Bayonetta 2 coming exclusively to Wii U

Platinum Games' hair 'em up is getting a sequel. And surprisingly, it's coming exclusively to Wii U. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced plans to publish Bayonetta 2.

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Platinum Games' hair 'em up is getting a sequel. And surprisingly, it's coming exclusively to Wii U. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced plans to publish Bayonetta 2.

Oh and look, here's what it looks like.

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    September 13, 2012 7:41 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Bayonetta 2 coming exclusively to Wii U.

    Platinum Games' hair 'em up is getting a sequel. And surprisingly, it's coming exclusively to Wii U. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced plans to publish Bayonetta 2.

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      September 13, 2012 7:48 AM

      Oh for fucks sake. I don't want another fucking system and they pull this shit?

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        September 13, 2012 7:54 AM

        I'm sure Nintendo arranged for this exclusive--something no hardware manufacturer has EVER done when they're prepping a new system, oh no, never--just to slight you.

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          September 13, 2012 9:09 AM

          In the case of Bayonetta, it works out beautifully. Sega recently talked about how they were pulling back on everything except Sonic, Aliens and Total War, but with Nintendo publishing this, it can get funded.

          I'm all for bizarre fast frantic action, especially if they can get the creative spark going, and not have to worry about porting issues. They're working with Mari Shimazaki again, and many of the head production team worked on the first title.

          It's crazy, but I'm willing to get a Wii U for this one game. I probably dumped over 120 hours into the original; the combination of Bayo as a character, along with the fast control scheme that's easily memorizable, and the zany torture attacks, makes it a really fun game to replay.

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            September 13, 2012 9:12 AM

            Also, if the gamepad screen could be used as a persistent inventory screen, as well as combo history tracking, that would be a brilliant use of the secondary screen, in a climate where we're worried about Wii U devs doing trite or useless things with the second screen.

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            September 13, 2012 3:09 PM

            Hah, the first question in my head after reading the title of this article... I wonder if archvile will buy a Wii U just to play this game?! :)

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              September 13, 2012 6:20 PM

              Heh, I'm more inclined to get a Wii U for Bayo 2 than I am to get a Vita for Persona 4 Golden (sorry, Persona fans; I'll have to watch more quick looks to see if I'm willing to drop that much on a Vita; I might just hunt down a used PS2 and get the original).

              After some analysis, there's speculation that the character in the trailer might be Rosa, Bayonetta's mother. I do remember Kamiya idly musing about the potential of a prequel, so this might have at least a section with events prior to the first game.

              The gun is also not Scarborough Fair; aside from the color, it's also a single-barrel fixed gun, instead of the double-barrel break-open giant derringer. The jewel is the ammo source for the guns in the first game's fiction, so there's no need to worry about no magazine, and no break-open.

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        September 13, 2012 8:26 AM

        This is what you get for helping the consoles out instead of supporting the One True PC Master Race.

        Seriously though, whenever I hear of someone talking about how much cheaper consoles are than PC's all I can think is how much that advantage is eroded when you consider how you have to buy multiple/all consoles if you want to be able to not be subject to being locked out of an exclusive, plus all the extra controllers, etc. And start over again every few years.

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          September 13, 2012 8:50 AM

          I actually don't have any consoles at the moment. I've owned all three throughout the generation though, and I'll pick up a new PS3 once I have a TV again, as there's still exclusive titles I want there..and so I can watch my movies.

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            September 13, 2012 10:08 AM

            Yeah Blu-Ray was the main reason I picked up a PS3. Bought a used copy of GT5 for shits and picked up DNF when it was $3, and got Portal 2 because hey why not (free PC copy and all) but for the most part it just streams from my media server.

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          September 13, 2012 9:11 AM

          That's funny, I've heard from many PC enthusiasts that to stay on top of the latest and greatest, they have to regularly pay out for new cards, RAM and all sorts of other stuff.

          Yes it is expensive to buy all the consoles or face being locked out of an exclusive but sometimes, and ironically in a news post about the WiiU, experiences can only be delivered on the console it was designed for.

          I can't very well support the "PC Master Race" when I want to play the latest Zelda can I?

          I'd rather support all games for all consoles/PC then pick my preference.

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            September 13, 2012 9:16 AM

            If you want to play some titles from Japan, you'll have to at least get a PS3, unless it's a Nintendo published game. Between Bayonetta, Catherine, Persona 4 Arena, and GT5, I'm glad I got the PS3 (and the 360 for Bayonetta's native platform experience and high framerate). I only go for the best titles, that I preview to check if I'm going to be rewarded by the gameplay (or in the case of P4A, the story writing).

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              September 13, 2012 10:14 AM

              I've always seen it as a ding against the 360 that outside of the "bro" titles (Halo *, Gears of War, etc.) every game I'm interested in on it is also on the PC, so I've been able to skip it thus far.

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            September 13, 2012 10:12 AM

            I was being facetious but you get what I'm saying, right? Your entry point into a console is less expensive, but you have to buy more stuff to support it, like extra controllers, cables (if they're proprietary), etc. Then you have to buy the other consoles at similar price points if you want those games. Once you're done you didn't really save any money compared to buying a PC, if your argument is centered around spending.

            Now, if you could handy wavy and make all the consoles go away except for maybe a Steam Box you hooked up in your living room then all your games could play on your PC and your TV. That's why we're excited about Valve looking into hardware or putting out Big Picture mode.

            That all sad I am a huge hypocrite because if Nintendo making their own hardware keeps the Zelda/Metroid/Mario flowing then by all means keep making them. Lord knows we saw what happened when Sega became just a software publisher.

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              September 13, 2012 10:28 AM

              Good point, but on average I upgrade my PC every two years, and it runs me a good 700-800 bucks for a slightly-above-average rig. So after roughly eight years, I'll have spent about $2800 on my computer give or take. Ballpark math shows I've probably spent about half that on my consoles.

              But that in mind, everyone's pc habits are different, so it's hard to really pin down.

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                September 13, 2012 10:40 AM

                Yeah I go three years and I just upgraded mine, but I went a bit batshit this time and spent $2K. This was because it was an all-new PC from scratch and I also got two monitors. Splurged a bit. But yeah the comparison breaks down further because I use the PC for things other than gaming, such as development.

                So by that token when the PS3 came out and it was $600, or when the 360 came out and everyone's kept breaking, I sat this generation out - except for the Wii, which I could muster up $250 in order to get my Nintendo on.

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              September 13, 2012 10:52 AM

              Wow. So not only the PC master race, but the PC Utopia.

              The PC already has exclusives on its own "open" platform with EA's titles, yet somehow if the consoles went away, every game ever would be available in one place. Yeah, that's realistic.



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                September 13, 2012 11:07 AM

                If all consoles went away then EA, Activision, and maybe Ubisoft would all launch their own consoles.

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                  September 13, 2012 1:29 PM

                  But consoles are generally huge money sinks, aren't they? Wouldn't EA be better off just making games and netting a much higher profit margin?

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          September 13, 2012 2:55 PM

          Your post makes no goddamn sense.

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        September 13, 2012 8:36 AM

        This.

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      September 13, 2012 7:51 AM

      I can't see how they'll top the ending of Bayonetta. As much as I loved that game I had a feeling of closure on that thing, not necessarily demanding another one. Still waiting to see what 2 is about, but not going to buy a WiiU just to find out.

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      September 13, 2012 7:53 AM

      Wait... Nintendo's publishing? Not Sega?

      Either way, I guess P100 wasn't the only Wii U project Platinum was working on.

      "Fly me to the moon..."

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      September 13, 2012 7:57 AM

      What? Man CMON!

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      September 13, 2012 8:15 AM

      Well I guess I wouldn't be getting this.

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      September 13, 2012 8:22 AM

      Fuck y'all a new Bayonetta sounds awesome.

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        September 13, 2012 8:17 PM

        Agreed. I wonder if this will be a launch window game.

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          September 13, 2012 8:58 PM

          I don't think it's that far in development; I'm guessing mid-2013 to holiday 2013. Platinum's deep into finishing Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and there's also The Wonderful 101 (nee Project P 100, Kamiya's current project), which is a Wii U launch title.

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      September 13, 2012 8:24 AM

      Hahahah butthurt everywhere

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      September 13, 2012 8:31 AM

      *plays failure trumpet* Waaa-waaa-waaaaaaaaa

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      September 13, 2012 8:40 AM

      hahahahah yes.

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      September 13, 2012 9:02 AM

      And all of sudden, a million fapping, fan-boy hands stopped at the exact moment around the world.

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      September 13, 2012 9:04 AM

      This could be a worrying trend if Nintendo start buying up other games to publish, it was bad enough having to own 2 consoles but now this?

      I really wish Nintendo would resort to simply developing games for other systems.

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        September 13, 2012 9:18 AM

        Bayonetta 2 probably couldn't have been released without Nintendo publishing it. Sega's hurting financially; there was the rumor early this year that a Bayonetta sequel was canceled. It might have been from Sega not wanting to fund it, but also not wanting to sell the IP.

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        September 13, 2012 9:49 AM

        Well I really wish Sony would resort to simply developing games for other systems.
        It's not like there's much difference between the PS3 and the 360 anyways, at least with the Wii U you have a novel control scheme.

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          September 13, 2012 9:56 AM

          I actually much prefer Sony's UI and hardware. I'd rather see Nintendo jump out of the hardware arena and make multiplatform titles.

          As for MS, I don't feel like anything they make themselves is terribly exciting and most of the games I like there hit both platforms anyway.

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      September 13, 2012 9:35 AM

      I will get a WiiU for this game IF it supports the standard controller and not the wack maxitablet.

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        September 13, 2012 9:42 AM

        That tablet is fine in the hand, but most of the hardcore style games support the Pro controller, which feels fine - like a polished 360 controller.

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          September 13, 2012 12:09 PM

          When I wrote standard I meant a standard controller like the 360 or the dual shock. That would be the pro controller.

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            September 13, 2012 2:49 PM

            It probably will is what I was saying; most of the third party games like ZombiU or Call of Duty seem to be.

            But really, the tablet is actually quite comfortable, I wouldn't let that dissuade you.

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      September 13, 2012 10:16 AM

      Megaton confirmed.

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      September 13, 2012 1:15 PM

      So they don't want Bayonetta 2 to sell?

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      September 13, 2012 1:33 PM

      wait what?

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      September 13, 2012 2:03 PM

      bwahahahaha what the fuck!

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      September 13, 2012 2:28 PM

      Sequel not being released for the still current platforms the original was on? Brilliant.

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      September 13, 2012 2:33 PM

      Thank you Nintendo, for keeping Bayonetta alive.

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      September 13, 2012 2:43 PM

      Might have to sell my wii now, how much do they fetch?

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      September 13, 2012 2:45 PM

      http://i.imgur.com/ssE6n.gif

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      September 13, 2012 2:47 PM

      Stop being so damn butthurt, Shack. At least we're getting a sequel. So what if it's on the Wii U? You can just play on the Pro controller if you really want to. This is the exact reason Nintendo is publishing Bayonetta 2 and making it exclusive: to get people to buy their system. And it looks like it's going to work.

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        September 13, 2012 3:01 PM

        I predict the result to be more along the lines of less sales of Bayonetta 2.

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          September 13, 2012 3:05 PM

          I predict a version of the game to come out for 360/PS3 six months to a year after it debues on the Wii U.

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            September 13, 2012 3:13 PM

            If it wasn't being published by Nintendo, sure.

            Unless Platinum has a really good deal with them, I wouldn't expect a port at all.

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          September 13, 2012 3:10 PM

          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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      September 13, 2012 2:58 PM

      All the blood will be white

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        September 13, 2012 6:46 PM

        People on neogaf were losing their shit, total meltdowns.

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          September 13, 2012 6:50 PM

          Also, the only systems I play games on are PC (best platform, etc...) and Nintendo, so I'm pretty happy I'll get to play Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 (Viewtiful Joe was amazing, haven't played a Hideki Kamiya since then).

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      September 13, 2012 6:42 PM

      YES!!!!

      Ive got a fever

      And the only cure is more dead angels

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      September 13, 2012 6:56 PM

      wahoo. and another wiiu is sold!!

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      September 13, 2012 7:31 PM

      That's enough for me! Sold!

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        September 13, 2012 8:15 PM

        Yes! Same here! Between Bayonetta 2 and Metal Gear Rizing, it'll more than make up for the crap that NG3 was.

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      September 13, 2012 8:59 PM

      Never played the first due to a dead PS. Since I'm getting the Wii U I look forward to this coming out down the line.

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