Bayonetta 3, Babylon's Fall currently in production at the game studio
After rumors of a port of Wii U game, The Wonderful 101, swirled around the internet the other day, game developer PlatinumGames opened a new website on February 3 with just a “4” written on it, and sometimes swirls around randomly. The company coyly tweeted out a link to the website with the hashtag #Platinum4.
While literally nothing but “4” is known about whatever it is Platinum is cooking up, it’s not the first time the studio has referred to a similar phrase. Back in 2008, the studio used the term “Platinum 3” to refer to three games in development at the time, Bayonetta, MadWorld, and Infinite Space. The phrase was a reference to “Capcom Five,” which were 5 games announced by the company in 2002 that were released in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube.
Hideki Kamiya, who directed one of the games announced in the Capcom Five, Viewtiful Joe, is now affiliated with PlatinumGames and referenced Viewtiful Joe in The Wonderful 101, joined in on the teasing by tweeting the onomatopoeia for something menacing approaching or “ooooooooh” and “however 4.”
ｺﾞｺﾞｺﾞｺﾞｺﾞ（4だけど）— 神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya (@PG_kamiya) February 3, 2020
While doubtful that it’s a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure reference, we can be sure that something is coming from PlatinumGames soon, and it’ll be big (maybe an Okami sequel?) This comes just after Chinese conglomerate, Tencent Holdings, invested in the game developer.
Source: PlatinumGames on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.