Nintendo is dedicated to establishing the future of the games industry with the launch of the Wii U, the CEO of Platinum Games has said.
On the heels of the reveal of Bayonetta 2, Tatsuya Minami said the developer had chosen to release the game exclusively on the Wii U as it believes it can make the franchise stronger and reach a wider array of users on the next-gen system than on other consoles.
Minami added that whilst the announcement of Bayonetta 2 may have shocked fans, it had not intended to alienate users from the franchise.
“Bayonetta has fans the world over, and we would never dream of alienating them from participating in the future of Platinum Games,” he said.
"That being said, the console games market is in a state of upheaval, so establishing a new game franchise requires a considerable amount of will, determination, and love.
“Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers, so we have continued to consult with Sega, the previous game’s publisher, on how we can make sure this takes place. Our answer was a new partnership with Nintendo.
“Along with their new hardware, Nintendo, as a company, is dedicated to establishing a new future for the games industry, as you can tell by their record of passionate support for gaming.”