Platinum Games to begin self publishing their future titles, teases two unannounced games

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  1. Kadji

    Kadji GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    Germany, NRW
    To be honest: Which of the bigger game studios did not have a few releases that flopped? It's more important how you handle the backslash (admitting to your faults is hard) and that you incooperate the criticism into your next project so you don't do the same mistake twice.

    Nintendo is doing a great example of this mentality in the current generation. The WiiU flopped hard because of the lack of interesting games for it and because it was a gimmick / ppl did not realize it was a new console and not only an "upgrade" to the Wii.
    Nintendo has learned from those mistakes and focuses on good, high quality games and a hardware that just works without any major gimmicks (ok, maybe labo is a gimmick, but it's 100% optional).

    I am sure that Platinum Games will keep on delivering good, high quality software, at least for the action genre. They seem capable of learning from mistakes. Also, 2 of the "bad" games were WiiU exclusive, maybe without the forced gimmicks they could have been great.
  2. warweeny

    warweeny GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 25, 2011
    Ehh, they are pretty mediocre to be honest, the combat looks flashy, but is quite stale when you know what you do, it has no depth like dmc for example.

    Them publishing on their own is probably a sign we get the other bayonetta games on pc and ps4/x1 in the future, when that contract is over.
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom

    Are we still pushing the "the general public didn't know" narrative? I would have gone with the bad hardware, bad hardware for the cost, bad online, bad support from engine developers, bad support from Nintendo and the list goes on. I am sure someone didn't know, just the same as you still get people going with sega playstation, but its magnitude I am going with a marginally educated guess of "somewhere probably had a drought or regional economic downturn and that caused more damage to Wii U sales".

    If a small advertising push could have corrected the misconceptions about addon or not, and it was big enough to matter, I don't think Nintendo would have let one of the two primary revenue streams at the time flounder and fail for the sake of a few million (or less) in advertising. This was also right after the Wii so we know they can do advertising correctly/well.
  4. MagnesG

    MagnesG GBAtemp Lurker

    Sep 11, 2016
    United States
    Yep, more option for everyone is good. Not sure about their vague censorship directions though...
  5. Elalexyzoner

    Elalexyzoner Alex95

    Jun 5, 2016
    Near Texas
    All i know is That 2B is gonna be announced for Smash later in this month.

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  6. torrent_get

    torrent_get Advanced Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Platinum Games already announced they were going to self publish several weeks ago.

    However they chose to announce it on the eve of April 1st in a spoof trailer.

    They have teased a Wonderful game around the time they teased Switch themed Bayonetta 1,2

    Last edited by torrent_get, May 6, 2019
  7. ChrisMCNBVA

    ChrisMCNBVA GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2002
    United States
    natural bridge, virginia
    I really hope wonderful 101 is ported to switch because I loved it but the wii u gamepad was a little heavy on my lap i'm sure I'm not the only one who complains about that . I love platinum games games especially those based on franchises I know like the transformers devastation game and tmnt: mutant in manhattan game.
  8. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    publishers have the money to put upfront to make the thousands of game discs/cartridges that developers dont have and they usualy spent all their money already on the developing part.
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  9. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi GBAtemp Official Lolimaster

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    are they still working in that game??
    I though they had left development and cygames alone was finishing it.

    the story is that platinum was paid to develop the game within a certain deadline, platinum didn't finished in time and cygames didn't renew the contract and instead said something like "well, give us what you did and we'll finish it".
    Last edited by Sakitoshi, May 6, 2019