We're left with rumours and longing looks
Also, a sneak peek at the upcoming amiibo
We're left with rumours and longing looks
It's fair to say that, although its profile and sales have dipped, the amiibo series is still very much alive. Just recently there were multiple figures accompanying The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cards with Mario Sports Superstars, and the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will come...
Also, a sneak peek at the upcoming amiibo
It's rather hard to believe, but Bayonetta 2 has already been out for a couple years now. The excellent hack 'n' slash still stands as one of the best exclusives available in the Wii U library, and it made plenty of sense when the titular character inevitably made her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Now that...
"I’ve got ideas in my head for Okami 2 as well"
Bayonetta and its Wii U-exclusive sequel are two of PlatinumGames' most beloved releases. The first title was a cult classic that sold moderately well, but it took Nintendo's involvement to make the second a reality. While Bayonetta 2 was a critical success, only being available on one console (and...
"Someone else caught your eye?"
As we reported recently, version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS launches soon, and according to Nintendo it will add some additional balance the game. While that might sound like quite a thorough process, it would appear that this update is focused solely on a single fighter: the recently-introduced...
ZeRo also offers tips for tackling the witch
Just recently we reported on a debate currently raging in the Spanish Super Smash Bros. community over potentially banning Bayonetta from tournaments. A top player in the country, Greward, discussed the topic and shared a belief that a ban of the DLC character seemed likely, albeit not yet finalised...
Time's up for the witch
While many of us play and enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the competitive scene naturally takes the game to another level. With the top players mastering movesets and identifying weakness right down to individual frames, it's continuing to grow both as a competitive scene and as a popular spectator sport online. It's also...
Kamiya said no, but he wishes he didn't
Project X Zone 2 has finally been released in the west, allowing all gamers an opportunity to get a second helping of some multi-company crossover goodness. Naturally, one of the biggest selling points of this game is the massive cast of characters from a wide selection of games and while the selection is...
Looking at moves from her own games into Smash
As was always going to be the case, the final Super Smash Bros. character of this generation, as chosen from the Fighter Ballot, caused plenty of debate. The fact it was PlatinumGames' Bayonetta gave even more spice to conversations around the DLC arrival. Of course, some may be encountering the...
Do you want to touch me?
Bayonetta was one of the last fighters to be added to Super Smash Bros. and she certainly is one of the more unique characters on the roster. Not only does Bayonetta have an interesting, combo-centric fighting style that imitates the one from the games she comes from, but the design of the character also sticks out...
No one said you could touch
The Bayonetta games are arguably the most recognizable works to come from the talented Platinum Games; chock full of angel slaying action and over the top finishing moves. In more recent times, the series could almost be considered a Nintendo franchise, considering the significant collaborative effort that went into...
Platinum Games is a popular studio that has developed a strong reputation for crafting excellent action games. Though its involvement with Nintendo hardware was initially slim, it brought The Wonderful 101 to the Wii U, and later, Nintendo stepped in and ensured the development of Bayonetta 2 would be completed. Now, the studio is working...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“I have all kinds of ideas in my head”
Back in late 2014, Bayonetta 2 graced the consoles of many Wii U owners. The supposedly cancelled game had made its glorious revival when Nintendo announced that it was picking up the publishing rights and partnering with Platinum Games to make it a Wii U exclusive (much to the chagrin of some fans of the...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Outshines the Xbox 360 version
Bayonetta will arrive in October alongside its Wii U-exclusive sequel — Bayonetta 2. Included as a free extra in North America and available in select bundles or separately on the eShop in Europe, it'll give Nintendo gamers all of the context and lore they need before jumping into the new release. Naturally, the...
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...
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...
She's put a spell on you
Nintendo is hosting a global Nintendo Direct broadcast to reveal more details about the upcoming Platinum Games Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2. We could also see more of the original Bayonetta port and, if we're lucky, a surprise or two. #NintendoDirect #NintendoDirectNA
Following a wait which felt like an eternity, it's finally been revealed when exactly gamers will be getting their hands on Bayonetta 2. Well, gamers in North America at least. You see, we've yet to see a European release date for Platinum's much-anticipated Wii U exclusive, but we finally know when the American launch will be taking...
Download copies come with free original via the eShop, naturally
Nintendo's E3 announcement of Bayonetta 2 including a Wii U-enhanced edition of the original Bayonetta was pleasing; it's terrific news for Nintendo gamers, as those yet to enjoy the original can now enjoy both titles in the correct order, with the original even having new outfits and...
Dressing up is fun
Nintendo has previously revealed that you'll be able to use Samus, Peach and Link costumes in Bayonetta on the Wii U, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted that screenshots show a fourth costume selection slot. Given the colours and flower design used in the mystery icon, some had predicted that it would be an outfit for Princess...
"There's a lot that we learned from Nintendo"
Bayonetta 2 is getting increasingly close to its arrival on Wii U, and when you throw in the inclusion / release of an updated Bayonetta, albeit in different deals per region, it could be enough to keep Nintendo gamers busy for a good while from October onwards. It's easy to forget, too, how big an...
Visor up! Visor down. Visor up! Visor down...
Isao Negishi, director of the Bayonetta Wii U port, took to the Platinum Games blog recently with some news on the game. In addition to a short video showing more of Bayonetta in action on the Wii U, Negishi explained features of the witch's new wardrobe of Nintendo-themed costumes. According to...
North American promotion details also updated
When Nintendo confirmed a free copy of Bayonetta with retail copies of upcoming Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, excitement quickly turned to some confusion. A poorly worded footnote on the official website suggested that eShop copies of the sequel would not include the first game, before an official...
She's never one to shy from the spotlight
Last year we mentioned that everyone's favourite dark yet oh-so-flashy witch Bayonetta was receiving her own anime feature film in Japan, titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. Now, thanks to production company FUNimation, the film will be materializing in the United States and Canada as well. FUNi
Let's be having you, physical media fans
An E3 announcement from Nintendo that flashed by but nevertheless raised eyebrows in the Nintendo Life office was confirmation that a Wii U version of Bayonetta will be included with copies of Bayonetta 2, a welcome bonus that'll give Nintendo gamers the opportunity to jump into the sequel with all the...
So, calm your horses
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...
Director feels there's enough content for "one and a half" games
Bayonetta 2 may be taking its sweet time getting to market — we saw it at last year's E3, after all — but it would appear that the wait will be more than worth it. Speaking to US Gamer, game director Yusuke Hashimoto has revealed that he is very proud indeed of the level of
Remember Bayonetta 2? It was shown off at last year's E3, but still isn't out yet. However, Nintendo and Platinum Games have made the wait a little more bearable by confirming that it will come bundled with the original title — which first released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 — as well as Link and Samus costumes to unlock in the...
Triggered by the Master of Twitter - Hideki Kamiya
Hideki Kamiya — of Platinum Games — may be an extravagant game maker, but he's also the self-proclaimed Master of Twitter, renowned for stirring up his followers and, occasionally, leading them on a merry dance. His style is normally to answer enquiries with retweets and short responses, and his...
Trailer breaks cover
With its buxom lead character, hordes of angelic demons and preoccupation with over the top action, Platinum's Bayonetta is perfect fodder for an anime adaptation — which makes you wonder why it's taken this long for it to actually happen. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is being handled by animation studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Final...
Kiss kiss, bang bang
Really, Bayonetta 2 isn’t that far outside of Nintendo’s wheelhouse. The creators of Nintendogs and Wii Fit may like to play it family-friendly, but come on — there’s always been a playful, almost kinky side to Nintendo, games with just the right amount of dirtiness. Look at ol’ Jimmy T. making it happen in WarioWare,...
Atsushi Inaba spills the beans in a new developer interview video
In a developer interview released today, Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba has spoken about Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U, and how the console's unique controller has enabled the studio to reach new levels of gameplay: I know you're thinking, how can you possibly play an action game with a...
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