It has been awhile since the guys from Platinum Games have teased Bayonetta 2 and if this rumor is true, they won’t be talking about it ever again. Rumor has it that SEGA has cancelled the upcoming game Bayonetta 2 as part of their aggressive Western restructure strategy.
So why did they cancel it and why do I think the reason is bullshit?
In the SPOnG article they call Bayonetta a commerical failure, but a critical success. So basically it didn’t sell enough to warrant a sequel. I don’t see why SEGA would cancel this game. The engine is made, the first one probably cost the most to make. A sequel would be much lower cost and seeing how the first game did over a million copies, I just don’t see them passing the game up. Which is the opposite of what I have read from SEGA people. If you guys recall Naoya Tsurumi, he considered the game a success. Could it be canceled? Yes. But was it due to poor sales? Unlikely.
Fact: Bayonetta sold more on 2 platforms than Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing did on four platforms. Didn’t SEGA just announce Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed?
When SPOnG asked SEGA about the cancellation of Bayonetta 2, they had no comment. Nothing new here.