At a private event last night, a very excited (and cautious) Sega told us about their new partnership with Platinum Games, the creative team comprised of former members of Capcom's Clover studio. Sega of America pres Simon Jeffrey introduced them like this: "These guys are some of the most talented, some of the most respected guys in the entire gaming business. Their portfolio is incredible, they're revered, they're almost worshiped in some parts of the gaming community and we're very truly honored to be working with them."
The first three games should come as little surprise to anyone reading Joystiq the last couple days: Bayonetta
, by Hideki Kamiya, creator of Devil May Cry
, and Viewtiful Joe
; Infinite Line
, by Hifumi Kouno
at Nudemaker, creator of Steel Battalion
and, before that, the Clock Tower
series; and MadWorld
, a mad-cap feast of ultraviolence for -- you guessed it! -- the Wii by first time director Shigenori Nishikawa.