Hideki Kamiya Says He May Have to Take His 9-Episode Saga Plans for Bayonetta “To the Grave;” Thinks Series May Continue Without Him

Hideki Kamiya Says He May Have to Take His 9-Episode Saga Plans for Bayonetta “To the Grave;” Thinks Series May Continue Without Him

Hideki Kamiya recently uploaded his third YouTube video responding to various comments he has received, with several subjects discussed. One such topic regards the continuation of the Bayonetta franchise.

Kamiya notes that while he worked on the first three mainline Bayonetta titles as well as Bayonetta Origins, he had plans for the series to consist of nine episodes. However, seeing as he has left PlatinumGames, he “may have to take the full saga to the grave” with him. He also remarked that it’s a shame and believes that those who own the Bayonetta IP may continue producing new projects.

When Kamiya previously discussed his nine-episode plan for the Bayonetta series, he also brought up a potential Jeanne spinoff called Cutie J, which will likely not see the light of day now, at least via his original vision.

You can view Kamiya’s full video discussing this topic below:

In Bayonetta 3, Bayonetta can wield her iconic Witch Time ability, making the surrounding vicinity slow down when performing skillful dodges. She can also summon Infernal Demons in the midst of combat to battle particularly mighty and giant foes. However, she is exposed to attacks while summoning, making adequate timing crucial.

And as if those facets weren’t enough, Bayonetta can transform her appearance into a Demon Masquerade by channeling the power of the demons instilled within her weapons. The abilities gained while in these transformed states can also be used for exploration.

The other playable character is Viola. This witch-in-training activates Witch Time by blocking attacks at the right time instead of dodging them. Further, the Infernal Demon bound to her sword, Chesire, can be summoned during combat to attack enemies separately.

Lastly, the difficulty can be changed at any time, and a special accessory, Immortal Marionette, will let players enact combos and defensive maneuvers with one button.

Bayonetta 3 is now available for Nintendo Switch.

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