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A Video Games Chronicle interview has shed new light on what Platinum Games has been up to. You know, those guys in charge of the best damn action games on the planet like the Bayonetta series and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.

Here are the best bits from said interview:

  • Bayonetta 3 will see a change in design process based on Platinum Games’ experience on developing Bayonetta 1 and 2.
  • The company is currently working on two new intellectual properties owned entirely by the studio, neither of which have been announced.
  • Platinum Games is midway through the development of an unannounced title which “has never been done before,” according to studio head Atsushi Inaba.

He added “I know a lot of people say that, but the game we’re working on truly is unlike anything else. Even for our varied history of veteran game developers, this is something that has never been designed before. So from a game design perspective, we’re very excited right now.”

Strategy game? Or rhythm title? Or casual mobile game? Place your bets!

  • Despite the two new IPs it’s working on, Platinum Games will still work with third-party companies for future collaborations. “There are still going to potentially be games in which we partner with publishers to do big things with big IPs,” said Inaba.

“There might be some co-publishing options where we’re doing some of it and they’re doing some of it to make a larger game, and there might be situations where we’re going to be self-publishing larger games as well.”

Quite an exciting time to be an action game fan, eh? So far, the developer is working on a Square Enix project called Babylon’s Fall and a Nintendo Switch title called Astral Chain. Previously, it co-developed Granblue Fantasy: Relink before publisher Cygames took over the project.

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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