Hideki Kamiya and the rest of Platinum Games have obviously developed a good working relationship with Nintendo. Two of Wii U’s most anticipated titles, Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2, are being produced by the acclaimed studio, so one might dare wonder what it might be like if these games got mixed up in Super Smash Bros. Kamiya was asked his thoughts on this concept.
“Even if there’s been discussion between me and Mr. Sakurai, obviously it’s something I wouldn’t be able to talk about,” said Kamiya. “But I’m a Nintendo fan at heart. Even creating games with the Nintendo logo on them is really impactful for me. So if there was ever the opportunity to feature one of my characters in a Nintendo game, obviously I would be extremely honored.”
It may very well be a pipe dream, but it is a dream well worth pondering. Wonderful 101 has large cast of colorful, superhero-like characters that would probably fit in perfectly with the spirit of Smash Bros. And while Bayonetta might seem a little out of place given her unabashedly sexualized design and personality, considering the fact she comes from one of the most complex and deep action games ever made, she would definitely be a blast to play.
Kamiya also grabbed attention recently when he said he would like a chance at making a Star Fox game, but the wave of questions he received since then has soured on the idea.
“Quite frankly, I’ve decided I don’t want to work on Star Fox anymore,” he said.
Even if Kamiya is no longer interested, I would totally be okay with Platinum taking over the series. Of all Nintendo’s classic franchises, I think Star Fox is the one most in need of not just a new entry, but a stylish and fun refresh from a company with a great track record on delivering on those fronts.
Source: Nintendo Life