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Bayonetta 2 director 'would love' to keep working with Nintendo

Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has expressed interest in continuing to work with Nintendo for possible future installments.

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Bayonetta doesn't seem to fit Nintendo's family-friendly norm, but Platinum Games is so pleased with the partnership that she might stay there. Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has expressed interest in continuing to work with Nintendo for possible future installments.

"I feel that it's important to let your creativity flow and Nintendo has been able to provide us with the freedom to create what we had originally envisioned," Hashimoto told CVG. "We were able to have a lot of back-and-forth between Platinum Games and Nintendo and they were able to provide objective feedback; 'Maybe that's a little too much', or, 'maybe you should try this'. I feel that was really good and helped push Bayonetta 2 to even higher quality."

He said they started with a lot of freedom, but as it came together Nintendo "were able to point out some things that we didn't realize ourselves." Nintendo's contributions were apparently significant, given how his comments now treat Bayonetta 2 as if it was co-developed between them.

"In terms of nurturing the content of this game, there's a lot that we learned from Nintendo and if possible we would love to do it again and keep nurturing our child," he said.

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    June 26, 2014 6:35 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Bayonetta 2 director 'would love' to keep working with Nintendo.

    Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has expressed interest in continuing to work with Nintendo for possible future installments.

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      June 26, 2014 7:09 AM

      Why would they purposely hamstring their sales like this. Would have been an instant buy for me since my wife loved the first one. I'm not buying a system for one game.

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        June 26, 2014 7:14 AM

        Because Nintendo were the only ones ready to give them money to work on this? Pretty good reason.

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        June 26, 2014 7:27 AM

        Haha, it's funny to see this question asked in every Bayonetta 2 story. In 2020, people will be like "I loved Bayonetta 2, I just don't understand why they didn't put it on PS4!!!?!?!"

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          June 26, 2014 11:06 AM

          But remember, Nintendo relies way too much on their first-party games and has no third-party exclusives...until they do, at which point people wonder why it can't be on the other consoles, too.

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            June 26, 2014 1:41 PM

            I think the disconnect here is that Bayonetta started as a cross platform title. Usually we've seen these things go the other way where the first or 'early' titles are exclusive and then later on it goes cross platform.

            Obviously had Sony or Microsoft had thrown Platinum a bone we'd have seen this game on a different platform. It also doesn't help that Bayonetta doesn't really scream "Nintendo Exclusive" It's still good for them either way.

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        June 26, 2014 8:42 AM

        Then buy it for all the other games too?

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        June 26, 2014 1:57 PM

        I just bought a WiiU got Nintendoland, WiiFit U, Mario World, Mario Kart, Pikmin, and Wind Waker for just over $400.

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        June 26, 2014 11:56 PM

        Well, without Nintendo producing this, the game would've never even been made. I'd say that's quite a big reason.

        Also it's looking to be an awesome game on a good system.