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Hideki Kamiya “can’t conceive the Bayonetta series ever ending”

Posted on December 13, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya has lofty goals for the future of the series, and even hopes to pitch Bayonetta 4 and Bayonetta 5 in the future.

Kamiya talked about the possibility of those additional sequels happening in the future while speaking with IGN. One of the big takeaways is him mentioning how he “can’t conceive the Bayonetta series ever ending.” In fact, there’s at least some talk within PlatinumGames about making nine total games.

Kamiya’s full words:

“I personally can’t conceive the Bayonetta series ever ending. I want to make a Bayonetta 4 and Bayonetta 5, and I intend on pitching them to the company. We often talk internally about how we could make nine of them. I want people who love the Bayonetta series to believe me when I say: ‘I’m not going to do anything that will betray the players’.”

Kamiya also talked about the possibility of spin-offs. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon was just announced for Switch, but he also brought up how Jeanne works as a superhero named Cutie J, and this is something that could get its own game as well.

Finally, while some players weren’t happy with how Bayonetta 3’s story ended, Kamiya stated:

“Taking the Bayonetta IP as an example, while I have a structure in mind for where the story is going to go far into the future, players are only able to pass judgment on the story that they have at the moment. They’ll say things like the series is going to end because the creators have no love for it. I want people to know that’s obviously not how it is. I love Bayonetta more than anyone. How could I not love Cereza and all the other characters I’ve fostered for this long?”

Bayonetta 1, 2, and 3 are currently available on Switch. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will follow on March 17, 2023.

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