[Update] It turns out Kamiya was mistranslated and didn’t actually mean that Bayonetta 3 isn’t likely to happen, as he pointed out on Twitter earlier today. So if Bayonetta 2 is successful, perhaps we will see a trilogy. One can only hope.
Thank you @mgs2master2 for pointing this out to us.
Sorry Mr. Kamiya.
Earlier this week, Platinum Games head Hideki Kamiya stated Bayonetta 3
may never happen but that doesn’t mean he’s out of ideas for the franchise.
Siliconera’s Robert Ward
caught up with Kamiya at PAX to ask if he and Platinum Games had any plans to continue their relationship with Nintendo after the completion of Bayonetta 2
. Ward specially asked if Kamiya would consider shifting development focus from the Wii U to the 3DS.
Kamiya said he’d love to work on titles for the 3DS, in fact he already has a couple of ideas kicking around. One of which is a Bayonetta spin-off starring her partner in crime Jeanne. Although I must say the concept is a bit odd.
“Something that’s not as big in scale. Something that’s portable, that you could play in quick sessions, where she’s a history teacher and the kind of fun things that could come out of a scenario like that.”
He also said he has an idea for an Okami spin-off centered on “the smaller world of the fairy Issun,” that is of course if he can “get away with it.”
A Bayonetta game on the 3DS? Yes please! The series’ over the top style would look stunning with the 3DS effect, not too mention a shorter Bayonetta (or at least one with shorter levels) would be a pleasure to play on the go.
Bayonetta 2 is set for a Wii U launch in 2014 but if you need to get your Platinum Games fix before then, The Wonderful 101 will launch in North America for the Wii U on September 15!