Be brave, oh ye lovers of overblown brawling action and wanton cheesecake: Not all is lost for Bayonetta 2. In the wake of rumors that a sequel to Platinum Games’ 2010 action game Bayonetta has been cancelled, the game’s creators have offered hints on the Web that there may still be hope for the game.
A rumor originating at SPOnG on Monday said that Sega had cancelled Bayonetta 2 while the game was still in preproduction. The game’s director Hideki Kamiya posted on Twitter that fans should look to “next week’s game magazines,” implying that their may be some news about a new project. Kamiya is known for teasing Twitter followers though, so his comments should be taken with a grain of salt.
Sega’ investment in the Bayonetta character is an ongoing concern. She’ll be one of a number of characters starring in Platinum Games’ Anarchy Reigns which is due out this summer. That game may be the final nail in the coffin of the Sega-owned, Palitnum-created IPs like Bayonetta and Mad World though. Action games in the vein of Bayonetta and Anarchy Reigns simply aren’t as popular as they once were—Bayonetta for example sold around 1.3 million copies worldwide, whereas similar games like Devil May Cry 4 sold around 2.3 million copies just two years before.