Bayonetta Studio Teases New Action Game

The studio's new game aims to "turn the action genre on its head."

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PlatinumGames, the studio behind the Bayonetta franchise and the canceled Xbox game Scalebound, has teased an upcoming project. Speaking at the Bitsummit event recently, Platinum boss Atsushi Inaba teased that the studio currently has a number of projects in the works, including Bayonetta 3 and something entirely new in the action space.

He teased that this game will "turn the action genre on its head," according to DualShockers. It sounds like this game is extremely early in the development process, as Inaba said many people at Platinum do not even know about it.

Platinum also developed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Nier: Automata. In addition to Bayonetta 3 and the top-secret game mentioned above, the studio is co-developing Lost Order and Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link for mobile and PlayStation 4.

Back in January, Inaba explained that Platinum was in the initial stages of planning more games, one of which might be the mysterious one he teased at Bitsummit. "We've pretty much opened the company up to 'Anybody can pitch a game,' and so over the last year we've gotten about 70 design documents from different people," Inaba said. "So [2017 was] about us basically diluting which stuff we wanted to focus on and not focus on, and drilling down to the point where we now have two designs that we're genuinely focused on."

Inaba went on to say that you should not expect some of Platinum's upcoming games to have a huge budget or a small one, but instead fall somewhere in the middle.

"We can't put together a AAA, $10 million-plus game, because we just don't have that sort of cash as an independent developer. However, we don't plan to go the indies route with just a few people on a team making a game, so it'll be somewhere in the middle, looking at probably about 20 people on the staff making the game, so that'll still be a healthy [size]."

Platinum's most recent game was the PS4 and PC exclusive Nier: Automata, which we said was the #10 best game of the year in 2017. For more, check out our Nier: Automata review.

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I hope it's an original IP and not a licensed IP because Platinum's track record for licensed games is not stellar. Is Transformers: Devastation the best licensed game Platinum has made?

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Note to self: Get around to finishing Bayonetta 2

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Hopefully it's just Scalebound under a different name. That game looked promising, and I was disappointed when Microsoft cancelled it.

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PlatinumGames, the studio behind the Bayonetta franchise and the canceled Xbox game Scalebound,

Really? Platinum is famous for Bayonetta and the canceled Bone game?

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@Ant_17: Yeah they worded that sort of weird...

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Bayonetta 3? For Switch? No PS4 and XBOX1?

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@MMX377: You can only blame the other publishers for rejecting the second game, as none of them were interested or wanted to pick up Bayonetta 2. Otherwise, without Nintendo, the series would be dead long ago; mind you, it's still cool Nintendo is giving it another chance with a third game, despite how very underwhelming the second one sold.

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@MMX377: Because Nintendo funded the game to be made... Just like they did with #2

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@MMX377: Yeah. The info's been out for over 4 months -- but it's understandable to miss articles about games when there are so many Hollywood and Netflix articles each day.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bayonetta-3-revealed-as-nintendo-switch-exclusive/1100-6455491/

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Here's hoping it's an original IP that they can own themselves. As far as I'm aware, Platinum doesn't currently own any of the games they've worked on. I'd love for them to make a great action game and be able to take it wherever they want.

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@Yomigaeru:

I think they own the Wonderful 101 IP.

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I would like to see more Nier or Drakengard

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@gamingdevil800: u do know Nier belongs to the Drakengard series... right,? Nier is just the spin-off

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@slypher9: I know but it's still its own franchise at this point. If I said I would like to see more Drakengard people would say "hey what about Nier?" I can't think of a good comparison but its like people asking for a sequel to Fallout New Vegas rather than a new Fallout.

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@gamingdevil800: lol i got ya

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