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"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

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Jonathan Lester
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Bayonetta 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metroid, Platinum Games, Vanquish

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

Platinum Games are announcing a new title this E3, alongside Scalebound, which has got us all rather hot under the collar. Perhaps a little sticky. Metaphorically. With anticipation and, you know, stuff.

The fact that we love Platinum Games is a matter of public record, but we're also excited because Scalebound's creative director has been teasing us mercilessly. "So this is happening," JP Kellams tweeted. "It will surprise you. Might even make you cry."

It's an interesting turn of phrase that we'll discuss later, but for now, let's discuss what we hope the announcement might be. Starting with one of the games that has topped our wishlist for years...

Vanquish 2

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

We need it so badly.

See, with apologies to both Gears and Uncharted, Vanquish was the best third-person shooter of Generation 7. Extraordinarily fast and fluid, dynamic and technical but most importantly fun, it was a revelation.

However, it's very unlikely that Shinji Mikami would be involved unless Bethesda acted as publishers, presumably setting up a partnership between Platinum and Tango. Perhaps Vanquish 2 will remain a pipe dream.

Not another quick cash-in

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

The Legend Of Korra was one of Platinum's very few missteps. Agreeing to make a cheap anime tie-in for none other than Activision, they duly assembled a half-decent yet short and flawed brawler last year. We hope that, whatever their announcement is, they put 100% of their time and effort into it.

Devil May Cry V

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

"It will surprise you. Might even make you cry."

HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED. Wait, no. DEVIL MAY CRY V CONFIRMED.

Platinum actually worked on the original Devil May Cry before the split from Capcom, so it's just possible that they'd be tapped for a sequel. However, considering that Platinum vowed to never work with them again, the price would have to be astronomical.

Bayonetta 2 multiplatform

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

Lots of shortsighted idiots people got very angry about Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive, because they didn't appreciate the fact that Nintendo were the only company willing to make the game. Without them, Bayonetta 2 would have never existed.

Now, however, perhaps Platinum has the capital to bring Bayonetta 2 to other systems. The more people who get to play it, the better, even if fans will have already played it on Wii U.

That implausible Metroid collaboration I've always wanted

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

You know, this one.

Metal Gear Rising 2: Revengeance Is A Dish Best Served Awesome

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

We can work on the subtitle.

Something NEW

"So this is happening" - what we want from Platinum Games' surprise E3 reveal

More than anything, we want Platinum to announce something totally new. Not a sequel. Not a reboot. Not a re-release. A completely new IP with brand new characters, a new universe and new exciting gameplay opportunties.

See, Platinum split from Capcom because they were being forced to make sequels when they wanted to really create. They've been able to do just that, their strengths lie in developing fresh, new and awesome things. Rather than churning back over past franchises, we love them as one of the few studios who keep on pushing forward, and here's hoping that's exactly what happens.

And Vanquish 2, though.

What do you want to see from Platinum Games at E3? Have your say in the comments!

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stevenjameshyde  Jun. 9, 2015 at 11:50

It might even make you cry

So, another Nintendo exclusive then?

JonLester  Jun. 9, 2015 at 12:11

@stevenjameshyde: I hope it's the opposite - a Bayonetta 2 re-release might make PS4 and Xbox One owners weep with joy.

stevenjameshyde  Jun. 9, 2015 at 12:43

a Bayonetta 2 re-release might make PS4 and Xbox One owners weep with joy.

Some of them, perhaps. I thought Bayonetta was a load of old horse **** personally

Last edited by stevenjameshyde, Jun. 9, 2015 at 12:43
Late  Jun. 9, 2015 at 13:00

I thought Bayonetta was a load of old horse **** personally

Amen, brother!

Whilst I'm not adverse to playing with a scantily-clad Liz-Hurley-clone, the game did nothing for me. I walked away about half way through - when it became clear that my hopes that it was only the first few levels that were repetitive and it'd soon become interesting became less and less likely.

roberttaylor8273  Jun. 9, 2015 at 13:48

I thought Bayonetta was a load of old horse **** personally

Amen, brother!

Whilst I'm not adverse to playing with a scantily-clad Liz-Hurley-clone, the game did nothing for me. I walked away about half way through - when it became clear that my hopes that it was only the first few levels that were repetitive and it'd soon become interesting became less and less likely.


Totally agree. Don't understand the level of praise the games get on here, dreadful and boring pieces of ****. Glad I'm not the only one who didn't like them

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