own. Yes, they are my own. I find it humorous how the Platinum Games PR representative danced around the initial question. I fail to see how this will be ripely available to a larger audience with his response. First off, the fan base is either on the Xbox or Ps3. Second off, how does it even seem likely this will sell more copies on a new console? Surely, not everyone will buy Bayonetta 2 who purchases a Wii-U(That number is also going to be much smaller than the few who would have bought it for Xbox/Ps3. I just find his response puzzling. Seems him and the rest of PG are playing with fire here on this one. Potentially miffed controls on another of Nintendo's "innovative" new systems. So the traditional control scheme is out the window(If previous Bayonetta fans buy it they will have a time adjusting).

Also as a pacifist and what I consider myself as a hardcore gamer( I'm 24 and have played my share of Nintendo,Ps3 and Xbox Games) I am truly disgusted with how easily most of you(NOT ALL) will instantly criticize one another for one another's opinions. It really makes me sick to my stomach that this wonderful site is plagued with such people. So many people here jumping down each others throats because others opinions are not their own.
Seriously you are all gamers. One cannot be called delusional for their own opinion! Just because their views or understanding may be a little flawed. Or maybe they weren't able to transfer their thoughts of the matter into the words they needed. If this is our future then god help us all. Also as gamers this is not another stereotype we need. We're already considered lazy and worthless by most, or basement dwellers or whatever... Not all gamers will work at McDonald's, some have great high paying jobs.

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Comment #108 by x410xDragon
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 09:06:45 PM
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No Vanquish 2? ;.;

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Comment #109 by Coruba
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:11:45 PM
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Its probably just a timed exclusive, to be released 6 months later on other consoles. Obviously he wouldn't be able to say that but he did say they don't plan to alienate their fans.

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Comment #110 by Johnnyluh
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:23:25 PM
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Being published by Nintendo rather than Sega I do not see this is possible. Nintendo will have bought the rights to this franchise for such a length of time. Until those rights expire, and unless they decide to not renew them. Then, and only then is that a possibility. Since Nintendo is a primary console developer they wont want to share their games which generate them sales. Rather if this were a 2nd party developer like 2k games or EA they would want all consoles to have their games readily available to the masses.

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Comment #111 by zomg bbq
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 01:50:44 AM
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I can't see this as anything else but a fantastic development for the competitiveness between consoles.

Just a few months ago, there was talk of Apple buying Nintendo, Microsoft buying Sony. Whilst ludicrous, that worried me. This industry needs to remain competitive to survive, sure it's a massive shock but not the first time something like this has happened.

Whilst I probably won't be buying a Wii U, many many people will. Good coup Nintendo.

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Comment #112 by Nin10domyk
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 01:57:45 AM
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I'm ok with Nintendo getting third party exclusives, but why the fuck would you have a game that's a sequel to a previous game that exclusive to Xbox and PS3? If they want to have third party exclusives, stop having sequels to games that don't have the prequels that started it all. I was so disgusted with Nintendo at E3 for what they had to offer for third party support. Example: Mass Effect 3? GTFO of here! First PS3 only has ME2 and ME3, now Nintendo doesn't even have the first two games? And Assassin's Creed 3? Again, why release a sequel to great games when you do not own the original games in your game library Nintendo? What Nintendo should have done is make a deal with Platinum Games and make a duo of both Bayonetta 1 and 2 combined and charge $49.99 (Take notes in marketing Nintendo) so that you can enjoy the storyline completely. Same with the other third party games they had. Idk maybe it's just me but I find it very offensive when people play a sequel to a video game when they have not started the first game that began it all. You're not going to understand the story line. These games should be played in order. It doesn't help that gaming consoles these days prevent you from being able to have access to those games due to a licensing issue or some crap like that. Main point I'm trying to make is, "Hey Nintendo! Don't chew more than what you can swallow."

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Comment #113 by Vitamin Dean
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 03:39:46 AM
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Adored the first game so I'm devastated :'[

Love to know how many copies they're expecting to sell.

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Comment #114 by robacc18
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 04:23:42 AM
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We 360 and PS3 supported Bayonetta and PG response to us is making the sequel in a console that is focused on making hags dance around the room.

Plus, Wii users have alreadily stated they couldn't care less about Bayonetta but as of now, they seem to be slapping our faces with this news all happy.

Bayonetta is a great game but definitely not a game that can sell a console on its own,even less to PS360 users who have greater games and sagas that no Nintender would ever dream on their system apart from Zelda and maybe Metroid.

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Comment #115 by xDAx AWESOME
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 04:44:15 AM
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Wow a thread of 100+ the most retarded people I've seen in my life. Within the first twenty comments, someone laid it out. Nintendo is publishing and funding it because NOBODY ELSE WOULD.


Bayonetta 2 would not exist if Nintendo wasn't doing this. Ever. So now, instead of never having a Bayonetta 2, maybe you should be thanking Nintendo for funding it so that in the future it may release on your system of choice.

Fucking fanboy idiots.

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Comment #116 by LeafRaider
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 05:05:26 AM
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@53 I would define a fanboy or girl to be one who purchases one console and will defend the 'honor' of that console despite what anyone says. Which is what the majority of the people here are doing. True, this site is based around the 360. But most of the Nintendo forums have a nice community in which all consoles are accepted. (Apart from the few, could change when the Wii U comes around).

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Comment #117 by francisrossi
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 06:03:53 AM
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@115 - Calm down. It really doesn't matter to us if the game would never have been released were it not for Nintendo, as it might as well NOT exist, given it's exclusive to a console it seems many here have no intention of buying. I'm certainly not about to shell out for an untested platform just for one game that I was hoping to get.

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Comment #118 by Vindicator51
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 06:41:08 AM
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@115 Why should we care that it wouldn't exist without Nintendo? How many do you honestly believe will pick this up now?

The core of the fanbase is broken, and only a handful of them will get this ''next gen'' console.

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Comment #119 by Stoko
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 07:37:38 AM
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“Alongside Nintendo, we hope to grow the Bayonetta brand beyond where it stands today, allowing even more gamers around the world to experience the action of our beloved witch. As developers, we are working hard to make this a reality.”

To "even more gamers around the world"? So what, Wii U is supposed to sell more than the 360 and PS3 combined?

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Comment #120 by Kesrick Vankilion
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 09:12:32 AM
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platinum games, why you do this :(

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Comment #121 by GrantM
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 05:19:01 PM
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Why is everyone acting like spoiled entitled crybabies over this?

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Comment #122 by GrantM
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 05:20:20 PM
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You do realise Sega or Microsoft would have never given this game a chance right?

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Comment #123 by LeafRaider
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 06:36:22 PM
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@119 the Wii did it so why not?

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Comment #124 by CenozoicZombie
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 08:06:55 PM
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Wow, that address from Minami was so scripted and stock, I can't even believe it. Such bullshit.
Basically this is what happened: Nintendo threw a fuck-load of money their way and to hell with the fans.
The Wii is a system for kids. If they "stay true" to the original, parents will lose their shit.
Shameless...that's all I can say.

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Comment #125 by HalfEVILmonkey
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 08:36:42 PM
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@#3: Could not have said it better myself. So true!

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Comment #126 by zzamaro
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 10:18:04 PM
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If it was Sony, it was going to be PS3 exclusive. If it was MS, X360 exclusive.

Not win from those either. Maybe another publisher that would have allowed a multi- release.

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Comment #127 by HalfEVILmonkey
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 10:34:13 PM
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The first one was "okay" but I still think they overestimate the fanboy crying. Most of the idiots wanting #2 on 360 won't even buy it. Just check vgchartz for confirmation. The game sold poorly for a supposed "AAA" title.

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Comment #128 by ROTTENCORPSE
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 12:44:18 AM
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yeah the game was good, but it is not a system seller. If its on Wii U only, then I guess I wont be playing it. I dont think there are too many people who think the games was so great they would spend 300-350 for a new system to play part 2....just my opinion, but I know I wont be buying a wii u just to play this game.

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Comment #129 by UPR Captain
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:04:49 AM
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I could truly care less about the console. The problem I have with it is whether or not the spirit of the game will carry over. Nintendo likes their family oriented games and Bayonetta is not that. If they can do then great, I would love a sequel. But Bayonetta and Wii go together like melons and apples.

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Comment #130 by MonkeyPunchBaby
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:34:30 AM
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So a series that was on one system is not successful if it goes exclusive to a different company? Perhaps someone should tell Final Fantasy that, or are most people on here too young remember that?

While several people are complaining about the lack of mature games on Nintendo systems, which is not true, they show an amazing lack of maturity. Its a bit ironic.

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Comment #131 by FallenAngel87
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 04:09:44 AM
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Final fantasy was and is not a niche game series like Bayo is. It has the power to pull itself out of just about anything. Please take that into account next time you decide to speak to us kids. Next I would say that while the Wii sold more than the Ps3 and 360 combined, IT WAS AND STILL IS FAMILY ORIENTED. It had some , SOME, M rate titles. But not enough for the hardcore to switch from the other consoles. This is stupid on PG's part because it is alienating a small cult following for a console that will not produce the game itself a new and worth-while following.

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Comment #132 by irishsnow79
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 04:34:43 AM
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@131 wii did not sell more than ps3 and xbox combined, tho it did outsell both individually.
As regards to bayonetta 2 i'm not a fan of the first game. I thought it was awful and i for one am glad the sequel won't be on xbox

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Comment #133 by OniDestiny
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 05:37:22 AM
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I think, many of the people in this comments, don't know, that the Wii U is completely different. They think, that the Wii U is a console for kids.. So, ME, AC, Batman, Bayonetta, Zelda and many others are games for kids? Good to know :D

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Comment #134 by WadeMcG
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 05:53:14 AM
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The fans who criticise Platinum for "selling out" to Nintendo Wii-U obviously don't remember that Microsoft bought Rare for US$325 million.

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Comment #135 by KizZy Kash
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 09:03:31 AM
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Its only a game. Not that serious.

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Comment #136 by Wing X Custom
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 09:39:05 AM
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Christ, I just woke up from a bad dream and stepped into another one. Anyone else feel like someone pissed in your coffee?

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Comment #137 by cheevo360
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 09:48:43 AM
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#132 Really? Bayonetta is awful? I played it before and it is amazing. That's your opinion but I totally 100% disagreed with you. :)

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Comment #138 by aim of kronic
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 10:16:17 AM
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Comment #139 by Bane
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 12:34:46 PM
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Jesus Christ, the anger people have had over this is just stupid.

What the hell is so hard to understand about the fact that this game was dead and Nintendo was the only ones interested in continuing development? People should be praising them, not bitching about it.

2012: the year people got mad a game they love gets a sequel.

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Comment #140 by Snowed
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 12:40:53 PM
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Without Nintendo, Platinum Games wouldn't be making Bayonetta 2 at all. They clearly stated that Sega was not interested in publishing a sequel. Anyone complaining about this is insanely ignorant and foolish.

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Comment #141 by JGar77
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:18:23 PM
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Wouldn't it be weird to see Bayonetta alongside Mario, Kirby, and Pikachu in a Smash Bros. game? Lol.

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Comment #142 by Kronephoros
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:39:44 PM
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I can't wait to see how these fans react when "Bayonetta: Nuts and Bolts" is announced in the future!

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Comment #143 by MonkeyPunchBaby
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 01:46:53 PM
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@141 if by weird you mean incredibly awesome!

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Comment #144 by xxthegodofwarx
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 02:35:22 PM
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WTF did i just read?

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Comment #145 by Craigimuss
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 02:51:14 PM
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I really loved Bayonetta... but I will never buy a Wii U to play the sequel (or buy one full stop really). They have hammered the nail in their proverbial coffin.

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Comment #146 by applefleas
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 04:01:32 PM
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Like many others posters on here: Would love to play Bayonetta 2 but not enough to buy a console with its only selling point (thus far) is its gimmicks .

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Comment #147 by JGar77
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 05:37:00 PM
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@143, haha, I wouldn't be surprised if she showed up in the next Smash Bros. in some way now that the franchise is Nintendo exclusive...but I just think it would be kind of funny to see Bayonetta of all people thrown in there alongside some characters targeted at young children!

I can't summon as much hate for the Wii U as other people in this topic. I would describe both the Wii U and 3DS as gimmicky and reaching, but I guess I'm at the point where I feel a bit nostalgic for Nintendo. I don't like the special features either are boasting, but I do want the games. I regret turning my back completely on Zelda, Fire Emblem...even Pokemon :P

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Comment #148 by Timmsy
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 01:30:49 AM
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watch the wii u and the bayonetta game

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Comment #149 by MoldyClay87
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 03:16:06 AM
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Heads up for those that want the game to flop:

If Bayonetta 2 flops, it's not coming to another console. SEGA will see the game as a failure, just like Bayonetta (despite selling 1 million copies) and not run the risk of porting it or releasing a 3rd game.

If Bayonetta 2 fails, it will be the fans' fault for being stubborn and closed minded. Does it suck you gotta buy a new console? Yes. But you wouldn't be bitching if they announced it for the next Xbox and that console was like $500. So get over it.

And this isn't a "CONTROVERSY". It was a bunch of fans getting butthurt because they apparently never existed when this kind of crap happened all the time.

Face it, if Nintendo didn't step in, Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist. The fact you're not happy just shows that you're retarded and not as much a fan of the game as you are fan of your console and don't care what the game is. You're just mad you can't play it, something Nintendo fans lived with forever.

You know what other scenario could have saved Bayonetta 2? Microsoft or Sony stepping in to fund it. But no. Nobody else cared.

I also find it hilarious to see people calling out Nintendo for apparently being "the highest bidder" and stealing Bayonetta, even though that's something Microsoft and Sony do all the time, and may not even be the case here since Nintendo's potentially the *ONLY* bidder.

Also, hate to break it to some of you, but the console's already sold out preorders at most major retailers, and I can almost guarantee the *real* fans (seen all over the internet, but not shouting about it) are buying the game because they want to play it, and to them, the existence of the game and its success is crucial, and a lot of people who didn't play the original are now going out to play/buy it so they can catch up and then get the sequel.

Honestly, if Bayonetta 2 sells really well, SEGA will probably re-assess it as a good franchise and have Platinum make more, and probably go multiplatform again. It's only exclusive because it dampens the blow if it does bad, and SEGA doesn't lose out, Nintendo does, since they're publishing it. SEGA will come back if it sells well. So enjoy dooming the franchise you 'love' so much.

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Comment #150 by Achilles337
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 07:25:47 AM
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This makes me so mad! Loved the first one and surely won't be playing B2 if it's only on Nintendo. This is a stupid decision by them

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Comment #151 by Nico8912
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 12:45:36 AM
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For all the haters..

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Comment #152 by Oversig
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 07:38:52 AM
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The reality is most gamers only own one system. Notice I said MOST!
The Wii was destroyed with (MOVE) & (Kinect) making it a thing of the past.
Why in the hell would anyone buy a new Nintendo system with the new generation 720 or PS4 coming out soon enough.
With money being tight with most & the economy the way it is it's causing the game industry to rethink $60.00 games how many people are going to continue to have more than one new system? DUH!
Personally I will never own a Nintindo anything with the better systems to choose from.

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Comment #153 by Oversig
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 07:58:48 AM
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Oh, I left out my main point about the Wii.
It is, always has been & always will be the game system for YOUNG CHILDREN.

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Comment #154 by ToshiroPup
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 12:48:16 PM
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Oh my, the amount of rage I read. Well to start off.
Bayonetta 2 wasn't going to happen till Nintendo paid for it to be made.
Also Nintendo innovations, well the joy stick. Which made 3D gaming possible, Lock on system created for Zelda OoT. I also do enjoy shoulder/bumpers on my controllers. I'm not going to go recount and type all the stuff they have done. Buy hey look at motion gaming they followed it. Plus they're bring bayonetta back.

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Comment #155 by dreamcas7
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 05:07:43 PM
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did not to intend to alienate screw you platinum games

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Comment #156 by rapture23
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:23:07 PM
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As childish as all of you are acting you probably should only own a wii U. You aren't mature enough for the 360 or Ps3. Grow the F up. Bayonetta 2 wasn't going to happen without nintendo. I'm tired of hearing this "if I can't have it nobody can" crap. Are all of you little kids? Bayonetta 2 wasn't coming to 360 or Ps3 anyway. It was always going to be next generation. So you would have had to buy a new console to play it anyway. It's only exclusive for now anyway. How many games were exclusive to one console and later released to the other ones? Just about all of them. Why don't you go back and look at the lists of games that were "exclusive" when the 360 and ps3 were coming out. Almost all of them got released on another console in the end. You can untwist your panties now.

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Comment #157 by WolfangAukang
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 06:15:08 PM
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Why do you expect Bayonetta 2 for XBOX360? WiiU is next gen console. If they put this game for Microsoft and Sony, they will appear on PS4 and XBOX One... And still, I wouldn't care, because I liked Bayonetta, but a sequel will be unnecessary

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