Gamers bombard Platinum Games with hate-filled messages over Bayonetta 2 on Wii U

"This kind of stuff is absolutely disgusting. Speaks oh-so well for gamers in general. Bayonetta 2 was announced as Wii U exclusive today, which sent a ton of gamers into a rage-filled fury. Bashing of Nintendo and Platinum hit hard, with some absolutely vile comments.", writes GoNintendo.

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Shok2228d ago

I've been laughing at this rage all day. Here's a compilation of it:

for we are many2228d ago

Massive "Butt-Hurt Syndrome" epidemic!!

AsimLeonheart2228d ago

The problem is that people do not want to pay $350 dollar and then $60 for playing Bayonetta. They want their favourite game sequel to be released on the console they have already invested in. People do not have the money to waste on a whole console for playing a single game. That is why they are feeling angry that they are being blackmailed into buying a console IF they want to play a sequel to their favourite game. It is not fanboyism, loyalty or being butt-hurt. Nobody would have been angry if the game was announced for all platforms including the WiiU.

kneon2228d ago

But there is a simple solution, don't buy the Wii U and don't buy Bayonetta 2, that's what I'll be doing. It's not like there aren't plenty of other new games to play on whatever platform you have already.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32228d ago

This is one of those reasons not to be a console fanboy.

da_2pacalypse2228d ago

Can you really blame Platinum games? From what I understand Sega wasn't interested in funding a sequel, so Nintendo stepped in and funded them. If you had a choice between no sequel or sequel for wiiu, wouldn't you take the deal?

BrutallyBlunt2228d ago

The immaturity of gamers never ceases to amaze me. Games like Final Fantasy and Metal Gear started out on the Nintendo console. Bayonetta 2 will also likely be timed exclusive and may come to the new PS4 and new XBOX.

sikbeta2228d ago

@for we are many

Remember RE4 on PS2? imagine what could have happened if REZero and REmake were ported as well :P


I really don't know why people love this game so much, it's because DMC sucks now? I don't like the "art-style" of the enemies, it's like DMC on massive drugs or something...

Thing is, Bayo2 was never going to happen because the game didn't sell well on PS360, so maybe Nintendo offered help to PG and Sega that now is reducing its business and focusing on a bunch of games anyway, win-win situation for Nintendo/Sega/PG and gamers that want to play this game.

It's either Bayo2 Wii-U or no Bayo2 at all, take your pick.

DigitalAnalog2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Metal Gear started on the MSX. Get your facts straight. The NES "ports" were spinoffs that has nothing to do with Kojima.

antz11042228d ago

"Kick a dolphin in their vagina"? LMFAO, these comments made my day

StanSmith2228d ago


Right, be honest now. Would you have that same attitude, had PG said that Bayonetta 2 was releasing on PS4 and Xbox 720, thus also forcing you to buy a $350 + console to play it?

Nobody cried when they were forced to buy a PS3 to play MGS4, Killzone 2 or the following Ratchet and Clank games, or when they were forced to buy a 360 to play Halo 3 & 4, Forza 3 & 4.
Nobody cried when they were forced to buy a Wii to play Mario, Zelda etc
Nobody cried when we were forced to upgrade to PS3/360 to play sequels to all the other PS2/Xbox franchises.

The anger is simply coming from PS3/360 fanboys who more than likely didn't buy Bayonetta or would buy it's sequel. It is simply fanboyism and people being butt hurt.

darthv722228d ago

sort of remind me of MGS4 and the 360 users complaining how that game should come out for 360. MGS2 was on xbox so the idea of a next gen version made sense until it was PS3 only.

Bayonetta was out on ps3/360 so the idea of bayonetta 2 coming made sense. Nope, its now wii-u exclusive. And for all we know it could be a timed exclusive.

People need to relax and take the wait and see approach. It may very well come out later or even a bayonetta 3 for ps4/720

NewMonday2228d ago

Most 3rd part exclusives are timed, this one is the same

Just wait 6-12 months or buy a WiiU

I will wait

Ben_Grimm2228d ago

How is it times exclusive when Sega dropped and canceled it and Nintendo picked it up and published it for themselves.

Why get mad at Platinum games? If anything be mad at Sony or MS for not doing what Nintendo did. This game was on the verge of extinction and Nintendo saved it.

People are mad because Nintendo picked up a game for their system as an exclusive? Serious, is this what we have to complain about these days.

Oh internet you so silly!

AsimLeonheart2228d ago


Bro, the scenario you are presenting is a different one. When a new generation starts all of the franchises make the shift and people buy the new console to enjoy ALL of their favourite franchises in neg-gen iteration and not just one. The old consoles have become outdated and are being abandoned so their is no option but to move on. In the current scenario the PS360 are still current-gen with comparable hardware performance to the WiiU. All the of the franchises still exist on them with multiplatform games existing among the three consoles. Moreover, Bayonetta was never released on the Wii and suddenly making the game exclusive to the WiiU is very shocking for the fans. I will give you an example: What if the next flagship game in the Legend of Zelda series suddenly was announced for PS360 while leaving out the Nintendo console? Does'nt that sounds outrageous to you? It is the same case with Bayonetta.

StanSmith2228d ago


Yes it does sound outrageous, simply because it would never happen as Nintendo owns the IP.

What's all this fud that WiiU is comparable to PS3/360? We don't even know the CPU clockspeeds, or what the exact GPU is inside the WiiU. So how can gamers be outrage over Bayonetta? Perhaps Bayonetta is a next gen game that the PS3/360 are to weak to run due to the less ram available? If PG had released this on all platforms, people would have still accused them of dumbing down the PS3/360 versions.

You see this is my point, they're damned it they did release it and they are damned if they didn't. They can't win no matter what they did. People are rushing to attack PGs without any knowledge of the reason why they made Bayonetta WiiU exclusive. There is simply no excuse for it.

Darrius Cole2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )


Nobody cried when they were forced to buy a PS3 in order to play MGS4??????

Where have you been, there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth over MGS4 being exclusive. There was a "MGS4 to 360" rumor every month for 3 straight years. They cried to high heavens. Kojima-sama just did not hear their pleas.

For the One million-th time. If your game kills the enemy with a sword, knife, or hack-n-slash action, your game will sell more on PS3. If your games kills the enemy with a gun or military action, then your game will sell more on X360.

Bayonetta was doomed from the beginning. It was mistakenly designed as an Xbox 360 exclusive, but they didn't sell it to Microsoft as an exclusive; it was down-hill ever since.

It was hack-n-slash game, designed to appeal to people who liked Devil May Cry, that was broken and unplayable on PS3, where all the DMC fans are. On top of that, they refused to cash in on the 360 fanboyism by making it 360 exclusive. The broken, PS3 version still sold more copies than the immaculate, X360 version. Which means that over half the people who bought it got a game that was literally unplayable. Bayonetta crapped on the only market it had. I'm not surprised that Sega cancelled it, they probably saw no place to go with it.

Nintendo saved Bayonetta 2. But Bayonetta has no fans on Nintendo platforms. But maybe the Nintendo faithful will like it.

Sono4212228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Seriously this is just annoying/amazingly pathetic. All these people putting Platinum on blast, bitching and moaning in general need to grow up. Platinum did not have a choice, Sega stopped funding so Nintendo stepped in. If it wasn't for them Bayonetta 2 would not be coming out AT ALL, this is what you morons need to understand. Wouldn't you at least want the option to play it rather than not at all? If you fanboys would just look past the brand for once and stop being so closed minded you might actually have the opportunity to enjoy this game, but sadly you won't do that, your too thick headed. So many people these days are uneducated simpletons that constantly run their mouths spewing garbage like they actually know something. I am greatly discouraged to be apart of this generation of mass stupidity. This goes for everything in general not just this Bayonetta incident.

ape0072227d ago

LOL my reaction is: U MAD BROS xD

Gamer19822227d ago

The thi9ng is the original was a 360 exclusive remember? For all of a couple of months..

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BrutallyBlunt2227d ago


The fact is Metal Gear started on another platform and was designed by Hideo Kojima in 1987, long before Sony entered into game consoles. What about Final Fantasy?

Unless Platinum announced they were going to make Bayonetta 2 long ago and promised it would continue on the same system then what's there to complain about? This strategy of getting 3rd partry publishers to offer exclusive games, whether it be timed or full exclusive games, has been going on for a long long time. It's about time Nintendo started getting serious about getting consumers interested in 3rd party content.

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pixelsword2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Whares ya' exclusives now?

Just kidding; that's a little unfair to people who made the game great, now will have to invest into another console. BUT all of those people who said "I don't play console loyalty, just games" will now have a chance to prove it by buying a Wii U if they loved Bayonetta.

This was 360 exclusive then ported to the PS3, so this basically screws a lot of people who want to remain loyal to the other two consoles.

TopDudeMan2228d ago

True, but people need to accept that this is the nature of the business. I get that people will be mad they'll have to shell out the big bucks, but that's just how it goes in this day and age. Nothing is truly available to everyone now.

cruxito2227d ago

The problem is that people do not want to pay $350 dollar and then $60 for playing Bayonetta. They want their favourite game sequel to be released on the console they have already invested in. People do not have the money to waste on a whole console for playing a single game.
then add the fact that most of Bayonetta fans are on a playtation platform

Aceman182228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

this news didnt bother me since i didnt like it when i played it on my 360 so i doubt this game will make me spend 350 just for one game.

for me the first one was extremely overrated.

they should have seen this coming they mad a lot of people who did love this game mad.

nukeitall2228d ago

Yeah, this is one game that I was regrettful I bought it despite getting it for $20!

I feel for the fans that bought it on PS3/Xbox 360 though, but hey there are plenty of other good games.

Aceman182228d ago

im simply amazed at how developers/publishers this generation have managed to screw over gamers time and time again.

Anon19742228d ago

Gamers piss me off sometimes. What a bunch of whiny brats. Does the sequel coming to the Wii-U somehow take away the fun you had with the first title? Play the game and enjoy it. If you want to play the second, suck it up and buy the console it's on. It's not rocket science. Played it on the 360 and PS3 and now mad because you're little cryin' head can't play the sequel. Too bloody bad. No one owes you anything. The sooner you realise that fact the sooner you can start living your life. The entitlement generation indeed. Life's gonna kick these kids so squarely in the balls one day they won't have a clue what the hell happened. And then they can take they're little "Me, me, me" attitude to the net and waste their breath crying about it because guess what? No one cares what you think you're owed.

metsgaming2228d ago

i completely understand people being mad, this isnt just an exclusive going multiplat its a multiplat going exclusive and not even exclusive for either platforms it was originally on. Good thing i dont care about this game if it was like vanquish 2 i would be mad aswell. These people dont want to go out and spend over 400 dollars for a system for only 1 game than it would collect dust especially when they should be able to play on the one they already have

nukeitall2228d ago


and you are the adult here? That really puts things in perspective here. /s

Aceman182228d ago


im going to assume your rant wasn't targeted towards me since like i said i didn't like the game and this news didn't bother me at all.

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RockmanII72228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Another video of complainers

It seems a lot of what is in the link though is the same as the video I posted.

cm_2228d ago

I actually cried with laughter at that last part, seriously funny.

yewles12228d ago

*creaks bunker door open*

Is it safe yet?

*closes door again*

jsslifelike2228d ago

Man, this is great.

I can't even express how hilarious I find it that "gamers" are this outraged by Nintendo locking down Bayonetta 2 exclusivity, yet they've sold their souls, dropped to their knees and fellated Microsoft for 5+ years.


baodeus2227d ago (Edited 2227d ago )

But I though bayo sold more on ps3, so that mean there are more bayo fan on ps3 no? So doesn't that mean there are higher chance that these outrage come from PS crowd? U didn'tt see the outrage that occur for GTA4, FF13, or DMC4 and that just for going multiplatform, not to mention exclusive like this case. It seems the cry baby syndrome or self entitlement mentality r more prominent on ps crowd herE, so why pointing finger at ms crowd only?
But this entitlement mentality has got to go. Nobody owe u anything. people don't go into business just to cater to your individual needs. It seems you guys forget the reason why u eve buy the console in the first place.

cruxito2227d ago

The problem is that people do not want to pay $350 dollar and then $60 for playing Bayonetta. They want their favourite game sequel to be released on the console they have already invested in. People do not have the money to waste on a whole console for playing a single game.
then add the fact that the first came out on a hardcore console, so most of the fans expect to have sequel on the original console, i am one of them

AsheXII2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

People wouldn't react like this if it was a Nintendo exclusive coming to the ps3 or xbox. Its sad really, those people in the comments can barely speak English... its like they're animals.

FredEffinChopin2228d ago

Your're out of your mind if you think that the next Mario game being *exclusive to* the Xbox 720 wouldn't send Nintendo enthusiasts into a blind rage.

CalvinKlein2227d ago

since when is mario made by a third party?

Muffins12232228d ago

Its a exclusive guys...just get over it.Im not buying wiiu and i liked it...oh well.If you want it that bad,i guess your gonna buy a wiiu.

Oh_Yeah2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Looks like yall got a lil sand in your vaginas. I say let nintendo have some new exclusives, they need em. Not that im a big boyoneta fan, its a decent hack and slash but come on, we have god of war on ps3. Regardless Im picking up the wii u somewhere down the line, it looks like an incredible media hub (nintendo tvii looks amazing) and im sure it wont lack quality exclusives.

Calm Down Sunshine2228d ago

In AFTER people forget there are way better games...

Just chill out dudes..

Xperia_ion2228d ago

After playing that PS3 port please stay away!!!

chadboban2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Reactions like this make me just hang my head in shame. To see the gaming community behave with such a level of immaturity is just disheartening. There are ways to let Platinum Games know that you want this game for PS3/360 without sounding like whiny 6 year old denied of their toys and candy. How does this sound:

"Hey Platinum, I'm happy there is gonna be a Bayonetta 2, but I own a PS3 and 360 and don't wish to purchase a Wii U right now. Is there a chance that this game would come to those platforms in the future because I'd like the option to purchase it for one of those systems. Thanks"

Now isn't that better than:


Please note that these are the same "mature" gamers who want this game to come so badly to their system. Want to prove that you are indeed mature? Then act like a damn adult.

FredEffinChopin2228d ago

To be fair, what's going to get media attention, a politely phrased request letter, or a bunch of passionate fans getting angry? I know which message would come across more clearly to me if I were looking at comments on my project. People are angry. The sample letter you provided looks fake as they come, because nobody angry speaks like that. "I'm happy there is going to be a Bayonetta 2..." no, they're not happy. There is a fine line between diplomacy and complete dishonesty. Why should they bother trying to sugar coat their sentiment to the point of bullshit? It's called hate-mail for a reason.

Honestly, I'm so sick of seeing people on gaming sites get on some kind of moral high-horse on basis of someone else's grammar or manners when they're making the simplest of statements. Let me ask you this, if the people in those comments are big babies who don't deserve to have their opinions acknowledged, then what do you call the people who sit around here judging others all day? Mature and dignified? Fuck off.

Imalwaysright2228d ago

I dont understand why you're so surprised! Have you ever played a game online?

chadboban2228d ago

@Imalwaysright I'm not really surprised at all actually. I would've been surprised if the reaction was a positive one.

chadboban2228d ago

@FredEffinChopin I get what your saying. But are death threats really a good way to express the fact that you want something. I mean actually telling someone that you will kill them because a VIDEO GAME isn't coming to a console you own. That's far beyond the realm of what you say are simply "bad manners" and "bad grammar". And the fact that you actually think these it's reasonable to threaten people over a video game is beyond me. I rather be a "mature and dignified" on my "moral high-horse" than another shitposting asshole on the internet. You tell me to fuck off, well all I have to say to you is GROW UP.

Have a nice day.

UnwanteDreamz2227d ago (Edited 2227d ago )


So lets say your mad at your boss for not giving you time off or a raise. Do you go in his office and curse him out? Irrational anger iwritten or otherwise is laughable to most people. You must be a kid like those commenters from the article if you think hate mail is for anyone but the sender. You get to relieve your anger without consequence at a faceless person who resides god knows where. Pointless immature BS from children who threw temper tantrums with their parents to get what they want. Suck it up ladies, unbunch your panties and move on. If you want shit changed it usually requires more than an email or shitty comment .

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Pushagree2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Let this be a warning to any other M rated titles going to nintendo consoles. I've said it before and ill say it again. It won't work. I predict a sales flop in this games future.

TacoTaru2227d ago

I never played the game and would never have considered buying the sequel because I don't like those kinds of games. But I may just buy it because of the outrage shown here and around the net. Won't play it but will support Nintendo with a purchase. If Ninty put up the $ to get the game developed then they can decide how exclusive it is.

TheDivine2227d ago

Actually it flopped on ps360. Nintendo is the only reason the world will ever see bayanetta 2. Its this or nothing, would yall rather it remain cancled? Be thankful N saved the day here. Nintendo is on a roll. The 3ds has the best library ever for a handheld and i think they are bringing the big guns w the wii-u. Im excited myself. The wii had some killer games but was sd, lacked decent online, and i disliked motion. This is a return to what i love about N.

Trenta272228d ago

This is no different then any other game. If Uncharted 4 was coming to the PS4, people would go buy the PS4 just for that game. Same goes for Halo/Gears on the Xbox.

Everyone just needs to suck it up.

J_Cob2227d ago

The difference being the titles you mentioned are first party. So those titles being on specific platforms like the PS4 and 720 are to be expected.

UnwanteDreamz2227d ago

What is to be expected is money talking. They put up the dough they get to call the shots. You don't have to like it, but it is a business after all

PopRocks3592228d ago

You know, it's a good thing I'm getting a Wii U and probably Bayonetta 2 some time at a later date. At the very least it separates me from the unbelievable morons in those twitter posts.

This is a fact of the industry. Shit like this happens. Nintendo saves a franchise that people happened to like and they and the creators are being shit on for it. It goes to show just how spoiled the video game consumer has become.

quantae062227d ago

Me too! Haha :D Grown men acting like little kids is the funniest part lol. Acting like somebody stole their cookie or something.

geddesmond2227d ago

Lol what I find the funniest is some of the Nintendo drones called the first game crap because it wasn't on the Wii and now you have some people from PS3 and Xbox saying the games crap anyway lol gotta love the internet.

Anyway who cares, I played the first game but it was too girly for my liking and platinum will shoot themself in the foot with this move. A sequel to a game that didn't sell great on 2 consols announced as an exclusive for a consol that will probably have 1 mil owners when the game releases lol its no wonder so many publishers are struggling right now. Because they make some of the most dumbest moves possible lol.

oricon2227d ago

The term gamer and hardcore game need to get out of the game industry its a stupid term to make people feel empowered and cool by playing games that are mature, whiny people on the internet "Nintendo killing gaming with the casual, im a hardcore game wont support them" You dont see the term used by people who watch movies etc.

People are idiots only by doing this kind of things such as boycotting is stupid your just going to hurt the developers and lose money, think their going to be able to continue making games if the game doesn't sell.

People need to support developers rather than system, support the games that developers make not d*** around like "my console is more powerful than yours"

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DaThreats2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

They want to make the best game possible and take advantage of the 1gb ram the WiiU has instead of being limited to the PS3 and 360.

Godmars2902228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

Like they couldn't build on what they learned from working on the platform before?

Sadly this is about exploitation of fanbase rather than hardware.

FFS - Could you possibly write a statement that read more like it came directly from Nintendo?!

iamnsuperman2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

See I would tend to agree with you if they were publishing it themselves but money talks

@Godmars290 If we ignore it it might go away. The stuff reads like it has come from a script than from anything someone would actually say. I am going to start the conspiracy here: clearly a robot:P

NovusTerminus2228d ago

Limiting themselves on the PS3/360? So you are saying this game will look better the MGS:GZ? Cause I doubt it.

Platinum got a publisher on a canned game, this has nothing to do with limited by hardware. It was to be expected that it would cause a division in the fans, some people can't afford to spend $300 on a system.

But alas, they needed something, cause Sega was not going to publish it, so it is much like MGR, without Plat, we would not be getting the game.

However, if the game sells well, we might see it ported to the other systems later. Much like NG with the Sigma games.

@ Godmars290 & iamsuperman

I would not count on that, he has been here for a while... I keep seeing him. I think it is a Nintendo PR guy using a poor guise...

harrisk9542228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

"However, if the game sells well, we might see it ported to the other systems later. Much like NG with the Sigma games."

Most likely not... Apparently, Nintendo is the publisher, so we will not be seeing it on other systems. Sega chose not to publish the sequel, Nintendo stepped in. Although I suppose it is possible that we could see it come out as "Bayonetta Sigma" type of thing (as you pointed out in regard to Ninja Gaiden), it is probably not going to happen. But, who the hell knows. :)

DigitalAnalog2228d ago

DaThreats made a good point. Bayonetta 2 on the Wii-U may quell the "it is as powerful as PS3/360" rumors everybody is so hell bent believing despite the evidence to the contrary. The real reason why people are so upset because it is the one release game that would make people consider the Wii-U to be a contender for "next-gen".

As DaThreats mentioned, it has already a superior GPU with 1GB RAM, this is a far cry that puts this console over the edge among the PS3/360 allowing for more visual effects/cues that the current-gen console are unable to replicate in a solid 60fps.

ritsuka6662228d ago

Scumbag Gamer: Complains that nintendo has no "Grown Up" Games

Bitches when Nintendo gets a "Grown Up" game

But SHM, shit like this is the reason everyone else sees us gamers as pathetic man-children.

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LX-General-Kaos2228d ago (Edited 2228d ago )

The Nintendo Wii U entertainment system is a very deserving platform for the future of the Bayonetta establishment. With said title being exclusive, Platinum Games will be able to directly harness the next gen graphical and technical capability of the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system tablet control functions. Bayonetta now has an opportunity to be experienced in never before seen unique ways not quite possible on current gen platforms.

I am happy for Nintendo and Platinum games for this two player co-op joint effort in securing the future of the greatest hack and slash adventure franchise I have ever laid eyes on. More power to them. Exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system.

Rated E for Everyone

kane_13712228d ago

believe me, if i was in a conference room and you on the stage spewing that utter nonsense, I would respectfully get off my chair, come on the stage and punch you in the nose!

soundslike2228d ago

and if it was about a ps3 exclusive N4G would shower him in agrees and bubble votes...