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Hideki Kamiya Confirms Ability to Port Bayonetta to Wii U in Time Before Bayonetta 2

A-list game designer, Hideki Kamiya, took to twitter today respond a fans concern about whether or not Platinum Games would be able to port and release the first entry to the Bayonetta franchise in time before the launch of Bayonetta 2. (Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Wii U)

BlackWolf  +   617d ago
God dammit!!! Nintendo, just say yes!!! Getting both tittles on Wii U is a huge pro!!
lilbroRx  +   617d ago
SEGA has the biggest say in this. Its their I.P.

Doesn't matter what Nintendo has to say if SEGA doesn't agree to it.
BlackWolf  +   617d ago
Oh, right, I forgot about that detail... My bad.

Still, Nintendo and Sega have a really good relationship as of now, so Nintendo getting in the equation for Bayo1 on Wii U is not so unthinkable.. Maybe that's why I tought of them in the first place.

Thanks for the info, lilbro.
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deafdani  +   617d ago
It's not Sega's IP. The fact that Nintendo is publishing Bayo 2, and not Sega, shows this.

Sega may or may not own the rights for the first game (this I don't know for sure), but they definitely don't own the IP.
Neonridr  +   616d ago
@deafdani - actually SEGA still retains the rights to the IP. They are merely serving as advisors on the game should the need arise.

They do still own it though.
supreme25  +   617d ago
Lets get it done Nintendo this would be fantastic for wii u owners release the two headed monster.
ded1020  +   617d ago
Nice! I so want a Wii U.
bayonetta  +   617d ago
Gonna take both xD
Neonridr  +   617d ago
I would love to see that happen because I am purchasing Bayo 2 without a doubt but I haven't played the first one.

This would be a great opportunity for me to familiarize myself with the Bayonetta universe before jumping into the second one.

This is all fine and dandy provided they can meet two requirements.

1. That they actually improve the original in terms of framerates and possibly resolution
2. That they release the first one at a COMPETITIVE price point. If this is going to end up just being a straight port, I don't want to be paying $60 for it.
deafdani  +   617d ago
Don't you have a PS3 or 360? Bayonetta 1 is dirt cheap on those consoles now, I think.
X1PS4WiiU  +   617d ago
People want an enhanced port, bayo didnt run so well on ps3, 360
Neonridr  +   617d ago
I do have a 360 deafdani, but like the below poster said, if there's enhancements to the game for the Wii U version, I would rather have that. 1080p/60fps original would be ideal.
ChickeyCantor  +   616d ago
@X1ps4

It runs absolutely fine on 360.
Neonridr  +   617d ago
I really want to see a demo for Bayo2 pop up on the eShop. I'd take exactly the same one that was seen at various events like E3. I want a chance to play it too.
scissor_runner  +   617d ago
The port would be super easy... the system run xbox code just fine and with nintendo a stones throw way they should be able to ask for sdk tweaks if needed.

at least make an eshop version with a discount once we get the new one.
Venox2008  +   617d ago
now that's a good idea or even they could do, let's say Bayonetta 2: collectors edition with lets say artwork book, 3D case cover and first bayonetta download code on eShop.. I WOULD BUY IT FOR SURE! :)))
scissor_runner  +   617d ago
Add in a bayo art contest on miiverse for a free copy of both and you have a new nintendo franchise.
gedden7  +   617d ago
Yes give me both!! I want I want, I need I need!!!
Bayonetta belongs to Nintendo now
Gamer-40  +   617d ago
Awesome.
Bayonetta 1-2 WiiU, I buy, and new Zelda, and X Monolith Soft.
JackieCruise69  +   617d ago
I've been posting on Miiverse a pretty good bit. So have other people, hopefully Nintendo sees the ruckus and considers it!
Dunban67  +   617d ago
Maybe Nintendo will do it if it does not cost them any money- Maybe a voluntary intern will do the work for them-

I m only partly kidding- I hope they do it and don t charge $60
triforce79  +   617d ago
Platinum want to exclusively develop for WiiU/3DS so hopefully Nintendo basically makes them 2nd party like moonlith and let them go crazy on a FPS or something....
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BigDuo  +   617d ago
Yeah, Sega still owns Bayonetta IP. Nintendo only secured exclusive publishing rights to Bayonetta 2 by licensing the IP from Sega to financially develop and market the game, but Sega is apparently serving as a consultant on the project. As part of the publishing contract, Sega can't release the game on PlayStation or Xbox consoles.

Anyway, if Hideo Kamiya says his a port of Bayonetta 1 can be done in time before Bayonetta 2's development, then it looks like Bayonetta 2 obviously won't be coming out in the first half of 2014 since the minimal time for porting a game to another platform is 6 months.
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weekev15  +   617d ago
To be fair im not sure anyone was expecting bayonetta 2 or X before holiday 2014. I expect dk:tf in jan/feb with smash bros and mario kart shortly after. Maybe Yarn Yoshi midway through the year and a ridiculous plethora of titles from all 3 next gen at christmas.

OT unless Kamiya is trolling, you would think and hope hed spoken to the right people to make this happen already.
mii-gamer  +   616d ago
I remember kamiya saying he is aiming for the first half of 2014 for Bayonetta 2

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