Many gamers across the internet have been clearly displeased by the Wii U exclusivity of Bayonetta 2, the sequel to the PS360 action game of 2010, saying that they expected to be able to play the sequel on the same platform.
Speaking to Polygon, Platinum Games has attempted to respond to these complaints by stating that the game would not even exist without Nintendo's support - and, of course, Nintendo would not want to fund a game that would then be released on other platforms. Atsushi Inaba, executive director at Platinum Games tells The Verge "Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes."
The original Bayonetta was published by SEGA, but that publisher is trying to reduce the number of projects it publishes, and apparently declined to fund the development of a sequel to Bayonetta. According to Atsushi Inaba, executive director of Platinum Games: "We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together [with us]. As a result the platform became the Wii U."
Inaba goes on to say that Platinum are "putting extra thought into how to use [the Wii U's] differentiating features", and that they are "enjoying the challenges of creating games for new hardware."