Wavemaster, which is Sega’s in-house label, has announced that they will be releasing a five-disc soundtrack to Bayonetta 2. The CD will be titled The Bayonetta 2 Original Soundtrack and will be released in Japan on October 29th. Sega has stated that the lead composer will be PlatinumGames’ Masami Ueda who has also been involved in both Resident Evil and Devil May Cry. The Bayonetta 2 Original Soundtrack will cost 5142Yen which is approximately 50 USD.
Yusuke Hashimoto, the director behind Bayonetta 2, has posted some concept art of a few of the enemies that you’ll inevitably face when the action packed game launches in October. Hashimoto says that they were initially going to include some of these in the original Bayonetta, but weren’t able to squeeze them in. Here’s some of the enemies and there’s a few more on Platinum’s official blog.
Siliconera has shared some additional information regarding the recently announced online multiplayer co-op mode in Bayonetta 2 called Tag Climax. The publication says there are plenty of diverse stages from fighting challenging bosses, to hordes of enemies. Here’s some the details that have emerged so far.
- Online mode known as “Tag Climax”
- Can play with friends, be matched up with random players or vs a CPU
- Various stages where you can do things such as fight a boss or horde of enemies
- Stages are represented as “Verse Cards” and you can select which one you play at the start of the match
- You can select the difficulty of the stage in exchange for extra halos, but may earn larger rewards
- Can beat halos against your opponent in online quick matches
- You can select your character and equipment at the start of the match
Nintendo has reconfirmed that Bayonetta 2 will be packaged with a physical disc of the original Bayonetta. On the other hand, consumers who want to purchase the digital versions of both titles will need to make two separate purchases via the Nintendo eShop. Either way, the duo will be listed for the same manufacturer’s suggested price. Bayonetta 2 launches in October for Wii U.
The physical/disc package will include two discs: one for Bayonetta 2 and a separate one for Bayonetta 1. With the digital version, consumers will need to make two separate purchases, but the price of both will equal the total for the retail combo version. So you can buy one or the other separately if you want.
Nintendo has confirmed that retail copies of Bayonetta 2 in Japan will include the original Bayonetta game disc. In the west, Bayontta 2 will come with a digital download code for the original Bayonetta nestled inside the packaging. Bayonetta 2 will be released on September 20th in Japan.
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Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto and Producer Akiko Kuroda have clarified on Facebook that those of you looking to purchase Bayonetta 2 digitally will now be able to get a free copy of the Bayonetta remastered for Wii U. The same applies for those who purchase Bayonetta 2 at retail.
The original version of Bayonetta will be available via a digital download on eShop when you purchase Bayonetta 2 (either a box version or digital copy of the game).
Nintendo at Treehouse have covered plenty of things during this week’s E3 event. The latest segment gives us the first look at Bayonetta’s mech armour which makes its debut in Bayonetta 2. As it’s Bayonetta, the mech armour is a devastating weapon with a brutal chain gun, plus an ultra fast dash technique. Bayonetta 2 is exclusive to the Wii U and will arrive in the west this October.
Platinum Game’s outspoken designer Hideki Kamiya has revealed on Twitter that he strongly dislikes the logo on the Bayonetta 2 boxart. When questioned about it he said that he didn’t have any control over it and wishes that he had.
It appears as though those hoping to buy Bayonetta 2 digitally won’t be offered the original Bayonetta. This was discovered on the official product page. However, if you purchase Bayonetta 2 at retail you’ll be given the first Bayonetta game for you to enjoy.
“The retail version of Bayonetta 2 comes with the first Bayonetta game. Digital downloads of Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo eShop do not include the first game.”