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.
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.