PlatinumGames and Nintendo talk Bayonetta Origins development and how it was in the works right alongside Bayonetta 3.
PlatinumGames has released the first of a four-part documentary examining the development of Bayonetta 3. It's jam-packed with fascinating anecdotes from the team, including a rather surprising revelation from the game's director, Yusuke Miyata.
Miyata confirmed that Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta franchise, approached him directly to offer up the role of the sequel's director. However, instead of jumping at the opportunity, Miyata was initially hesitant and was worried that Kamiya himself would interfere in the project too much.
Fans of Bayonetta rejoice, a number of official shirts, phone cases, and more based off the various entries were revealed. - IS
While the two Bayonetta titles were developed in tandem, neither PlatinumGames or Nintendo knew which would release first. Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya said this was the situation even in the middle of development on these titles, and Nintendo’s Makoto Okazaki mentioned that Nintendo was trying to figure out which title should arrive first.