Good news: everyone wants to make a Bayonetta sequel. Bad news: it’s going to be a while before the project actually manifests.
Bayonetta managed to win over a lot of fans thanks to its stylish action, as well its utter ridiculousness. The game also garnered near-universal praise from critics, so it’s not exactly surprising that people have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. From the sound of things, PlatinumGames is planning just such a project, but it’s going to be a while before it comes out.
Studio co-founder Atsushi Inaba, speaking to Eurogamer, said the company “would love” to make a sequel, but that it will only do so “when the time is right.”
Inaba’s statement comes as a follow-up to a tweet by fellow PlatinumGames co-founder Hideki Kamiya. When a fan asked Kamiya “will there be a Bayonetta 2?” Kamiya responded “I believe so” and told another follower “she’ll be back if you believe so.”
Inaba’s nebulous response sounds promising, but he made a point of explaining that the game isn’t coming anytime soon. “There is no concrete plan or schedule that we can talk about,” he told Eurogamer. “It’s not like Kamiya said, ‘Okay, we’re going to make this.’ But Bayonetta is definitely a special IP for us. We loved creating that game. We think it was a really good game. We would love to make a sequel to it when the time is right. That’s all we can say.”
Back in March, Sega indicated that it’d probably be willing to make a sequel, so it sounds like fans will eventually get to see one. At least it sounds like every party is interested in the project, which is a promising beginning.