PlatinumGames creative producer talks Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusivity

During a presentation held at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media last week, PlatinumGames creative producer JP Kellams shared a few words pertaining to Bayonetta 2′s Wii U exclusivity.

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mii-gamer2186d ago

I hope this shuts people up. Nintendo funded the project period - you are not getting bayonetta 2 on any other platform but the wii u

Silly gameAr2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

People know this already. How many times are we going to have to hear this. Just finish the game and stop paying attention to the people asking why. It's almost as played out hearing about it then people asking why it's exclusive.

It almost feels like some weird marketing strategy now then anything else.

drizzom2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

Yeah its probably just a poor marketing attempt. After the initial explanation about why it had to be this way everyone kinda understood and dropped the matter. People are generally glad that Bayo2 can exist and nobody is really raging over it.

..Doesn't mean they'll go out and get a WiiU for it but their glad none the less. >_>

worldwidegaming2186d ago

This is all we have been hearing all year.
The same broken record.
This is going to win. that is dead.
wahhh wahhhh.
I almost miss when people thought "Deal with it" was cool until some certain douche bag told people to deal with it setting off this whole fanboy shitstorm that still has not let up!

Exclusive is exclusive. people need to let go...

DanManDantheMan2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

You see jay2's comment and pretty much the rest of the idiots' comments below?

Yeah, this isn't some marketing ploy.

NewMonday2186d ago

Nintendo paid to get the game made, they made it possible, so that is a good thing.

unlike MS who just pay to keep multi-platform games away from other consoles.

badz1492186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

for the record, I don't like Bayonetta even a little bit and I just played the demo of the 1st and it's not my cup of tea and just by watching the trailer of the 2nd almost make me vomit for it is so cheesy, it's basically over the top!

now that I've been clear about that, I just drop by to tell you guys who are thinking "exclusive is exclusive" or "deal with it" etc. just remember that money talks. Remember the 1st Mass Effect? PUBLISHED by Microsoft and we knew well how EA bought Bioware and the game appear on the PS3. not enough? Ninja Gaiden games...supposedly funded by Microsoft to be exclusives, and then Sigma happened and then even followed by Sigma Plus! Dead Space Extraction? Wii exclusive and after it tanked on the Wii, EA basically gave it away with the PS3's version of DS2 in HD.

oh...Nintendo is not Microsoft, you say? remember RE went Nintendo exclusive during the GC day? the console tanked and ALL those exclusives released on the PS2. Viewtiful Joe, anyone?

what I'm trying to say here is, don't even say "exclusive is exclusive" especially for 3rd party games and also especially when the console it's on is lagging in sales! you only say THAT for true 1st party exclusives like Halo for MS, Uncharted for Sony and Marios for Nintendo.

end rant.

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numNuts2186d ago

Guess i'll just have to wait for Bayonetta 3 on ps4.

LOL_WUT2186d ago

It'll come eventually unless the man hates money ;)

mikel10152186d ago

Lol U mad bro? Not our problem that Sony can't even afford their own stores.

wonderfulmonkeyman2186d ago

Yeah, and you won't make that sell well, either, just like the first time.
At least with a fresh audience, it's a new chance for the franchise, even if it does take a long-run to make it sell more than the first game.

Neonridr2185d ago

not if Nintendo was smart and bought Platinum. That would be the end of that.

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zeal0us2186d ago

Many people known that it will be exclusive for the WiiU. Just some N4G users don't like it. While I won't be getting a WiiU however I am glad the project got funded and will see the light of day.

Chrischi19882185d ago

N4G members dont like anything, that can be good for Wii U. Then they start to ask why, but if they get an exclusive game, it is our fault for not owning their system... what can one expect on here?

brich2332186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

Although I am not the one complaining about Bayonetta 2, It wont shut people up. Its Platinums IP and i am sure they will probably bring it to the other consoles in the future after some WII U exclusivity time. Unless nintendo were to buy more exclusivity time, but if it doesnt sell than Nintendo will probably let platinum do what they want with thier game.

Remember when all those RARE games were on N64, and then they ended on Xbox because nintendo sold rare. Look at the First Mass Effect game on the Xbox360 for another example.

Realplaya2186d ago

Evidently you still don't get it.


Summons752186d ago

Except theyve stated in interviews they are building the game around the gamepad which you can't get on anyother system without going out of your way and spending unnecessary money or it, even then its not the same as the gamepad.

I get your comparison but its not the same, especially when its being funded by Nintendo.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2186d ago

Let me educate you.
Platinum Games is an independent game development studio. Who seeks publishers and funding for their games.

Rare is not independent.
Rare was second party for Nintendo because Nintendo had shares in them. Platinum Games doesn't allow it.

mii-gamer2186d ago

My god did you even read the article?

Chrischi19882185d ago

Platinum Games said once, they would love to become 2nd Party Studio for Nintendo.

3dmariofan682185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )


brich2332185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

I read the article, It doesnt say anything about being a Permanent Exclusive. The word exclusive doesnt mean anything. You guys are acting like Nintendo cant sell the Rights to the game back to Sega. So stop trying to sound smart, because you are not!

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nidhogg2186d ago

The game still won't sell though. and don't hate me on that opinion just because it's true. Good for them if they wanted their dream to survive.. good for them. but will it give food to their plates? not enough as when developers from Witcher 3 and others will sell theirs. good riddance Platinum. *snicker* go compete with Mario haha.

wonderfulmonkeyman2186d ago

Put away your crystal ball, Pachter Jr. You don't know how well this game will sell, and given the substantial amount of press it's gotten, way more than the first one ever did, your claim looks weak indeed.
Go enjoy your sparkle-laden photo-realism shit fest.
No one here cares about Bitcher 3; we're here to celebrate Bayonetta's continued survival.
Don't like it?
Cry us a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
Or under it, considering your trollish nature.:P

videgamenext12186d ago

It wont sell ? Last time i checked i already have money down on my pre-order for this.

bayonetta2186d ago

The biggest problem are people who do not want to understand the reason of this exclusive and what Nintendo did with PG.

To be honest
I prefer having Bayonetta on any console rather than not having it at all

Did You Miss Me ??

Get A Wii U

Aceman182185d ago

Even with it being exclusive I just don't see this game selling well. Look at W101 no advertising at all and its numbers are so disappointing. I expect the same for this for not only lack of advertising, but also those who probably liked the first won't be ponying up the dough to buy a WiiU just for this one game.

I played it on 360 and just couldn't tolerate it at all.

Chrischi19882185d ago

Not for this game alone for sure. But to make a console attractive, you gotta have games, that people want. The library has to become larger, with more games. People always say, not for 1 game, ok, but until then, it will not be only one game.

pyramidshead2185d ago

People know this but are still a bit salty I guess.

It's kinda sad though. An amazing sequel to an amazing game released on a console no-one wants to buy it for except a niche. It will sell badly and that makes me sad. Like it's sent out to die. :(.

Will probably buy a WiiU for it when the the console is selling for like £100 or less.

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jay22186d ago

Such a dumb choice of Nintendo, what do they expect the X millions of fans to go pay £250 to play an 8-10 hours game? People don't want Wii U, consoles that are a quarter of a year old have outsold it's life time sales for god sake. IDIOTS PG and the big N are for thinking this is going to see consoles and software units, it won't.

R00bot2186d ago

More games is never a dumb choice.

jc485732186d ago

that didn't make any sense.

Pozzle2186d ago

Even if it doesn't sell well, it's better that the game even exists than it not existing at all.

Dan_scruggs2186d ago

You are right. You should email the creator of Beyonetta 2 and tell him he is an idiot and that instead he should have let the franchise die rather than make it exclusive to Nintendo.

Or perhaps you should email Sony and Microsoft who didn't want to help with the funding of the franchise on the next gen platforms. They didn't care so shy should you? Right. So far the only problem you have is that when the franchise was on the ropes the only company who gave a shit was Nintendo.

Seems to me you issue is with Sony and Microsoft. Not Nintendo.

Darrius Cole2186d ago

Platinum is stupid, but not for letting Nintendo fund Bayonetta 2. Platinum is stupid for not making the game a 360 exclusive and for messing up the PS3 version so badly. If the game had been a 360 exclusive, Microsoft would have paid Platinum just to keep it off of the PS4. If the game had worked on PS3 it would have sold enough copies. Instead they didn't give either side what they wanted. They didn't sell enough copies of Bayonetta 1, and they left a franchise for grown-ups with nowhere to go other than what is perceived to be the kiddie platform...the kiddie platform that isn't selling.

SpiralTear2186d ago

@Darrius Cole

I've read a lot of bad comments on this site, but you've set a new standard. There is nothing intelligent, financially or otherwise, in your comment. Nothing at all.

1. Bayonetta is a clearly Japanese-stylized game and the 360 tanked in Japan. If it was a Microsoft exclusive, it would not sell. At all. That means no Bayonetta 2 anyway. At least Nintendo has some presence in Japan.

2. I don't see the connection between Microsoft's potential success with Bayonetta and Sony turning it down. Sony has to keep tabs on their competitors; they know that Microsoft doesn't do well in Japan, so it would be irrelevant to their decision to take Bayonetta. The point is Sony passed on it voluntarily. They didn't see value in it; it's not Platinum's fault.

3. Bayonetta took a lot of resources and funds to make. Paying a handsome sum of money on a high-funded game just to keep it off another console is not a smart move. Exclusive DLC is one thing. Exclusivity for a game you know sells on your system is another. Exclusivity for a new IP that you have no idea if it will sell or not is an extremely dumb move.

4. The point is that Bayonetta 2 is being made on Wii U. Pinning its current position on Nintendo and Platinum because of other publishers' mistakes in the past is ridiculous.

That's the summation of it. Try harder next time.

fenome2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )


I've heard a lot about the ps3 port not being good, but that's the only version I've played and it played fine. Plus your argument makes no sense because it actually sold more copies on the ps3.

Do I want to play the sequel?

Hell yeah, I loved that game, and so did my girlfriend.

Am I going to?

No, I'm just not interested in the Wii U, it is what it is. I know I'm missing out, but sometimes you've just gotta cut your losses.

Yeah, it sucks that it isn't on the other consoles but they didn't spend the money to publish it.

Nintendo are the ones who whipped out the paycheck on this one, Sony and Microsoft chose not to fund it. Nintendo's the only reason there's even a sequel right now, sometimes you just need to be the bigger man and let 'em have it, ya know? They're the only reason the game was even made, they deserve to have it.

fenome2186d ago

Dude, the game wouldn't even exist if Nintendo didn't fund it.

Justindark2186d ago

ppl also don't wana spend 500 dollers on 60 to 70 doller ports and othergames that are 5 tp 7 hours long? oh wait for some weird reason you new gamers are cool with beating ur game the first play through i see i see....

marloc_x2186d ago

This Wii U owner will buy a copy vajayjay.

unknownbystander2186d ago

I can almost say the same for Kingdom Hearts 3.

jay22185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

Ben. No. Roibot. True but if it doesn't sell well enough to recoop costs it more than pujkey won't get another. Pozzke. Again no because another won't be made. Dan it will die wasting time and compbay resources on bay 2. Justin your comments flawed because its already the case they've out sold Wii u

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eaise2186d ago

This game is gonna be amazing! If people don't want to buy a Wii U to play it that is their problem; the Wii U is an awesome console and I am glad it is getting amazing exclusives. In this day and age where all games are made in HD anyway the biggest differences between consoles isn't how powerful they are but what exclusives come to that console. And the Wii U is getting plenty of great exclusives this year.
I know that the PS4X1 are getting cool exclusives of their own, but with great exclusives like this plus first-party titles the Wii U is getting a lot awesome games that will never be on another console.

Toon_Link2186d ago

Exactly! No matter what I bought a Wii u to play nintendo games and bayonetta is a big cherry on top for me( I really loved the original). People really just need to take the plunge and invest in a Wii u and enjoy all the exclusives that will come over the next few years. Knowing I wanted to play smash bros., the new X game and bayonetta, I bought a Wii u to get the main purchase out the way and though I don't use it a ton yet I know ill get really great games down the road.

eaise2186d ago (Edited 2186d ago )

I play my Wii U everyday! Unless im out of town or something. I bought it shortly after it came out and have not regreted it and never will because the number of great games for it continues to grow. Games like Bayonetta 2 ,Smash, mario kart, DKCTF, 3D World, X, Hyrule Warriors. All examples of Amazing games that you can only play on the Wii U.
Idk why so many people are against getting a console with so many amazing exclusives. And the whole "its less powerful is stupid". Yes it is a little less powerful but it can handle 1080p 60fps just like PS4X1. I'll take better games with a little less power anyday.

BobbytheBuilder2186d ago

bayonetta 2 is one of the reasons im getting a wii u, so smart choice by nintendo imo

maniacmayhem2186d ago

Love Platinum games, and I am sure I'm going to love Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta 1 was my favorite hack n slash game of this gen. The combat was amazing, characters where awesome and the actions scenes where DMC worthy. The story might have been eeeh, but a game like this doesn't need to have a compelling story to make it fun.

Can't wait and thank you Nintendo for resurrecting this masterpiece.