More Reviews
REVIEWS Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Faf Review
I dunno what a "Fifnir" knight is, but damn is he scary-lookin'. And his game... it's pretty damn good too.

Godzilla (PS4) Review
Godzilla fans enjoyed the recent film, but will they feel the same way about the new video game?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stick 'Em Up 2: Paper Adventures
Release date: Out Now

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Lost Dimension
Release date: Out Now

Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15


LATEST FEATURES BAMF BABES #12: Talia al Ghul [Batman Arkham City]
"Thousands of warriors have fallen in pursuit of the Demon. Would-be successors have proven to be nothing more than children battling the enormity of creation."

Call the Fight: Dying Light Flourishes During Dead Island 2’s Woes
These two games were set up to compete, only for one to suffer an embarrassing defeat.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

Platinum Games Explains Why Bayonetta 2 Is Exclusive To Wii U

Posted on Friday, September 14 @ 13:38:45 Eastern by

Out of all the news that came from yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, among the most surprising was the announcement that Platinum Games' Bayonetta 2 was in development and would be a Wii U-exclusive.

Perhaps in anticipation of the questions that they would be getting, several developers have left remarks on the company's official blog, the most prominent of which are from Platinum Games President & CEO Tatsuya Minami:
As game developers, we are incredibly excited to be able to announce a new title to all of our fans; however, we are aware that the announcement may have come as a shock to many of you...

[T]he 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...

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.
The first point this raises, of course, is whether it's worth sacrificing a possible release on Xbox 360 and PS3, on which the initial fans of Bayonetta were made, to risk a Nintendo release on a platform no one has yet. That said, with rumors that the title would have been abandoned if it weren't for Nintendo stepping in, the fact that it's Wii U-exclusive seems better than nothing. Perhaps if it sells well, we will see a release on Xbox 360 and PS3.

As for details on what Bayonetta 2 will include, Director Yusuke Hashimoto had several:
For empowering our heroine with incredible new action to introducing new characters (which you may have noticed in the teaser trailer), Bayonetta will further expand on the mythology of the Trinity of Realities – Inferno, Paradiso, and our human world.
Hideki Kamiya, Director of Bayonetta and Supervisor for Bayonetta 2, ensures that this sequel will have everything that fans liked about the first game:
I am still supervising the world, story, characters, etc. in close coordination with Hashimoto, and I have been from the very beginning. You have nothing to work about on that end... With new hardware, we look forward to expanding on the Climax Action of Bayonetta, so sit tight and get ready!
Will Bayonetta 2's release on Wii U convince you, even slightly, to get the console?
Related Games:   Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution