PewDiePie And Teens React Help Revive Interest In Bayonetta 2

[GIF via React]

Just because a game was released in 2014 that doesn’t mean it’s undiscoverable in 2016. Thank YouTube for that. Thanks, YouTube!

Late last month, PewDiePie began playing through Bayonetta 2, racking up millions of views, as he does, in the process. And just like when he does pretty much anything on YouTube, the clip seems to spark new interest in the game.

(It also probably doesn’t hurt that PieDiePie repeatedly called Bayonetta 2 “the best game of all time.”)

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Perhaps the PewDiePie Effect™ is why the latest React video features a group of teens playing through the game? Perhaps not. Whatever the impetus, the clip is contributing to Bayonetta 2's 2016 revival tour.

As pointed out on NeoGAF, these clips might’ve impacted the game’s price on Amazon. Never mind that you can pick up the digital version for US$29.99.

Or that the single disc version that doesn’t come with the first game is even marked down to $20 for Prime members. Whatever Bayonetta 2 going for, it’s cool to see contemporary games like this get a second wind via Let’s Play and React clips.

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In case you missed it, check out Kotaku’s Bayonetta 2 review right here.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.