PlatinumGames will have a major announcement in the issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine on sale February 27, 2020. It could possibly be the second announcement related to Platinum 4. We’ll keep you posted! The company also reiterated that development is going well for Bayonetta 3 and that spoilers are hidden in the 2017 trailer. [Thanks, Ryokutya]
Kamiya: “Bayonetta 3 Development is Progressing Very Smoothly”
From this week’s issue (1623) of Weekly Famitsu; PlatinumGames founder Hideki Kamiya talks about a “super secret” (which may just be the partnership with Tencent), feels people are getting worried about Bayonetta 3, but says “development is progressing very smoothly”. Buy Weekly Famitsu here (use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical orders above $20). Thanks toBlackKite for the translation, which is listed in full below…
PlatinumGames’ Atsushi Inaba spoke with Inside Games over New Year and said we can expect to hear more about Bayonetta 3 “soon”, according to Siliconera, with various announcements, big and small, also rolling out throughout the year. We previously reported that PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya promises “interesting news” this year.
Nintendo have updated their release calendar at the latest Six Months Earnings Release with Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore still listed as 17 January 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons still listed as 20 March 2020, Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and the Famicom Tantei Club games listed as 2020, and Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 all still listed as TBA. No other first party Switch games have been revealed for next year and beyond at time of posting.
Nintendo have updated their release calendar at the latest Three Months Earnings Release with Animal Crossing: New Horizons still listed as 20 March 2020, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 are all listed as TBA. No other first party Switch games have been revealed for next year and beyond at time of posting.
Nintendo currently list Pokémon RPG for Nintendo Switch as ‘2018 or later’. Fire Emblem for Nintendo Switch, Yoshi for Nintendo Switch and Super Smash Bros. are all listed as ‘2018′. Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 are both listed as ‘TBA’.
Nintendo have opened up the Bayonettawebsite for all three games and revealed that both Bayonetta amiibo will unlock items, special costumes and weapons in the second game. Two new gameplay trailers (sans sound) below with more added at the source (under ‘Action’).
Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Switch) – 249
Project Octopath Traveler (Switch) – 200
Fire Emblem (Switch) – 190
Bayonetta 3 (Switch) – 154
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) – below 145
Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies (Switch) – below 145
Notes: Period counted 28 December – 10 January. New entries for Bayonetta 3 (pictured) and Kirby Star Allies! Project Octopath Traveler is also in the Newcomers chart with 353 votes. Taken from this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu which can be bought here (add the code JPNINTENDO at checkout for $3 USD off).
Nintendo announced at The Game Awards 2017 that they will release the first two Bayonettas for Nintendo Switch plus announced that Bayonetta 3 will release exclusively on the system! Both Bayonetta 1 (digital only for ¥3,758) and Bayonetta 2 (both digital and retail for ¥6,458) will release on 17 February 2018 in Japan (16 February in the West) with a Bayonetta ∞ CLIMAX EDITION (steel book containing both games, cards and stickers for ¥10,778). Bayonetta 3 is currently undated. Announcement trailers added below…