Platinum Games Responds to Bayonetta 2 Controversy
Written Friday, September 14, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
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?