Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Mar 162015

Let’s get this out of the way first: I know next to nothing about MadWorld. Thanks to Wikipedia, I know it’s a beat ’em up game that came out in 2009 for the Wii. So if I had to look it up to learn even that much, why do I care about it at all? Because it was the first game developed by the creators of Bayonetta. If you don’t know how I feel about those games… welcome to the blog! You must be new.

MadWorld came out on March 10, 2009. That’s probably why the developer has been Tweeting about it… starting with a post on March 7 that taught me I shouldn’t refer to the company as “Platinum Games.”

However, PlatinumGames let the actual anniversary pass without a word, but came back the next day (four days after the first post) with a new piece of MadWorld art.

That was March 11. Four days after that–yesterday–a third image was posted.

Why the sudden interest in MadWorld? Why four days in between Tweets? Is this just a celebration of the game’s anniversary without using the word, or is this a tease for MadWorld 2? (Or… whatever it would be called. Someone more familiar with these games, please chime in and explain how Anarchy Reigns is sort of a sequel to MadWorld.)

Lots of MadWorld fans are hoping for a sequel. Some are even theorizing that it will be announced at an upcoming Nintendo Direct, since we haven’t had one in a while. And of course, Kamiya’s non-answers could mean anything.

Maybe we’ll find out more in four days.

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