Bayonetta 2 launching in 2014 on Wii U

It is still pretty weird that Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive but hey, not weirder than a game where a witch fights angels with her gun-heeled shoes and giant legs made of her own hair. It'll launch in 2014, Nintendo confirmed during its E3 briefing today, and a new trailer with gameplay snippets shows it's certainly every bit as delightfully odd as ever.

But why Wii U? Bafflingly, only Nintendo was really interested in helping bring out a sequel to one of the world's finest action games. "Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes," maker Platinum Games' executive director Atsushi Inaba told Polygon in September 2012.

Let's not dwell on the past! Watch this wonderful new trailer: