Attack of the Fanboy

Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 will stay exclusive to Wii U

by William Schwartz


Ubisoft’s surprise move to make Rayman Legends a multiplatform title sparked some debate as to whether we would see other Wii U exclusives turn to other consoles to boost sales. Two of the biggest impending releases on the Wii U look like they’ll be staying exclusive to the Wii U. Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 will retain exclusivity, that’s according to Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games.

Kamiya told Twitter followers that these titles are basically under Nintendo’s control. Nintendo gives Platinum Games the money to make those exclusives for the Wii U, and they handle the marketing and sales of the end result. It’s not likely that Nintendo would give the go ahead to to release Bayonetta 2 or The Wonderful 101 on any platforms other than their own. I mean, you don’t see Mario stomping turtles on the Xbox, now do you?

Both games are due out later this year, neither have been given concrete release dates, but new games can’t come soon enough for Wii U fans that have seen a drought of software since the 2012 launch of the console.

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