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Seems a bit weird tbh. Didn't Platinum want to publish their own game a little while back? If they cant even afford to port a WiiU game, then that dream may be a way off.



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Leynos said:
SEGA owns the Bayo IP. Nintendo owns the code for 2 and 3. So not even SEGA can put Bayo 2 on anything else if they wanted. They likely would have to remake the game using new code and assets. That aint going to happen. I feel like this sis 2014 still.

Didn't Nintendo own the code for TW101? They created and published this IP

Besides, Bayonetta 2 PS4/PS5/XB1/XSX/PC would surely be profitable even with Sega re-starting from scratch. They just have to go this way. 



man if this turns out to be real then this makes me annoyed at Nintendo more than anything

they'll give all these other Wii U games a second chance at life on Switch but not TW101, even after all they and Platinum have done together? It never had a chance on the Wii U and doesn't deserve to be left to die there.

especially after they ported TOKYO FUCKING MIRAGE SESSIONS like where's the excuse for this then 

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would cop a pc version tho if it happens 
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FloatingWaffles said:

man if this turns out to be real then this makes me annoyed at Nintendo more than anything

they'll give all these other Wii U games a second chance at life on Switch but not TW101, even after all they and Platinum have done together? It never had a chance on the Wii U and doesn't deserve to be left to die there.

especially after they ported TOKYO FUCKING MIRAGE SESSIONS like where's the excuse for this then 

The excuse for TW101 is as simple as Platinum Games would be the studio designated to handle the port. However, Platinum Games has had their hands full with the Switch titles Bayonetta 1+2, Astral Chain and Bayonetta 3, all of which should understandably take priority over TW101.



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ryuzaki57 said:
Leynos said:
SEGA owns the Bayo IP. Nintendo owns the code for 2 and 3. So not even SEGA can put Bayo 2 on anything else if they wanted. They likely would have to remake the game using new code and assets. That aint going to happen. I feel like this sis 2014 still.

Didn't Nintendo own the code for TW101? They created and published this IP

Besides, Bayonetta 2 PS4/PS5/XB1/XSX/PC would surely be profitable even with Sega re-starting from scratch. They just have to go this way. 

Yes and to your second thing. No and not a chance.



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RolStoppable said:
FloatingWaffles said:

man if this turns out to be real then this makes me annoyed at Nintendo more than anything

they'll give all these other Wii U games a second chance at life on Switch but not TW101, even after all they and Platinum have done together? It never had a chance on the Wii U and doesn't deserve to be left to die there.

especially after they ported TOKYO FUCKING MIRAGE SESSIONS like where's the excuse for this then 

The excuse for TW101 is as simple as Platinum Games would be the studio designated to handle the port. However, Platinum Games has had their hands full with the Switch titles Bayonetta 1+2, Astral Chain and Bayonetta 3, all of which should understandably take priority over TW101.

While they do certainly have other things that take priority, I feel like it's different if they have go to to kickstarter for this, assuming this comes true. That would mean Nintendo would have had to sell the rights to them or at least agree to this, which more likely means they outright just don't care for it anymore rather than "hey, just finish these things first then you can do a port later". Them doing a kickstarter for this port would still have to be developed by them so it would still be taking resources anyway, so it ultimately doesn't even change anything aside from Nintendo's involvement. 

So perhaps me saying no excuse is a bit hyperbole, but it does just seem strange. 

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Leynos said:
ryuzaki57 said:

Didn't Nintendo own the code for TW101? They created and published this IP

Besides, Bayonetta 2 PS4/PS5/XB1/XSX/PC would surely be profitable even with Sega re-starting from scratch. They just have to go this way. 

Yes and to your second thing. No and not a chance.

So let me recap. Nintendo owns the code and the IP for TW101. TW101 will come to PS4.

Nintendo (maybe) owns the code for Bayonetta 2, Sega owns the IP. Bayonetta 2 project was started on PS3 and X360, there are PS and XB versions of Bayonetta 2 in PG's computers. Bayonetta shipped 1m on PS4/XB1, Bayonetta 2 shipped 600K on WiiU/Switch and you think there is 0% chance for Bayonetta 2 to come to PS4. Is that right?



ryuzaki57 said:
Leynos said:
SEGA owns the Bayo IP. Nintendo owns the code for 2 and 3. So not even SEGA can put Bayo 2 on anything else if they wanted. They likely would have to remake the game using new code and assets. That aint going to happen. I feel like this sis 2014 still.

Didn't Nintendo own the code for TW101? They created and published this IP

Besides, Bayonetta 2 PS4/PS5/XB1/XSX/PC would surely be profitable even with Sega re-starting from scratch. They just have to go this way. 

Insiders on Resetera are saying that Nintendo sold the IP rights to the Wonderful 101 to Platinum



ryuzaki57 said:
Leynos said:

Yes and to your second thing. No and not a chance.

So let me recap. Nintendo owns the code and the IP for TW101. TW101 will come to PS4.

Nintendo (maybe) owns the code for Bayonetta 2, Sega owns the IP. Bayonetta 2 project was started on PS3 and X360, there are PS and XB versions of Bayonetta 2 in PG's computers. Bayonetta shipped 1m on PS4/XB1, Bayonetta 2 shipped 600K on WiiU/Switch and you think there is 0% chance for Bayonetta 2 to come to PS4. Is that right?

As long as Nintendo owns the rights to Bayonetta 2 then yes the chances are 0 and considering Bayonetta 3 is still in development and the fact that they actually funded a Bayonetta 2 Switch port that doesn't seem to be happening.



RolStoppable said:
Hiku said:

I'm not sure Nintendo would have to sell the IP. Yu Suzuki licensed Shenmue 3 from SEGA, who still own the IP.

But the Kickstarter part sounds pretty questionable. Even more so now after Platinum secured the Tencent investment.

Licensing out an IP to put it on a non-Nintendo platform doesn't sound like something that Nintendo would be okay with.

I'm kinda surprised I didn't realize that's what you were referring to. Didn't even try to think about it.
Maybe it's my neighbors being noisy. I'll use that excuse...

Yeah, it's easy to have that impression of Nintendo. I at least wouldn't expect it for a new game. But I wonder how they'd feel about an old game like Viewtiful Joe? I thought W101 was from around that generation, but I see now it's from WiiU, and that's relatively very recent.
So that makes it sound more doubtful.

In summary, we have a tweet from PG that shows Kamiya, a Switch and a TW101 hint, plus a post from the always sketchy 4chan (or some other chan) and a tweet from Robertson. The only thing of substance here might be Kamiya attempting to get people to talk about TW101 again in hopes that Nintendo greenlights a Switch port of the game.

At least this is one of those rumors that can be confirmed or debunked within a couple of days.

I'm not familiar with Robertson, or how likely it is that he'd have access to this information. Disregarding his tweet and the 4chan post though, it could be that W101 is already being ported to Switch. But that makes me wonder if Nintendo would be ok with Platinum spoiling the otherwise surprise of the announcement like this.