“It’s Not Our Call” Platinum Games Responds to Bayonetta 3 Inquiries
Nintendo has a few games in the works for the switch, but something they’ve done with a few of their games is announce that they’re making them, and then proceed to not talk about them ever again. Such is the case for Metroid Prime 4 a title that’s seemingly not coming out anytime soon, as the game was slated to come out within the few years since its announcement, but was subsequently scrapped, and started from scratch. Another game that’s befallen the same fate as Metroid Prime, was Bayonetta 3. Originally the series was on Xbox and Playstation, but after being acquired by Nintendo, the series got its sequel as a Wii U exclusive. With the M Rated series now being a Nintendo first-party title, Platinum Games has been working on the third entry into the series, however, it seems that whatever work has been completed on the game, isn’t going to be shown anytime soon.
In 2017, fans were given a teaser to Bayonetta’s third outing, in which the character lost the two most important parts of her arsenal, her legs, as well as the guns attached to her shoes. However, aside from the surprising trailer for the game, this is all players got of Bayonetta. Now, they’re wondering what the game is actually going to entail.
Bayonetta 3’s Current Status
Platinum games were reached out to by VGC as the 4-year mark since the announcement of the game was shown to the players. However, Platinum Games has to remain tight-lipped about the game “If you remember last time, I said that even though everyone was asking about Bayonetta 3, maybe you should tell everyone to forget about it for a while. I kind of need to keep to that stance for now because ultimately, it’s not our decision what to say and when to say it.”
Game Director Hideki Kamiya also mentioned that while the game is taking longer than normal to come out, they’re very excited about the game making its way onto the scene. However, it’s not their call to reveal anything about the title.
“As much as fans are waiting for it, we are waiting for the day when we can show it. We want everyone to cheer us on as we run to the final stretch. We want to show it too!”
Rumors about the game have also run rampant due to the minimal information about the title, people are speculating that the game is going to be open world and more ambitious than the second title from Nintendo and Platinum.
While rumors are circling about the game, some fans of the series are having fun with the lack of announcements about the game. Twitter user @DailyBayonetta has been posting the same image every single day since February of 2020. The image in question shows, Jeanne and Bayonetta sitting at a news table while the ticker reads “There is no News.” Currently, it’s been 1361 days since Bayonetta 3 has been shown. There’s still no news.
However, there’s a chance that Bayonetta will be shown during a possible September Nintendo Direct. However, with no announcement about the direct, this would be an unlikely assumption. For now, all players have is the word of Platinum Games that the development of the game is coming along smoothly, and they’re going to be showing the game off when Nintendo is ready.