The Case for Why Bayonetta Could Be in the New Smash Bros.

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The upcoming Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Nintendo, not Sega, is now publishing the game. You know what that means?

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Yep, it probably means that the character of Bayonetta will pop up in the upcoming 3DS and Wii U Smash Bros. games. This, of course, would not be the first time a "non-Nintendo" character appeared in a Smash Bros. game. For example, Snake from Metal Gear and Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog appeared in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Hey, Sonic is a Sega character, just like Bayonetta!

If Bayonetta does appear, she'll probably be a secret character. Her appearance would be in line with what Platinum Games said about growing the Bayonetta brand and having it reach more gamers via Nintendo.

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There is ground for this speculation: Earlier this past spring Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Smash Bros., visited Platinum Games. He took the following photo:

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Of course, none of this has been confirmed. It's all speculation—but pretty good speculation, I think.

And since Namco Bandai is developing the new Smash Bros. games, don't be surprised if Namco characters also pop up—and Bandai ones, too!

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Bucketydan
Daniel Joseph Buck

I missed Bayonetta the first time round and have researched it becuase of the massive hype about it being a Wii U title. I'm torn. The combat and the art direction look amazing, especially the bosses, but thematically it just looks embarrassingly gratuitous.

Could I get some input about the good/bad things about the original?