Bayonetta 2 News

Bayonetta 2 physical Switch launch down on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 sold fewer physical copies at launch for Nintendo Switch this week than it did when it arrived on Wii U.

The Platinum-developed Bayonetta 2 (which includes a copy of Bayo 1) landed fifth in the UK chart - the game's highest chart placing to date, albeit one achieved with fewer physical sales.

Perhaps there was not enough new in the port to convince Bayonetta fans it was worth double dipping so soon? Digital Foundry last week examined whether this new Switch edition was the definitive version.

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Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

And a Bayonetta 1 and 2 bundle is on the way.

Nintendo has revealed that Platinum Games is currently hard at work developing Bayonetta 3, and that it will arrive exclusively on Switch.

That's pretty much all there is to know about Bayonetta 3 at present, although the announcement did come with a nifty little teaser trailer. Oh, and Platinum Games' cantankerous Hideki Kamiya posted a biscuit in the shape of the new logo.

There's sadly no ETA for Bayonetta 3 at the moment (although a more extensive showing at E3 2018 seems likely), but, to tide us all over, Nintendo has dropped a second little surprise: Platinum's stellar first two Bayonetta titles are coming to Switch early next year.

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Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 enters UK chart in seventh

Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 enters UK chart in seventh

FIFA 15 earns fifth consecutive week atop the table.

Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has entered the UK all-formats chart in seventh place, the highest of any new title this week.

But it was FIFA 15 which remained top - now for a five consecutive week, the most of any game so far this year.

Other new entries included Civilisation: Beyond Earth in 18th, Just Dance 2015 in 19th and SingStar: Ultimate Party in 32nd.

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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.

Bayonetta 2 release date set for October

Bayonetta 2 release date set for October

Three retail editions revealed! New trailer!

Bayonetta 2 will hit European shores on 24th October, the same day it hits North America, Nintendo revealed in its latest Nintendo Direct presentation.

Platinum's sequel will arrive in three different versions. The most valuable will be the "First Print Edition," which is limited to 15,300 copies and comes with boxed versions of both Bayonetta and its sequel clad in special case, along with an "Art of Bayonetta 2" book designed to resemble the game's "The Hierarchy of Laguna" tome.

Then there's the "Special Edition," which includes both games in separate cases, but without any of the extra goodies.

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Bayonetta 2 is the focus of the next Nintendo Direct

Fingers crossed for Iwata cosplay.

Bayonetta 2 is the subject of tomorrow's (4 September) Nintendo Direct livestream. Nintendo is being typically coy about what will be covered, but promises it will be an "in-depth look" at the long awaited sequel.

Nintendo announces line-up for Eurogamer Expo

EGXNintendo announces line-up for Eurogamer Expo

Super Mario 3D World, Bayonetta 2, DKC, Wind Waker HD and many more.

Nintendo is the latest platform holder to announce its line-up for this year's Eurogamer Expo, promising visitors the opportunity to go hands-on with the likes of Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS and a host of indie titles for both consoles.

Our sister site Nintendo Life is also collaborating with Nintendo to run a StreetPass Zone where attendees can top up their StreetPass hits - good news for Mr Mendel and his bloody garden - and take part in 3DS tournament challenges for Star Fox 64 3D, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Kart 7 and Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate.

Visitors to Nintendo's stand at the Expo can also pose for photos with Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Link and Pikachu, who are taking time off from their congressional obligations to press the flesh with their constituents.

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Bayonetta 2 adds multiplayer, shorter hair

More aerial combat, new animal forms too.

Bayonetta 2 will introduce a two -player mode that sits separately from the main campaign, it's emerged at a Nintendo E3 2013 presentation. How exactly it'll work - be that online or off, competitive or co-operative - has yet to be detailed.

Wii U exclusives Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 unlikely to jump ship and go multiplatform

Wii U exclusives Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 unlikely to jump ship and go multiplatform

Not unless Nintendo wants them to, teases PlatinumGames.

Wii U exclusives Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 are very unlikely to appear on any other console unless the company funding them, Nintendo, wants them to. And I don't think that's about to happen.

PlatinumGames co-founder Hideki Kamiya popped up on Twitter to say all that. He spoke in the wake of two other Wii U exclusives, Rayman Legends and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, recently being announced for PS3 and 360.

"We're a development company... Nintendo gives us money, we make Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101, and they sell it," Kamiya explained.

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Bayonetta 2 confirmed

Bayonetta 2 confirmed

Nintendo snags Platinum's cult sequel as a Wii U exclusive.

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.

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