Back in May, it seemed like Bayonetta 2 was dead in the water. The original attracted critical praise aplenty, but failed to make much of a dent in the charts and the only statement that developer Platinum Games would make was that they'd love to make a sequel, but only when the time was right.

Well, it turns out that the time was right all along, and Bayonetta 2 will not only be a Wii U exclusive but will be published by Nintendo, perhaps the most unlikely saviour for a series with such a strong emphasis on violence and sexuality. The first game was of course published by Nintendo's old sparring partner, Sega.

The reveal of Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive was arguably the highlight of Nintendo's video announcement today, with a brief flash of footage and the promise that Yusuke Hashimoto of Platinum Games is once again at the helm. Will the game make use of the Wii U's unique touchscreen gamepad, or has it been designed with the more familiar Pro Controller joypad in mind? We'll have to wait and see. For now, let's just be happy that one of the great action games has been given a new lease of life.

For more details on what Nintendo revealed in its announcement, check out our report here.

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