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


After its debut in 2009, Bayonet developed a strong fanbase and later released 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. She will appear later as a Super Smash Bros. 3 character and remains one of the franchise’s most popular characters to date. It’s been 8 years since the release of Bayonet 2 and despite the controversy surrounding original Bayonetta actress Hellena Taylor’s call to boycott the game due to allegedly low developer pay, the game managed to thrive.

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Previously, Kamiya posted comments thanking Nintendo, saying he was grateful to the company for helping “get this project off the ground”. 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 origin of the game. Kamiya said he was “really happy” that Nintendo gave the team the chance to do the third sequel and went on to say, “I don’t don’t exaggerate when I say I’m forever indebted to Nintendo.” Kamiya also sent a “passionate video message” to Nintendo which Okazaki describes as “the final push that made this game a reality”.

Although the Bayonet The series did not make its official debut on a Nintendo console, the company funded the release of the first game on the Wii U. Additionally, the first two Bayonet the games were ported exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in February, further expanding the franchise’s fanbase to a new audience. It appears that despite the Bayonet voice actress controversy, a lot of positivity has emerged since Bayonet 3the exit.

It’s certainly been a wild ride for the Bayonetta franchise over the past few months. Even though the conflict with Taylor is still ongoing, fans appreciated this Bayonet 3 offered in terms of story and overall gameplay. Fans also hailed and praised Jennifer Hale’s voice work for Bayonetta and sent her positive feedback 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 continuation of the commercial collaboration between Nintendo and Platinum Games and a possible future Bayonet suites.

Bayonet 3 was released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 28.

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Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

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