Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation went out with a bang – with the reveal of actual gameplay footage of Bayonetta 3.
It’s been dated to arrive on the Switch at some point in 2022, but there still seems to be some fans out there wondering if it’ll be released on other platforms. The game’s executive producer, Hideki Kamiya, has now commented on the title’s exclusivity.
So, what’s the situation here? It’s a Nintendo-funded release – so all of the decisions are up to Nintendo. While a port isn’t necessarily “impossible” there’s about as much as a chance of Mario and Link showing up other platforms, according to Hideki.
Here’s the full translation of Hideki’s latest tweets, courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
“Just like with Bayonetta 2, we’re developing Bayonetta 3 with funding from Nintendo. We are only involved in development. All decisions about the final product are up to Nintendo. So feel free to send your requests of ‘release the game on other consoles’ to Nintendo. If Nintendo asks us to port the game to PS5, we might do that.
“I mean, I guess the likelihood of Bayonetta 2 and 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox isn’t impossible – it’s Nintendo’s decision. By that same logic, it’s not impossible that games like Mario and Zelda could be show up on PS5 or whatever. So good luck sending passionate pleas to Nintendo and trying to get that to happen… If I were you, I’d simply buy a Switch.”
Hideki made similar comments in regards to Bayonetta 2‘s Nintendo exclusivity, and to date the title has remained a Wii U and Switch exclusive. So, there you go – if you want to play Bayonetta 3, Kamiya’s advice is to “simply buy a Switch”.
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