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Bayonetta 2 gets the best Star Fox Easter egg ever

Do a barrel roll!

It's been known for a while that Platinum Games would be giving the Wii U version of Bayonetta and its Nintendo-exclusive sequel special costumes so she could dress up like Link, Samus, Peach and even Fox McCloud. But a new video by YouTuber Maximilian Dood has revealed that the Star Fox reference goes a lot deeper than a retro set of threads and some fox ears.

Warning: Minor spoilers follow:

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As it turns out, if you wear the Fox McCloud costume before embarking on an aerial section of Chapter 16 you'll transform into an Arwing. In this state, dodging is naturally manifested as a barrel roll. At one point you'll even see three more ships fly behind you in a cutscene. This is even cooler than that Star Fox Easter Egg in Majora's Mask.

Bayonetta 2 hits European and North American shores on 24th October, where it's available in various editions. The retail disc comes with what Digital Foundry called the "definitive version" of the first Bayonetta, while the digital eShop release will allow users to get a discount on the Bayonetta port, should they choose to add that to their collection.