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 launch of the Wii U exclusive, and how she was relieved the game received such a welcoming reception on release.
I was very happy and relieved to see the game was being so warmly welcomed all over the world, so I’m very grateful to all of you who picked it up!
In the very same post, the producer also revealed how passionate fans in Russia were the only ones to receive an incredibly rare pack of Loki cards, whilst those who attended the launch in New York were treated to witch hunting food, and a photo opportunity with Bayonetta herself.
These are replicas of the tarot-like cards that Loki uses in the game. It’s a full set of the 22 Major Arcana cards created by character designer Mari Shimazaki. If you managed to get your hands on these cards, it would be totally cool if you pretended to be Loki and tried to recreate some of the scenes in the game! I hope they turn this into an official product!!
As a token of his appreciation, Akiko Kuroda shared a game tip and costume Easter egg provided by Bayonetta 2 designer, Ryoya Sakabe.
Let us know in the comments if you’re still enjoying your copy of Bayonetta 2, and if you think there is a possibility of a sales spike for the Wii U exclusive over the holiday period.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip!