Bayonetta 3 by Platinum Games is one of the most anticipated titles from this month. The Nintendo Switch exclusive hack ‘n slash sees the widely beloved witch returning for her third rodeo.
With the game finally out for players to sink their time into and receiving widespread critical acclaim, Hideki Kamiya, creator of the series talked about the title a bit with the Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything).
In the interview, Kamiya says that the studio started working on a prototype and proposal for Bayonetta 3 after their previous title Scalebound got cancelled. Nintendo, at that time, was already moving on with the Bayonetta 1 and 2 ports for Nintendo Switch. During this time, he shared a video message with Nintendo, which Okazaki believes “was the final push to make the game a reality.”
Kamiya mentions that he was asked by PlatinumGames CEO Atsushi Inaba to make the video. The purpose of it was to show their passion for the title directly. Kamiya then goes on to thank Nintendo for making the title a success, saying he is forever indebted to the company.
Bayonetta 3 recently came under the limelight. The original voice actor for the title Helena Taylor said that the studio offered her 4000 dollars to reprise her role. It prompted the company to hire Jeniffer Hale to take over the voice-acting duties. Later on, a report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schrier confirmed that the claims by Taylor weren’t factual and that she was offered more than 4000 dollars.