Kamiya wants Bayonetta 3 and Okami 2 once Scalebound is out

This lady is Bayonetta - a witch with access to firearms.

Platinum Games’ often brusque co-founder Hideki Kamiya has hinted at the possibility of Bayonetta 3 and an Okami sequel once Scalebound is wrapped up.

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In interviews with both Polygon and Metro from E3, the Devil May Cry creator made several references to Bayonetta 3 as well as some more speculative hints at continuing Okami.

When asked by Polygon if he would consider making Bayonetta 3 next, Kamiya answered: “To answer your question straightly, yes.It’s actually something I’ve been thinking a lot about. We’ve talked a lot about it internally at the company and I’ve written some outlines for what the game would be. And I feel really confident it would be cool if we got the chance to make it.”

Platinum Games holds full rights to Bayonetta and would be able to begin production whenever a publishing schedule had been agreed, however Okami is a more difficult matter but not an impossible chance.

Kamiya produced Okami under previous studio Clover Studio, as part of a publishing deal with Capcom. However in an interview with Metro, he revealed he has been in informal talks with Capcom and made further subtle hints that a return of Amaterasu could be on the cards.

“I go drinking with [Capcom producer Jun] Takeuchi quite a bit,” Kamiya said. “And every time we go drink he’s like, ‘Let’s do something, man! Let’s do something, man!’ And I continue to say, ‘Let’s do something, man! Let’s do something!’”

He then suggested he was ‘pulling a Phil Spencer’ by wearing t-shirts that hint at future games out at public expos, as his featured a wolf.

Scalebound, his current project, is set for release on PC and Xbox One sometime in 2017, so don’t expect Bayo to appear on your doorstep any time soon.