CaptainExplosion said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I just checked this, and found that Monolith was bought by Nintendo earlier than I thought.  My fault. 

Still wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo bought either Platinum games or the Bayonetta IP though.

Even after the failure of Star Fox Zero?

This is the sort of thing that shows Platinum and Nintendo already have a close working relationship.  Even if Star Fox Zero flopped, Nintendo seems interested in keeping Bayonetta.  Also, I'm sure Nintendo wouldn't mind the Nier franchise becoming an exclusive on their platform either.

If they don't buy Platinum games, then they might try to make them an "unofficial" first party like HAL.