Platinum Games Teases Big Year, Multiple New Announcements for 2020

Platinum Games' New Year's message promises a year full of smiles and surprises, with plenty of new announcements on the way.

Platinum Games, makers of Bayonetta, NieR, and Astral Chain, among other properties, teased multiple announcements for 2020 in its New Year's message.

Platinum's President and CEO, Kenichi Sato, said 2020 will be the year Platinum makes good on its promise to lift the curtain on "a new stage for PlatinumGames," with several big announcements planned for early 2020.

Representative Studio Head Atsushi Inaba added to Sato's comment by saying Platinum has multiple big and small announcements planned for the entire year, not just Q1 and Q2.

These announcements are meant to coincide with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, with Sato stating:

As a game studio representing Japan, this year we here are PlatinumGames are looking to go all-out, to get attention from fans around the world, and bring smiles to everyone.

Platinum has plenty of potential for bringing those smiles this year as well. Bayonetta 3 was conspicuous in 2019 solely because of the near-complete silence surrounding its development, while Babylon's Fall seems to be shaping up nicely. Astral Chain was a surprise hit from 2019, and though it seems a bit early for a sequel announcement, it's always a possibility.

Whatever new Platinum Games announcements roll out, stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the latest details.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 7th 2020

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