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Poll: Do you think this will still be a Wii U exclusive? (234 votes)

Yes! It will sell lots and sell systems! 48%
No! They will need to go multiplatform to profit! 38%
No interest. 14%

Judging by the sales of the Wii U so far, is it still viable for Platinum to only put out Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U? Will this be another Rayman situation?

#1 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

Nintendo (funded it) and are publishers. Stay exclusive

#2 Posted by Morningstar (2161 posts) -

I certainly hope it comes to other consoles, but I doubt it.

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#3 Edited by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

Bayonetta 2 and Rayman aren't really comparable as Nintendo is publishing the former. It's probably moreso a question of whether or not Platinum would have the right to eventually release the game on a different platform through another publisher.

I don't think that's likely and even if they could I doubt there are any publishers who'd be particularly interested in the game. Frankly I don't think there would be a Bayonetta 2 without Nintendo.

#4 Edited by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

Unlike Rayman (which I never expected to stay exclusive honestly) I think Nintendo has a tight lock on this one. Actually I'm pretty sure Nintendo is funding the development of the game so it's very unlikely that it will be released on competing platforms.

#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9707 posts) -

Yes, because Nintendo is publishing it.

#6 Edited by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

@damisterchief said:

Nintendo (funded it) and are publishers. Stay exclusive

This. Nintendo is throwing money at it. Wii U for life!

#7 Posted by Nightriff (5084 posts) -

Yes but it won't do what you are saying, Nintendo funded the project as others have said so maybe years down the road it will go multi but not like Legends

#8 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2298 posts) -

Like everyone else said Nintendo put money in. It will stay exclusive. On a side note it's always funny to see the comments about people bitching about it's exclusivity not knowing that if Nintendo didn't help fund Bayonetta 2 it wouldn't even exist.

#9 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

I'm excited to see how they incorporate elements of the Wii U since it's being developed only for that system. Going multiplatform would probably throw that all out the window.

#10 Posted by Milkman (16791 posts) -

I think people who think Bayonetta 2 is going to sell systems are grossly overestimating how many people like Bayonetta.

And for the record, I love Bayonetta.

#11 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

This game is going to sell dozens of copies.

#12 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

This game is going to sell dozens of copies.

it might even sell a hundred!

#13 Edited by PenguinDust (12517 posts) -

Since Nintendo is publishing it, it will probably remain an exclusive, but lets not forget that Microsoft published Mass Effect 1 and it's now available on the PS3. Anything can happen with time.

#14 Edited by Wraxend (564 posts) -

Well Mass Effect was published by Microsoft, but as EA now owns Bioware and it's on other systems now. So it is possible for it to eventually come out on other systems.

#15 Edited by StarvingGamer (8238 posts) -

Considering that Nintendo is paying for it...

#16 Posted by EXTomar (4732 posts) -

Sega appears to be partially paralyzed due to financial issues too so I doubt it will go anywhere else where Sega will be "Yes Sir! How high would you like me to jump?"

#17 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@milkman said:

I think people who think Bayonetta 2 is going to sell systems are grossly overestimating how many people like Bayonetta.

And for the record, I love Bayonetta.

Yeah. Bayonetta is of system seller quality but not at that level of popularity.

#18 Posted by alternate (2706 posts) -

I could see it coming out in a years or so for other systems. Depends how much Nintendo put in to it and how many copies it sells. Could well be a clause in the contract saying if it sells over a certain number and nintendo gets a return on investment the rights revert to the developer. But I also think it will sell for shit.

#19 Edited by golguin (3928 posts) -

Like everyone else has mentioned they funded the game. It's essentially their game. Why would their game be on another system?

#20 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

Yes, because Nintendo is publishing it.

This and I hate how that poll is worded.

#21 Posted by Pr1mus (3909 posts) -

Stay exclusive, won't sell a lot, won't sell systems and i have no interest.

#22 Edited by jjm494 (84 posts) -

Yeah, Nintendo's footing the bill so don't expect to see it on your 360 or ps3 anytime soon. I don't think this is a bad think though. If titles like this, Lego City Undercover, and other releases down the line show that there are quality exclusives on the Wii U, then that will increase its appeal and the number of people likely to purchase the system. The more options available to the consumer in the console market, the more console makers will have to strive to develop and support quality products. Thus, the consumer wins.

#23 Edited by Hailinel (24795 posts) -

To all who seriously think that this will ever come to other platforms:

Get the fuck over it, already.

Seriously. Nintendo is the company funding Bayonetta 2's development. They have full say over what platforms that the game can and will appear on. It's why Kamiya tells people to ask Nintendo any time someone on Twitter asks him if the game will ever be released on something other than Wii U. The chances of Bayonetta 2 appearing on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, or whatever the hell Microsoft's next console is called are zero. End of story.

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#24 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Stay exclusive, won't sell a lot, won't sell systems and i have no interest.

Bingo!

#25 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

Bayonetta wasn't in Sega All-Star Racing: Transformed, so I guess Sega doesn't consider her much of Sega All-Star. Sega probably just doesn't have the money to foot the bill this time, for publishing and distribution. Nintendo is striving to bring titles, and they might now have customers they converted from the PS3 people. ~ From I remember, Platinum said that their Nintendo contract details that they can release it on other consoles, if and only if they have Nintendo's say so. Sega still seems to have some stake in this, I think, since they "Let," Nintendo publish it.

I still don't care for this title. I'll just watch my friend play it. I bet its like part 1. ~ Cool. I think this'll get on PS3, get your hopes up. I can feel it.

#26 Edited by Snail (8606 posts) -

Nintendo is publishing the game, and I think perhaps even working along with the studio in some fashion, therefore it will be a Nintendo exclusive.

#27 Posted by Linkster7 (1025 posts) -

How big you think the overlap is between people who want Bayonetta 2 and people who all ready have a Wii U.
I don't this will earn them much more than goodwill

#28 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I'm pretty sure she wasn't in that game because she would have been highly inappropriate for a kids game.

#29 Posted by Abendlaender (2806 posts) -

It will be an exclusive but I doubt that it will sell systems

#30 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I'm sure Nintendo will start selling their games on competitor's platforms...

#31 Posted by ReCkLeSs_X (460 posts) -

I don't think it will sell lots of systems, but it'll remain exclusive.

#32 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

@wintersnowblind: It had Shinobi and Team Fortress guys, how does that work? The first one had Virtua Fighter..

#33 Edited by mosespippy (4182 posts) -

I'm not going to vote because yes it will stay exclusive but it won't sell lots or sell systems.

#34 Posted by darkvare (766 posts) -

it will definitly sell a lot less than the previous one and only if nintendo makes bundles and throws tons of money towards publicity it won't sell systems

#35 Posted by Humanity (9251 posts) -

I hope at some point Mario shows up and you go down some tubes.

#36 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

@humanity said:

I hope at some point Mario shows up and you go down some tubes.

He's a fucking demon, now.

#37 Edited by Humanity (9251 posts) -

@humanity said:

I hope at some point Mario shows up and you go down some tubes.

He's a fucking demon, now.

They wouldn't let them mess with the fiction that much but it would be awesome if there were a ton of completely out of place cameos.

#38 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4208 posts) -

@humanity said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

@humanity said:

I hope at some point Mario shows up and you go down some tubes.

He's a fucking demon, now.

They wouldn't let them mess with the fiction that much but it would be awesome if there were a ton of completely out of place cameos.

Sonic smokes to ease the pain. Just like Sega..

#39 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1071 posts) -

Unless Nintendo gives the OK then no. There could be deals done like how Mass Effect 1 got into PSN.

#40 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

Yes, because Nintendo is publishing it.

Never say never. MS publishes the original Mass Effect but it still came to the PS3 eventually. It really depends on the contract they signed though.

#41 Posted by ThunderSlash (1726 posts) -

Same reason why The Twin Snakes and Fatal Frame 4 remained a Nintendo exclusive.

#42 Edited by Hailinel (24795 posts) -

Same reason why The Twin Snakes and Fatal Frame 4 remained a Nintendo exclusive.

From what I understand, apparently Nintendo is also now a co-owner of the Fatal Frame franchise.

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#43 Posted by Hailinel (24795 posts) -

@jasonr86 said:

Yes, because Nintendo is publishing it.

Never say never. MS publishes the original Mass Effect but it still came to the PS3 eventually. It really depends on the contract they signed though.

Nintendo is also footing the bill for devleopment. Any request to put the game on another platform would have to go through them. Under what realistic circumstance would they actually say "Yes, go ahead"?

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#44 Posted by BillyTheKid (486 posts) -

I mean it would be a mess to try to get it anywhere that is not the WiiU because Ninty is publishing the thing. I am going to go ahead and say it will stay exclusive.

#45 Posted by tourgen (4500 posts) -

I really wanted to play Bayonetta 2 but there isn't anything else out or coming out for the WiiU that I'm even a tiny bit interested in. The system is a train wreck. Nothing about it is appealing. So no Bayonetta 2 for me I guess.

#46 Edited by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@enigma777 said:

@jasonr86 said:

Yes, because Nintendo is publishing it.

Never say never. MS publishes the original Mass Effect but it still came to the PS3 eventually. It really depends on the contract they signed though.

Nintendo is also footing the bill for devleopment. Any request to put the game on another platform would have to go through them. Under what realistic circumstance would they actually say "Yes, go ahead"?

Like I said, it depends on the contract. If it states something like "after x amount of years publishing rights go back to Platinum," it could theoretically happen.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not holding my breath or anything, I'm just saying that it's not impossible (just very, very unlikely).

#47 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@humanity said:

@blu3v3nom07 said:

@humanity said:

I hope at some point Mario shows up and you go down some tubes.

He's a fucking demon, now.

They wouldn't let them mess with the fiction that much but it would be awesome if there were a ton of completely out of place cameos.

the secret end boss is father link

#48 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@wintersnowblind: It had Shinobi and Team Fortress guys, how does that work? The first one had Virtua Fighter..

They didn't have boobs.

#49 Posted by probablytuna (3663 posts) -

I'm sure that after a year so of they will find a way to purchase the publishing rights back and go multi-platform. Judging by the size of the Wii U install base it's not gonna sell significantly (double so when this is a niche game), so the potential number of people buying this game is even smaller. And I seriously doubt a lot of people are waiting to buy a Wii U just for this game.

#50 Posted by Hailinel (24795 posts) -

I'm sure that after a year so of they will find a way to purchase the publishing rights back and go multi-platform. Judging by the size of the Wii U install base it's not gonna sell significantly (double so when this is a niche game), so the potential number of people buying this game is even smaller. And I seriously doubt a lot of people are waiting to buy a Wii U just for this game.

No, that's not how this works. Platinum is not a publisher. Another publisher would need to both be willing to buy the publishing rights from Nintendo as well as foot the bill for developing other console versions. Platinum is not going to do that themselves.

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