Via Twitter, a fan asked chronic Twitter user Hideki Kamiya if Bayonetta 2 were a hit, would he think about developing Bayonetta 3. Kamiya, who when not using Twitter makes Bayonetta, replied ambiguously, "I hope so." On many Japanese and Western sites, that then turned into "Kamiya hopes for Bayonetta 3". After seeing one such story, Kamiya wondered whether what he said was actually news or not. Apparently!