[Rumor] Did SEGA Start Development On, Then Cancel 'Bayonetta 2?'


Has SEGA given up on their hirsute, gun-toting heroine? According to a source on SPOnG, SEGA has quietly halted production a sequel to the 2009 game following poor performance overall for the company in 2011.

A sequel to Bayonetta was never officially announced, but according to the SPOnG report, the follow-up was to include a new playable character from the U.S. military. The first game was developed by Platinum Games, the studio behind Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns, and Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, who released Bayonetta three years ago to critical acclaim and solid sales at a little under two million copies moved globally.

Unfortunately, SEGA, who published the game, is in a resource crunch which has seen developer shedding employees and restructuring its operations globally. Management is also in something of a shakeup with European and U.S. CEO stepping down this summer after seven years with the company.

For us gamers, if the rumors of Bayonetta 2's demise are true, then that pretty much leaves Ninja Theory and Capcom to do something spectacular with the high-difficulty, frenetic character action game with the forthcoming release of Devil May Cry.

[Source: G4]

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