The Bayonetta franchise has seen its fair share of troubles, and if not for Nintendo’s intervention, there’s a very good chance that it would never have seen more than one game. Now, however, the action franchise is going strong, recently having seen the launch of Bayonetta 3 for the Nintendo Switch- and PlatinumGames may very well have plans to keep it going for a long time to come.
Speaking in an interview with IGN, PlatinumGames vice president Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta franchise, said that he intends to keep making Bayonetta games as long as he can, and that he has every intention of pitching more sequels to the studio.
“I personally can’t conceive the Bayonetta series ever ending,” Kamiya said. “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.'”
Interestingly, Kamiya has also said that he can conceive of many possible Bayonetta spinoffs in the future. Recently, the developer and Nintendo announced one such action-adventure spinoff with Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, which is due out in March.
“I would like to make spin-offs. It’s an established part of the character Jeanne that she also works as a superhero named Cutie J. I’d even like to make a spin-off for that,” he said. “Keeping the Bayonetta series going is of the utmost importance to me, so I’m not fixated on what numbers are attached to a game’s title. I want to be able to depict the extensive world of Bayonetta that is inside my head.”
Bayonetta 3 is available now on Nintendo Switch. Read our review of the game through here.
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