During E3 Nintendo made the rather pleasing announcement that upcoming system exclusive Bayonetta 2 will come with a copy of the original Bayonetta. As demonstrated through the company's Treehouse broadcast, meanwhile, the Wii U version of the first title in the series will also include GamePad touch controls and Nintendo-themed outfits and references.
That was exciting news, though some decidedly iffy wording on the game's official website suggested that only physical retail copies would come with the original for free; this seemed rather unfair, though we did advise that pitchforks be calmly placed in a safe area until Nintendo could clarify the situation.
Thankfully, a Q & A on one of Nintendo's Facebook accounts — with Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto and Producer Akiko Kuroda — has clarified the situation. It says the following:
The original version of Bayonetta will be available via a digital download on eShop when you purchase Bayonetta 2 (either a box version or digital copy of the game).
That's rather clear and comprehensive, also confirming that it'll be a download code that we'll received in boxed versions. With that now settled, are you planning to pick this up and, if so, will you go with the physical or download version?