This week hasn’t been the best for Nintendo exclusives. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was revealed to be getting a PS3 and Xbox 360 port, and Rayman Legends was delayed until September so it could also be ported. This has made some wonder how long other 3rd parties like Platinum games will keep their titles on the Wii U, as it struggles to find a market. A recent Japanese tweet by Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya (translated by J.P. Kellams), has helped quell some of these fears.
We are a developer. Nintendo are the ones kind enough to fund and publish our The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 projects. So if Nintendo says ‘We are publishing Bayonetta 2 on PS3/360.’ Then it will happen. So please go ask them, not us.
While some have erroneously taken this as Kamiya urging fans to ask Nintendo for ports, its original intent was to make it clear that these games will remain Nintendo exclusive. Hopefully this will clarify what those in development have been saying for months. In regards to Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games has stated several times that it wouldn’t have existed without Nintendo’s help.
While this certainly doesn’t undo Ubisoft’s decision to delay Rayman mere weeks before its release, the Madden NFL 25 skipping the Wii U, or Activision’s less than stellar attitude towards the console, it is a small ray of light to keep Nintendo fans hopeful.