Bayonetta 2 is close to its international release. Ahead of the release, Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya released a series of tweets chronicling the development of the title, as well as whether or not we would see the game on consoles other than the Wii U.
In the tweets, Kamiya notes that problems with Bayonetta 2’s development began when SEGA was still publishing the game. Eventually, development of the title halted. Platinum Games pitched the game to various publishers, until Nintendo picked up the project and continued development.
Kamiya also touched on whether or not we would see Bayonetta 2 on consoles other than the Wii U, stating “ask Nintendo.” He even went as far as to say “try asking for Mario and Zelda too…” You can check out the full quote below, translated by Nintendo Everything:
I think I have discussed this many times before but here goes… First of all, we [Platinum Games] are developers and receive support from publishers by making games that they request or suggest.
As for Bayonetta, we developed the game after signing a deal with SEGA. Later it was decided to also develop the sequel, so we started working on Bayonetta 2.
When development had progressed to a certain degree, in SEGA’s situation it turned into “This isn’t a good plan”, so development halted temporarily.
Without funding we didn’t have the possibility to continue development, but we wanted to get this partially developed Bayonetta 2 available to the public one way or another. So we offered it to various publishers, but as it is a big title, we couldn’t find a partner company. Finally, Bayonetta 2 was about to get terminated completely, when…
Nintendo came in and lent a hand and we were able to restart the development we so desired. Finally the game was released last week, so in five years, we were able to make Bayonetta 2 available to the public.
Knowing those circumstances, if someone is still angry for heading towards Nintendo, I wonder what’s the reason for that, wouldn’t you tell me in a way that is easy to understand?
As I have said earlier, if you want Bayonetta 2 on PS4 or Xbox One, how about trying to ask Nintendo… If Nintendo doesn’t say yes, it’s not going to happen… While you’re at it, try asking for Mario and Zelda too…
Bayonetta 2 releases on the Wii U on October 24 in both North America and Europe. You can check out a hands on of the game here, and see some of the Nintendo themed costumes here.