Bayonetta 2 News
News PlatinumGames Wants To Bring The Complete Bayonetta Series To Other Platforms
But would Nintendo be happy?
PlatinumGames made waves this week with the announcement that it had launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring The Wonderful 101 to Switch, PS4 and Steam. The company had worked with Nintendo on acquiring the rights to the IP, and at the time of writing the crowdfunding campaign has raised over $1,440,000. With...
News Purchase Bayonetta From The Wii U eShop While You Still Can
Update: Applies to Japan, Europe and North America
Update - 12/09, 03:40 BST: As of 19th September, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will no longer be available for purchase on the Wii U eShop in North America. And if you've already bought the digital versions of these games on Wii U, Nintendo of America has confirmed you'll still be able to download both...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Combo List - All Of The Attack Combos By Weapon
Switch up your combos
Bayonetta 2 is all about its combos. If you really want to master the combat system, you're going to have to learn a few of these, and fast. There are a few different combo types as well: ground, air, and unique combos that you can only pull off with a particular weapon. It's worth noting that you can perform all of the...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Secret Accessories, Weapons, Characters, And Costumes - How To Unlock Them All
Keep no secrets
Bayonetta 2 sure does like its secrets. There are an absolute ton of different items to unlock in the hack and slasher, which either make life easier or much prettier for you. We also want to make life easier for you, so that's why we've rounded up all of the secret accessories, weapons, characters, and costumes in Bayonetta 2 to...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Broken Witch Heart Locations - How To Find All 40 Of Them
Mend a broken heart
Bayonetta 2 is not an easy game. Each hit you take brings you closer to death, so you'll probably want to give yourself a boost in HP. The way to do that is to collect Broken Witch Hearts. There are 40 of these in total, and much like in The Legend of Zelda, collecting four of these creates a Witch Heart that boosts your health...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Angelic Hymns Locations - How To Find Them All And Unlock The Hidden Weapons
There are a bunch of collectibles to track down in Bayonetta 2. You've got Angelic Hymns, Hidden Verses, Journal Echoes, Umbran Crows, Broken Moon Pearls, Broken Witch Hearts, Accessories, Weapons, and Costumes. It's pretty insane. We want to make it easier for you to unlock all of these things, so we're running a guide series on how...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Hidden Verses - How To Find Them In Every Single Chapter
Also known as Muspelheim
In your single minded determination to burn through all Bayonetta 2 has to offer, you might completely miss a bunch of Hidden Verses. These provide even more battles in each chapter that let you duff up even more enemies, and beef up your score at the end. So they're well worth hunting down, basically. Or, you could save...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Journal Echo Locations – How To Find All Of Them To Fill In Plot Gaps
Echoes of the past
There are a bunch of Journal Echoes to collect in Bayonetta 2, and while they don't actually unlock anything, they're worth collecting if you care about story. Each of them fills in a few gaps in the plot to help enrich the experience, and breath a bit more life to the world around you. So if that sounds good to you, read on to...
Guide Bayonetta 2 Broken Moon Pearl Locations - How To Find All Sixteen To Increase Your Magic Gauge
It's a kind of magic
Find two Broken Moon Pearls in Bayonetta 2 and you'll get an extra orb on your magic gauge. So if you like using attacks that require magic, you're going to want to hunt these down. To make that easier for you, we've listed all of their locations below by chapter. <related tags="Bayonetta 2, Guides">Are you finding this...
Video Feast Your Eyes on Bayonetta 2 on Switch Compared to Wii U
Climax for your console
Bayonetta 2 may once have been a Wii U exclusive, but all of that is about to change with the unsurprising re-release of this excellent game on Nintendo's latest machine. It's still sporting a 720p resolution just as the original did, but various little details here and there have been improved to make it shine brighter than...
Random Did PlatinumGames Just Tease Bayonetta For Switch?
Fly me to the moon
Depending on how optimistic a person you are, PlatinumGames may have just dropped a hint that Bayonetta is Switch-bound. The popular series - which began life on the PS3 and Xbox 360 before shifting to the Wii U thanks to Nintendo co-funding development - has been dormant since the second game, but has a massive base of fans...
News PlatinumGames Is Keen To Make Bayonetta 3, Possibly With A New Protagonist
"We’re talking within the company even now about what to do"
Bayonetta was a cult smash when it first released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, so much so that Nintendo felt compelled to dig deep and fund development of a sequel exclusively for the Wii U. Since then, fans of the series have been waiting keenly for news of a third outing, and it...
News That Bayonetta Countdown, Unsurprisingly, Was for a PC Port
Shoots up the Steam charts
When SEGA published the old '8-bit Bayonetta' game as a freebie on Steam for April Fools' Day, the safe assumption was that a related countdown was for a PC port of the original. Of course, the nature of countdowns meant that fantasies could be voiced, such as the prospect of Bayonetta 3. Well, those of us awaiting that...
News Sega Countdown Site Teases Bayonetta News Next Week
Could we be getting Bayonetta 3?
Sega has launched a countdown site for what appears to be another entry in the Bayonetta series. Visit this URL and you'll be presented with a mostly black screen along with days, hours and minutes counting down. In the background, it's possible to make out Bayonetta's iconic gun-packing high-heels. At the time of...
News PlatinumGames Reveals Obscure Bayonetta 2 Secrets for Second Anniversary
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...
Video Bayonetta 2 Is Just Too Darn Sexy, Even For Hormone-Addled Teens
"This just got weirdly sexual"
Bayonetta 2 is one of the Wii U's best exclusives, offering some amazing visuals and deeply rewarding action. It's also pretty sexy, with the protagonist bouncing provocatively on enemies and shedding her hair-like clothing with her more powerful attacks. It's trademark PlatinumGames, of course - and plenty of people...
E3 2016 Hideki Kamiya Has "Spent A Lot Of Time" Thinking About Bayonetta 3
"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...
Video Did You Know Gaming Covers the Bayonetta Games
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...
News PlatinumGames Explains Shift to Contract Work and Ambition to be One of the World's Top Studios
"IP holders also are like ‘Let Platinum Games do what they do'"
PlatinumGames has been celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and in this writer's opinion has deserved all of the plaudits that have come its way. Few studios can boast Platinum's mastery of the action genre, and it's also proven itself to be increasingly flexible in its projects. In its...
News Platinum Games Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary
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...
Feature 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...
News Bayonetta 2 to Have a Standalone North American Release on 19th February
Will set you back $29.99
Bayonetta 2 remains one of the finest exclusive releases on Wii U, though back in October 2014 it had an interesting, and slightly muddled, release. After flip-flopping on details following its initial E3 reveal, Nintendo's regional subsidiaries ended up taking different approaches when publishing the PlatinumGames title. In...
News PlatinumGames Will Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary This Year
Here's to the next ten
On 2nd February PlatinumGames will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, a fact it's reminded us of as part of its New Year post to fans. The studio that evolved from key members of Clover Studio (which was funded by Capcom and produced brilliant games such as Okami) has rapidly earned a reputation for high quality and exciting...
News Nintendo of Europe's eShop Cyber Deals End With a Bang on Wii U and 3DS
Xenoblade! Kid Icarus! Bayonetta 2!
Nintendo of Europe has been running discounts on the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores over the weekend in its Cyber Deals promotion, throwing in retail releases with discounts of 40-50%. There have been some decent deals but, in our opinion, the final batch is the best yet. Xenoblade Chronicles is the cross-platform...
Feature Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect for Halloween
Get spooked on the go and at home
Well, the night is here, when we indulge in dressing up and scares like there's no tomorrow. Halloween has become increasingly popular all around the world, and a decent option for getting our share of spooks is to jump into the action with some suitable games. Despite the - inaccurate - perception that Nintendo...
News Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Continue the Bayonetta Franchise
“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...
News 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 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
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 Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release
Relieved by the warm reception
Despite an underwhelming sales performance on release, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 was still a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated angel & demon hunting experience. With the dust now settled, the producer of Bayonetta 2 – Akiko Kuroda – has recently spoken out via Platinum’s website about the...
Video What Is Contained Within The Lush Euro-Only Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition?
Find out with your trusty guide, Lydia
Bayonetta 2's gorgeous First Print Edition is pretty special, but don't just take our word for it — cast your eyes over the unboxing video below to see the proof for yourself! This chunky pack — exclusive to Europe — contains not only the Wii U exclusive sequel, but its critically acclaimed forerunner as...
News Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week
Lack of stock or interest?
Sales for Bayonetta 2 have dropped disappointingly quickly in the UK, so much so that the game is no longer within the top 40. Despite Nintendo's best advertising efforts, Platinum Games' exceptional game has failed to sustain any presence in the UK market. It remains number two in Wii U games alone, but has not had not...
Feature Ten Games That Are Perfect For Halloween On Your Wii U and 3DS
New, old, some spooky, some terrifying
It's Halloween season, dear readers, as one day isn't enough for enthusiasts of dressing up, bugging their neighbours and eating enough sweets / candy / chocolate to be physically ill. An interesting fact around the origins of Halloween is that... never mind, you just dress up and eat a lot. It's also about...
Video An Introduction To The Wild And Wacky Cast Of Bayonetta 2
Don't know your Loki from your Lumen Sage? Watch this
Bayonetta 2 is finally out, and as Nintendo fans, it may be highly possible that you haven't played the original game and therefore may be a little confused about who all these characters are. We've sorted you out with a short primer on who's who in this unusual world of Demons, Angels, Witches...
News Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts
55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U
Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...
Video The Secret Star Fox And Mario Bros. Easter Eggs Of Bayonetta 2
Do A Barrel Roll and don a moustache
The Nintendo costumes added to the Wii U edition of Bayonetta and its sequel are simply awesome. Each one changes the game in very clever and unique ways. But this isn't all that these costumes do. If you can handle spoilers, then you can find out by watching the videos below — right now! [ [
Poll 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 Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and Co in The Wonderful 101
Move over, Konami
We're big fans of Platinum Games here at Nintendo Life, even to the point that we praised its Wii U legacy just recently. While many may be enjoying its latest release — Bayonetta 2 — on Wii U, some cool unlockable details for The Wonderful 101 may have some going back to the bonkers-yet-brilliant action game released in 2013...
Video Follow Our Top 5 Bayonetta 2 Tips To Be A Better Witch
Know your Wicked Weaves from your Umbran Climaxes
With Bayonetta finally making her debut on a Nintendo console, it is entirely possible that you've never played the original game, so this sequel might seem a little overwhelming. But don't let this stop you from playing one of the best games of the year on any system, because we've come up with the...
News 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...
Guide Tips And Tricks To Get You Started In Bayonetta 2
Struggling to climax? Follow our advice
Bayonetta 2 is out today, and while there are difficulty options that accommodate all skill levels, that doesn't mean you can't benefit from some tips to help get you started. The below guide will help provide you with an understanding of how to approach even the most challenging situations with a...
Guide How To Find Every Umbran Crow In Bayonetta 2
Catch 'em all to unlock stamps for Miiverse
Umbran Crows are evasive little creatures. Twenty of these dodgy birds are hiding throughout the world of Bayonetta 2, and it's up to you to catch 'em all. Not only can locating each one be a task in itself, but possessing the requisite speed and skill to scoop them up before they're alerted to your...
Nintendo Download 23rd October (North America)
Double Bayonetta, Aria of Sorrow, Fantasy Life, Pokémon, Shantae and more
It's Nintendo Download news time, North America, and this week has some seriously tempting options on both Wii U and 3DS to test your eShop funds to the limit. There's intense action on Wii U, retro Castlevania goodness, along with retail and download goodness on the 3DS...
Video Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia
It's the witching hour
Hello everyone! Fresh from my on-track success in Mario Kart 8, I thought I'd turn my hand to witchcraft in Platinum Games' superb Bayonetta 2. In the first of a series of action-packed videos, I run through some of the game's many amazing levels battling demonic beasts so filthy and foul that I had to have a good lie down...
Talking Point Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy
Bayonetta 2 joins the brilliant Wonderful 101
We argued, right at the start of our Bayonetta 2 review, that the "Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting". The reason we opened with that point is that, despite lazy comments often shared online — increasingly irrelevant with each passing month — stating that the Wii U has 'no games',...
Nintendo Download 23rd October (Europe)
A Bayonetta double discount, Disney magic, more Rare DK, Themes and more
It's time to brighten up our Monday with the European Nintendo Download Update, and this week's line-up is full of fantastic titles. We have a double-helping of Platinum Games action on Wii U, some Disney magic on 3DS, some classic retro games across both systems, a new 3DS...
News Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quite a Good Year So Far"
Moving on up
The "Wii U has had quite a good year so far," according to Shelly Pearce, head of UK Marketing, in an interview with MCV Magazine. The system has been picking up momentum as of late in the UK with an impressive 60% increase in sales; Pearce puts much of this improvement down to the success of Mario Kart 8. We've really seen momentum...
Feature 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 in...
News 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
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...