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Nintendo Direct on 4th September to Reveal More Bayonetta 2 Details

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

A bewitching revelation

Bayonetta 2 will arrive exclusively on Wii U on 24th October in North America — it's still just 'October' in Europe — which is exciting news for fans of the original or those that simply like intense, fast-paced action games. Even more exciting news is that Nintendo's preparing to ramp up the excitement for the release with a new Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo of America has confirmed the broadcast for 4th September, which is also the Nintendo Download Update day.

This Direct is focused on the upcoming Platinum title, though will be interesting to watch for new details on the game's features and perhaps the odd surprise. As Nintendo's proven recently, it's more than capable of stunning its fans in these broadcasts.

As you can see above it's all happening on 4th September at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET. We'll be providing the usual live stream, blogging and coverage here at Nintendo Life. Will you be joining us?

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Sanguinaire said:

I'm just waiting for a Smash-related announcement. We all know it might happen; Snake is from a pretty mature series and he made it into Brawl



Nik-Davies said:

I'm hoping for an announcement of a collector's edition like the Blue Shell Mario Kart 8 and Link's Scarf Hyrule Warriors ones they've done. Which also includes the first game...



C-Olimar said:

Bayonetta will be a trophy in Smash, nothing more.
I'm ready to be proved wrong.



Goginho said:

It's nice to see some other kinds of games gettin' the spotlight hit on them, despite my preference for Nintendo's 1st party / main franchises; Mario; Zelda...etc..



AdanVC said:

Looking forward for the Direct! Also I'm on the team of Bayonetta for Smash, please!



rbmoura85 said:

You guys disapoint me by not reporting on #operationplatinum...because you guys sometimes report on things are only marginally related to nintendo. Why not report on a nintendo fan movement that is a reaction to the situation in wich nintendo is now?




Another smash character nice !(jokes) This game is top of my list cannot wait this and smash can tide me over until MH4U comes out only 3ds atm



Caryslan said:

The funny thing about this, is somewhere Sega's upper managment is smiling all the way to the bank. They get a cut of this game's sales since they own the IP, and they don't have to lift a finger.

Even if this game bombs, Sega is still a winner since their only investment is letting Nintendo have the publishing rights.

With that said, this games does look awesome. I really hope it does well.



Jazzer94 said:

I just want concrete info on the special edition in EU, they've been to vague and confusing so far.



Captain_Toad said:

Last month had a hyrule Warriors direct. This month has a Bayonetta 2 direct.

So by following the pattern.....Next month will be..... Oh hohoho. I'm liking this already.



VIIIAxel said:

When I heard there would be a Direct announced today, I was hoping for a general direct. Two game specific Directs in such a short span of time? I'm not interested in Bayonetta 2 anyway, so I'll pass on this one. It's cool for the people who are interested, though!



WebHead said:

A demo would be nice. Maybe from now on every big Nintendo release is going to get its own dedicated Nintendo Direct?



rjejr said:

Demo! Last demo (of any importance) on Wii U was Plats W101 last Aug (bought my Wii U the next day to play it)

Just preparing you all, after SSB and CTTT get release dates I need something to complain about.

I would almost guarantee something besides B2 shows up in this vid.



DBPirate said:

Aw...just Bayonetta 2? I hope we get a Captain Toad or Smash 4 Wii U Direct soon...



rjejr said:

@Captain_Toad - SSB should get an Oct ND for a Nov release, and CT a Nov ND for a Dec release, but I like the way you think.

Actually just dawned on me CT cant get a release date until SSB is done. Im assuming CT is probably ready to roll and theyre still trying desperately to finish SSB before Christmas, so whatever month SSB gets, CT gets the other. CT already has Jan in the UK so you know its close to done.



outburst said:

Bayonetta climaxes in! So the Direct will be on September 5 midnight here in Italy? LOL.



DiscoGentleman said:

I would love to see Bayonetta in Smash, but since the character roster has leaked, it's slim to nil.

Can't wait for Bayonetta 2! So excited!



Megumi said:

I rarely get into M rated games, dunno why...tried getting into Assassin's creed, no luck. I sucked at TF2, and Half-Life 2 was fun and all that but got boring after a while, lol.

Anyways, this one looks a little interesting, so...gonna give it a chance...eventually. Got Smash 3DS to deal with that month. xD



Gen0neD said:

If they put Bayonetta in Smash, I will cry tears of joy. She's a perfect fit. Please please please please...



outburst said:

I have a feeling the Direct will reveal: "pre-order Bayonetta 2 bundle on the eShop and get to play Bayonetta 1 now/earlier! "



Yosher said:

Fun as these game-specific Directs are, I wish they'd finally give us non-Japan people a general Direct again! Still curious about what they're gonna reveal for this one though. I doubt they'll put Bayonetta into Smash, but you never know. Would certainly rather have Bayonetta than Snake, anyway.



Mega719 said:

I'll tune in. Enough with these Smash jokes she's obviously not joining ever



ricklongo said:

Come on, another single-game Direct? :/

I want the multi-title extravaganzas back. I've always felt like I just couldn't miss those, whereas I'll probably have no problem about just watching the highlights of this single-game event the morning after.



2Sang said:

So that rumor was right that there was going to be a direct announced today. I didn't believe it, but it's nice to be proved wrong.



sinalefa said:


"Just preparing you all, after SSB and CTTT get release dates I need something to complain about."

Well, after those you will have Splatoon, Yoshi, Giant Robot, Mario Maker, and all of those "undated" games. And the death of DDP, and Nintendo not using the second Gamepad, etc.

I will try to tune in, as that is exactly the time I finish my shift, which means watching the thing at work.



Jason723 said:

Honestly, I've never had any interest in Bayonetta. Maybe this Direct will change my mind, maybe it won't. Let's see.



Gerbwmu said:

Thinking something else has to be in much more can they reveal? Inteviews with personal I guess?



Epicnessofme99 said:

Very excited for this, the release date will definitely be confirmed and I can't wait to hear more about the game, even though I think we've already heard a majority of it from E3.



WanderingPB said:

Im just tryin not to over hype myself because regardless of what's going to be announced i want this game NOW! Once i get Bayo2 the only thing left to get is the Bayo2 5 disc soundtrack!



vio said:

Just Bayonetta? I want to see some Mario Kart DLC footage and details!



Haxonberik said:

Guys, Bayonetta in Smash would've bumped the game to a Teen rating easily... It's just not going to happen



S3OL said:

@Jazzer94 Same here.

I wish they'd hurry up and give us a proper release date instead of just October. This could be it though?



Grimlock_King said:

I'm looking forward to buying bayonetta as soon as it's out. Most likely the direct will clear up what region gets what. Maybe some unannounced exclusive? Hmm.



ElliotVA said:

I wish Nintendo still did regulare Directs. As of late, they have only been doing game-specific directs, which is fine once in a while for a huge release, but I want the old ones too. In the old ones, it was amazing when they announced a game or gave lots of new details about games, but now while there are surprises, they are not quite the same as "oh, we are making a new Mario & Luigi game."



millarrp said:

I will be stuck at work, and work unfortunately blocks gaming sites. If it's slow enough I may just have to either stream it watch NL updated on my smart phone



larry_koopa said:

Maybe Nintendo should get around to doing a Nintendo Direct which reveals the release date for Smash Bros for the Wii U.

No offense to Bayonetta 2 as I'm sure it's going to be a solid game, but Smash Bros is Nintendo's bread and butter this holiday season. That's what's going to bring in the money. Announce a release date already.



IceClimbers said:

These game-specific Directs are far more important than the general Nintendo Directs as it gives each game the spotlight. Besides, there's nothing to reveal in a general Nintendo Direct right now (the new 3DS models aren't gonna be announced in NA till much later people).



Ichiban said:

Nintendo's coverage of Bayonetta 2 has been perfect. They've been releasing just the right amount of info/trailers and not shoving it down our throats like they sometimes tend to do.
I would love to see a special edition with a midnight purple Bayonetta themed pro controller, that would be so damn sweet!
I hope Nintendo Japan do a Fatal Frame 5 direct before the game's launch this month too, very excited to see how its gonna play.



Frank90 said:

They did the same thing with Operation Decode, to bring Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode to the 3DS. Ignored the petition which now has more than 50k signatures!



rbmoura85 said:

@Frank90 thanks for reading my comment, but i would say that #operationplatinum is more then a petition...its a phenomenom hapening with the nintendo fan base that its worth reporting on a nintendo specialized sites are suposed to report meaninful events that revolve around their subject, and this is it! Its a reaction to everything that has been happening to nintendo since a long time, and news sites like this seem to only think that if they did report this, they would be giving views to potential competidors, like the youtubers behind this. I think your concern NLife, should be to report on the news, not to select them as they might fit your interests.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa - OK, I'm a bit of a complainer

I'll probably be watching live as well, but since we already have a release date I dont know what I'll be commenting about.



Whopper744 said:

I know some others won't agree with me mostly because Snake was in Brawl probably but I really hope she's not in Smash. She just doesn't seem fitting to me and is a little too on the "muture" aside than I care to have in a game like Smash Bros. of course all I'm going off of is the trailers I've seen for the game. The trailer starting off talking about hell like its some cool place is kind of a turn off for me to begin with really. Just my preferences though.



YuuMonMu said:

Already getting a Wii U in two days and can't wait for this game. But I don't know if I'll have enough cash to get this in the same month as Smash. But I will get it, no problem!



FlaygletheBagel said:

I'm not really interested in Bayonetta (and I wasn't too interested in Hyrule Warriors honestly), but I'll watch the Nintendo Direct by virtue of it being a Nintendo Direct. Maybe they can convince me to pick this game up!



hcfwesker said:

Have Bayonetta 1 available after the Direct ends. So those that never played the original have a chance before the new game releases. Then whatever the price is ($10-$20) have that amount discounted off the price Bayo2, for those who bought Bayo1, when it releases.



Kolzig said:

Too late for us Europeans since for some odd reason we are not getting our own Direct.

Oh well, have to watch it later on Friday morning from NoA Youtube account.

Really excited about this game, maybe the biggest game release of this year on all platforms, especially now that Affordable Space Adventures has been postponed to Q1/2015.



MarvinTheMartian said:

This and Captain Toad's TT are the games I'm most looking forward to this year, although we have to wait an extra month for CTTT. Smash is third.

I'll be surprised if there's anything in the direct that we don't already knows about, it already feels like it's been hyped to death already.



MrGawain said:

I'll be watching in the UK. Gives me an excuse to stay up for the Packers and Seahawks. Hopefully it'll cover Europe as well.



ShadJV said:

All I care is if there's a demo. With all the other games coming out this fall, if they want me to buy it this year they need to let me try it. Besides, we've not gotten any new Wii U demos in a while.



kereke12 said:

So no actual Nintendo Direct??? Ohh well, this better be good and actually give out information on the game!!!!



Kaze_Memaryu said:

I'm getting the feeling that, yet again, this livestream won't be available in my country... Nintendo doesn't want me peeking, I suppose.



Lycidas said:

Really? There's already a release date for the Americas, and now a Direct? What about Europe? No release date except a very vague "October" - which is in four weeks already! - , no direct, is it even coming out?
And still no clear info on the different editions of the game...



FragRed said:

Sometimes I question Nintendo, and their interest in the European market. Sometimes they give us loads of offers and special editions not available in North America, and then other times like now we don't get our own Direct or even a real release date. And with games like Captain Toad's Treasure, we won't even see it until next year!!



Findonovan95 said:

@FragRed I'm with you man; I just don't understand their decisions sometimes. I guess it wouldn't be Nintendo if they made predictable and understandable decisions though, huh? Lol



LasermasterA said:

I doubt that Bayonetta will be in Smash but if they did include her then....
all the leaks so far would be SMASHED to smithereens! I like that

Looking forward to this game! Can't wait to see if Nintendo has any surprises planned for this Direct!



SuperWiiU said:

All I need to know is details about the special edition. I'll figure out what's in the game when I play it.



Nintenjoe64 said:

I hope there's a surprise immediately after this ND, such as a 16-Bit Remake of Bayonetta available on VC at the end or N64 games are made available with Smash 64 being given away or free ice cream for all early adopters.



RainbowGazelle said:

Interesting that despite this Direct being announced by NoA, the date in the pic is the European way round.



Geonjaha said:

Another game specific direct; no thanks. Come on Nintendo, how about some general announcements for our region?



scamander said:

You take your country way too important if you think that the rating guidelines of the US influence game development of a Japanese company. If they want to add Bayonetta to Smash they will do it and if that influences the rating of the game in the US, it will be censored there.



andreoni79 said:

@scamander I think it's the same direct. It says (if my german is good enough) that it will be 05/09 at midnight! And that 05/09 looks so american!!! Here in EU we'd say 09/05...



Psyclone said:

Getting this game for sure, it's a great deal but I don't know if I should watch it, who am I kidding, I'm gonna read some of the info anyway.. BAYO IN SMASH!



DarkNinja9 said:

i been hoping for a regular nintendo direct i think its been a while now since we have one of those not counting the 3ds japan only direct =S unless i was wrong and they had a US/UK version of it



AJWolfTill said:

@hcfwesker That seems incredibly plausible! I really would not be surprised if they did that tomorrow.
These single game directs are great but there is very little room for surprises in them. Compare the last ones we have had with the Japan only 3DS direct.

I wonder if they will release a Bayonetta Amiibo?



Stu13 said:

The timing of this does seem to point to something Bayonetta related popping up in the eShop update. If they gave me Bayonetta 1 to play before the new one releases, I'd be one very happy customer. That's probably just wishful thinking, though.



Link506 said:

@DakotaM47 Ha ha ha-no. I really don't think bayonetta is ready yet. It needs more fans and the main character of bayonetta is the type for smash. it would be like throwing guys from COD in smash. It would be abit weird.

And is this direct going to be EXCLUSIVELY bayonetta?



SamirMalik said:

@Xiao_Pai The issues is not the maturity. Its just the execution. Try playing a M-rated game that doesn't take itself so seriously. Like NO MORE HEROES or Saints Row IV or even Bayo.



SphericalCrusher said:

Surprised they are doing this, since we have pretty much everything that we need to know already. Nonetheless, I'll be watching! Day one buy for me!



Link506 said:

@SamirMalik Really? Huh. I'm just going by I've never heard of either of 'em until like a week ago. Except bayo, I think i've heard about that a couple of months ago. Possibly becuase they're not really up my alley.



Kirk said:


I thought it might have been something I'd actually give one flying **** about. Like some cool new Wii U news akin to what we got recently with the 3DS or something. I guess there's still a chance we'll see something else that's actually interesting (to me)...

Don't care about this game in the slightest.



Shambo said:

Great, looking forward to be surprised, so I'm not going to think too much about the possibilities (hope often leads to disappointment anyway)

I DO however hope -for that it's been too late since way back- that she makes it in Smash Bros, she gets a Wonder-Eyes Pink, Pikachu, Palutena, Battalion Wars, Pikmin, Okami,... costume, and we get a special edition with steelbook and two discs at least. And the animated movie, so 3 discs. Art books, statues, limited edition controllers, all welcome.

Looking at my list now, I'm ready to take some minor dissappointments.

At least also make a surprise reveal of another Platinum exclusive!




whodatninja said:

Maybe Fatal Frame (anothe "adult" game) will be announced for the west in this Bayo Direct? I hope so!



A1234 said:

question - where are nintendo directs broadcast live (the main location)? nintendo website? this will be my first time watching a live nintendo direct.



dkxcalibur said:

I never played the original although I almost bought it a couple times. The closer this gets the more I'm thinking about picking it up. The added bonus of getting the first one free with the second is a bonus.....although, I would need to play the first before the second! How long of a game is the first?



Luna-Harmony said:

Great but what about us in the UK and EU ?? we have to hear it from america and look up for are selfs.
Anyway will be watching at 11pm uk time lets hope we get the limited edition like america with Bayonetta 1 & 2.



DarkKirby said:

I've already reserved Bayonetta 2 but I'm not sure Bayonetta 2 by itself constitutes a Direct for itself. Unless Bayonetta is suddenly announced to be playable for Smash. Then the internet would explode.



outburst said:

Nintendo could pull it off without alienating their retail partners. Bayonetta 1 is just a bonus content on Bayonetta 2 retail discs anyway. They aren't selling it separately on retail. So they could just pull a pre-order on eShop like the MK8 DLC bundle and release Bayonetta 1 after the Direct. They could also sell it separately and offer a discount later for Bayo2.



Pod said:

When Wonder Red doesn't make in Smash Bros, being a new Nintendo franchise and directed by Kamiya himself, then I am almost certain they won't have Bayonetta in either.

But as others have mentioned, this could be the announcement of an extravagant collector's edition. Or the announcement of some ridonkulous release event. Or simple a big media blow-out leading up to the release.



Nick_The_Greek said:

@FlaygletheBagel All Nintendo fans MUST buy this game! We need to support our console! I am not a big fan of the game till now, but DAY1 for me! And who knows? I may fall in love with it!!



Haxonberik said:

@scamander You are not seeing it the right way, the game has already been rated E10+, this would've been different if they had included Bayonetta. They could've but it's obvious they didn't. Also, I'm not from the US so stop making such quick assumptions.

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