DMC Creator Wants Bayonetta To "Exceed" God Of War 3
Are you a big fan of the critically acclaimed and massively popular Devil May Cry series? Were you one of the many who enjoyed this year's fourth installment? Then it is now your duty to pay close attention to what the franchise's creator has to say about his new project: Bayonetta.
Hideki Kamiya's expectations for the game are high, because during an interview with EGM, he said he wants to "make a game that exceeds" God of War 3. Most are anxiously anticipating the new GoW, and just about every industry critic fully believes it will be downright fantastic. But can Bayonetta really compete? Well, Kamiya has certainly done his homework on the genre at hand:
"Out of all those action titles, there's one game that I am paying really close attention to, that I think is a rival game, a good game, which is called God of War 3. So there's like a wall for your imagination or ideas, and when you're actually creating something, you don't even see the wall. But with GOW, I felt like I saw beyond the wall. I felt like they created the game in a very good way which managed to bring in the users, they gave you a huge impactful feeling right in the beginning, and just drew you into the game. So I'm very impressed that they made the game like that."
At the same time, Kamiya isn't quite as impressed with Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden series, but that's mostly because he never played the games. Still, he makes a point of saying that "the quality that gets you interested in something is that you feel something for them." As far as he's concerned, NG "just didn't have the power" to do that, which is why he wasn't interested. There's no doubt that the production value and presentation of GoW is always insane, and it seems we'll be getting that level of polish with Bayonetta if Kamiya has his way.
If you head over to the game's official site, you'll see some baseline intro information, along with an exceedingly bloody teaser trailer where a woman (at least, we assume it's a woman, what with that high heel in the last shot there) absolutely decimates what appears to be a fallen angel of some kind with a hail of bullets. ...could this be our next PSXE Spotlight? Damn, we're intrigued.
Related Game(s): Bayonetta
9/1/2008 Ben Dutka