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

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The Bayonetta 3 Nintendo Direct trailer began like a scene out of Astral Chain and ended up hunting more like a little something from PlatinumGames’ cancelled action-RPG Xbox venture, Scalebound.

Why, though? As highlighted by previous Scalebound artistic producer, JP Kellams on Twitter – it is really probably since Bayonetta 3’s director, Yusuke Miyata, was the direct designer of the axed Xbox distinctive.

He goes on to notice how a move letting summons to be controlled also appeared “extremely related to a mechanic” that Miyata and his crew experienced been doing work on in Scalebound.

If Yusuke Miyata’s involvement is just not now sufficient to persuade you that some inspiration may possibly have been drawn from his cancelled project, some enthusiast theories have now taken it a move further.

At the quite close of the newest Bayonetta 3 trailer there is a mysterious figure, and effectively…there would seem to be a idea accomplishing the rounds on social media that this character may actually be Drew – the person who was going to be the protagonist in Scalebound.

Continue to keep in intellect, this is all just speculation for now, but it would be alternatively exciting if PlatinumGames determined to resurrect the cancelled Xbox venture by way of a Nintendo Change distinctive. In truth, there was a rumour back in 2019, that even instructed something equivalent.

The very last time we heard about the long run of the Scalebound IP was in 2024 when Platinum advised enthusiasts to “mail a letter” to Xbox’s head, Phil Spencer, if they needed to see it revived.

What do you make of all this? Do you believe Scalebound’s universe could probably resurface in some way or variety within Bayonetta 3? Is the third entry simply drawing some resourceful inspiration from the earlier Platinum challenge that was cancelled? Share your personal ideas and theories down down below.