Just recently, the video game developer Platinum Games finally set up an official Twitter page, and it decided the account’s inaugural tweet should have a picture related to Bayonetta, which has some speculating that the company is planning to release the action series on the Nintendo Switch. Although the studio didn’t explicitly state as much, the image used in the tweet, as well as some other activity the developer took part in through Twitter definitely seems to suggest that such a likelihood is an inevitability.
As seen in the tweet below from Platinum Games, the titular protagonist from Bayonetta is shown in animated form from both the sequel, and the original, with stark blue and red respectively coloring the backgrounds. While some have suggested that the hues are simply reflections of the color of the guns she’s holding in the foreground, Platinum Games liked and retweeted an image that a fan shared as a response, which was a screenshot of the neon red and blue Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch.
— プラチナゲームズ公式アカウント[NEW] (@platinumgames_j) July 3, 2017
While Platinum Games’ retweet of a fan’s post isn’t necessarily an explicit admission to Bayonetta coming to the Nintendo Switch, it does offer a compelling connection to the games and the Big N’s latest console. Plus, with Bayonetta 2 having been available as an exclusive to the Wii U, which experienced less-than-stellar sales, it’s quite possible that the developer wants the sequel to be opened up to a larger audience, and will re-release the original entry in the series along with it as additional support for a Switch launch.
Should Platinum Games actually follow through by bringing the first two titles in the Bayonetta franchise to the Nintendo Switch, then it could very well be laying the groundwork for the third entry to be officially announced to the public and revealed as a Nintendo Switch exclusive some time down the line. Discussions for a third installment are currently happening at Platinum Games, and a great way to grease the gears for the next entry to make its way onto the console would be to have Bayonetta 1 and 2 make the leap onto the Switch.
Do you think Platinum Games is teasing that the Bayonetta series is coming to Nintendo Switch? If so, would you like to see Bayonetta 3 on the console as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Bayonetta is available now for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360, while Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U-exclusive.