After playing one of 2010′s more solid titles, Bayonetta, from SEGA earlier this year, I was extremely impressed (as were a lot of people) with the slick presentation and incredibly fluid and fun combat system. As we reported last month, gamers in Japan agreed, with the game selling 1.1 million copies within a very small exclusive window in the Land of the Rising Sun. This was followed by surprising critical and commercial success in the States.
Well, it appears that SEGA took notice. In a recent interview with CVG, SEGA’s Mike Hayes, after speaking about things like Sony’s ‘Move’ and Microsofts ‘Natal’ motion technologies and the markets SEGA has never conquered (in the MMO department), spoke on the possible franchising of their recent exciting IP’s and successes.
“We’ve got our shooter with AvP and our RPG with Alpha Protocol – we really want to make that into a franchise. That’s the area where we need some success, to sequel-ise that.
If you think about it, we can sequel-ise Bayonetta, AVP, Alpha Protocol – if we can make a hit of something like Vanquish – then you add that to Football Manager and Virtua Tennis – we actually have a broad portfolio.”
If, like me, you enjoyed the hell out of Bayonetta, and are super disappointed with all the delays surrounding Alpha Protocol (because it looks so darn awesome!), then this could potentially be awesome. I want to see more from the sultry Bayonetta (as does any male/female worth his/her hormone count), and Alpha Protocol has the potential to be a Bourne/KOTOR/Mission Impossible hybrid that will rock all facets of my world. Fingers crossed that things pan out as well as they potentially could.
Agree with me? Or did AvP burn your face off Raiders of the Lost Ark style? Let us know!