Director Hideki Kamiya, one of the key creators behind the likes of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, has explained why he never sticks around for the sequel. It's not strictly through choice, so much as something of a duty to get brand new creations out into the world.
?It?s not that I don?t want to make sequels ? I really do! But considering the nature of my position, I don?t really get a chance to," Kamiya told Famitsu
"Somebody needs to offer new entertainment to gamers and do the work of sowing seeds that can later grow to be strong pillars. It sounds a little overblown, but I?ve come to believe that is my purpose. If I had been involved with Devil May Cry 2
, then Viewtiful Joe
might never have been made. If I was directing Bayonetta 2
, then I wouldn?t have been able to make The Wonderful 101
The Kamiya-less Bayonetta 2
will be out on Wii U next year.