Bayonetta 2 shelved - Report

Sega rumoured to have cancelled unannounced Bayonetta sequel.

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A sequel to Platinum Games' Bayonetta has been cancelled, says a SPOnG source "familiar with the situation." According to the same source, who cannot confirm whether the game was in development or merely preproduction, the unannounced sequel would have featured a new character who was a member of the US military.

As tweeted by Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba.

It is possible Bayonetta 2 was one of the unnamed games that Sega recently announced it would scrap as part of a company-wide restructuring. At the time of that announcement, Bayonetta designer Hideki Kamiya told a fan asking if Sega would still publish his game: "I'm not Sega Man. Ask Sega."

A Sega representative told GameSpot they "can't comment" on the rumour, and Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba neither confirmed nor denied it in a jokey tweet ("We've heard all the rumours on the net. What do you guys think? Too bad it got cancelled, huh?") accompanied by a mocked-up Bayonetta 2 image (pictured).

If there's no sequel for her in the foreseeable future, Bayonetta at least gets a cameo-style outing this summer in Platinum Games' multiplayer brawler Anarchy Reigns, which will be published by Sega in July.

Discussion

194 comments
GarsonB
GarsonB

I like the way all the Bayonetta fans who read this are sad about it being cancelled, and are hoping for somone else to come along and publish this game, but now nintendo have saved the franchise many of the so called "fans" are now hating on platinum games and nintendo for saving the game they wanted...

oh well im sure the real fans will enjoy the game on the wii u, because they follow games rather than blindly following consoles in misguided attempt to be "hardcore" and because Nintendo are kiddy, 

Real gamers play for fun, not the age rating


Kyanzaki
Kyanzaki

Just been announced for the WiiU

kratospete
kratospete

i cannot belive this, i was hoping for a 2 nd bayo game

slvrraven9
slvrraven9

now THATS a damn shame. you have one of the better games of the Gen scrapped because of some thing or another but its baisicly one of the games that put both sega AND platinum games at a prime spot for some good thumbs ups. im deeply saddened by this news as Bayonetta was one of if not the fav game of the gen for me. i guess this could KINDA be looked at as good news because Platinum would have to reach mighty high to top the masterpiece that was bayonetta. Oh well...at least teh sexyness lives on in Bayonetta 1!

nevan72
nevan72

I don't know why these thing happen to Platinum Games. I mean, First capcom and now sega. first god hand and okami and now bayonetta and vanquish. you wanna know why?! 'cause people like to play games like COD which are easy and short. you press one button and BAMM! you finished the game! but games like bayonetta are real Pieces of art. they are what a real video game should look like. and they get cancelled? I hope this is not true. I love Hideki kamiya and I love platinum games. I wish the best for them.

Elann2008
Elann2008

Sad day.  Please make Vanquish 2... don't cancel it too..

muppen
muppen

Sad. I really enjoyed the first game. I hope this isn't true because a sequel would have been awesome.

AlexLJ
AlexLJ

This breaks my heart completely.............  (T_T) 

adroge1
adroge1

If this is true, it's quite unfortunate. Bayonetta is one of the best games ever released.

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

Bayonetta was quite awesome. Dunno why it sold terribly. Only problem I had with it was Bayonettas absurdly long legs. The sexual humor in it, I personally enjoyed and the combat was pretty indepth. Plus there were quite a few unlockables as well that DIDNT REQUIRE YOU TO PAY FOR THEM. -eyeing capcom- 

blaze_boy30
blaze_boy30

Why you gotta be a troll Inaba? I hope this isn't true though.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

No surprise here. The first one sold terribly.

zbarfbag
zbarfbag

sad news indeed first one was great

projectpat72988
projectpat72988

Figures this would happen and I hope its not true. This game was one of those few pleasant surprises that come along every now and then. Pretty much no hype for it and it turns out to be one of the best games I played in the past couple years. The creativity and animations in this game are just off the wall insane and amazing. A second game I would absolutely buy it.

kwonton412
kwonton412 moderator

bayonetta, worst selling game above a 90 metacritic.  sad, but no surprise that it would happen to sega

Agent-M
Agent-M

Too bad, the first one was a great game.

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

What I take from this is: "There might be a Bayonetta 2, but we're not even thinking about developing it at This time. There's a chance that is will come out in the future, like the PS5, or Xbox 1080 or something."

m072802
m072802

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I absolutely LOVED the first Bayonetta - it took absolutely nothing seriously, just the kind of game I loved!

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

If this is true, then I have lost faith in everything.

tommy_boy9999
tommy_boy9999

I blame all the people that constantly bash Sega and dont buy Amazing Games like Bayonetta or Madworld. Thanks a lot you Fair weather gamers

The1stFishBone
The1stFishBone

I own the first one but I couldn't play it. The cutscenes were too wretched.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I hope this isn't true. Bayonetta wasn't as good as any of the DMC games to me, but I did think it was pretty fun and deserving of a sequel. It's the kind of game Sega should focus on producing rather than cancelling, quality IP (although yes, it is their fault that the PS3 port sucked, and something they should make sure doesn't happen in the future)

ratt19
ratt19

I hope its not true, I had fun playing the first game :)

Rowo
Rowo

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hellpolice
hellpolice

Why cancel when instead Platinum can just take the ip to another publisher like Namco or Capcom?

DarthMallrat
DarthMallrat

Damn, I know Sega is going through hard times right now but another Bayonetta game would help them, not hurt them.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I don't blame Sega. I blame everyone who didn't buy the first game and those who bought a used copy.

DanteDelacoix
DanteDelacoix

so an unannounced game has been announced to be cancelled by announcing rumours of unannounced game.......quite an announcement I say

DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Bayonetta is my favorite game of all time!!!!! This really sucks to hear. I wonder if Platinum could take this to another publisher?

gamefreak197
gamefreak197

I really hope it isn't cancelled. That game deserves a sequel.

supertom221
supertom221

Too bad. Could've been awesome. Oh well. So long as they don't cancel Yakuza 5...

iamerror2
iamerror2

Aw man, I was hoping for a sequel...

Vodoo
Vodoo

I didn't really like Bayonetta much. It was too japanese for me. Japanese games look, play and feel completely different and I don't like anything about them. The only japanese games I liked were Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2.

tightwad34
tightwad34

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islandking
islandking

bayonetta obviously lacks in-depth gameplay and solid balanced weapon&battle system compared to dmc3, bayonetta requires you a certain button pattern, which everybody can do after a little practice, sorry, but dmc3 requires a lot more, not everyone can so some people hate it

wagnagdag223
wagnagdag223

They're up to something. *rolleyes* Fix the poor frame-rate in the ps3 version. Otherwise, it's the bargain-bin for me.

daveg1
daveg1

good the first game was rubbish i dont know why so many people thought it was actualy good.. cheesey beyond beleif.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@Defender1978 ARGH! Don't say that out loud! You never know who might be listening.... @TheArcade So bring back No One Lives Forever!

dj_pulserfan
dj_pulserfan

Guys, let's not jump to conclusions! Shelved doesn't exactly mean cancelled and Bayonetta does have a good chance of coming back. Just look at Valkyria Chronicles. Plus, Platinum Games is currently working on both Anarchy Reigns AND Metal Gear Rising Revengance. It wouldn't make sense to really give them a third game especially with Konami breathing down their neck and possibly assisting Tango Gameworks and Shinji Mikami with his new project. That, or I'm being entirely too hopeful...

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

My guess is that PG was working on it and then was put on hold to work on Metal Gear Rising.

proletaryus
proletaryus

 @projectpat72988 There is another game from Sega, Vanquish, It is just as amazing as Bayonetta and It seems was not promoted as It should  either:  Awesome graphics, tough giant bosses (but that you can dig in a strategy to win if you persist),  similar dodging mechanics.  It is awful these these games are not in the top/best seller list.

Elann2008
Elann2008

 @x-2tha-z 

If it's any consolation, I purchased Bayonetta and Vanquish, day one, brand new. I love Sega.   Damn used game buyers! :(