Rumour: Bayonetta 2 Has Been Cancelled

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Rumour: Bayonetta 2 Has Been Cancelled
Some bad news for SEGA fans everywhere - SPOnG has heard word that Bayonetta 2 has been cancelled, following the publisher's ongoing restructure.

A source familiar with the situation has told SPOnG that progress on the apparent Platinum Games sequel was halted. The game was to include a new character, in the form of a member of the US military.

While it was not possible to ascertain from our source if Bayonetta 2 had begun development internally, the detail of a potential new character would suggest that plans were at least in a pre-production design stage.

SEGA announced a dramatic restructuring of its Western consumer business last month, following a dismal performance in the last fiscal year. Redundancies hit both the European and American offices, and a number of titles were said to be cancelled internally.

It was feared that Platinum Games' projects - which have been critically well-received but have had little success commercially - would be at risk, with a rumoured sequel to Bayonetta at the top of such a list. The original game was released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in January 2010, to critical acclaim.

SPOnG has asked SEGA about the situation, to the response, "No comment."

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Kratoscar2008 1 May 2012 02:25
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Too bad but isnt like there arent other games to play with one hand boys.
Bayonetta was a decent game that got cursed for not finding another publisher more succesful.
sacra 1 May 2012 02:49
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Hideki Kamiya just tweeted and hinted that something about this will be in a gaming magazine published next week. He got another publisher for Bayo2?:P
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Remy 1 May 2012 03:00
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@Kratoscar2008 If you can play bayonetta on Infinite Climax with one hand, I'm impressed.
Kratoscar2008 1 May 2012 03:05
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@sacra Thats good news for bayonetta fans (Wich im not) or maybe sega came into their senses and realized that this is an IP that can help them unlike some Sonic crap.
hmm 1 May 2012 03:33
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Doesn't Sega know that unless their products are military shooters we don't want to hear about it? Sega can take their utterly original and unique game franchises and throw them in the bin where they belong. Let us know when you get another Call of Duty knockoff on the market! HEADSHOT BABY
Ace 1 May 2012 03:38
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Sonic and crap really don't coexist these days. They're slowly finding their way back.
Me 1 May 2012 03:41
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Wow, that last comment was just dripping with sarcasm. I love it!
Ace 1 May 2012 03:41
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And Bayonetta is in no way feminist. She was designed the way she was designed for boys to drool over her. HOWEVER, it was all done in a tongue-in-cheek way and so purposefully over the top that it made it more digestible than, say, the DOA girls.
A_Saggy_Beaver 1 May 2012 05:12
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For anyone that liked the first game as much as I did, I created a petition in regards to this. I personally think that Bayonetta was the best action game of this generation. I think it would be really stupid of Sega to do this to such a great franchise. Hopefully this isn't true but if it is follow the link in this post and sign the petition to "hopefully" get Sega to publish this game. http://www.change.org/petitions/sega-corporate-publish-bayonetta-2# (Jerome the reason you didn't like this game was because your so insecure about your sexuality that playing a female character in a video game makes you feel like you need to deep throat a summer sausage)
PixelSword 1 May 2012 10:08
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@Jerome

Having fun belittling and trolling while fwapping to your mom's titties, you hypocritical, crossed-eyed, in-bred hunchback?
Remy 1 May 2012 10:31
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@Ace designed by a woman.... based on fashion drawings. Hardly a male pandering design. most boys complain about how long she is, or that her head is small :P
Fuse 1 May 2012 11:13
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@Bam
Of course. And perhaps the holocaust never happened.
Are you insane or just stupid?
Good! 1 May 2012 12:01
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The first was a rubbish anyway....good choice Sega. Now dump Sonic!
duke22345 3 May 2012 05:34
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I didn't know that Bayonetta 2 was going to be made it is new to me and if it was coming out I want to try it out
duke22345 3 May 2012 05:37
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this is new to me and I didn't know that there will be Bayonetta 2.
Kajy 6 May 2012 08:25
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Oh f**k NO!
Bayonetta had some of the best god damn gameplay I've had the pleasure to play in ages! I want more of it, damn you!
lee brandin detroy 13 Jun 2012 08:26
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so, they are making a xbox 360 bayonetta2 the video game in 2012, cool, but ,i think that the game do need some of my female fattales,like, big grown big breasted tailsko aka big grown big breasted tails/tailsko in the game too, and give her all demonic powers, and all guns, too, and a sword, and a lolipop too, please, do it, sega, for the sake of all female kitsunes of japan's yana temple, and for all of tokyo,japan, and with big grown big breasted female shadow hedgehog in the game too, and give her demonic powers,and a sword, and a lolipop too,.. and i think that will be so great for 2012, and, sega, tell them please do not cancell the game, because bayonetta will be so mad,
AlexTheDarkslayer 27 Jun 2012 20:15
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Hideki Kamiya can't make sequel worthy games anymore. That's why Capcom fired him. I loved Bayonetta. She was a lot like Dante. I like Raiden too but he's a lot like Dante. Platinum's repeating the same dumb s**t that was never triple A in the 1st place and they're suffering for it. New character in B2? How? It's her name! Big bosses & no coherent story doesn't equal great sales. I saw this coming when Platinum went to Konami
AlexTheDarkslayer 27 Jun 2012 20:33
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I'm mad I went to Gamestop & preordered Anarchy Reigns and the next week it was TBC. I knew I should have preordered DmC. It'll probably suck but probably not as bad as this would have. Sega never had good games. Every new Sonic game I played sucked. What are they gonna do when their die hard genesis fans finally get tired of the hedgehog? They gonna publish s**t from Ninja Theory next? What's the point of leaving Capcom for your own Game studio if a Publisher keeps all your s**t anyway? Could've made DMC5 with Nero Vergil & Bayonetta and got the backing he needed at Capcom.
Alex 11 Jul 2012 23:49
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@lee_brandin_detroy You're just a pervert Big tits don't make a good game. Bayonetta thought she'd get by on her rounded ass and she barely sold a million copies. Nobody gives a s**t. You'd never have a chance with a girl like that in real life anyway so get over yourself you make gamers & men alike look bad
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