Bayonetta 2 + Bayonetta 1 arrived on the Nintendo Switch today but for some players the download code included for the original game didn’t work.
For years, the Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has been like that amazing restaurant that’s tucked away in a depressing mall on the far side of town. It’s fantastic, sure, but it’d be so much better if it were easier to reach.
This is not a review of Bayonetta. Oh no, my friend. This is something else entirely. Bayonetta—and its sequel Bayonetta 2—are action video game masterpieces that are out on Friday for the Nintendo Switch. I’ve been playing them for a couple of days. I asked you (on Twitter!) to ask me anything about the games.
There are moments in Bayonetta 2 that are such a visual feast, I wished I could slow everything down with Witch Time. Fighting an onslaught of demons and angels with hundreds of explosions assaulting the screen, I loved how Bayonetta always keeps her cool.
In addition to Bayonetta 3, the earlier Bayonetta games are also headed to the Nintendo Switch, with 1 & 2 out in February 2018.
Just because a game was released in 2014 that doesn’t mean it’s undiscoverable in 2016. Thank YouTube for that. Thanks, YouTube!
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?