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Feature: Why We're Still Playing... Bayonetta 1 & 2

Why We're Still Playing... Bayonetta 1 & 2

Tom Whitehead on why nearly dislocating his thumbs is fun

When Bayonetta was confirmed as the final character in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, I couldn't help but be amused. Here's a character that's spent two games torturing and spanking (literally, at points) angels from heaven and demons from hell. When a combo move is achieved her outfit...

Nintendo Life Weekly: The Last Smash Bros. DLC Fighters, Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U eShop and More

The Last Smash Bros. DLC Fighters, Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U eShop and More

Week & feeble

The final Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct caused a stir amongst the fans, but just in case you're not as hot on these things as you'd like we've once more produced a compendium of the biggest news of the past week coupled with all the releases and reviews you'd expect from Nintendo Life Weekly. This week we look at the last Smash...

Gallery: Gawk At the Super Smash Bros. Reveal Art for Bayonetta and Corrin, Along With Cloud Screenshots

Gawk At the Super Smash Bros. Reveal Art for Bayonetta and Corrin, Along With Cloud Screenshots

Smashing

Well, we now have the final Super Smash Bros. cast for the Wii U / 3DS generation, with Cloud arriving imminently - at the time of writing - while Bayonetta and Corrin are due in February 2016. They'll all add their own twists to the roster and wrap up the largest and most ambitious Smash Bros. line-up to date. We've already compiled the...

News: Bayonetta Confirmed as New Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Bayonetta Confirmed as New Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Bewitching

Masahiro Sakurai's Final Presentation for Super Smash Bros. has finished, and the final reveal and challenger was none other than PlatinumGames' Bayonetta; a February 2016 release is the target. In addition to the fighter there'll also be an Umbra Clock Tower stage, which replicates the iconic scene that's familiar from the first...

News: This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

Platinum strikes again

Platinum Games is one of the most imaginative and quirky major studios in game development, and has lived up to that reputation with a rather random release of an 8-bit style browser game based on Bayonetta - it's called 'Angel Land'. In this game, that's perfect for time wasting, you simply use space to jump and enter to...

News: Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

Bayonetta 2 Wins The Ablegamers' Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award

"Bayonetta 2 pulls out all the stops for accessible game design"

Bayonetta 2 earned plenty of plaudits in 2014 - critically acclaimed and with terrific fan feedback, it also made regular appearances in Game of the Year shortlists. We'd certainly agree that it's an outstanding game, but it's picked up a notable award that reflects an appreciation of...

News: Platinum Hopes to Bring "More From Bayonetta" in 2015

Platinum Hopes to Bring "More From Bayonetta" in 2015

We dream of DLC, may be anime

Bayonetta 2 was one of our favourite releases in 2014, the action exclusive on Wii U providing a frenetic, memorable experience. There are some positive teases ahoy from Platinum Games to excite those that enjoyed the sequel and its predecessor, in that case, courtesy of an update from senior figures that worked on the...

News: Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Here's A Fascinating Look At The Design Process Behind Bayonetta's Nintendo Themed Costumes

Finding common ground

Platinum Games really went all out with their port of the original Bayonetta to the Wii U. Giving Bayonetta the ability to cosplay as Princess Peach, Daisy, Link, and Samus Aran was a nice touch for Nintendo fans. The Mushroom Kingdom themed outfits replace combo-closing power strikes with Bowser's limbs, the Link costume...

Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Many stores apparently selling out

Bayonetta 2 has now arrived on Wii U, available on the eShop and, of course, in stores. Yet a quick look on social networks suggests that plenty are struggling to get hold of the game in high street stores, with various retailers apparently selling out of stock. What's going on? It can mean multiple things...

News: Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They're Used in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Have a Bayonetta 1 & 2 eShop offer explanation as a bonus

In recent weeks we've emphasized — in some editorials and general articles — that Nintendo needs to start building more awareness of amiibo with understandable, interesting promotions, videos and so on. We're starting to see that process get underway, with the company following up its...

Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

A unique part of the gaming scene

While it's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact, Bayonetta 2 will arrive as a Wii U exclusive on 24th October in the West, joined by an enhanced port of its predecessor. The new entry arrives as a relatively unique arrival, one of few dedicated action games of its type...

News: I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragons Or Flying Giraffes, Admits The Voice Of Bayonetta

I Had No Idea If I Was Fighting Demons, Dragons Or Flying Giraffes, Admits The Voice Of Bayonetta

Meet Hellena Taylor, the talent behind Bayonetta's sassy dialogue

Bayonetta 2 is a bit special, as you'll be aware if you've already read our review. The sequel to the 2010 cult classic (also now available on Wii U), this title is Platinum Games at its finest — over the top action, incredible visuals and a spunky female lead with spider-like limbs...

News: Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

Bayonetta 2 in North America Comes With a Rather Nice Bayonetta Disc

A great deal

When Nintendo announced, almost in passing, that a Wii U port of Bayonetta would be provided with system exclusive Bayonetta 2, there were many happy action fans — not least because that first game port hadn't even been confirmed before that point. There was then much confusion over distribution, however. In North America all...

Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop)

Bayonetta (Wii U eShop)

Back to the start

With Bayonetta 2 around the corner as a Wii U exclusive, a reality that caused quite a stir when announced in 2012, it may be important for Nintendo-focused gamers to consider diving into the fresh port of the original Bayonetta, a title that skipped Wii when released in the last generation. Whether it's a worthwhile double-dip...

News: Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

Catch Up on All the Bayonetta 2 Direct Videos Right Here

We'll even throw in the Japanese TV trailers

Nintendo's completed its Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, which focused on outlining the features of the game and, in the case of Europe, finally provided a release date and details on a gorgeous and very limited release special edition — both games were also confirmed to come in at $59.99 together in North...