Speaking with CVG, Bayonetta 2 director, Yusuke Hashimoto, has recently said that he wishes that there will be more Bayonetta in the future. “I personally also wanted to create a second game as well. It’s because these expectations for a sequel matched that this game came about.
Should the opportunity arise I’d definitely like to keep nurturing this franchise. It might not be me [directing], but should somebody else take over I would definitely be there to support and help just as Mr. Kamiya has for me. Though there’s a chance I could direct in future as well!”
Bayonetta was a game that originally came out in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game was a sleeper hit and gained a following. The game received critical acclaim when it was released. In 2012, Bayonetta 2, was announced as a Wii U exclusive. In the interview, Yusuke Hashimoto talked about the relationship between Platinum Games and Nintendo. “In terms of nurturing the content of this game, there’s a lot that we learned from Nintendo and if possible we would love to do it again and keep nurturing our child.”
Bayonetta 2 will be released in October exclusively for the Wii U. It was announced at E3 that the game will also come with the original Bayonetta with added costumes relating to classic Nintendo characters.
I played the original Bayonetta for the Xbox 360 and loved it. Its tight controls, challenging gameplay, and over-the-top action kept me hooked for hours. When Bayonetta 2 was announced, I was excited that a sequel was coming. Bayonetta 2 seems to take what I loved of the original and making it even crazier. If I had a Wii U, I would be picking up Bayonetta 2 on day one. Having the first Bayonetta included in the bundle is just icing on the cake.
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