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Bayonetta 2 is likely the end of the series

Bayonetta 2 is an unlikely sequel: a Wii U exclusive to the typically one-off Platinum Games development slate. For a studio that prides itself on originality, that's about as far as designer Hideki Kamiya wants to take it.

Kamiya told 4Gamers (translated for NeoGAF) why her next outing will likely be the end of the road for the hair-powered witch:

"I don't really have a problem with making sequels. Above all, I want to make games that are fun. This is the most important thing for me," Kamiya said. "With the first title of a new franchise, there are so many good ideas, so many things you want to do. Unfortunately, you can't use all of them in the game. In the sequel, you can use cancelled ideas from the first game. I do have the feeling most of those ideas are used when you reach the third game though and that developers only make a third game because the fans want it. That's why I don't really see a Bayonetta 3 happening in the future. I am fortunate that I am able to create many games from scratch."

Bayonetta 2 is set to release in 2014.

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15 comments

  • db1331 - September 3, 2013 6:02 a.m.

    That's because if it stays a Wii U exclusive, it will only sell 2,000 copies.
  • wong-man - August 31, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    never say never Platinum
  • archnite - August 31, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    I feel lucky just to get two I had always assumed Platinum only did one shots.
  • alexandre-bret - August 30, 2013 11:53 p.m.

    First was meh
  • GOD - August 30, 2013 11:10 p.m.

    This is fine. They can always revisit it later if they want to. In the meantime they need to work on Vanquish 2, because the ending is a complete set up for a sequel.... heck it's not even really an ending. I need another Vanquish and on next gen tech there could be twice the power sliding while shooting at communist space robots!
  • Tranquilbez34 - August 30, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    What series? their has only been one fucking game before it
  • shawksta - August 30, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Makes sense, pandering just for fans sake isnt always a good thing, and your better off making whatever's in your mind and be creative. And if you are making a sequel, make sure to do one damn good job with all the things you couldnt before. Look at Miyamoto, he said he wanted to make Pikmin 3 because he wanted to, not because to make another game. Its the same with Super Mario Galaxy 2, there was still things EAD wanted to do and they had more ideas and damn did it shine. Maybe thats why Kamiya isnt going to make an Okami sequel, maybe Kamiya just feels that it doesnt need one. Okamiden frankly felt forced and it wasnt even made by Kamiya, it was all capcom because they own it. and while im at it because its still on my mind, its one reason im excited for 3D World, whether people constantly hate it for not being what they wanted or expected. They want to justify the concept of 3D World without major focus on 3D effect and with more resources and value. As well as Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Retro just felt they still had energy and wanted to do DK again and heck, they got David Wise back just for it, despite everyone expecting Metroid. And frankly they made 3 Prime games already and then moved to an entirely opposite style of DK. Going back to Metroid without them feeling they accomplished what they wanted with DKC would be wrongfelt. But hey thats just me, godspeed.
  • g1rldraco7 - August 30, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    Awww, bad enough there won't be a No More Heroes 3 because Suda made the series go to mobile gaming yuck!!!! :P
  • Frieza - August 30, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    To be fair, the mobile game wasn't THAT bad. Better than a lot of free mobile games in fact. And the game was shut down in Febuary, so we still might get a NMH 3. And who ever said Suda51 wasn't going to make another NMH 3 because of the mobile game? To my knowledge it was never released outside of Japan, so I don't think it's much of a factor...
  • Swedish_Chef - August 31, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    Last I heard Suda still really wants to make a No More Heroes 3, it just won't star Travis since his story arc is finished. Also he's free to work on it now with production of Killer is Dead finished.
  • Frieza - August 31, 2013 6:26 a.m.

    He' working on a brand new IP, and confirmed its not NMH3. Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/04/suda51s_upcoming_project_is_not_no_more_heroes_3
  • DragonLord23 - August 30, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    I hope Baynonetta 2 comes with Bayonetta 1 as a download.
  • nokeisoka - August 30, 2013 10:42 a.m.

    My favorite game in most series is the second for similar reasons
  • birdro - August 30, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Well, while that's a shame in a sense, I can completely agree with their reasons for doing it, and Kamiya's one of the guys that I actually believe reasons like this coming from him. I just hope they revisit a DMC-heavy style further down the line, as I inevitably love their games but this fills a really enjoyable niche for me.
  • RayPaw - August 30, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    Uncharted is a good example. The first one is kinda meh but the second one refines the formula / engine to near perfection ... the third one continues to refine the tech but the quantum leap had already been made by two so it felt somewhat lesser. That said, I will buy Uncharted 4 no questions asked.

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