|Founded||October 1, 2007|
|Key people||Shinji Mikami |
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Employees||206 (February 2019)|
|Article on Wikipedia||PlatinumGames|
PlatinumGames (プラチナゲームズ株式会社) is an independent Japanese video game studio. The developer was formed from the remnants of Clover Studio, a now-defunct Capcom subsidiary that created critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful titles such as the Viewtiful Joe series, Okami, and God Hand. Under their new company name, they have developed a range of action-based titles for other publishers, such as the original Bayonetta for Sega, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for Konami, NieR: Automata for Square Enix, and several titles for Nintendo: the Bayonetta sequels (of which Nintendo wholly owns the publishing rights), The Wonderful 101, Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard, and Astral Chain.
In the final Super Smash Bros. video presentation, it was announced that Bayonetta would be a playable character, bringing in a stage based on the iconic opening scene from the first Bayonetta game, several music tracks from both Bayonetta games, and several trophies along with her. Prior to this, however, The Wonderful 101 saw two music tracks - "ST01: Roll Out, Wonderful 100!" and "Jergingha - Planet Destruction Form", on Pilotwings and Mario Galaxy, respectively - and trophies of each Wonder One from the game in the base version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Bayonetta returns as a playable character, with Umbra Clock Tower and the music on the stage returning as well. Rodin also appears as an Assist Trophy. Several spirits from the Bayonetta series appear as well. "ST01: Roll Out, Wonderful 100!" and "Jergingha - Planet Destruction Form" return from The Wonderful 101 as well, along with Wonder-Red and Wonder-Blue appearing as Spirits. As part of a Spirit Board event, four additional spirits from the Nintendo Switch title Astral Chain debut in Ultimate.
Star Fox series content in Ultimate draws largely from Star Fox Zero, including directly ported music, spirit artwork, and updated designs for Star Fox series characters and stages that take inspiration from this game. Raiden's spirit uses his design from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, while Gray Fox's spirit artwork uses artwork from its DLC content.
Additionally, in-house composer Hiroshi Yamaguchi was brought in to do the "Map Page/Bonus Level (Remix)" arrangement and the former composer of PlatinumGames, Masami Ueda, arranged "Dance of Gold", "Theme of Solid Snake", and "Banquet of Nature - SAMURAI SHODOWN".
|Companies involved in the Super Smash Bros. series|
|First- and second-party||Nintendo (Monolith Soft · Retro Studios) · HAL Laboratory · Game Freak · Creatures · Intelligent Systems · Rare Ltd. · Sora Ltd.|
|Third-party||Konami · Sega (Atlus) · PlatinumGames · Capcom · Bandai Namco · Square Enix · Microsoft (Rare Ltd. · Mojang Studios) · SNK · Disney|
|Other related||Game Arts · Hatena · Havok · Paon DP · Tri-Crescendo · List of companies with minor representation|