Now that the big surprise of Bayonetta 2 being on Wii U has been announced, Platinum Games has given some insight into why it’s a Wii U-exclusive.
“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,” said Platinum CEO Tatsuya Minami. “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.”
Meanwhile, supervisor Hideki Kamiya revealed that the title has been in development for a while.
“Even though there has been a bit of a gap since the release of the last game, but I still got lots of request for a sequel from gamers. We were secretly making one the entire time,” he said.