The Bayonetta franchise is on a lot of people’s minds right now, and for multiple reasons. There’s a prequel game coming next March that was announced at The Game Awards, people are still talking about the divisive ending to Bayonetta 3 (read our review!), and many curious about where the future of the franchise will go from here. A man who has the answer to that is none other than Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames. He’s the man who made the series, and he had some interesting comments on the franchise’s future.
In a chat with IGN, he said the following:
“I personally can’t conceive the Bayonetta series ever ending. I want to make a Bayonetta 4 and Bayonetta 5, and I intend on pitching them to the company. We often talk internally about how we could make nine of them. I want people who love the Bayonetta series to believe me when I say: ‘I’m not going to do anything that will betray the players’.”
Now, given the way the third mainline game ended, you might think that this would be impossible, and yet…
“Taking the Bayonetta IP as an example, while I have a structure in mind for where the story is going to go far into the future, players are only able to pass judgment on the story that they have at the moment. They’ll say things like the series is going to end because the creators have no love for it. I want people to know that’s obviously not how it is. I love Bayonetta more than anyone. How could I not love Cereza and all the other characters I’ve fostered for this long?”
So perhaps the next game will “undo” some of what happened at the end of the last game? Only time will tell!