Bayonetta 3 executive producer Hideki Kamiya credits Nintendo for making the game a reality

Bayonetta 3 executive producer Hideki Kamiya credits Nintendo for making the game a reality

In an interview, Bayonetta 3 executive producer Hideki Kamiya reveals how grateful he is to Nintendo for bringing Bayonetta 3 to life.


Hideki Kamiya, its executive producer Bayonet 3, once again thanked Nintendo for helping make the game a reality in a new interview with Famitsu. This interview comes in light of the ongoing conflict with former Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor. It’s also the first official comment Kamiya has made regarding the game since Platinum Games issued a statement regarding the controversy.


After its debut in 2009, Bayonet developed a solid fan base and spawned an equally successful sequel. However, the beloved series would have been unique without Nintendo’s help after Sega canceled initial development due to company-wide issues. It will later appear as a Super Smash Bros. 3 character and remains one of the franchise’s most popular characters to date. It has been 8 years since its release Bayonet 2 and despite the controversy surrounding Bayonetta’s original voice actress Hellena Taylor’s call to boycott the game over alleged low pay from the developers, the game managed to thrive.

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Previously, Kamiya posted comments thanking Nintendo, saying he was grateful the company helped “start this project.” Now, Famitsu sat down with Kamiya and Nintendo producer Makoto Okazaki to talk about Bayonet 3 where the two elaborated a bit more on the origins of the game. Kamiya stated that he was “really happy” that Nintendo gave the team the opportunity to make the third sequel, and went on to say, “I’m not exaggerating when I say that I’m forever indebted to Nintendo.” Kamiya also sent an “impassioned video message” to Nintendo that Okazaki describes as “the final push that made this game a reality.”

Although the Bayonet The series did not officially launch on a Nintendo console, the company funded the release of the first game on the Wii U. Also, the first two Bayonet The games were ported exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in February, further expanding the franchise’s fan base to a new audience. It seems that despite Bayonet vocal controversy, a lot of positivity has been born since then Bayonet 3his release.

It’s certainly been a wild ride for the Bayonetta franchise over the past few months. Although the feud with Taylor is still ongoing, fans have enjoyed what Bayonet 3 has delivered in terms of story and overall gameplay. Fans also welcomed and praised Jennifer Hale’s voice work for Bayonetta and sent her positive comments and support via social media. Kamiya’s latest interview didn’t really shed any new light on how the voice actress controversy might be resolved, but it did show how grateful Platinum Games is that Nintendo stepped in to save the day. It will be interesting to see if this new interview also foreshadows the continued business partnership between Nintendo and Platinum Games and the possible future Bayonet sequels.

Bayonet 3 released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 28.

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Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything”

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