Hideki Kamiya Explains Why Bayonetta 3 is Exclusive to Switch

Hideki Kamiya Explains Why Bayonetta 3 is Exclusive to Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 February 2018 / 2,729 Views

Bayonetta 3 Director Hideki Kamiya discussed on Twitter why Bayonetta 3 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive and expresses his thanks to Nintendo for helping fund the game. 

Read the complete chat below:

Bayonetta 3 was announced for the Nintendo Switch at The Game Awards in December 2017.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

PAOerfulone (on 13 February 2018)

It's nice to see that he was finally able to say it in a way without coming across as a total jackass.


Jranation (on 13 February 2018)

They realize that wasn't the best approach in dealing certain people.


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Mr Puggsly (on 13 February 2018)

Fund games, get exclusives. Incase anybody wonders why games go exclusive sometimes.


StokedUp (on 13 February 2018)

Wasn't this obvious? I mean, did he really need to tell people this is the reason? Unless a game is developed by a first party developer is clearly obvious why it would be exclusive. The fact of the matter is Microsoft or Sony should of stepped in so thier fans should be angry at them not Nintendo or Hideki. (I'm a PS4 owner btw so don't start calling me a switch fanboy, I had a switch and recently sold it to my nephew)


Bandorr (on 13 February 2018)

Didn't know Sega AND Nintendo owned it. The rest I did know. Fund the game, get the game. Makes 100% sense.


Areym (on 13 February 2018)

Fucking thank you. Fanboys just cannot get this through their thick heads. Port beggars be damned.


Jranation (on 13 February 2018)

That can shut a lot of people up.


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 13 February 2018)

What a friendly comment.


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Azuren (on 13 February 2018)

Wasn't aware Nintendo legitimately owned part of the IP. That's literally all he had to say: "The IP is owned by both Sega and Nintendo. It's not a third party exclusive that can go multiplatform, it's a first party exclusive."


V-r0cK (on 13 February 2018)

So the normal procedure of 3rd party exclusive games. I wonder whats the agreement with Sega and Nintendo for Bayo2 since they both own it.


hunter_alien (on 13 February 2018)

Am I the only one who cant see the interview?


hunter_alien (on 13 February 2018)

Never mind, it apeared now.


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HintHRO (on 13 February 2018)

All I want to know, is Kamiya the director again?


itsyounghavok (on 13 February 2018)

Am I the only one weirded out by seeing Sega and Nintendo's name used in the same sentence so many times sharing a project? I know its been years but damn, seeing it written like that is still surreal. I remember how the console wars were back in the SNES and Genesis days.


itsyounghavok (on 13 February 2018)

Am I the only one weirded out by seeing Sega and Nintendo's name used in the same sentence so many times sharing a project? I know its been years but damn, seeing it written like that is still surreal. I remember how the console wars were back in the SNES and Genesis days.


StokedUp (on 13 February 2018)

I know what you mean.


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Medisti (on 13 February 2018)

20 years from now, seeing Sony and Nintendo working together will be just as weird.

Just kidding. They'd probably both collapse before that happened.


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DialgaMarine (on 13 February 2018)

I couldn't bring myself to care with Bayo 2, and I can't bring myself to care now.


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Jranation (on 13 February 2018)

Then why you here?


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DialgaMarine (on 13 February 2018)

Because I own a Switch, but also find this guy to be absolutely pathetic. He talks like he's some industry great, when his games are just forgettable shovelware that next to no one buys.


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Flilix (on 13 February 2018)

Do you know what 'shovelware' means? I don't like Bayonetta either, but that doesn't make the game bad. 'Shovelware' has nothing to do with the popularity of a game, but with the quality.


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xl-klaudkil (on 13 February 2018)

Everyone already knew that.....


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Jranation (on 13 February 2018)

Except for that person asking a PS4 port.


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xl-klaudkil (on 13 February 2018)

Everyone already knew that.....


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