Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya expects the series to continue without him

by Danny Craig  · 
Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya expects the series to continue without him

Hideki Kamiya, the co-founder of PlatinumGames and creator of Bayonetta, has stated that despite his departure from the studio last month, he believes Platinum will continue to release more titles in the franchise.

The details:

  • In a new video posted to his YouTube channel, Kamiya responds to a fan who is concerned about the future of the Bayonetta franchise, stating that he expects the series to continue receiving new entries, but that it is a shame his original vision will not be realized. “As I explained earlier, I worked on Bayonetta 1, 2, 3, and Origins,” he said. “I’ve talked about this in various interviews, that the Bayonetta series would consist of a total of nine episodes, and that I wanted to grow the franchise as the Bayonetta ‘Saga’, but it seems like I may have to take the full saga to the grave with me. It’s a shame. It’s not like I own the Bayonetta IP, but I suppose those who do will probably keep it going.”

  • Bayonetta has become a hit among action fans, with many gameplay similarities to Kamiya's previous creation, Devil May Cry. The majority of the franchise's criticisms are related to its third mainline entry, which many consider to be the weakest of the trilogy with a weak story, and a controversy surrounding the titular character's voice actor didn't help its reputation.

  • Origins was the last Bayonetta game that the director worked on before leaving Platinum last month. Following his departure from the company, Kamiya assured fans that he would "continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way" and that the decision was his, though it is unknown where he will end up next.

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