Nintendo and PlatinumGames on Bayonetta’s future following Origins
Nintendo and PlatinumGames have both briefly commented on the future of Bayonetta in a recent interview.
Only a few months after the debut of Bayonetta 3 – which released five years after it was announced – the series just saw the launch of another title with Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. It sounds like we could be seeing this sort of thing in the future – especially if series creator and Bayonetta Origins writer Hideki Kamiya has his way.
Kamiya, along with Nintendo producer Makoto Okazaki, chatted with Japanese magazine interview Famitsu this week. Below is our translation of their comments when asked about the future of the series:
Kamiya: If I just come out and say it openly, we want to make this title part of a new series, and keep expanding the world. There’s plenty of preparation that goes into that, and we are having discussions along the lines of “We want to do this kind of thing right?” with director (Abebe) Tinari. Although we haven’t quite had any of those discussions with Nintendo yet…
Okazaki: (laughs) So there’s certainly nothing concrete we can say at this point, but personally at least, I don’t think this is the end. For now I think it would be best to listen to the opinions of everyone who played this game and consider where we should go next.
The entire Bayonetta series, including the just-launched Bayonetta Origins, is available on Switch.
Translation provided by Simon Griffin on behalf of Nintendo Everything.