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Hideki Kamiya assures that Bayonetta 3 development is "progressing very smoothly"

We need to stay patient

In this weeks issue of Weekly Famitsu, Mr. Kamiya has told us yet again that "Bayonetta 3 development is progressing very smoothly." He wants to assure worried fans that things are going well, and to stay patient. Bayonetta 3 was initially unveiled at The Game Awards 2017, and no info has been released since then. Check out exactly what Hideki Kamiya had to say below, translated by JapaneseNintendo!

First of all regarding Bayonetta 3, there hasn’t been any new information at all ever since the first reveal so I feel like a lot of people are getting worried about it, but the inspection for new systems is going well, and the development is also progressing very smoothly, so please rest assured and wait for it. There are also many other interesting things I want to talk about, but it’s a super secret so I can’t say.

Bayonetta director 'Hideki Kamiya' trashes the Switch's Home Menu, calls it "a piece of crap" (UPDATE)

Is it too simplistic?

Hideki Kamiya is pretty well known for his gaming related rants on Twitter, and is usually pretty open with his opinions. With a recent Tweet, it seems as though the PlatinumGames producer isn't too happy with Nintendo's design choices for the Home Menu on Switch. As translated by NintendoSoup, here is what Kamiya had to say:

“The Nintendo Switch’s Home Menu is a piece of crap, all of the sh*tty gigantic game icons are lined up in a row, but the rest of the games are tossed into a trash can called ‘All Games’… I wonder have they (the people that made the menu) ever played the Nintendo fan boys’ Switch?”

This isn't the first time the Switch's UI has been criticized. Many aren't too fond of the simplistic design choice, making your digital games hard to find and difficult to organize. Hopefully more features are released in the future to improve upon the menu.

UPDATE - An alternate translation has come in. The verbiage is different, but the sentiment is still a negative one. Check out the translation from PushDustIn below.

Switch's home screen has these huge fucking thumbnails which are just lined up in a row. I'm really thankful to have all the games thrown in the "All Software" screen. The people at Nintendo have used the Switch right? Are they going to fix it...?

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya gives a very quick update on Bayonetta 3

Things are moving right along

We really haven't heard or seen much at all about Bayonetta 3 since its initial reveal. Its obvious that Platinum Games would rather work on the game and push towards release, rather than offer multiple progress updates as they toil away. Still, people are hungry for info on the game, which is why many take to Twitter to pester Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya about the game's status.

Kamiya has decided to answer one fan on Twitter who asked about the game with a very short and to-the-point response. When a fan asked how the game was coming along, Kamiya responded by saying “Development’s going really well. There you go.”

Latest Electric Playground episode included an in-person interview with Platinum Games

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Electric Playground's latest episode is certainly one fans of Platinum Games will want to check out. Host Victor Lucas traveled to Japan for a chance to chat with both Platinum's Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya on the state of the company, the various projects they've worked on, and what's coming next. 30 minutes well worth your time!

Game Informer Replay - Bayonetta

In this pre-recorded episode, Game Informer males Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, Brian Shea and Leo Vader gaze back at one of the best stylish-action games ever made.

PlatinumGames shares a look at various Bayonetta products in the works

Some fancy merch incoming

PlatinumGames is celebrating 10 years of Bayonetta in some very special ways. We shared some artwork and comments from the dev team yesterday, and now we have a look at all sorts of merch in the works. Backpacks, watchers, figurines, and more are on the way! Check out everything in the works at Platinum's official blog.

Platinum celebrates Bayonetta's 10th anniversary with special art, a Twitter/Instagram contest, and a message from Hideki Kamiya

Happy 10th, Bayonetta!

Believe it or not, the original Bayonetta is now 10 years old! PlatinumGames isn't celebrating the occasion in style with a special piece of art from character designer Mari Shimazaki, but that's not all. Check out all the excitement below, including comment from Hideki Kamiya!

October 29th, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Bayonetta in Japan! In celebration, we’re marking the coming year as “Bayonetta: Year Ten.” We at PlatinumGames like to share our joy at reaching milestones like these with our fans, and to that end we’re kicking off a Twitter and Instagram submission campaign!

In this campaign we’ll be offering one-of-a-kind prizes, such as special T-shirts featuring the design at the top of this page by Bayonetta series character designer Mari Shimazaki. We look forward to seeing a lot of submissions!

Details on how to participate can be seen here. Now please enjoy the following message to the fans from Bayonetta series director Hideki Kamiya!

Ten Years of Bayonetta! A Message from Hideki Kamiya

Sincerest thanks to all of you who’ve supported Bayonetta over the last ten years. Today is a momentous occasion for me, and it’s all because of your tremendous love.

Bayonetta was my very first title here at PlatinumGames, and I went into it with a lofty goal – to make the best action game I possibly could. I poured my all into the game with that feeling firmly in mind.

Now, ten years later, as I look back on those development days, I see peaks and valleys, good times and bad. But our staff pulled together through it all and, working as one, I think we managed to pull off something truly miraculous.

To everyone who’s been involved with the Bayonetta series, and to all of the Bayonetta fans who’ve helped us get here: Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I hope you’ll follow Bayonetta’s adventures, and continue to love and support her for years to come.

Platinum celebrates Bayonetta 2's 5th anniversary with a special piece of art

Happy fifth, Bayonetta!

Can you believe that its been 5 years since Bayonetta 2 launched in Japan? Platinum can, and they're celebrating the special anniversary with a new piece of art! The drawing above comes from Bayonetta character designer Mari Shimazaki, and we think they've done an amazing job!

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe

Byeonetta

Just like in Japan, Nintendo has confirmed that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be removed from the Wii U eShop in Europe. This happening the same time it is in Japan, with Europe losing access to the titles on Sept. 19th, 2019. This news is confirmed via the Nintendo UK website. No similar message appears on Nintendo's North American site.

Remember, this means those who are looking to purchase the games for the first time cannot do so. Anyone who has already purchased the games will be able to re-download them going forward.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 being removed from the Wii U eShop in Japan

Bye-bye, Bayonetta

Nintendo announced plans to remove both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 from the Japanese Wii U eShop on Sept. 18th, 2019. Nintendo has not given a reason for this removal. Thankfully, the Switch versions of both games will remain available to purchase.

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