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Bayonetta sequel could be back on track, hints franchise creator

By Ben Strauss

Bayonetta sequel could be back on track, hints franchise creator

Tue 01 May 2012 6:56pm GMT / 2:56pm EDT / 11:56am PDT

Hideki Kamiya drops hint that Bayonetta fans should check game magazines for news

The creator of Bayonetta and Devil May Cry, Hideki Kamiya, has alluded to the fact that the supposedly cancelled Bayonetta 2 might not be cancelled after all. A tweet from the famed developer told fans of the series to check up on "next week's game magazines" about news for the title.

The news of the cancellation came only yesterday from Spong, who reported that Sega had optioned to put an indefinite hold on the game. This news apparently stemmed from a restructuring effort going on within the publisher.

That news might not be completely on the money, now that Kamiya has offered his thoughts on the subject. It is believed that Platinum Games is still working on the title, but Spong insists that the game has had the plug pulled and that Kamiya's comments are a prank of some sort.

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David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

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It's hard to say who to take less seriously. Kamiya is a known prankster, but Spong's reliability isn't stellar. I sure hope they do a sequel - the first game was a ton of fun.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by David Radd on 2nd May 2012 6:35am

Posted:4 years ago


Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

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I defenitly want to see this happen. I enjoyed Bayonetta plenty. i also want to see a a sequel to vanquish.

Posted:4 years ago


Rogier Voet IT Consultant

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Bayonetta was a good game, but a commercial flop (at least in the EU). The time that Manga over the top Japanese games were the standard are long gone.

Posted:4 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

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I enjoyed Bayonetta a lot, but I never finished it as I lost my progress in an HDD crash. I didn't really like the style or music and found her 'sexuality' a bit too 14-year-old boy esque, but that all faded into the background when I got lost in the rhythm of the combat - in that regard it was and still is unparalleled. I really hope Platinum get the chance to develop a sequel (along with an Okami sequel, obviously), even if it's a 'spiritual' sequel with a different publisher.

Posted:4 years ago


David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

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@Terence Gage The Okami sequel probably won't happen. Either Kamiya or Inaba said that they're not that interested in re-exploring it now that a sequel has come out without their input in Okamiden. Bayonetta still might happen - heaven knows its been teased enough by Kamiya, but the possibilities for it grow dimmer the longer they wait.

Posted:4 years ago


Junior Enwright Writer - novelist, game narrative, article writer

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I agree. I think we should just wait to see what happens. But I really hope there is a sequel.

Posted:4 years ago


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