Platinum Games provided a new behind-the-scenes video for Bayonetta 2 today. In the video, they outlined their ambitions plans for the Wii U exclusive action game.
The developer says that, with the first game, they established what Bayonetta is all about. Their challenge now is to devise "new ideas to expand upon the essence." It sounds like they won't be totally rethinking the gameplay formula of the first game, then, in spite of the new platform.
Platinum is hoping to use the full potential of the Wii U. At the same time, they also want to top the first game and "up the ante" on what players would expect from the game.
"The scale of the game is very different this time, so it feels like you are fighting the last boss from the very beginning," said the narrator of the video.
The first Bayonetta was released on Xbox 360 and PS3. However, the sequel will only be available on the Wii U. Platinum Games previously said that Nintendo, the publisher of B2, is the reason the game exists. Rumor has it that Sega, who published the first game, backed out of creating a follow-up. This left the door open for Nintendo to swoop in, sign a publishing deal with Platinum, and secure the game's exclusivity for the Wii U.
Bayonetta 2's release window hasn't been specified yet. During the Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, Nintendo said that development was going well but that it's too early to provide any other details.