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Bayonetta Creator Considering Sequel Or Spin-Off

Bayonetta is well deserving of a 9+ score and much of the praise it has received; it features the single most fluid, intricate, complex combat mechanic of any action game of the generation, in my opinion. Love or hate the style, the gameplay is a triumph. ...but I'm talking about the Xbox 360 version. We all know what happened with the PS3 version.

This is why I believe we can speak for all PS3 owners when we tell Platinum Games and game creator Hideki Kamiya that if they plan to make a sequel, they had best not leave us out in the cold again. Although you may not have seen it yet, we've heard that the March edition of Game Informer features an interview with Kamiya, and he says Bayonetta 2 isn't out of the question. He added, "I'd like to approach the world of Bayonetta from a different angle, in the form of a spin-off." Okay, now this could be risky; the reason the first game rules the school is because of the amazing overall gameplay. If you plan to shake this up and make a Bayonetta RPG or a platformer or something, you may end up with the biggest dud of a spin-off or sequel in history. I now have nightmares of Platinum Games stripping off Bayonetta's leather, putting her in a two-piece, and having her zip around on a freakin' jet-ski in DoAX fashion. While the character's sex appeal is there for a reason in Bayonetta, it's hardly the focus; to make it the focus will ruin everything.

And really, if you're going to do another one, spin-off or sequel or whatever, you absolutely must make it as a multiplatform title. Any more porting from Sega and you may never hear from PS3 owners again.

Related Game(s): Bayonetta

1/22/2010 10:31:05 AM Ben Dutka

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frostface
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:14:32 AM
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Is it just me or does anybody else agree with me that Bayonetta just isn't sexy at all? Even stripping her off to a two piece wouldn't improve her. No interest in the first game and couldn't care about any sequel/spin-off etc. I'm sure it would be a success all the same although I'll never understand it.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:23:03 AM

It's not just you...

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:24:20 AM

I fail to see anything sexy about Bayonetta at all.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:26:37 AM

I don't think shes sexy either but thats not the WHOLE point of the game.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:55:39 AM

Really? I am the only one who finds her schmexy?

I admit I do have a soft spot for the sexy librarian thing.

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:01:45 PM

Actually SnipeySnake, if you watch the commercials, it seems like it is!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:08:49 PM

She's too tall, I like em 5'3 and under.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:34:13 PM

I'm 6'3. I'm afraid I'll break someone who's 5'2.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:41:10 PM

I'm 6'2, 210.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:46:59 PM

LOL, such height differentials can have benefits...

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:47:54 PM

EXACTLY

Trust me Ben, there is no going back.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:49:19 PM

Just please, no diminutive stick figures please.

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sunspider13
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 1:16:45 PM

Lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:15:48 PM

Oh, it all depends. ;)

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:38:35 PM

I'm 6'4 and 3 of my last 4 ex girlfriends were 5'1-5'3. They didn't mind me trying to "break" them. ;x

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Banky A
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:39:53 PM

I think she's sexy. And yes, hot librarian (Y).

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Shams
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 3:08:02 PM

Spinners! Yeah! Oops. erm. What does that mean?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:01:48 PM

I'm with Vertigo, I like em short. And yeah Mayonaisea, I mean Bayonetta, isn't very sexy. Something is up with her design, she's like a pinhead in an ugly catsuit or something. I can see what they were going for but they should have based her on Lulu from FFX or something for that look.

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Alienange
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 5:40:56 PM

Oh please, you're just all scared of tall girls. You find them intimidating! Breaking a tall girl is what REAL men do. What do short girls do? Get on their knees and lick your toes?

Besides, it's not their height that makes them beautiful, it's what's on the inside that counts... right? RIGHT?!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 8:42:44 PM

I'm not saying I'm afraid I'll break them because I'm tall...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 10:09:04 PM

That's not what they do on their knees...

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Highlander
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 1:04:21 AM

@Ben

You brag!

ROTFLMAO!

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:23:25 AM
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Wow. Devs such as this are at fault when it comes to the PS3's poor past of multiplatfrom games.

So much to the point, that if a game is inferior at such a noticable level, they will not be recieving my money.

I am almost at the point in where I am only going to buy PS3 exclusives.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:24:41 AM

Or only buy multi-plats from developers you know can handle the PS3 properly.

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:04:17 PM

Good point....

But there is the side of me that feels I should take care of a loyal PS3 development studio who takes care of all us loyal PS3 users.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:48:17 PM

I think we should reward any developer who takes the time and trouble to do well on the PS3. How else to third parties better themselves and offer us more good games?

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:23:59 AM
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If they decide on a sequel or spi-off, someone please tell them to hire a PS3 team and make the Ps3 the lead platform, or at least implement the PS3 and 360 versions in parallel with each other. Otherwise it'll be another inferior port.

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Deleted User
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:31:56 AM
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People are going to thumb me down but I believe that guy here who said that Bayonetta was originally meant to be an Xbox 360 exclusive and Sega wanted to port it to the PS3 due to financial reasons.

If they make a spin-off, it had better be equal on both platforms. Otherwise, just leave it an exclusive.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:40:50 AM

you're right. they shouldn't have bothered givin us a crappy project and just left it exclusive.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:04:23 PM

I would have been fine with it being 360 exclusive, trust me, those boys need more of them, they are drowning fast.

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Thinker
Monday, January 25, 2010 @ 2:57:02 PM

@brighat1971

I agree with you. Give PS3 a quality product, or leave it out. A port that is THIS inferior does not deserve ANY money from the PS3 gamers.

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dragonx_HD
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:36:21 AM
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Accept for a few key multiplats, I pretty much buy the exclusives. The quality is just unmatched. (that doesn't stop me from raiding the bargain bin though LOL) Ps3 users are the most perplexing bunch Ive ever seen. Im dumbfounded everytime I see a game like MW2 sell so much more than a game like uncharted 2. Didnt it sell more in a day than all the exclusives have in their lifetimes.

As for Bayonetta, crappy ports are inexcusable at this point. They will not be getting my money.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:44:49 AM

our exclusive sell pretty well.


UC2=2.71 mill
KZ2=210 mill
infamous=1.2 mill
R&C= .72 mill
MG4= 4.5 mill.



in conclusion nothin sells like MW2 so we need to stop comparing other titles to those sells.

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:14:33 PM

I think that should be a 2.10 million next to KZ2 in Cochise312's post, a missing '.' can change things so many ways...

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Banky A
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:43:58 PM

Killzone 2 did better than I thought...

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:00:48 PM

Uncharted 2 is still selling, and I have this 'feeling' that we will see a platinum version along with a PS3 bundle staring both Uncharted Drake's Fortune, and Uncharted Among Thieves.

Uncharted 2 will break 3 million easily.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:05:53 PM

I think because the PS3 has so many games that sales for our exclusives tend to have a nice launch, and then they just keep trickling in. I know of people who are just now starting Uncharted 2 and inFamous.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:39:58 AM
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*yawn* this'll be another crappy lazy a** port.

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Thrill Kill
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 11:41:05 AM
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this game is doodoo cockapoopoo

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:00:47 PM
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bayonetta first week sales.


ps3=300k

360=220k

ironic?

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maxpontiac
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:02:29 PM

Is that worldwide?

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Highlander
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:15:15 PM

ROTFLMAO. that is SO ironic.

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sunspider13
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 1:19:49 PM

Wow there's alot of people bidding their time until GoWIII.

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Oxvial
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 1:25:25 PM

yeah it was big error trying to make that game exclusive just imagine only 220k of sales just to get owned when mass effect 2 comes.

BTW

Vgchartz posted numbers for last week so i'll just post them as somewhat of an indicator as to how the games could be doing.

Bayonetta

360: 132,596
PS3: 77,082

Darksiders xD

360: 262,610
PS3: 172,621

yeah 360 fanbase aren't too much into games like bayo.


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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:10:06 PM
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Offical PS3 magazine gave it 4.5 stars, go figure. It's a mess on the PS3 and out of a 2 page spread they only devoted about 3 sentences to the negative aspects. I've played it on the 360 and it's fun, rental for sure due to the length.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:19:17 PM

That review is muffed.

As for the length, this is something I'm just not getting. I've already played for 7 hours and I'm not even halfway done. If you play on NORMAL, you'll almost be forced to repeat levels to earn Halos and item pieces so you can stay alive in future Chapters.

Maybe people can beat it in six hours on Very Easy or something but there's no sh** way in hell that happens on Normal.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:51:08 PM

I've never finished the game (genre is not my cup of tea) but I've been informed it's the typical 12hours or so. Like similar games the storyline takes a backseat to the gameplay. This makes it hard for me to keep interested and honestly the ways the game extends it's length doesn't seem fun.

I agree with the difficulty, anyone that plays a game lower than Normal is cheating themselves out of a game's true intended experience.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:52:19 PM

Yeah it took me 16hrs to beat bayonetta on normal.

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piratedrunk
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 1:43:52 PM

I have about 20 hours of play time on the game after going back and playing through some parts again. It's a good time for sure but I think I am nearly done with it.

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Banky A
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:41:47 PM

For some years I've been starting every new game straight off on the hardest difficulty available at the time now.

It makes everything so amazing and you appreciate the mechanics :D

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skyrender4
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 1:03:32 PM
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Let's see if they go the lazy ass route again for the PS3. Not very optimistic to tell you the truth.

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tlpn99
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 2:45:46 PM
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So a sequel or spin off is in the works. I may still pick this up from the bargain bin I need the money for other much better games coming out in the future months :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:10:16 PM
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Don't spin offs by necessity not star the main character? I'm sure I'll be ignoring whatever they come up with, but for the fans I agree with Ben that Platinum has to get on the ball with PS3. That demo was a catastrophe.

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sonic1899
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 4:41:45 PM
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im loving the current one; in there's a sequel, i'll go for that too

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Snaaaake
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 6:04:54 PM
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I'm gonna be honest here.

When I played the demo of Bayonetta I immediately fell in love with it and I instantly pre-order one copy.
With all the problems I've been hearing about the PS3 version I just shrug them off.

When I got my copy, yes the problems are indeed present but not so serious, and I thought I can take it forever, haha how wrong was I.

It get's more and more frustrating.

Now I'm at chapter 10 and I don't think I gonna play it again once I finished it.

Do I regret buying Bayonetta? Yes and maybe I should have gone for Assassin's Creed 2 or Batman AA.

Hideki is one of the few person in the video game industry that I hate VERY MUCH and he is the latest to be added to my list.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 8:08:29 PM
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Do us PS3 owners justice and I will by your game...if it's good. Otherwise, don't bother advertising crappy ports in front of the "smart audience". I'm sure you'll be content with mediocre sales. Because you released a mediocre gaming experience. Anyways, we got better games to buy over here. Where should I start?

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Snaaaake
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 8:39:40 PM

GOWIII, was there ever any doubt?

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BeezleDrop
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 8:49:54 PM
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There couldn't be, 720p native with 1080p upscale, solid framerate, and intense story and gameplay there is no way GOW3 won't deliver. It is in fact, fail proof.

As for the comments regarding if Bayonetta is sexy, no way! She does resemble Paylin faintly, and that haunts my mind too much, she just conveys the worlds biggest ego, and thats not sexy. I already found my dream lady so the virtual ones cannot compare! Plus, considering the PS3 version of Bayonetta was far inferior why would any respective PS3 owner even considering they're next work.

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JDC80
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 8:59:01 PM
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I rented Bayonetta I liked it wouldn't pay 60 bucks for it tho but it's a decent game. And if that's true the PS3 version is outselling the 360 version there's a lot of egg on people's faces over at PG.

The loading issues were a bit much from pausing the game to picking up something.. Maybe if the trend continues of the PS3 version out performing the 360's when a sequel does drops maybe PG treat Bayonetta 2 as a PS3 exclusive or at least correct the problems that short wired the first one.

But the bigger question why isn't there talks of a Heavenly Sword sequel?

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___________
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 9:46:23 PM

because the developers of heavenly sword do not want to do a sequel.
and as far as i know they own the IP rights not sony, so that takes out the possibility of another studio doing one.
shame really, i loved heavenly sword and really wanted a sequel.
i guess it was not meant to be :(

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 9:37:42 PM
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Hell, I think Bayonetta's sexy,
but I also think Sarah Palen would make a great MILF too.

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Highlander
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 1:06:15 AM

You sir, are a sicko!

:flees:

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___________
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 9:47:16 PM
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o no please no i think one is enough torture.
we have enough over rated games as it is!
another devil may cry would be nice though, one on the PSP would be FANTASTIC!

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backatcha00
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 5:32:57 PM
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I wont be purchasing the spin-off after what they pulled with the whole Sega port.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, January 23, 2010 @ 9:31:16 PM
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@Highlander,
Hey, you get right back here now this instant, buster!!!!

You do know that flattery will get you nowhere, right???? LOL

And anyways,.... you're still not getting my Bud Light

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