As you read this list, you’re going to notice something about me: The thing I most care about in a game isn’t the gameplay, but the plot. I just love a well-told story. Thus, my personal top 10 list is largely full of either plot-heavy games or those that told their story in a novel way.
In many action games, offense and defense tend to feel like two separate mechanics that sometimes talk to each other. But, when you're playing the two Bayonetta titles the way they're supposed to be played, evasion and attack are parts of the same integrated whole. And, damn, does it look beautiful.
It surprised people when Nintendo revealed alternate costumes for Bayonetta that let her look like some of the company's family-friendly characters. Now, you can see the design process for getting Platinum Games' sexy witch-warrior into Princess Peach, Link and Starfox costumes.
Bayonetta 2 is a game that already has tons of cool weapons and moves. But it's got even more that you'll have to buy with halos, the game's heavenly currency. Thankfully, someone's figured out how to break the Bayonetta 2 bank. He makes it look pretty easy, too.
There are a lot of boss battles in Bayonetta 2. They're all sort of overblown, in a good way. Need proof? Here they all are, documented in two hours of video. Spoilers, obviously.
"What if you could feel good all the time?" That's the question that Bayonetta 2 seems to ask. It answers that query, too. With an avalanche of mind-bending spectacle that will very often leave you dizzy and, by the end of it, a little numb.
Continuing her series of posts outlining how the game's characters were designed, Platinum's Mari Shimazaki has shared more artwork from the development of the excellent Bayonetta 2.
Bayonetta 2 isn’t the only thing Bayonetta hitting store shelves next week: The awesomely over-the-top anime Bayonetta: Bloody Fate will be released as well—and we at Kotaku have an exclusive look at the film’s first nine minutes in English.
The original Bayonetta was touted as “non-stop climax action.” But that tag line fits the sequel even better, as Bayonetta 2 starts with what would be any other game's climax and attempts to continue on at that level for the next eleven hours—even when it probably shouldn't.
Dressing Bayonetta up as a sexy vixen might do it for some, but hardcore Star Fox fans need a little more love. In a recently-revealed Bayonetta 2 Easter egg delivers all the Star Fox love. Don't want it spoiled? Stop reading now.
Oh dear. Bayonetta 2 is out in Japan, and it looks like a terrific game. The early buzz on it is super positive. Shame that not many people are buying it. Blame the Wii U for that?
I may want nothing more right now than to crawl into a corner and die from exhaustion after an exhilarating dose of TGS this past week, but there are still games to play—namely, Bayonetta 2 which came out here in Japan yesterday. So join me as I play for as long as this broken body of mine will last!
There was a Nintendo Direct earlier today, and it was all about Bayonetta 2. Those not dying for the game wouldn't have found too much of interest, except for maybe this weird bit of in-game cosplay.
Bayonetta 2 will be released in North America on October 24, Nintendo announced. As we've previously learned, the game will be hitting the Wii U alongside the first Bayonetta—so mark your calendars, 'cause Bayonetta is going full Nintendo on October 24.
Familiarity is underrated in video games. Sometimes, I don't want anything new or crazy. Sometimes, I just want to play Bayonetta again since the original game was already awesome.
"Bayonetta's not the kind of girl who'd show up with the same hairstyle for her sequel", writes artist Mari Shimazaki. "A girl can be known to change her hairstyle depending on her mood, so I guess Bayonetta was in the mood for something short."