Tilmen from Nintendomination has managed to get his hands on a Japanese copy of Bayonetta 2 which has just launched in Japan. There’s a whopping sixty-six minutes worth of fast and frantic footage available so it’s well worth giving it a watch. Bayonetta 2 launches here in the west on October 24th.
Nintendo has provided us with a look at all the announced Nintendo themed costumes Bayonetta will wear in the upcoming Bayonetta 2. There’s the Link outfit along with the Fox McCloud and Samus outfits, among others. Bayonetta 2 is finally coming next month.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has awarded Platinum Games long-awaited Bayonetta 2 with a fantastic score. The publication is renowned for their generous marking so it will be interesting to see how the game fares when it’s reviewed by western publications. The game was awarded 10/9/10/9 by the four reviewers which equates to a 38/40 score.
Respected technology analysis site Digital Foundry has been given the chance to get hands on with the highly anticipated Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. The publication says that the game is running at 720p but is struggling to adhere to the 60fps set by the developer. The publication even goes as far to say that the original game on the Xbox 360 is smoother than Bayonetta 2.
“The bulk of the game’s technical improvements stem from those outrageous set-piece moments. While much of Bayonetta 2’s underpinnings are shared with the original – right down to its native 720p presentation, lacklustre texture filtering and no anti-aliasing – the engine manages to deliver sequences more complex than anything the original had to offer. However, this decision backfires a little in some respects. At its heart this is a game that owes the roots of its design to classic fast-paced PS2-era 60Hz action games such as Devil May Cry. Those backgrounds racing by as you fight hordes of angels? They may as well be flat-shaded boxes without compromising the gameplay. Sure, all of those pyrotechnics and crazy levels are a core part of the experience but they’re ultimately little more than fancy window dressing – and it comes at a cost.”
“That price is a hard hit to sustained performance and it’s the one area of the game that didn’t quite hit the target during our initial play sessions. Once again Platinum Games aims for a 60fps update, but similar to Metal Gear Rising, it struggles to maintain it. While it’s certainly light years beyond the awful farmed-out PlayStation 3 version of Bayonetta, the overall experience isn’t quite as smooth as the original Xbox 360 game. On the plus side, the irritating tearing of the original has been completely eliminated, but while it’s still a fast and responsive game, the consistency in the update leaves something to be desired.”
UK video game retailer GAME has announced via its website that it has now completely sold out of the limited edition Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition. The wonderful boxset was exclusive to GAME in the United Kingdom and obviously attracted plenty of interest.
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The official Platinum Games blog has revealed that the storyline for Bayonetta 2 was written by the one and only Hideki Kamiya. The blog also reveals that the scenario is just as over the top as the original game which was released in 2009. You can head over to the official blog to get more information and watch several videos.
In addition to supporting the Wii U Pro Controller, Bayonetta 2 can be played with the Classic Controller Pro. The upcoming action title also includes support for the Wii U GamePad, which allows users to play the game with its stylus and touch screen. A Bayonetta 2-focused Nintendo Direct aired last night and provided more details on its characters, storyline, weapons and more. The game launches exclusively for Wii U on October 24th.