Another day, another outcry from gamers – over the last two weeks Platinum Games has been feeling the heat, after they announced Bayonetta 2 would be a Wii U exclusive.
Rather than being happy about the fact a second game actually exists, some fans took exception to the news it would not be releasing on Xbox 360 or PS3.
While at Tokyo Game Show Atsushi Inaba, executive director at Platinum Games had this to say:
Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes.
We are not viewing this as a change of platform, we were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together. As a result the platform became the Wii U.
In other words, Sega were unwilling to fund the sequel to a game that despite being critically claimed, failed to move the needle in terms of sales.
This is hardly on the same scale as Final Fantasy’s jump from Nintendo to PlayStation. Bayonetta had one outing and without Nintendo, it could have easily been her last.