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Hideki Kamiya suggests that fans should "reset and forget about" Bayonetta 3 so that the eventual reveal will be a "nice surprise"

An update is still expected for sometime in 2021.

Ever since the announcement of Bayonetta 3 at The Game Awards 2017, fans have been clamoring for an update on the game's development. No news has been shared since then, and some are concerned that the release may still be a long ways away.

In an interview with VGC, PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya gave some advice on where our minds should be at while we wait for official news to come out. Although an update for Bayonetta 3 is expected by the end of 2021, he suggests that since "it's driving fans crazy," they should "reset and forget about Bayonetta 3." Check out his exact comments from the TGC interview below, and click over to their article for more interesting PlatinumGames related tidbits and info.

VGC: Kamiya, here’s the inevitable Bayonetta 3 question: You were recently quoted as saying you’d like to provide a public update on the game this year. Is that right?

Kamiya: "It’s not really our position to say, but… it’s January. We’ve got to have something come out, right? I guess it’s safe to expect that something will come out. There’s still a lot of the year left is what I’m saying."

VGC: By “update”, do you mean something more substantial than another CGI logo?

Kamiya: "(Laughs) I understand it’s driving the fans crazy! In light of that, my suggestion would be that maybe we should all reset and forget about Bayonetta 3. Then when something finally does happen, it will be a nice surprise, won’t it?"

PlatinumGames hoping to share an update on Bayonetta 3 and other unannounced projects this year

The year of Bayonetta

Whenever someone mentions PlatinumGames, Bayonetta 3 is going to be brought up instantly. With each passing day, fans of the franchise grow more curious about how the game is coming along. When on earth are we going to leran something new about the game? If things go well, it seems we could learn at thing or two this year.

Platinum's Hideki Kamiya recently appeared on an official Arcade Archives stream with Hamster, and the discussion of new projects came up. Kamiya decided to jump in at this moment with a tiny tidbit on Bayonetta 3, along with other games we don't know about. You can read the comment below, as translated by NintendoEverything.

Well, I suppose… we’ve been working on new stuff like Bayonetta 3, not that I can say too much… but I hope we can give an update during the year. ...and give updates on a few more unannounced projects too. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say that, but I said it anyway.

Sounds like 2021 will finally bring us a fresh look at Bayonetta 3. Let's hope we'll also get to play the game this year!

Thanks to WolfStarSonic for the heads up!

Platinum Games says Bayonetta 3 is "going great," and Project G.G. has "started moving"

Could 2021 be the year?

Famitsu magazine spoke to a wide range of developers to hear their comments on upcoming projects and plans for 2021. When it got to Platinum Games, none other than Hideki Kamiya shared an update for not one, but two different Switch games. You can see what he had to say below, courtesy of a Gematsu translation.

“First off, many people are worried about Bayonetta 3 considering there hasn’t been any new information since its announcement, but verifications of new systems have been going great and development is going very well, so please wait with peace of mind. (This is a copy of my 2020 comment.) Also Project G.G. (title tentative) has finally started moving, so please look forward to it.”

The Wonderful 101: Remastered gets a "Wonder-Size Cadet" demo featuring Bayonetta, game updated to Version 1.03

How wonderful!

It's a big day for The Wonderful 101: Remastered. Those of you who haven't picked the game up can grab a demo today, and it includes Wonder-Bayonetta as a playable character! There's also been an update for the main game, bringing it up to Version 1.03. Check out full details on all of today's announcements below.

We’re happy to announce that the Wonder-Size Cadet Demo for The Wonderful 101: Remastered is now available.

As the name suggests, this demo delivers Wonder-Size amount of content, including Platinum-level epic boss battles and a lot of in-game goodies! Enjoy the prologue and all of Operation 001, a total of about two hours of gameplay!

A lot of bonuses like in-game currency and a selection of support items are also available from the start of the demo, so that even beginners can set off on this dynamic adventure fully equipped.

Best of all, you can transfer save data from the demo to the full version and pick up right back up!

The hidden character Wonder-Bayonetta can be used from the start of the demo. She can be chosen as the leader at any point during an operation, and has a special Unite Morph!

Unite Morph: Scarborough Fair

Draw a Unite Gun sign to Unite Morph.
Firing all four guns at once, this attack has a large effect radius.

Special Abilities:

Dodge enemy attacks with the right timing to enable Witch Time, slowing down enemies in the vicinity.
Summon Gomorrah for a special dodge maneuver by pressing the Dodge button.

Unite up with Wonder-Bayonetta and play the free demo version of the game now!

Wonderful Codes
The v.1.03 patch adds a new in-game “Wonderful Code” feature to The Wonderful 101: Remastered, allowing players to enjoy the same bonuses as the demo, as well as many others! Don’t forget to update to the latest version!

To celebrate the release of the Wonder-Size Cadet Demo, we’re sharing two in-game Wonderful Codes:

Vol.1 UMBRANGIFT
Unlocks “Wonder-Bayonetta”

Vol.2 ANGELSLAYERS
Unlocks “Wonder-Jeanne” and “Wonder-Rodin”

Be on the lookout for more Wonderful Codes!

Ver. 1.03 Patch

The latest patch is out now! For more details please check the following:

Patch details:

Added a new “Wonderful Code” feature.
Certain hidden elements of the game can now be unlocked by entering officially released codes.

Added a demo save data transfer feature.
When starting a new game, save data from the demo can be detected and transferred, allowing players to continue from the end of the demo.

Fixed a number of bugs.

Bayonetta Nendoroid now available to pre-order

Go figure!

The latest Nendoroid figure from Good Smile is everyone's favorite raunchy witch, Bayonetta. Available for pre-order in the US and Japan from now until December 9th, 2020 for $69.99 (¥7,300), shipments are planned for July 2021. Check out the full product details below!

A Climax Action Nendoroid

From the popular game "Bayonetta" comes a Nendoroid of Bayonetta! She comes with three face plates—a standard expression, a combat expression and a winking expression. Since the body of the Nendoroid is bent at the waist, you can recreate all kinds of unique poses and movements from the game even in Nendoroid form! Plenty of optional parts are also included so you can enjoy changing up her pose time and time again.

Set Contents:
Back and Front Hair Parts
Face Plates x3
Body x1
Left Arm Parts x2
Right Arm Parts x2
Right Hand Parts x3
Left Hand Parts x2
Right Leg Parts x3
Left Leg Parts x3
Quad-Wielded Handguns
Combat Effect Parts
Bloody Rose Lollipop
Butterfly Wings (Translucent Sheet)

Sculptor: toytec D.T.C

Specifications:
Painted ABS&PVC non-scale articulated figure with stand included. Approximately 120mm (4.72 inches) in height

Voice actress for Jeanne confirms her voice work on Bayonetta 3 hasn't yet begun

Everything is fine, right?

Platinum has continuously attempted to put fan's minds and hearts at ease again and again that development on Bayonetta 3 is going smoothy. The title was originally announced almost 3 years ago at The Game Awards 2017, and concerns continue to ramp up for the anticipated third installment.

Earlier this week, voice actress Grey DeLisle-Griffin replied to a tweet, insinuating that she has yet to begin voice work for Jeanne (a lead character in the Bayonetta franchise). While voice work is usually the last thing to be completed in the process of game development, this still definitely isn't the most exciting information. Hopefully some official news will be announced in the near future!

Platinum on The Wonderful 101 sequel interest, Bayonetta 3 progress, StarFox Zero, and wanting Amaterasu in Smash Bros.

Platinum shares some juicy tidbits

Our friends at GameXplain got to talk to Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya about all sorts of Platinum Games topics, and we've put together a quick summary of some of the juiciest tidbits. Check out that recap below.

- Atsushi Inaba said there's never been a day where they didn't want to do a sequel to The Wonderful 101
- he says it would be nice if the day came when they could make a sequel, but it would be a challenge
- Platinum is interested in working with Nintendo again in the future
- Bayonetta 3 development is "going fine"
- no conversations have happened with Platinum about porting StarFox Zero to Switch
- due to the fan reaction to the dog in Project GG, there might be an expanded role for the dog in the full game
- Hideki Kamiya would love to see Amaterasu added to Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hideki Kamiya shows off First 4 Figures' Bayonetta "Scarborough Fair" replicas, preorders opening soon

BANNED!

First 4 Figures is always cooking up new statues and more to represent gaming's biggest and brightest stars. Now the company has revealed their prototype design for Bayonetta's Scarborough Fair guns, and they even got Platinum's Hideki Kamiya to show them off.

While there's still some waiting to do until release, First 4 Figures has said that they'll be opening preorders for the replicas soon. You can check out more details here.

Platinum Games says Bayonetta 3 isn't cancelled, tells fans to take those concerns and "throw them out the window"

Really, everything is fine!

For some reason, people are absolutely convinced that Bayonetta 3 is going through some sort of development issues, or is on the brink of cancellation. Platinum has said countless times that the game is motoring along just fine, but fans refuse to believe it. Today, we once again get confirmation that things are moving along without issue.

In an interview with VideogamesChronicle, none other than Platinum's Hideki Kamiya addresses the concern head-on. If this doesn't convince fans that everything is fine, nothing will!

I’m on Twitter so I see a lot of comments every day. I’m happy that there’s still anticipation for the title, but one thing I would like to address is the trend I’m seeing which is people who are starting to ask if the game has been cancelled. I want you guys to take any concerns you have like that and throw them out the window immediately because we’re still hard at work on it and it hasn’t been cancelled by any means. Please look forward to it!

Platinum says there's nothing to worry about, all is fine with Bayonetta 3

No, really!

Some people think no news is good news. Others believe it to mean everything is going wrong, and all Hell is breaking loose. That's the case with Bayonetta 3 right now, and Platinum wants to set the record straight.

We haven't seen anything new on Bayonetta 3 since the initial reveal. No screenshots, no gameplay details, no artwork...nothing. This has lead many to believe that something's wrong with the project, but Platinum's Atsushi Inaba is here to assuage those fears. In an interview with Gematsu, he shared this tidbit on Bayonetta 3's progress.

“(Laughs.) There’s nothing to worry about at all. There’s nothing to worry about. Things are going very well. Really, there’s nothing to worry about.”

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