Talking throughout an Arcade Archives stream this week (first translated by NintendoEverything), sequence designer Hideki Kamiya mentioned he hoped to offer a long-awaited replace on Bayonetta throughout the coming months, and in addition urged Platinum would announce a number of sport initiatives.
“We’ve been engaged on new stuff like Bayonetta 3, not that I can say an excessive amount of… however I hope we may give an replace throughout the 12 months… and provides updates on a couple of extra unannounced initiatives too,” he mentioned. “I’m unsure if I’m allowed to say that, however I mentioned it anyway.”
“The purpose is – I’m attempting to do plenty of stuff this 12 months,” the designer added. “Please regulate us. I’m hoping to deliver some hype to this business.”
2020 was an eventful 12 months for Platinum. Within the 12-month interval, the Osaka-based studio launched a Kickstarter, revealed its first wholly-owned new IP, dedicated to building a new in-house game engine, and introduced a brand new Tokyo studio targeted on “dwell ops” video games.
Along with Bayonetta 3, Platinum is engaged on Venture G.G., the action game featuring a giant hero described because the “climax” to Kamiya’s superhero trilogy, following Viewtiful Joe and The Fantastic 101.
Requested in 2019 if the prolonged silence surrounding Bayonetta 3 was indicative of Platinum’s grand ambitions for it, studio head Atsushi Inaba told VGC: “Sure, it’s going to be a top quality title and we’re placing our all into it,” Inaba mentioned. “That’s what you’re seeing [with the silence].”
The studio head beforehand revealed that Platinum was attempting to move away from “an orthodox development process” with Bayonetta 3.
“With Bayonetta 1 and a pair of we had mainly an orthodox improvement course of, at the very least for us,” he advised VGC. “We did stage one, then stage two, then stage three and constructed up the drama and the pacing chronologically.
“For Bayonetta 3, we will say that we realized sufficient from making the previous two video games to vary our course of in a method that’s completely different to what I simply described.”