Series creator dismisses concerns about ‘Bayonetta 3’ cancelation

Series creator dismisses concerns about 'Bayonetta 3' cancelation

Video game designer Hideki Kamiya made it clear during a recent interview that development on the Bayonetta 2 sequel is progressing smoothly.

Some may recognize Hideki Kamiya as the co-founder of PlatinumGames, the development studio behind the recent Switch-exclusive Astral Chain and the blockbuster Bayonetta series.

Knowing that, it comes as no surprise that the game director is often bombarded with inquiries about the long-awaited next Bayonetta title. He made sure to address those questions during a recent interview, albeit rather aggressively, in hopes to put the minds of fans at ease.

Interview with Hideki Kamiya

Kamiya was interviewed alongside studio head Atsushi Inaba via video conference around a week ago, following the recent release of The Wonderful 101 Remastered.

The duo discussed some pretty interesting topics, including their experience working on a Kickstarter project, releasing a video game during the COVID-19 crisis, their thoughts on next-generation consoles, and their upcoming original intellectual properties, among other things.

Towards the tail end of the interview, Kamiya was asked if he was finally getting bored with questions about Bayonetta 3’s progress.

The game developer responded by acknowledging the excitement surrounding the sequel, and asked that fans bunch up their worries about the game’s cancelation and “throw them out the window.”

He further clarified that Bayonetta 3 is still well in development and “it hasn’t been canceled by any means.” Check out the full statement below:

I’m on Twitter so I see a lot of comments every day. I’m happy that there’s still anticipation for the title, but one thing I would like to address is the trend I’m seeing which is people who are starting to ask if the game has been canceled. I want you guys to take any concerns you have like that and throw them out the window immediately because we’re still hard at work on it and it hasn’t been canceled by any means. Please look forward to it!”

The three-year wait for Bayonetta 3

Kamiya made a statement earlier this year reassuring gamers that Bayonetta 3 was still in the works and that development was “progressing smoothly.”

He also mentioned that its 3-year old teaser contained lots of hidden information about the game. Fans can take another look at the video below and see if they spot anything they missed the first time around.

Not much more about the next Bayonetta installment has been revealed since the unveiling of its teaser trailer back in 2017. The minute-long cinematic video doesn’t seem to divulge much beyond the game’s title and its exclusivity on the Nintendo Switch.

Image courtesy of PlatinumGames/Twitter

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