‘Bayonetta 2′ & ‘Wonderful 101′ Will Stay Wii U Exclusives

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It hasn’t been a great week thus far for Wii U owners. With two third-party exclusives on the Wii U jumping ship, there may be concern that Nintendo’s newest console could lose even more exclusives — Bayonetta 2 being one of them. While it’s entirely possible that more “exclusive” third-party games may transition over to other systems, consumers who invested in the Wii U can rest easy knowing that Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 won’t be going anywhere.

Platinum Games designer Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter to address the possibility of either of his team’s games arriving on non-Nintendo platforms. As of right now, Kamiya confirmed, that is completely in the hands of Nintendo. Since the house of Mario is currently funding both projects, this means that they have final say on what platforms it’ll appear on. More or less, this means that 360 and PS3 users shouldn’t be expecting either game to ever see the light of day on their console.

“We are a developer. Nintendo are the ones kind enough to fund and publish our The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 projects. So if Nintendo says, ‘We are publishing Bayonetta 2 on PS3/360,’ then it will happen. So please go ask them, not us.”

Bayonetta 2 Wonderful 101 Staying Wii U Exclusives

While Bayonetta fans won’t be content with this news, it’s a reassuring sign to Wii U owners that some quality exclusives are still en route for their system. It’s especially reassuring after Ubisoft announced that the highly anticipated, and once platform exclusive, Rayman Legends would be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 — resulting in the Wii U version being delayed until September. That news came just a day after Tecmo Koei revealed that it would also be bringing the once exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge to other systems on April 2nd.

Both Platinum Games projects are still sans release date, but they were featured during Ninty’s recent Nintendo Direct broadcast. The pre-recorded Direct video gave a modest peek behind-the-scenes of Bayonetta 2‘s development process,while also managing to give potential players a chance to see some of the zany action featured in The Wonderful 101, but both projects appear to be shaping up quite well.

The loss of two exclusives is a blow to gamers who’ve been backing the Wii U since its launch, but there are still plenty of games for Nintendo fans to look forward to in the future. A majority of Nintendo’s Triple-A franchises can be expected to make their debut at E3 2013, so stay tuned to Game Rant for information on whatever else the Big N may have planned for its latest piece of hardware.

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Source: Joystiq

TAGS: Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, Nintendo, Platinum Games, The Wonderful 101, Wii U

  • COREY_1993

    well thats obvious… unlike rayman these titles were supported by nintendo directly, without them bayonetta 2 would not be getting made, i was annoyed when i found out it wasnt being a multi plat but i understand why it cant unlike most people.

    you wont see mario coming the other consoles which is the same boat as the two titles so as far as im concerned you have wasted your time writing this article.

  • http://gamerant.com Jeff Schille

    Gotta love Kamiya! And, really looking forward to ‘The Wonderful 101.’ Let’s hope these two games represent the start of a fruitful Nintendo/Platinum partnership. I’d truly love to see a spiritual successor to ‘Okami’ on Wii U.

  • Yoyoyoshi

    I feel like Nintendo will buy Platinum soon, I could imagine if they make a Star Fox game or F-Zero (I know they can make it better!)

    • http://gamerant.com Riley Little

      I feel like that will be a viable option if both games manage to sell well enough to warrant purchasing the developer. Right now Nintendo can give simply keep giving them cash to make them games.

      Who knows, they gave Team Ninja the responsibility of developing a Metroid title, so maybe Platinum will get to try its hand at a Nintendo property!

  • ios

    Too bad the WiiU is a failure so far :(
    Anyway,looking forward to any new Big N game..hope the can make it,but i can see the future is hard for them !

    • Daniel J

      Go into details why.

      Because it not.
      January is never a month where products are selling out.
      Christmas was just past. People are recovering from it.

      Wii U sold 3.06 from Nov. 18 to Dec. 31
      That about time 2 or 3 PS3 and X360 during it’s time.

      No major games releases in Jan or Feb. In March we have the big games coming the it will continue down that path.

      Selling bad in one region =/= worldwide.
      In that case UK and Europe are selling Wii U well.
      Same can be said for Sony with Vita in Japan and just about everywhere.
      Microsoft with X360 in Japan and Sony’s PS3 in America but it picking up.