Exclusionary: Hideki Kamiya talks up Bayonetta 3’s Switch exclusivity

Bayonetta 3 Switch exclusivity

We all went wild watching Bayonetta 3‘s first gameplay reveal during the last Direct. However, it was certainly noticeable the title was struggling to keep up a good framerate on the Nintendo Switch. This has led some fans to ask PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya if the witch adventure could possibly come to other platforms. Of course, Bayonetta 3 has Switch exclusivity due to the fact Nintendo is publishing the title. This didn’t stop Kamiya from having fun responding to these pipe dreams, however.

I thought Bayonetta 3’s Switch exclusivity was pretty obvious

Check out some of Kamiya’s Twitter exchanges with fans below:

Here’s a translation, courtesy of Nintendo Everything:

Just like with Bayonetta 2, we’re developing Bayonetta 3 with funding from Nintendo. We are only involved in development. All decisions about the final product are up to Nintendo. So feel free to send your requests of ‘release the game on other consoles’ to Nintendo. If Nintendo asks us to port the game to PS5, we might do that.

I mean, I guess the likelihood of Bayonetta 2 and 3 coming to PS5 and Xbox isn’t impossible – it’s Nintendo’s decision. By that same logic, it’s not impossible that games like Mario and Zelda could be show up on PS5 or whatever. So good luck sending passionate pleas to Nintendo and trying to get that to happen… If I were you, I’d simply buy a Switch.

Never get rid of your sarcasm, Kamiya.

Back when Bayonetta 2 launched on the Wii U, Kamiya had to field these same types of questions. Nintendo literally saved that game from being canceled, so of course, it would be wise to have exclusive rights to the series moving forward.

Enthusiasts, what are your thoughts on Bayonetta 3‘s Switch exclusivity? Are you hoping a Switch Pro launches sometime next year so you can play the title at a stable 60 FPS? Let us know below.

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