PlatinumGames has revealed their third Platinum4 project which is PlatinumGames Tokyo, a development studio scheduled to open in April 2020. Read the message from President and CEO Kenichi Sato explaining the new set up here. The first Platinum 4 project is The Wonderful 101 which yesterday was announced will be coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam on May 19 in North America, May 22 in Europe, and June 11 in Japan. Also announced yesterday was Project G.G. – a new hero game coming to existing consoles.
The second Platinum4 game has been revealed by PlatinumGames inside Weekly Famitsu Issue No. 1630 to be Project G.G. PlatinumGames will self-publish and 100% own the IP. Project G.G. will be directed by Hideki Kamiya and is the third title in the Hero Trilogy which began with Viewtiful Joe and more recently saw The Wonderful 101. It is scheduled for all release on all existing platforms. The third and fourth Platinum4 reveals will be new projects with the fourth said to be “very interesting”. Edit: website now live, teaser trailer and screenshots added below…
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]
PlatinumGames producer Atsushi Inaba revealed in an interview with IGN Japan that the company is interested in self-publishing the Bayonetta series. Inaba adds that Nintendo and Sega currently both own half of the intellectual property rights. PlatinumGames’ first self-published title The Wonderful 101 has been funded for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam. [Thanks, Anime News Network]
PlatinumGames has opened up a teaser website for Platinum 4. More news as we have it. Edit: the website has been updated and is for four games. The first is The Wonderful 101: Remastered (see this post for full details).
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…
This week’s issue (No.1623) of Weekly Famitsu magazine includes a three-way chat between Yoko Taro, Hideki Kamiya, and Takahisa Taura (pictured) of PlatinumGames, 2020 aspirations from 110 game creators, a Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore feature, a 2020 software preview, and a Megido７２ concert. Buy Weekly Famitsu here (use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical orders above $20). Teaser scans and cover added below…
It appears PlatinumGames‘ big news for 2020 that they have teased on multiple occasions is a partner with Tencent Holdings Limited which has invested capital in the company in order to help PlatinumGames move into self-publishing. President Kenichi Sato says this investment has “no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.” The company are expected to reveal more news on Bayonetta 3 soon.
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.