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.
Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan has teased that there’s more surprises to come regarding the original Bayonetta port for the Wii U. Whether these new surprises are new costumes remains to be seen, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long till we find out. Here’s what he had to say about the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.
“That is the magic that’s happening there and it’s sort of happening as well with Bayonetta 1, which we’re offering with together with Bayonetta 2 for free, but allowing you to play the game in HD and to ‘cosplay’ as Nintendo characters. And there’s some other surprises in that regard that we still haven’t even announced yet. So expect to hear more about Bayonetta 1.”
“And, of course, Bayonetta 2 is this visually stimulating, over the top action game, with a really strong female protagonist. Which, in case you haven’t noticed, is kind of a theme for us; the more recent prominence of female characters. Having female characters playing a role that we haven’t seen often in the past, outside of Samus. And that leads us right back to Hyrule Warriors, seeing Zelda kick some serious ass is pretty impressive. It’s not something that we’ve necessarily seen before from Nintendo. Female Nintendo protagonists are finally stepping into the forefront in their role in the game. Whether it’s all the female heroes in Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta, the female characters in Super Smash Bros, or Samus in Metroid. Even Splatoon!”
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FUNimation has announced that it will be releasing Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in the United States this October on Blu-Ray. The anime film based on the acclaimed Bayonetta franchise follows the events and characters of the action packed games. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate launched in Japan back in November.
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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 of America has explained how they will be distributing copies of Bayonetta HD with Bayonetta 2. If you decide to purchase Bayonetta 2 at retail then it will come with a free Bayonetta HD disc. If you want to purchase Bayonetta 2 digitally then you’ll receive a free download for Bayonetta HD at no extra cost.
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FUNimation has revealed the English cast for their upcoming animation Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. The anime is produced by the talented minds behind Afro Samurai. FUNimation Entertainment announced last month that it will be distributing Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in the US and Canada. Here’s the rundown.
Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself. Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction.
- BAYONETTA – Hellena Taylor
- JEANNE – Grey DeLisle
- LUKA – Yuri Lowenthal
- BALDER – Grant Albrecht
- RODIN – Dave Fennoy
- ENZO – John Kassir
- NARRATOR – Richard Epcar
Platinum Games and Nintendo haven’t confirmed it, but it looks as though Bayonetta on Wii U will feature a Daisy costume. The costume was spotted in a YouTube video which is currently doing the rounds on the internet. You can see it at 2.59.
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