Sega Seeking Sequels For Bayonetta, AvP, Alpha Protocol
Sequels have always been big business in the industry, and Sega is typically good at pumping 'em out.
And get ready for a few more now that they've introduced (or re-introduced, in the case of AvP) several new IPs this generation. According to CVG, Sega West president Mike Hayes said the company is very interested in making sequels for Bayonetta, Aliens vs. Predator and the upcoming Alpha Protocol. They also look down the road to games like Vanquish, which could very well become yet another series, provided the sales numbers are good enough to warrant a follow-up. Said Hayes:
"We want to get the core games right before anything else. We've got our shooter with AvP and our RPG with Alpha Protocol - we really want to make those into franchises. If you think about it, we can sequel-ise Bayonetta, AVP, Alpha Protocol and we can make a hit of something like Vanquish. Add that to Football Manager and Virtua Tennis - we actually have a broad portfolio."
We've already heard that Platinum Games plans to pursue another Bayonetta, although we did hear that it might be a spin-off instead of a sequel. Personally, I want a sequel - one that's actually worthwhile on the PS3 - because I still deem the Xbox 360 version the single most accomplished, insanely out-of-control (in a good way) action slashfest of the generation. I'm also interested to see how Vanquish turns out but if they want to make another AvP, they had better fix the controls and overhaul the visuals. That would help immensely.
3/19/2010 9:05:15 PM Ben Dutka