With the announcement of a “cover” mode for Bayonetta 3, the series’ creator reaffirmed that Nintendo never asked for censorship of the games.
Since its reveal in 2017, Bayonetta 3 has been one of the most anticipated titles of the Switch series. This is partly because the game lacks footage when the first gameplay that fans received was late last year. The gaming community has been taking a closer look at the game recently as the latest Bayonetta 3 trailer has let fans know the game’s release date after a long period of silence. With the game finally launching this October, PlatinumGames has been slowly giving details on what gamers should expect in this game.
One of the new features being introduced is Bayonetta 3’s Naive Angel Mode. This is an optional mode that, once enabled, masks some areas of excessive exposure. the main character’s skin. This is more prominent with certain attacks or spells when she uses her hair, as her hair is also her jumpsuit. This mode was introduced in a PlatinumGames video to highlight the difference. Bayonetta series creator Hideki Kamiya recently spoke out about the mode, reaffirming that the decision is entirely PlatinumGames’ and that Nintendo has never asked the company to censor any of its games.
In a recently posted tweet thread translated by Nintendo Everything, Kamiya said he understands why Nintendo was mentioned when this “cover” mode was implemented in Bayonetta 3. He recalled the only time Nintendo loved One change in development during the development of the Bayonetta series on Nintendo’s console was in regards to Bayonetta’s Link skin. Even then, Nintendo herself demanded that the outfit be more revealing, as the original design included a bra and Nintendo felt that it would not suit the protagonist’s personality if she wore one. undershirt.
Discussing further, Kamiya commented that there was no prejudice from Nintendo that influenced Bayonetta 3’s decision to add Naive Angel Mode. He reaffirmed that players can enjoy the game without worry. that Nintendo asked the designers to censor any part of the game. He closed the topic with an old interview with Iwacchi (nickname of the late Satoru Iwata) where he stated that Nintendo is not a company that “controls every corner”. In addition, he said that the company is always open to openly discussing the development and sale of its games.
Kamiya is an outspoken member of the gaming industry, where he is known for being extremely vocal with the fans he has on Twitter. He expressed a positive opinion on the development of Bayonetta 3, saying that in the same way that Bayonetta 2 would not have been possible without Nintendo, this third installment was only possible with the company support.
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