Kamiya wants Bayonetta to boost third-person action genre

By Stephany Nunneley
9 January 2010 22:00 GMT


Hideki Kamiya, Bayonetta’s game director, has said that the God of War franchise inspired the “sense of climatic action” in the game, and he hopes Bayonetta will help boost new interest in the third-person action genre.

“[Bayonetta] was greatly stimulated by the spectacular expression and dynamism in the God of War series in the respect of reflecting the sense of climactic action,” Kamiya told XboxLiveAddicts, “although the gamplay in Bayonetta is very different to the GOW series.

“I’m really looking forward to God Of War 3 and I hope that it and Bayonetta should give a massive boost to the third person action genre”.

As far as what makes the game and its control features standout from other action titles, Kamiya once again pointed to the climatic action inherent in the game, along with overcoming the different challenges it presented to the gamer.

“I think our control system will really captivate gamers’ attention. I keep saying please play this game to everyone, as I wanted gamers to experience the sharpened next-gen control scheme in our game.

“As the game progresses, players will be able to experience some massive climactic scenes similar to those in a movie which really takes the genre to a new level of action and excitement. The most exciting part in action games is obviously the combat. We have an extremely fast paced and dynamic combat system and have focused heavily on making the game have lots of variety and surprises along the way.

“I have a conviction that the quintessence of appeal of the game, especially this type of game, is in coming up across difficult challenges and overcoming them challenging difficult tasks and overcoming them but I know that you also have to cater to a hardcore and a casual market. Some gamers don’t want to play a difficult game and instead want to experience the action easily till the end like seeing an action movie, and I wanted to respond to their needs”.

So far, the game seems to be responding to gamers needs rather well, as it currently has an MC score of 93 for 360, 90 for PS3.

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