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Bayonetta future Hideki Kamiya

Although Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya has left PlatinumGames, he believes the series will continue on.

Kamiya commented on the future of the franchise in his latest YouTube video today. He again brought up his original idea of having nine Bayonetta games, but now that he’s gone from PlatinumGames, he “may have to take the full saga to the grave with me.”

Bayonetta Origins soundtrack

Original (10/16): Today, PlatinumGames announced that Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will be receiving an official soundtrack release in Japan. It will be available on December 20, 2023.

Wave Master Entertainment is behind the soundtrack. Fans will be able to listen to 150 songs from the game across six different tracks. There’ll be production staff commentary as well, though that’ll only be published in Japanese. However, English and Japanese translations of the theme song lyrics will be included in addition to the original Celtic text. Art director Tomoko Nishii will also be responsible for the book binding.

Original (9/25): Hideki Kamiya will leave PlatinumGames on October 12, 2023, the studio has announced.

Kamiya is best known for directing the Bayonetta series, and also directed The Wonderful 101. He co-founded the company in 2007 with its current CEO Atsushi Inabata, as well as former members Shinji Mikami and Tatsuya Minami.

Below are the messages posted on X by PlatinumGames and Kamiya regarding the matter:

The Wonderful 101: Remastered After School Hero (Part 2)

PlatinumGames has announced the availability of After School Hero (Part 2) for The Wonderful 101: Remastered. This follows Part 1 that dropped last week, which you can read about here.

Just like the first part of the DLC, PlatinumGames is offering more side-scrolling action. New this time around are Caravan Mode and online rankings.

How Bayonetta Origins came to be

In a recent interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, the team behind Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon shared insight into how the game came to be.

When the title was unveiled at The Game Awards last December, it was a surprise to many. It not only features a different look for the franchise, but a unique style of gameplay as well. Something that was also a surprise was how it was planned to launch just a few months after Bayonetta 3.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered After School Hero - Part 1 DLC

Starting today, The Wonderful 101: Remastered players can get their hands on free DLC titled After School Hero – Part 1. This was previously came about due to the game reaching stretch goals in a successful Kickstarter campaign.

After School Hero – Part 1 DLC is a unique side-scrolling shooter experience completely different to the main game. In the future, a second part will be released.

Bayonetta Bayonetta Origins release order

A new interview has revealed that PlatinumGames didn’t know whether Bayonetta 3 or Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon would be released first.

That comes in a recent interview with Famitsu. Several members of the development team weighed in, including Nintendo producers Makoto Okazaki and Koji Tanaka as well as PlatinumGames supervising director Hideki Kamiya.

Bayonetta Origins secret code Forbidden Tale

PlatinumGames has shared a secret code that immediately unlocks Forbidden Tale difficulty in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.

Players typically need to beat the story once in order to access the mode. However, in a new video today, director Abebe Tinari showed how it can be accessed immediately – and it’s actually quite simple.

Bayonetta Origins review

System: Switch
Release Date: March 22, 2023
Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Nintendo

With Bayonetta 3 having just released last October, it was unexpected, to say the least, when a new game in the form of Cereza and the Lost Demon was revealed so soon after. However, it was clear from the get-go that this wouldn’t be the typical experience fans have grown to know and love, and would instead delve into a more relaxed but still engaging tale of the character’s upbringing. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a game that is surprising in more ways than one but is a pleasant gift to longtime fans of the franchise that gives Bayonetta a different, charming perspective with a gorgeous art direction and not once overstays its welcome. In some cases, despite being a spinoff, it could arguably be the best title the series has seen to date, and it’s a perfect place to jump into for those that have been hesitant to get acquainted with the Umbran Witch.

Bayonetta Origins future

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.

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