Super Smash Bros. rounds out its roster with Bayonetta

The final character for Super Smash Bros. has been announced! It's Bayonetta!

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There's one final character coming to Super Smash Bros. and it's a name that many were not expecting. It's the Umbra witch, Bayonetta! And as Masahiro Sakurai points out, she's the long-awaited winner of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot.

Bayonetta starts her combos off slow, but like her own games, she can land wild combinations once she gets going. She can also unleash her guns, as long as players hold buttons down. They'll deal damage, but they won't slow enemies down. She can even use Witch Time using Down-B, which slows opponents down before launching them, though its effect is lessened by overuse.

Bayonetta's standard B attack is Bullet Climax, which can fire continuously and can also be charged. Her side-B is Heel Slide, which takes opponents down with a sliding kick. In the air, it becomes After Burner Kick and juggles foes. Her Up-B attack is Witch Twist, which launches Bayonetta, but allows her to immediately follow up with other attacks, offering the potential for triple jumps. Her Final Smash is Infernal Climax, which activates Witch Time across the stage and allows Bayonetta to pound opponents before summoning the demon Gomorrah.

Bayonetta will also come with a new stage called the Umbra Clock Tower, inspired by the opening stage of the original Bayonetta game. Fighters will eventually enter Purgatorio, where powerful angels will make their presence felt.

Bayonetta will feature skins from both her original game and the Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2. No release date information has been given for Bayonetta, but Sakurai is hoping for February and will be priced at $5.99 for each platform and $6.99 for both.

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