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Submitted by gulevski 559d ago | opinion piece

Bayonetta 2: Wii U Exclusivity Will Kill The Series

"With the recent week full of news, previews and demos of games at E3, lots of gamers got a sneak peak at upcoming titles. One of the most exciting titles shown at E3 was Bayonetta 2. " | Explosion.com (Bayonetta 2, Wii U)

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Sonyslave3  +   559d ago | Well said
^^ what ever Big N save the this series

1080p 60fps nuff said n wii u can pull off crazy graphic look at that X game.
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scissor_runner  +   559d ago
I know I'm buying that and w101 for sure... two player too, why not!
Then I'm sure to get x and a last story sequel.
snipermk0  +   559d ago
awww look at you two. I guess nintendos Q4 sales are gonna look like this: 2 units.
mydyingparadiselost  +   559d ago
I'd love to see a sequel to The Last Story, I'm close to beating the game and it's been SO GOOD, alot better than I thought it would be starting off. Even if it's not a sequel, a story made by the same crew would be awesome.
Gemmol  +   559d ago
I love the Last Story for the Wii, I did not have a Wii last gen, so on my Wii U I wanted to get Xenoblade and Last Story, but Xenoblade was too hard to find for cheap, but I found a collectors edition Last Story brand new for cheap, it was the store last copy, boy was I lucky, I thought I would sell it for a pretty penny, but I cannot sell it, this is one of the best games I played in a while, I had a PS3 and I never had a game make me want to beat it the same week, since I cannot judge Xenoblade, I hope it make me feel the same way when I get it for my Wii U......The reason I heard it was so good because it was made from the creator of Final Fantasy he left Square Enix a long time ago, Kingdom heart 2 was his last game from them I think, but whatever, all I know I am glad he still make games.
_QQ_  +   559d ago
strong rumours say Mistwalker is working on a new wiiu game, plus the pandora's tower Devs are probably working on somthing, even though pandora's tower was no Xenoblade, i believe they are capable of making a 9/10 game.
adorie  +   559d ago
Definitely getting X. Matter of fact, about to power up Xenogears on epsxe.
Shnazzyone  +   559d ago
What a fool this author is. Without nintendo the franchise was already dead. Now it gets one more chance under Nintendo publishing. Not to mention this article has the argumentative sense of the comments section of N4g. 3 basic arguments with a self satisfactory, poorly edited paragraph backing it up. All I know is Monster hunter 3U did well... maybe bayonetta will be next to see some good sales.
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herbs  +   559d ago
Im certain Bayonetta is native 720p because the Wonderful 101 is as well. Please don't spread lies that will fuel fanboy fantasies unless you have some kind of proof. Just because one 10 year old low detail game runs 1080p doesn't mean you should assume that all Wii U games are pushing this resolution. I hope your right and can prove me wrong but I highly doubt this is the case and your probably just another fanboy in fantasy land.
millzy102  +   558d ago
Nintendo did state that all games at e3 where 1080p 60fps so I assume that's for bayonetta aswell, not 100percent on bayo but I know MarioKart 8, 3d Mario, donky Kong (although side scroller so no surprise) super smash bros and Wind waker are so it'd not just a teeln year old game. the hands on previews of bayo say it silky smooth and spears to be native 1080 but we'll find out when it launches.
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Blacklash93  +   557d ago
Pretty much every game that had Mario in it was 1080p 60fps. That was stright from the mouths of the developers. Wind Waker HD was, as well.

I kind of doubt it for Bayonetta 2 as it's a lot more hectic and the screen is a lot busier, but let's wait and see.
Qrphe  +   559d ago
It was dead before it became Wii U exclusive.
NeXXXuS  +   559d ago
shame because the game is really fun to play. i'm happy they're able to make another one though.
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azshorty2003  +   559d ago
Given the history of 3rd party 'exclusives', I wouldn't be too worried. Chances are this will be ported to the other systems after a short while.

Even the new Deus Ex Complete Edition isn't exclusive anymore.
CaulkSlap  +   559d ago
Yeah that's a fact even the fanboys can't argue over. Wasn't going to exist in the first place otherwise. Personally have no interest in the game though.
Summons75  +   559d ago
Yeah, I love the game but knowing sega wouldn't green light a sequel I have to agree. Glad Nintendo picked it up. Hopefully Nintendos new found partnership with sega will allow Nintendo to publish the first on the wii u too for new fans to play the first game.
mudmax  +   558d ago
Just because it didn't sell on ps360 doesn't mean it won't sell on Wii U. You gotta remember, nothing sells on those systems like COD. Its realy about the only thing that sells well on 360, thats why microsuck pays them for exclusivity at launch. Do you all know that Mario Kart for wii has sold more than all versions of Halo ever released, COMBINED. Just saying. Bayonetta 2 looks awesome IMA, I'll be preordering that as soon as possible. Dang, what everyone get 5 bubbles now?
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Qrphe  +   558d ago
"Do you all know that Mario Kart for wii has sold more than all versions of Halo ever released, COMBINED"

You probably heard that somewhere and didn't bother to check an actual source.
I doubt the game will sell close to the 2 million B1 sold on PS360, but I care little about B2 sales since the game is happening regardless.
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DarkHeroZX  +   558d ago
Well seeing as there are only about 4 million Wii u's out there I wouldn't expect it to even hit 750k with all the other games and consoles releasing.
Zodiac  +   559d ago
Platinum already stated that it would not have been made without Nintendo. The series was already dead.
Relientk77  +   559d ago
I said that the day it was announced as a Wii U exclusive

because all the franchises fans played it on PS3 and Xbox 360
TechnicianTed  +   559d ago
If it wasn't for Nintendo it wouldn't have a sequel at all.
admiralvic  +   559d ago
I never got that argument.

PG came out with 3 games since Bayonetta and without Nintendo it wouldn't have existed. This is a straight up fact (as it was stated by PG), so it either stays dead or "dies" on the Wii U. Nintendo has faith in the title and it's not like PG is known for memorable (or even okay...) stories, so it's not like newcomers are going to be missing out on anything.
BosSSyndrome  +   559d ago
Just like all resident evil 4 fans played it on gamecube? i suppose you weren't interested in revelations hd either...
Tito08  +   557d ago
But most fans bought it for PS2 because that's where most of their fanbase was at the time, and still it has a huge following on the PS brand.
BosSSyndrome  +   556d ago
@Tito08 I KNOW! Thats the point I was making! Look what I was responding to. I was being a smart ass with the guy and showing him his faulty reasoning.
Baka-akaB  +   559d ago
Bull , the serie wouldnt be a great seller anywhere . It's an acquired taste even the already small hack and slash fanbase didnt get much behind .

The mistake was making it an exclusive 360 game where it had even less public , and having a lackluster port on ps3
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Darrius Cole  +   559d ago
Bayonetta was designed too fail. Baka is right. The mistake was in designing it as a 360 exclusive a releasing a broken, unplayable port on the PS3. All the hack and slash fans are on Playstation, if anything it should have been designed as a PS3 exclusive.

The article is correct in that Nintendo's move won't be enough to save the Bayonetta franchise. Bayonetta has to buy its way onto the PS4 if it is to live to a third game. Platinum may have too borrow from a loan shark but that is the only way to save Bayonetta.
Benjaminkno  +   559d ago
Boo

Either way the series lives on only because of Nintendo.
mudmax  +   558d ago
Bayonetta 2 will destroy Bayonetta 1.
Mr_Nuts  +   559d ago
Well the thing is I just want to know why Konami didn't pick up Bayonetta 2, especially when they have such a tight relationship and were developing MG Rising at the time. I just want to know if they actually looked for another way to get B2 made or just took Nintendo's offer straight away without looking.

I'm still convinced it will come to tother platforms eventually. ME did, then NG2 so never say never
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Baka-akaB  +   559d ago
As much as i love Bayonetta , it's obvious why they didnt pick it up . They didnt believe it in and i can't blame them .

The first game aint even loved by all the regular Devil may cry fans , and those are pretty much the target public .

"ME did, then NG2"

Those were only published , not actually funded and straight developped with MS funds and ressources , i believe .
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Theyellowflash30  +   559d ago
NG2 was not funded by Microsoft. Only published. It was a timed exclusive from the beginning. This is a different situation.

Metal Gear Franchise sells a lot more than Bayonetta. That's why Konami Didn't pick it up.
zerocrossing  +   559d ago
To be fair Beyonetta would have been dead and buried if Nintendo had not rescued it.

At any rate at least the IP has a fighting chance now, and if it does become successful on the Wii U it may very well get a release on the other platforms eventually.
JuleyJules  +   559d ago
With Nintendo paying for and publishing this game I don't see them letting it be put on Sony/MS. Platinum Games already confirmed months ago that Nintendo would be the ones to allow this and The Wonderful 101 on other systems. In other words exclusive to Wii U they'll remain. I never played the first one but I've pre-ordered this one! I'm sure there will be mant Nintendo gamers happy to finally play this which will drive sales along with some Sony/MS fans who like some Nintendo franchises.
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mudmax  +   558d ago
That will never happen. Platinum already said, it will not get ported to another system unless nintendo says so. Nintendo owns the rights to Bayonetta 2. Sorry.
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zerocrossing  +   558d ago
Well that's fine by me, I'm not one of the angry fanboys crying over it getting snatched up
(see saved) by Nintendo.
dennett316  +   559d ago
People are still pulling this idiocy? The "series" was already dead, nobody was interested enough in it to put their money where their mouth is and make another...other than Nintendo.
explosion.com? An explosion of what? Dumbassery?
akaihana86plus  +   559d ago
all is left to say is Thank you Nintendo for doing the great effort in bringing the series back to life, i'll get my copy, support the hell out of it and be grateful for having a sequel, complains are so out of place at this moment to be honest.
mydyingparadiselost  +   559d ago
Same here, I hardly ever buy new but this one is getting my money and then some if there's DLC . The first is such a great game and the N have done true gamers a great service here by picking up one of the best new IP's to come out of this gen.
akaihana86plus  +   559d ago
They are trying their best, i mean, a lot of people push them really hard and ask for stuff that other consoles already have, but Nintendo has always been Nintendo, and i think they will keep their true image while offering different types of experiences, i'm glad they are doing these kind of deals with other companies and trying to bring characters that people thought were already dead, example Mega Man :)
Eyesoffiction  +   559d ago
It was already dead, Nintendo was kind enough to fund development so it could gain a new life on wii u.
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baldulf  +   559d ago
Sega is just handing all its IPs to Nintendo because they are pretty much done with the gaming world.

Sad thing is that Sega is dragging Platinum Games with them.
mudmax  +   558d ago
Nintendo is not letting Platinum go anyhere.
baldulf  +   558d ago
Lets hope that Platinum Games don't mind doing Super Mario and Zelda remakes on the 3ds for a living then :P
scissor_runner  +   558d ago
No Sega and Nintendo remember the real glory days before PS gaming.

We are talking about arcade centered gaming which most of the current crop of gamers don't understand.

The industry has converted over to movie gaming, sand boxing and fps pretty much. Platformers, beat em ups/ slashers, shotemups, adventure, RPG, jrpg, puzzellers...etc are not being made now. We just got a bunch of bad story tellers and quick time events. The actual maturity level is lowering too it seems.
baldulf  +   558d ago
Oh come on.

What about Dragon Crown, Puppeteer, Rayman Legends, Mirrors Edge 2, The Witcher 3?

We live in a great era for gaming, not everything is Call of Duty and Metal Gear the Movie.
Moncole  +   559d ago
Without Nintendo no one would have made the game. And all the die hard fan of the first will need to buy a Wii U to play this.
jcnba28  +   559d ago
Kill the series? More like resurrect it.
pokynrocky  +   559d ago
The guy that wrote the article sounds very bitter why is he calling it bayonetta 1.5 cuz its on the Wii u clearly its a sequel and not an port.. So wot if Nintendo save it and its exclusive at lest its been made n it will b out there if anyone wants it.
Theyellowflash30  +   559d ago
This is a stupid article, the series was dead before Nintendo saved it.
MegaLagann  +   559d ago
Exactly. The article is obvious troll bait, but still it needs to be said. Anyone with half a brain now knows that f it wasn't for Nintendo this game wouldn't even exist. So to say the series will die now that it's exclusive despite the fact that it's because of said exclusivity that the game is even being made, is silly.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   559d ago
Bayonetta has such unique circumstances. Its a shame rlly. I hope the sequel does well.
duducus  +   559d ago
Well, even if it is the last Bayonetta game made, I will have fun playing it...
videgamenext1  +   559d ago
Its funny to me people still think Nintendo is going to let this hit on other consoles. Its not going to they are publishing and putting their own money into game. Nintendo pretty much has 100% control of this series. Its not coming to anything else, its no point in thinking it will.
JuleyJules  +   559d ago
Same goes for the dreaming that this, Lego City, Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost World, Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong etc etc etc will ever be on anything - legally - other than a Nintendo system. It's NEVER going to happen. Nintendo is not that desperate.
Adropacrich2  +   559d ago
I had no real intention of getting a WiiU except for maybe Pikmin3, but personally speaking Bayonetta is a system seller. I'd happily pay far more than the asking price of the console to play this game. People don't realise just how exceptional combat to this game is
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Kevlar009  +   559d ago
Another butt hurt MS/Sony fan who doesn't believe Nintendo deserves good exclusive franchises.

The author sounds elitist if you ask me. "The WiiU is only for casuals", "Bayonetta 1.5", "Bayonetta 1 was all about 'pure gameplay' that is only gonna get ruined by the gamepad".

Even if Bayonetta 2 released on PS3/4 and 360/One there would be less advertisements, potentially inferior production after the dismal sales of the first one (which had heavy marketing and general cost). Think of this as the last hurrah for Bayonetta. Maybe in a few years Nintendo will sell distribution rights if it doesn't sell well
MEsoJD  +   559d ago
To me, it wasn't a franchise worth reviving. It's sales performance on the ps3/360 should be answer enough. Though I'm sure it has it's fans.
wishingW3L  +   559d ago
it was kind of funny when Iwata presented it on e3's Nintendo Direct because the content was a bit sleazy. ;)
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lizard81288  +   559d ago
there are plenty of series that jumped onto another platform. FF went from Nintendo to Sony, Kingdom Hearts has more spin off games on Nintendo consoles than it does on Sony's. I think the fan base is ripping itself apart with dumb console wars.
fardan85  +   559d ago
Bayonetta is a good game, but not that great. I borrowed it from friend few years ago, played it until the end.
Bayonetta 2 being exclusive to Wii U might generate profit, but most like it will fail.
It depends on Nintendo gamers, are they going to support it since it's exclusive? or just like multiplatform games, the sales will be low?
I don't think there're millions of Bayonetta fans, only few thousands of bayneotta fanatic fans.
The original crowd on Sony/MS consoles. If it was multiplatform then extra sales can be expected.
I'll probably get a Wii U after 3-4 years, Hopefully Bayonetta 2 will be improved, I'll get it for sure if it's better then the 1st installment.
scissor_runner  +   558d ago
I didn't like the first one but this looks a lot better than that on. I'm really missing the arcade play styles of the pAST.
mshope10  +   559d ago
that's a Funny headline cause it was Xbox 360,ps3 that killed the series.

Nintendo gave them the money to make this game that's why it's exclusive but people just don't get it.
bayonetta  +   559d ago
Really !! -_-"
The game was dead but thanks 2 nintendo
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   559d ago
Dat fanboyism.

Sprinkle in some cuss words and a tinge of English accent and you'd swear this article was written by hoggys2much.
weekev15  +   559d ago
I didnt play the first 1 but will be picking this up. TBH the first 1 kind of passed me by so not sure about the hype surrounding it. It did come out around the birth of my daughter so theres a fair chance it was hyped...

This time around, however Nintendo has managed to build up massive hype and controversy by securing exclusivity. I would be very surprised if this doesnt outsell Bayonetta 1 (thats the original btw not a remake for xbone)
mydyingparadiselost  +   559d ago
This is such a crap article, when any other system gets an exclusive it's a reason to buy said system but if the N gets an exclusive it's a waste of money? People are giving a damned if you do, damned if you don't mentality towards Nintendo having great exclusives and third party titles on the Wii U and it's pathetic. I say the people that are not willing to give good games a chance are part of the 'casual' crowd everyone keeps screaming about.
carib22  +   559d ago
the author of this article obviously hates Nintendo by the way u cant kill something that was dead already. the U cant only give it life.
mshope10  +   559d ago
thank u!

it was over for the series and Nintendo saved it and people are mad it's crazy.

platinum games on record said if Nintendo didn't pay to get this made it would never get made.

they wanted to do a sequel but Sega wouldn't do it.
so get your facts straight jealous haters without Nintendo there would be no bayonetta2 stop crying crybabies.
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