Platinum Games has released their 8th director commentary video. Basically Kamiya plays through the game, while he talks about various things. In this video he mentions wanting to make a Bayonetta spin-off starring Jeanne.
“I’m sure those of you who’ve unlocked the special features know about Cutie J. She’s Jeanne as a heroine, who would star in a spin-off game I like to fantasize about.” - Hideki Kamiya, Bayonetta Director
Another idea he spits out in the videos is a prequel to the game, one that would take place before the war between the witches and the sages with a younger Balder. Its too bad that none of these ideas are actually games in development. Shame.
The next Soul Cailbur game is in early production and it has already been confirmed that the team wants to add ‘guest characters’ from other franchises, which the series has been known to do. Many fans have been fighting it out in discussions, suggesting their favorite characters. Kamiya even re-tweeted fans asking for Bayonetta in the next Soul Cailbur installment.
Well, it doesn’t end there, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada also likes the idea of having Bayonetta in the next Soulcalibur title. This is not the first time the Tekken team has wanted to do something with a SEGA IP, awhile back they chatted about wanting to do a Virtua Fighter vs. Tekken game.
I doubt SEGA will approve the use of Bayonetta in the game, but I don’t see why they shouldn’t. Free promotion for Bayonetta 2.
PSM3 magazine had a feature titled ’100 moments of 2010′, where they had a chit chat with Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya. The boys over at CVG got some quotes that didn’t make the magazine, like what his favorite moment of Bayonetta was.
“When people ask me what my favourite scene is, all I can say is ‘all of them’… Well, if I had to pick one, I would say it is the scene where Joy first appears in the game, with Bayonetta and her impostor getting into a pose battle.
That was my way of expressing the feminine notion that, to one woman, all other women are enemies. Even women walking by each other will check out what the other is wearing, and might smoulder a bit with antagonism. Women are scary.” – Hideki Kamiya, Director of Bayonetta
Also the YouTube video above is the scene he is talking about. CVG for some reason titled this article “X-rated Bayonetta scene is creator’s favourite”. Thanks for the misleading title, that scene is as X-Rated as those Britney Spears videos that play on MTV during the day for 7th grade girls.
While Platinum Game / Mikami’s 3rd person shooter ‘Vanquish’ seems to have bombed sales wise. (If you didn’t buy it then it’s your fault and I’ll never forgive you.) Hideki Kamiya’s Bayonetta on the other hand did very well for Platinum and Sega.
Easily two of my favorite games this generation, so at least one of them is looking up in regards to a sequel. Kamiya has hinted today on his twitter account that Bayonetta 2 might be on the way!
The teaser comes from a twitter convocation between Kamiya and another guy going by the name ‘Grecco’. Grecco asks Kamiya if it is possible to get the prototype version of Bayonettas character model from the recently released footage of a Bayonetta prototype released as DLC for Bayonetta. Kamiya replied “Perhaps in Bayonetta 2” to which Grecco replied, “So are you confirming Bayonetta 2?”. Kamiya reluctant to give anything away replied simply with. “Oh you think so?”
So not exactly a confirmation, but not a denial either and considering the pretty good sales. I think it’s only a matter of time.