It has been quite a wonderful couple of days.
Not only did Nintendo have its WiiU conference in North America and two Nintendo Directs for Japan and one for Europe, but this is quite possibly the BEST console preview I’ve seen from them in years. There was no gaming media bias, no shoddy camcorder work, it was you, Iwata and your computer screen. Nintendo Directs is Nintendo’s own personal way of delivering news, and I couldn’t love it more.
Leave to the “hardcore” gamers to ruin my happy mood. Holy shit, I’m absolutely livid with them right now!
Its because of THIS. Bayonetta 2 is going to be a WiiU exclusive from Platinum Games, published AND funded by Nintendo. Fans of the original Bayonetta (which is 0.5% of people who buy Call of Duty games in droves) are extremely pissed that this game, which was never going to happen after SEGA buttfucked itself massively, is going to be published by Nintendo. Hell, there is a WordPress account for BOYCOTTING THIS GAME.
FUCK FUCKING FUCKITY FUCK?!
God lord, if I didn’t think ‘gamers’ could sink to a new low after Operation Rainfall (and they still are if the Last Story reviews are anything to go by!), I was absolutely wrong. Nintendo is being treated as a third world dictator for saving a company after its original published raped them massively. How did that happen exactly?
- Bayonetta is the only million selling title under SEGA.
- Every other Platinum title has underperformed.
- Anarchy Reigns, a game that is FULLY TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH in the Japanese version because Platinum wanted a worldwide release, WAS DELAYED UNTIL 2013.
- SEGA fucked up the PS3 version of Bayonetta.
What I can get out of this is that Platinum honestly doesn’t give a fuck. Aside from picking up Konami’s garbage (Metal Gear Rising), Nintendo is honestly the best publisher then could end up with. When Nintendo is around, things can only go up; MonolithSoft managed to fully finish a massive RPG because Nintendo let them, Hironobu Sakaguchi directed one of the most impressive Action RPGs of all time because Nintendo thought the first version of it was too dark, and let’s all remember Eternal Darkness, the ONLY good game Silicon Knights made before they went shitty.
And I couldn’t be happier with this knowledge. I also couldn’t be happier knowing those butthurt gamers are absolutely useless to Platinum’s livelihood as they always have been.