By Jonathan Charles | Sep 17, 2012 01:07 PM EDT
During Wii U's launch event Thursday, Nintendo surprised fans with an announcement that Platinum Games' Bayonetta 2 would arrive exclusively on the console. The game was announced in a teaser trailer (below) during the event.
The original Bayonetta was multiplatform and sold two million copies across Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A long-rumored sequel was seemingly cancelled when previous publisher Sega had announced it would not be investing in new intellectual properties; Nintendo is now the publisher.
Following the news, fans sent rage-filled messages to the developer's CEO, and even threatened to boycott the game's launch. To get an idea of how angry fans are, Go Nintendo collected a long list of fans responses on Twitter. Fans even set up a boycott page to play Bayonetta 2 the "right way." This reaction prompted a response from Platinum Games' CEO Tatsuya Minami.
"Bayonetta is a brand that we want to see become stronger, reaching the hands of more and more gamers, so we have continued to consult with SEGA, the previous game's publisher, on how we can make sure this takes place. Our answer was a new partnership with Nintendo," Minami said to DarkZero Videogame Magazine.
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