Much has been made of Bayonetta 2’s Wii U exclusivity. Initially, there was a pretty big uproar from fans who hoped to see it on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well. Things have quieted down somewhat since the original announcement, but we do know that Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya still receives requests through Twitter about a release on other platforms.
During an IGN E3 2013 stage show for Bayonetta 2, it was mentioned how the game will be exclusive to Wii U. Nintendo’s Corey Olcsvary was asked why the Big N felt like they needed to get this game and put it on the console.
One of the reasons we’re really excited to have this game exclusive to Wii U is, for one thing, we want to have experiences for players of all ranges. …we’ve got games like Mario Kart 8, which are great for everyone. And obviously this game is not quite for everyone, the first game being rated ‘M’ of course.
Absolutely (it’s important to take care of the hardcore fanbase). And those hardcore fans who enjoyed the original Bayonetta, you’re gonna come to find out that they’re pulling no punches in bringing that exact same content back.
Thanks to Jake for the tip.