Should Nintendo buy Platinum Games?

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  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    With Platinum's latest two titles Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 coming exclusively to Wii U with Nintendo even financing Bayonetta, It seems Nintendo is warming up Platinum for some sort of purchase, even just a stake in the company and make it 2nd party.

    What do you guys think, do you think Miyamoto and Kamiya the men behind Zelda and Okami being under the same roof would be a good thing?
     
  2. JoostinOnline

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    No, it's more expensive. It also looks better still being able to call it "third-party support" in their current position.
     
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  3. Shadowlurker

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    No, especially since one of their members just told Smash fans to Fuck off....
     
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    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    no, why would they? just for 2 games?
     
  5. Gabelvampir

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    I sure hope not, I hope they stay a pretty independent studio like Treasure.
     
  6. grossaffe

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    It might be a bit early to go that route. Only Platinum game I've played was MadWorld, which didn't quite live up to expectations. Nintendo can always work with them on games without owning them like they did with Silicon Knights to make Eternal Darkness.
     
  7. GameWinner

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    Source for this?
     
  8. RedCoreZero

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    Retro Studios.
     
  9. Clarky

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    For all it is worth I reckon Platinum are fine on there own, freedom and all that jazz.
     
  10. natkoden

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    super bayonetta galaxy
     
  11. weavile001

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    the legend of bayonetta : galaxy prime 2
     
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  12. Ergo

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    If the price is right, absolutely. Nintendo needs to broaden their appeal, and it would be a good first step in getting there. It's either the shortcut of snapping up some studios that lie outside their core demo or building them from scratch.

    (That said, it'll never happen.)
     
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  14. jacksprat1990

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    Well, it was more directed to people that ask him the "Is Bayonetta in Smash Bros?" question 1000 times a day. I would tell them to fuck off too.

    Platinum Games are bad ass. Whether they're with Nintendo or not, I love them all the same.
     
  15. Fear Zoa

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    Are you implying that platinum games owns the color silver?

    Could have sworn apple owned that:unsure:
     
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  16. grossaffe

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    No, apple owns the color white.
     
  17. WatchGintama

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    Apple-Nintendo partnership? Nintenphone? :wacko:
     
  18. Fear Zoa

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    Apple lawyers could manage white being silver