Platinum Games' Kamiya Demands Switch Virtual Console or Bayonetta 3 Gets Canned

We assume he's joking.

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya delivered an ultimatum to Nintendo on Twitter this morning. If today's Nintendo Direct doesn't show us the Virtual Console (or whatever Nintendo has planned for the Switch's version thereof) and a Joy-Con with a d-pad option, he might lose motivation to work on Bayonetta 3.

Kamiya is infamous for blocking people on Twitter for the slightest perceived provocation, so there's a chance roughly 50% of our readership wouldn't be able to see an embed. I'll go ahead and copy / paste the relevant tweet.

Kamiya is certainly joking (uh, I think), but let's be honest, Bayonetta 3 is a hell of a bargaining chip. Nintendo…give him what he wants.

By the way, third parties sell d-pads for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, but they're DIY options that require you to tinker with your hardware. I'm not about to take that risk. Give me an official option, Nintendo. #IStandWithKamiya.

Tagged with News, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch, Platinum Games.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

PlatinumGames Studio Head Says It's "Hard To Get Excited" About Next-Gen

He's looking to places like cloud platforms for innovation.

Yusuke Hashimoto Leaving PlatinumGames With Bayonetta 3 Still in Development

Hashimoto was Bayonetta 2's director. No word on how this will affect Bayonetta 3's development.

Bayonetta 3 Release Date, Trailer, E3 2018, Nintendo Switch - Everything you Need to Know

All the details on Bayonetta 3, coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch.

The USgamer Podcast: Nadia's Adventures in Japan

PODCAST | The crew reunites to discuss all of this week's biggest gaming news.

Bayonetta Sashays Onto Switch With Nothing Holding Her Back

A stable frame rate and little being lost between portable and docked mode makes Bayonetta 1 and 2 worthwhile additions to the Switch.

More News

StarCraft is Getting a Kid-Friendly Graphics Pack Courtesy of Carbot Animations

StarCraft is getting a new look courtesy of the YouTube animation team.

US Super Mario Maker 2 Players May Not Get a Stylus, But There is This Sweet Lunchbox

Do not attempt to use your lunchbox in the place of a stylus, though.

Fan-Made "Mario Royale" is a Blast, For As Long As It Sticks Around

But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.