We’re not even a month shy of Bayonetta 3’s launch and Hideki Kamiya, the creator and supervisor of the collection, has already confirmed that Bayonetta 4 is in improvement and that it’ll tackle the sport’s contentious ending in “surprising” methods.
In a Twitter thread responding to a fan’s inquiry about the way forward for the Bayonetta franchise through the question-asking service Peing, Kamiya stated, “surprising developments are ready…please stay up for it.” Bayonetta 3’s finale greeted gamers with a Marvel movie-esque stinger textual content saying the collection will probably be “continued in a brand new technology.” Within the thread, Kamiya revealed that this continuation will tackle a poorly conveyed side of Bayonetta 3’s ending.
“I didn’t assume it was surprising in any respect, however plainly the ending of Bayo 3 wasn’t conveyed accurately to everybody, so I feel Bayo 4 will probably be an surprising improvement for everybody,” Kamiya wrote in a machine-translated tweet. “In any case, when Bayo 4 comes out, I’m certain there will probably be individuals who say, “You added that as an afterthought,” so I’ll say it now.”
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Though Kamiya is obtuse about what side of Bayonetta 3’s ending the forthcoming sequel will work to handle, Kamiya’s reply to a fan’s inquiry factors towards it addressing Bayonetta’s character particularly. When a Twitter consumer stated Bayonetta’s sudden “submissive” romance with Luka, a “subspecies” to her, and their subsequent loss of life wasn’t enjoyable to look at and negatively impacted her character, Kamiya replied, saying “That’s [just] the way it [is] to you.”
In the event you’re not squeamish about spoilers and wish to know why followers and a few sport publications that reviewed Bayonetta 3, together with Kotaku, disliked its ending, right here’s a fast rundown of its finale.
- Bayonetta’s “roommate” and bestie, is unceremoniously killed off
- Bayonetta finally ends up romantically concerned with Luka, a bit participant within the collection who abruptly has a bigger function to play in Bayonetta 3
- Bayonetta and Luka are killed off
- Bayonetta and her alternate-dimension daughter Viola have a bizarre post-credit scene passing-of-the-torch combat
- Celebratory vogueing and Marvel film stinger textual content ensue
In a follow-up tweet, Kamiya stated people who didn’t get pleasure from Bayonetta 3 and who grew to become “maddened toxic radio transmitter[s]” ought to keep away from any future entries within the collection, particularly if their outrage was because of how the sport dealt with a selected character, i.e. Bayonetta. As an alternative of dwelling on outrage over Bayonetta 3’s dealing with of the beloved witch, Kamiya stated gamers ought to take the sport’s design, artwork, and story into consideration as nicely.
“I really feel like I’ll by no means be capable of work together with an individual who places a lot into one ingredient (e.g. a personality) and judges primarily based on that alone,” Kamiya wrote in a separate tweet.
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Talking personally, I feel it’s arduous to not look again at Bayonetta 3’s ending and its smooth affirmation of Bayonetta 4 and never regard the sport because the bizarro model of Satan Might Cry 5, by which Capcom handed the torch from collection mainstay Dante to his nephew Nero. Rant inbound.
Means again in 2008, Satan Might Cry 4 itsself was initially presupposed to be a passing of the torch from Dante to Nero however by no means fairly caught its touchdown, partially because of its sad determination to make the participant replay each degree however in reverse, as the alternative character. The next launch of Satan Might Cry 5, turned DMC4, looking back, right into a tough draft of how the torch-passing and Dante’s send-off have been presupposed to be, with a extra pleasant sequence of occasions crammed with satisfying motion and story beats.
Bayonetta 3, compared, nearly mirrors the story beats of DMC5 besides that it really killed off its outdated hero, on this case Bayonetta. It then made issues all the more severe given how tonally dissonant Viola’s “show your self by defeating a darkish Bayonetta” post-credits combat scene felt with the remainder of Bayonetta 3’s story. As an alternative of serving her character, it felt like a heavy-handed approach of speaking with followers that Viola is the brand new hotness. This felt fully unearned contemplating Bayonetta 3 gamers spent solely about 25 p.c of their playtime as her. This concludes my TED Speak.
Hopefully, come time for Bayonetta 4 in no matter quantity of years, PlatinumGames will regain its luster and favor amongst followers who felt slighted by Bayonetta 3’s ending. However for now, the shadow stays forged.