Bayonetta dev doing another SEGA game
Is it Bayonetta 2?
SEGA will publish another Platinum Games developed title, the Japanese company has confirmed.
SEGA has published each of the four Platinum Games' titles: MadWorld, Infinite Space, Bayonetta and Vanquish.
In October 2010, executive director and producer Atsushi Inaba said Platinum was in talks to potentially extend its partnership with SEGA.
It appears those talks were successful.
"We have a further title to announce from Platinum Games as well," SEGA West's executive vice president of sales and marketing Alan Pritchard told US mag Game Informer (reported by SEGAbits).
Speculation will undoubtedly point toward a sequel to Bayonetta.
In October, ahead of the release of Vanquish, Inaba told Eurogamer in an interview the Japanese developer "would love" to make Bayonetta 2 and will do so "when the time is right".
Speculation was first sparked by a tweet from fellow Platinum Games co-founder Hideki Kamiya. "Will there be a Bayonetta 2?" a fan asked the Bayonetta and Devil May Cry director on Twitter. "I believe so," he replied.
"She'll be back if you believe so," he said to another follower.
"There is no concrete plan or schedule that we can talk about," Inaba told Eurogamer. "It's not like Kamiya said, 'Okay, we're going to make this.
"But Bayonetta is definitely a special IP for us. We loved creating that game. We think it was a really good game. We would love to make a sequel to it when the time is right. That's all we can say."
Bayonetta met a warm reception from hardcore gamers and critics, and respectable sales, when it was released late last year in Japan and early this year in the West. SEGA has also indicated it may be up for a sequel.
Simon Parkin awarded a 9/10 in Eurogamer's Bayonetta review.