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Bayonetta 3 Development Still ‘Progressing Smoothly,’ According to Hideki Kamiya

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The latest issue of Famitsu has an interview with Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba. In it, the two talk about the development of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 3 as part of an interview about the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle that released in the West. The Japanese version will release on May 28, 2020. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089!]

Here are the highlights:

  • Atsushi Inaba, game designer: “The first game I was involved in development with at Platinum was Bayonetta.”

 

  • Hideki Kamiya, director: “Bayonetta was originally developed for Xbox 360, and we didn’t even think about developing it for PlayStation 3.”

 

  • Inaba: “We didn’t know which console’s players would enjoy our games more, so we prioritized the console that was easier to develop for. We couldn’t afford to think about a multiplatform release.

 

  • Kamiya: “I remember there was a great big cheer at the development studio when we tested out Bayonetta summoning demons and losing her clothes.”
  • Inaba: “Not in a dirty way. It was a joyous cheer to celebrate that our ideas all fit together well.”

 

  • Kamiya: “I hope Viewtiful Joe will also get some focus. That was the first game I included slow motion in. We added Dante on the PS2 version.”

 

  • Kamiya: “Bayonetta 3‘s development is progressing smoothly. Actually, there’s a lot of info hidden in the teaser announcement in 2017.”

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle is available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Check out our playtest here. Bayonetta 3 is in development for Nintendo Switch. According to Inaba, there’s a bit of change in the game’s design process.

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!