Announcement of Bayonetta 2 brings hate and a teaser trailer for the game

On September 13th it was announced that Bayonetta 2 will be exclusively for WiiU. And when that was announced fans went to the forums, twitter, and other social sites and blasted Platinum Games and Nintendo. Some of the messages are so harsh makes me ashamed to be a gamer. But then again I can see why it would bring such emotions.

The messages got so bad that the President & CEO of Platinum Games Inc., Tatsuya Minami, released a statement:

“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.
As with Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 is under development and production here at PlatinumGames, and is a true sequel to the acclaimed first game in the series. Bayonetta is one of our most beloved titles, and it played a large part in establishing PlatinumGames as an emerging game studio in the minds of users worldwide. Bayonetta has fans the world over, and we would never dream of alienating them from participating in the future of PlatinumGames.

That being said, the 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.

Along with their new hardware, Nintendo, as a company, is dedicated to establishing a new future for the games industry, as you can tell by their record of passionate support for gaming. 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. As developers, we are working hard to make this a reality.

We hope that you will look forward to what we have in store.

Tatsuya Minami
President & CEO, PlatinumGames Inc.”

Though Bayonetta was not as big as some games, it did have some sort of followers. It sold nearly 2 million units worldwide and I was one of those people. I went as far as getting the Australian variant since it was not offered here in America. So I know how those gamers feel when they are told that the only way to play its sequel was to buy the Wii U.

But the gamers also have to understand that since this game did not do as good as they planned. So getting a sequel would have been hard had there not been any backing from Nintendo. It’s understandable that Nintendo wants to keep its investments in house and not share it with Sony or Microsoft. I think though that after a year or so or maybe when they get their investment back plus more we will see this game go to the other systems.

If you bought the first game, how do you feel about the exclusive that Nintendo has with this game?

Source: Cinema Blend

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