Bayonetta 2 is being developed by the same team that created the first game, Platinum Games, and is being published by Nintendo (making it only Nintendo’s second ever M-Rated game. The first being Eternal Darkness for the GameCube). It will be released in 2014.
So far the game looks exactly the same as the first game, and is just what you’d expect from a Bayonetta sequel. Given that it’s on the WiiU, the game looks like an Xbox 360/PS3 title, so the graphical fidelity has not been improved. This will come as a disappointment to many, who would’ve swooned at seeing Bayonetta running on a truly next-gen machine, but the hyper-fast, super crazy, psychedelic action you know and love remains in Bayonetta 2.
This time the title character herself has short hair for a slightly different look (don’t worry though, her crazy hair attacks and nudie flesh moves remain), you’ll team up with the girl from the first game, Jeanne on multiple occasions, and you’ll fight epic battles against not only enemy Angels, but also enemy Demons!
Bayonetta 2 looks like more of the same, but with an awesome game like Bayonetta, that is not necessarily a bad thing! Fans of the first game will definitely want to pick this game up, but they’ll have to buy a WiiU to do so. Thus this makes Bayonetta 2 one of the most powerful system sellers for Nintendo’s next-gen console. And an Mature-rated game to boot!
Speaking of Platinum Games, be sure to check out their other WiiU-exclusive title, The Wonderful 101, if you haven’t seen it.
Bayonetta 2 Synopsis:
Bayonetta Makes Her Return
In this climactic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Brimming with jaw-dropping battles and gorgeous cut scenes, this game never lets up on the action. Fight on top of a jet as it soars through a downtown city. Duke it out against a giant Cyclops, who bears a whip for an arm, on top of a speeding train. And take to the skies in a fight against a demonic dragon while ascending to the top of a skyscraper.
Key Bayonetta 2 Features:
* Armed with new weapons and abilities, Bayonetta has her enemies baffled by her new moves and torture attacks. In exchange for magic points, she can unleash a new ability called Umbra Climax to summon demonic monsters and deliver mighty attacks repeatedly.
* Choose between Normal and Touch play styles. The Normal Mode represents the technical control scheme unique to BAYONETTA, an acclaimed control scheme that fans of the previous game love and all action game fans will enjoy. The Touch Mode, on the other hand, offers a more convenient play style for those unfamiliar with action games or simply looking for a new spin on action. Players can use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen controls to easily manipulate Bayonetta as she moves, attacks and evades enemies.
* Bayonetta’s longtime friend and fellow Umbra Witch, Jeanne, appears in the game (as a non-playable character) to assist Bayonetta in performing combination attacks and in doling out intense punishment against enemies.
* Take the action off the big screen and enjoy off-TV play using the Wii U GamePad controller.