Platinum Says Multiplatform Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 are Nintendo’s Call

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This week, two Wii U exclusive games—Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and Rayman Legends—were revealed to no longer be exclusive, and will soon be appearing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The news has caused many to wonder what games, if any, will be next to bolt from Nintendo’s exclusive club, draining what little credibility the Wii U has as a serious contender in the hearts and minds of gamers.

According to a post on Joystiq, Platinum Games’ two Wii U-exclusive projects, The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2, will probably stay off of other platforms unless Nintendo itself says otherwise. Bayonetta 2 director offered up the following statement via Twitter:

“We are a developer. Nintendo are the ones kind enough to fund and publish our […] projects. So if Nintendo says, ‘We are publishing Bayonetta 2 on PS3/360,’ then it will happen. So please go ask them, not us.”

Indeed! The games are being published by Nintendo itself (though Bayonetta 2’s co-publisher is Sega). But it’s extremely doubtful that Nintendo would ever authorize a different platform to receive a game they’re publishing, even though neither game features Nintendo’s own characters. So that’s something.

The real question, of course, is whether other, non-Nintendo published games jump ship as well. Let’s hope not.

Via Joystiq

  1. I really wish Nintendo would go third party + publisher.
    I’ve bought all Nintendo consoles at launch except this one, and I don’t plan to buy this one. All my last couple Nintendo consoles did was collect dust, and if I were to buy this one I don’t see it being any different, but I’d still like to play Mario games, and I’d really like to play the sequel to Bayonetta.

  2. I give it a year or two after launch. It’ll be on current gen consoles or next gen consoles, including those from MSony.

  3. shadow of the night

    I really hope that sony ps3 and microsoft xbox360 will reconsider of funding the sega developers to put bayonetta 2 on their both console because it was first made on their system before it went to nintendo. Some might say the first bayonetta wasn’t so good. That’s I say is bullshit. Cause the first bayonetta on ps3 and xbox360 was really great and good storyline, too. Also, the game was sold pretty well when it came out as there was many fans as myself really hope they do make part 2 of this bayonetta which it finally did but not on the ps3 and xbox360 which it put down many fans hoping this game on the system they like to play this game on.. But to make it more fair, just only this once.. put bayonetta 2 for 3 system so it will be fair for those who doesn’t want to get this game on other console and can have this game on the system they want it on.
    Right now, I do hope sony and microsoft to reconsider how amazing this game really is, and will put bayonetta 2 back on their system again. I am thankful for nintendo for giving in the fund to bring this game back again, but to sony and microsoft… please, don’t let down your fans who buy and play video games on your system. Fund to the developers, so this game will be on your system like it before. It will be much appreciated if this happen.

  4. Why would you wish a company to go third party? Secondly this will never be on any other console than a Nintendo console so you people really need to get over it.

  5. If it stays on the Wii U it won’t be profitable, just like other wii U exclusive games have been.. think zombie U for example.. and how Ubisoft is making the rayman game multi-platform.. its cause the Wii U isn’t doing well.

  6. Man u guys aren’t smart -_-

    The Game is 100% funded by Nintendo. its sticking with them.

    Mario Kart will sell ALL the Wii U’s. making the install base for the Wii U large when Bayonetta comes along.

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