Platinum Games, renowned developer of titles such as Metal Gear Rising and Vanquish recently created a Twitter account and teased Bayonetta for the Nintendo Switch.
Platinum Games tweeted out an image of the titular Bayonetta, the image depicted the Femme Fatale in both her original design in addition to how she appeared in Bayonetta 2.
The biggest contributing factor as to why fans are speculating that the tweet is in relation to a possible Bayonetta on the Nintendo Switch reveal is that the character artwork for both the Bayonetta’s is offset by a red and blue background.
Fans of the Nintendo Switch should be able to recognise that red and blue are colours that were first available with the Neon Joy-Con controllers which shipped with versions of the Nintendo Switch.
In a recent interview with Nintendo of America, President Reggie Fils-Aimé, it was asked if other titles in the Wii U’s library would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, after the success of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In response, Reggie said:
“The internal conversations we have is that on one hand, the development teams would love to showcase their content to a wider base, and certainly in short order, the install base on Nintendo Switch will be larger than the install base we ended with Wii U,”.
The implication suggests that the games company is looking at the Nintendo Switch’s launch, stating that the Wii U did not have the same amount of reach and install base when it launched.
This suggests that Nintendo is most likely open to the idea of bringing over more of the bigger titles, including Bayonetta on the Nintendo Switch.
Bayonetta 2 was a joint effort in that Nintendo encouraged Platinum games to create the title. Bayonetta also showed up in the latest iterations of Super Smash Brothers as a downloadable character.
It would make sense for Bayonetta on the Nintendo Switch, giving many players the chance to play Bayonetta 2 for the first time.
Platinum Games also announced earlier in May that they were working on an “interesting” title for the Nintendo Switch, this could very likely be Bayonetta on the Nintendo Switch.