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Is PlatinumGames Teasing Bayonetta 1 & 2 on Switch?

Recently, the official PlatinumGames Twitter account announced a new @platinumGames_j Twitter account, intended for their Japanese audience. Where things get interesting is the artwork, designed by Yusuke Hashimoto, which was embedded with the tweet. Fans were quick to point out that the blue & red color scheme and the mirrored view of Bayonetta (in her outfit from the 1st and 2nd game) are reminiscent at the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. On the other hand, the blue and red colors also match the distinct colors used in marketing for both games, so it doesn’t necessarily have to mean anything in regards to a Switch release. Still, it’s interesting that PlatinumGames went on to “like” tweets pointing out the similarities between the image and the Joy-Con controllers.

Regardless of whether or not this is intended as a hint, it would make a lot of sense to see both Bayonetta games ported to the Switch. The original is already a classic, and the second game received very positive reviews but was only released on the Wii U, a console that didn’t exactly prove to be very popular. Of course, it’s an entirely different case for the Nintendo Switch, which is beating everyone’s (including Nintendo’s own) expectations. In fact, Nintendo is still struggling to produce enough units to meet consumer demand.

Unlike the first Bayonetta, which was recently released on PC, it’s assumed Nintendo holds exclusive rights over Bayonetta 2. While the details aren’t clear, it’s probably unlikely that we’ll see the game on a non-Nintendo platform. If that’s the case, it’d be a good thing to see the game at least ported to the Switch. To be continued?


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