Bayonetta 2's Wii U exclusivity has some gamers threatening to "burn Nintendo down."
One of the biggest surprises from Nintendo's slew of announcements yesterday was the fact that Bayonetta 2 was coming exclusively to the Wii U. The sequel to Sega's 2010 game Bayonetta, which was rumored to be canceled, is now being published by Nintendo, though its release date is uncertain. Surely this news should make Bayonetta fans happy, right?
"Let's go burn Nintendo down for getting that exclusive" is one of the nicer Twitter comments about the news that I can post here. Other gamers, who claimed to be fans of Bayonetta and developer Platinum Games, threatened to kill themselves, stating that they were "literally fuming with disappointment." Plenty of tweets just screamed obscenities in Nintendo's general direction, and others begged Platinum to put Bayonetta 2 on a "real" console, because apparently the Wii U is made out of fairy wings and unicorn dust.
It's never pleasant when a game you want comes out for a console you don't own, but the degree of this backlash is kind of surprising. If it was a choice between a Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 and no Bayonetta 2 at all, wouldn't the console exclusive be the better option?