Bayonetta 3 May Have Borrowed A Mechanic From Platinum’s Cancelled Xbox Unique Scalebound

Bayonetta 3 Might Have Borrowed A Mechanic From Platinum's Cancelled Xbox Exclusive Scalebound

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The Bayonetta 3 Nintendo Direct trailer started like a scene out of Astral Chain and ended up trying extra like one thing from PlatinumGames’ cancelled action-RPG Xbox undertaking, Scalebound.

Why, although? As highlighted by former Scalebound inventive producer, JP Kellams on Twitter – it is fairly probably as a result of Bayonetta 3’s director, Yusuke Miyata, was the lead designer of the axed Xbox unique.

He goes on to notice how a transfer permitting summons to be managed additionally appeared “similar to a mechanic” that Miyata and his staff had been engaged on in Scalebound.

If Yusuke Miyata’s involvement is not already sufficient to persuade you that some inspiration might need been drawn from his cancelled undertaking, some fan theories have now taken it a step additional.

On the very finish of the most recent Bayonetta 3 trailer there is a mysterious determine, and effectively…there appears to be a idea doing the rounds on social media that this character may really be Drew – the man who was going to be the protagonist in Scalebound.

Have in mind, that is all simply hypothesis for now, however it could be quite fascinating if PlatinumGames determined to resurrect the cancelled Xbox undertaking through a Nintendo Change unique. The truth is, there was a hearsay again in 2019, that even instructed one thing related.

The final time we heard about the way forward for the Scalebound IP was in 2020 when Platinum informed followers to “ship a letter” to Xbox’s head, Phil Spencer, in the event that they needed to see it revived.

What do you make of all this? Do you suppose Scalebound’s universe may doubtlessly resurface indirectly or kind inside Bayonetta 3? Is the third entry merely drawing some inventive inspiration from the previous Platinum undertaking that was cancelled? Share your individual ideas and theories down beneath.

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