We’re not even a month shy of Bayonetta 3’s launch and Hideki Kamiya, the creator and supervisor of the sequence, has already confirmed that Bayonetta 4 is in improvement and that it’ll deal with 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 look ahead to it.” Bayonetta 3’s finale greeted gamers with a Marvel movie-esque stinger textual content saying the sequence shall be “continued in a brand new era.” Within the thread, Kamiya revealed that this continuation will deal with a poorly conveyed side of Bayonetta 3’s ending.
“I didn’t suppose it was surprising in any respect, however evidently the ending of Bayo 3 wasn’t conveyed appropriately to everybody, so I believe Bayo 4 shall be an surprising improvement for everybody,” Kamiya wrote in a machine-translated tweet. “In spite of everything, when Bayo 4 comes out, I’m certain there shall 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 deal with, 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 observe and negatively impacted her character, Kamiya replied, saying “That’s [just] the way it [is] to you.”
In case you’re not squeamish about spoilers and wish to know why followers and a few recreation 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 sequence who all of a sudden has a bigger position 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 battle
- 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 turned “maddened toxic radio transmitter[s]” ought to keep away from any future entries within the sequence, particularly if their outrage was as a result 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 have the ability to work together with an individual who places a lot into one component (e.g. a personality) and judges based mostly on that alone,” Kamiya wrote in a separate tweet.
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Talking personally, I believe it’s exhausting to not look again at Bayonetta 3’s ending and its mushy affirmation of Bayonetta 4 and never regard the sport because the bizarro model of Satan Could Cry 5, through which Capcom handed the torch from sequence mainstay Dante to his nephew Nero. Rant inbound.
Manner again in 2008, Satan Could Cry 4 itsself was initially imagined to be a passing of the torch from Dante to Nero however by no means fairly caught its touchdown, partially as a result of its sad resolution to make the participant replay each degree however in reverse, as the other character. The following launch of Satan Could Cry 5, turned DMC4, on reflection, right into a tough draft of how the torch-passing and Dante’s send-off had been imagined to be, with a extra pleasant sequence of occasions stuffed with satisfying motion and story beats.
Bayonetta 3, as compared, nearly mirrors the story beats of DMC5 besides that it truly killed off its outdated hero, on this case Bayonetta. It then made issues all the more serious given how tonally dissonant Viola’s “show your self by defeating a darkish Bayonetta” post-credits battle scene felt with the remainder of Bayonetta 3’s story. As an alternative of serving her character, it felt like a heavy-handed method of speaking with followers that Viola is the brand new hotness. This felt completely unearned contemplating Bayonetta 3 gamers spent solely about 25 p.c of their playtime as her. This concludes my TED Discuss.
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 solid.