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We recently got a brand-new trailer for Bayonetta 3, which confirmed that the game is launching on Oct. 28th, 2022. That’s not all the trailer revealed though, as we also got first details on the game’s ‘Naive Angel Mode.’

For those who don’t know, the Naive Angel Mode is an option players can turn on to make Bayonetta 3 more subdued experience, at least when it comes to risqué content. When this option was revealed, many were quick to say that Nintendo most likely asked PlatinumGames to create this option. Thanks to Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya, we now know that’s not the case.

Kamiya took to Twitter to comment on the matter by saying that Nintendo had never brought up any suggestions about the nudity in any Bayonetta game, the third installment included. In actuality, it was Nintendo who requested for Bayonetta to be a bit more revealing back with the ports of the first and second game, which is something we’ve discussed in the past.

You can see Kamiya’s full statement on the topic below, as translated by NintendoEverything.

“I see a lot of people bring up Nintendo when discussing the nudity in Bayonetta, but during our time with the Bayonetta 1 port, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3, the only suggestion we received was regarding the Link costume in Bayonetta 1 and 2, and how it should have been a little bit more revealing. No bias influenced that aspect of the game, and I think players can enjoy the game without worrying that it may have been. As Iwacchi* mentioned, Nintendo isn’t just a giant company with red tape around every corner, and after working with them for such a long time, I get the impression that although there are times where we may butt heads, they’re surprisingly open to direct discussions around development and sales.”

[Hideki Kamiya]

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noxide

“ Nintendo isn’t just a giant company with red tape around every corner, and after working with them for such a long time, I get the impression that although there are times where we may butt heads, they’re surprisingly open to direct discussions around development and sales.”

I’m so thankful that Nintendo has become a bastion for devs to make the games they want without the worries of their vision for the game being butchered for the sake of appeasing people that are too uptight for their own good.

joeshabadoo

4M ago

Love how candid Kamiya is on Twitter. The man keeps it real or One Hundred (as the youth would say). He showed the naysayers that they were the naive angels all along


noxide

4M ago

“ Nintendo isn’t just a giant company with red tape around every corner, and after working with them for such a long time, I get the impression that although there are times where we may butt heads, they’re surprisingly open to direct discussions around development and sales.”

I’m so thankful that Nintendo has become a bastion for devs to make the games they want without the worries of their vision for the game being butchered for the sake of appeasing people that are too uptight for their own good.


enthropy

4M ago

@noxide

Nintendo has changed a lot and mostly in a positive way. It's still absurd to see Sony having more censorship than Nintendo.
Nintendo also wants younger teams to make games, but of course let the experienced teams help them out with some aspects of development. SPlatoon being the one I am thinking about here.
Letting artists have artistic freedom is how we get unique, original games.
And as I have mentioned several times here: When Nintendo and Platinum work together the end product is always amazing.


streex

4M ago

With all the lewd games that get pumped onto the eshop every week I'm surprised there still hasn't been an AO rated game released for Switch.


noxide

4M ago

@enthropy

Indeed! I know a lot of people want Nintendo to won Platinum but the longer I observe their work and their business relationship the more I realize that these equal footing collaborations are how Platinum Games work best.


enthropy

4M ago

@noxide

Another thing I have written here before: IF someone should purchase Platinum, it's Nintendo. They just have such a great relationship and this post is more evidence for it. I am batshit excited to finally get into Bayonetta 3.

I am sure, even if Platinum will go all independent, that they will still work with Nintendo at times. Wouldn't mind them working with Taro again fo something Nier too. And this is where their independence is a big issue (as long as they succeed). But damn curious to see their new game. Let them have fun with making it!


reynard

4M ago

It was actually Nintendo that suggested to Platinum to make the Link costume in Bayo 1 sexier. It was Miyamoto himself who suggested making Krystal's design sexier in Star Fox.

Really bugs me that people STILL think Nintendo is this puritanical and censorious company. This was already on the way out while the Super Nintendo was still in production.

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