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There’s a plan for Bayonetta 3, series creator says

Hideki Kamiya wants to bring his witch back

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

PlatinumGames designer Hideki Kamiya is currently working on Scalebound, which is slated to hit Xbox One and Windows PC next year. But he says he wants to return to his character-action game franchise, Bayonetta, after that.

During an interview with Kamiya at E3, I asked whether he'd consider making a Bayonetta 3, once Scalebound is released.

"To answer your question straightly, yes," Kamiya said. "It's actually something I've been thinking a lot about. We've talked a lot about it internally at the company and I've written some outlines for what the game would be. And I feel really confident it would be cool if we got the chance to make it.

"Right now, we're looking at opportunities... If that opportunity ever came up to make Bayonetta 3, that would be really, really cool."

The first Bayonetta, which hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009, was directed by Kamiya. Bayonetta 2, which was picked up by Nintendo and released for Wii U in 2014, was handled by a different director, Yusuke Hashimoto, though Kamiya wrote the game's script.