Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Bayonetta 2 E3 Trailer
Day two of E3 was kind of slow for me as I'm not a huge fan of Nintendo for multiple reasons. Don't get me wrong, I certainly don't hate Nintendo. It's just that their lackluster software line-up and constant cookie cutter sequels of their franchises have worn thin. I just can't get excited about playing Mario 25 on a next-gen console using current-gen technology.
However, there is one title that Nintendo has acquired that demands my attention. 2009 was a low point in gaming for me. I was getting burned out on the over abundance of first person shooters that had saturated the market. I wasn't having fun playing games anymore. Just when I was about to throw in the towel, I picked up a title that turned all of that around. Bayonetta was an exuberant, shameless, punishing treat of a game. It was ridiculous and over-the-top without shoving it down my throat. To this day, it remains in my top 10 games of all time.
A sequel to my personal favorite action title is an exciting prospect. What's less than exciting is that it will be a Wii U exclusive. While I give thanks to Nintendo for saving the series by partnering with developer Platinum Games, I'm frustrated that if I want to play, I have to buy a console. If I were to justify buying a console for one game, I'd be filled with remorse as it collected dust in between play sessions. That's exactly what happened with the Wii at my home and I can guarantee the Wii U would suffer the same fate.
It will be some time until Bayonetta 2 is released in 2014. Maybe the Wii U will have a better library to support it. Or maybe...just maybe...after Nintendo has taken their fill of the initial sales, we'll see a port to PC. One can only hope.