Disappointing, and I don't even own one of the competing platforms or care that much about the game.
I was simply hoping to see this "moneyhatting for exclusives" for everything that isn't first party as a thing of the past, in this next console generation coming.
Ugh! I couldn't be more divided on this annoucnement. As much as I want a Bayonetta 2, I don't want a god damn Wii U. I hope this is some timed exclusive bs becuase I don't know what Platinum Games is thinking putting their best and most "hardcore" franchise on a console whos little bro was known for being so casual. I don't know what type of audience they think is going to buy the Wii U.
Just buy a damn wii u, it's a next-gen system, technically, at least. Nintendo's putting this out and showing they want a hardcore audience, too. Everyone's been saying Platinum are one of the best new devs of the last generation, and Nintendo listened, and now they have two games by them as exclusives. What more proof do you want?
This has blown my mind completely. Bayonetta 2 was number one on my list of dream games. I was sure it was nonexistent or canceled. Between Bayonetta 2 and the new Super Smash Bros., there's absolutely no question I'll be getting a Wii U now. Honestly, I was planning not to buy one, but this announcement changes everything.
How do you think audiences are created? Do you think system fanbases are created out of thin air?
Do you think if Bayonetta, GTA V, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, and Final Fantasy XV were all announced as Wii U exclusives, that fans would just sit back and say, "but that is a platform for casuals! I shall not buy it!"
A platform isn't defined by some magical aura which permeates reality and transcends generational gaps. It's defined by what games are on a system.
The fact Nintendo is publishing Bayo 2 is no indication how the third parties will treat the platform. Personally, I don't mind buying a WiiU just for Nintendo's games, it will be worth it for me, but some people don't feel that way, and there's nothing inherently wrong with that perspective.