Hideki Kamiya, executive producer of Bayonetta 3, has clarified that the third installment of PlatinumGames’ hit action franchise is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch following an inquiry from fans as to whether the series will ever be seen again on non-Nintendo platforms such as the PC. This isn’t really surprising, as Nintendo not only owns the publishing rights for the Bayonetta sequels but also helped fund their development.
A translation of Kamiya’s tweets regarding Bayonetta 3’s Switch exclusivity, 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.
That said, Nintendo Switch owners can feel free to dial up their anticipation for Bayonetta 3 a notch, as Kamiya has also posted a letter stating that the game will exceed everyone’s expectations. Bayonetta 3 is being directed by Yusuke Miyata, who worked on other hit PlatinumGames titles such as The Wonderful 101 and Astral Chain.
[…] Bayonetta 3 is real, and the day when you’ll be able to hold it in your hands and play is definitely coming! Rest easy and look forward to more info to come, because no matter how great your expectations may be, I promise we’ll deliver an experience that exceeds all of them.
Coincidentally, Bayonetta’s Steam port is currently on sale for just $4.99.