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E3 2016: Bayonetta’s Creator Would Like To Make A Third Game

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Hideki Kamiya, head of Platinum Games and creator of Bayonetta, would like to bring his witch back for a third outing. This came to light when reporters from the British newspaper The Metro were interviewing him, and offhandedly mentioned they preferred Bayo’s beehive hairdo from the first game.

GC: …I preferred Bayonetta’s first haircut.

PR woman: [laughs]

HK: Then we will take that into account when we design her haircut when we start doing 3, if we ever make 3.

(The room is suddenly filled with gasps of shock, not just from us and the UK PR but also the other Microsoft and Platinum Games people.)

GC: Wha… what?! You can’t tease me like that!

(Widespread laughter)

GC: Are you thinking of doing 3?

HK: Of course we want to make 3.

GC: [meekly] OK.

HK: Why should it end at 2?

GC: I don’t think it should end at 2! Have you spoken to any publishers about this?

HK: No, but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking in my head what that game would be. I’ve got ideas in my head for Okami 2 as well.

Microsoft PR woman: What?!

(More shocked laughter from everyone.)

Platinum PR woman: I didn’t know this!

Had Kamiya even talked about this with his own team? Was he deciding to make these games right then? Umm…..okay, whatever gets us there!

GC: What are you doing, teasing us like this!

HK: We’ve got other Scalebounds in our heads too.

GC: Now you’ve said that, Platinum better not go bust before you make all those!

Kamiya being willing to create more Bayonetta and Okami games is a good thing, but the real question is if the studio will be given funding to make those games — that alone will determine if they happen. Bayonetta 2 was nearly cancelled when funding ran out; it exists today because Nintendo stepped in to pay for the rest.

As for what might happen in that game, Kamiya has expressed desire for Bayonetta to cross over and meet Dante from Devil May Cry, another series of games the Platinum team worked on (though with DMC owned by Capcom, that would require some negotiations).

Platinum’s next game, Scalebound, is due out in 2017 for XBox One.