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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Bayonetta 2 new director Yusuke Hashimoto has said that it has been a pleasure working alongside Nintendo. Hashimoto says that the development team learned an awful lot collaborating with Nintendo and if possible they would love to do it again. Platinum is currently working on Bayonetta 2 for Wii U, Scalebound for Xbox One and the recently announced The Legend of Korra for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.
You touched on the future of the Bayonetta series earlier… what role does Nintendo have in the next Bayonetta games? Have the two become intertwined?
“In terms of nurturing the content of this game, there’s a lot that we learned from Nintendo and if possible we would love to do it again and keep nurturing our child.”
Isao Negishi, who is the director of the original Bayonetta Wii U port, has explained the new abilities Bayonetta gains when wearing classic Nintendo outfits. If Bayonetta wears the Peach outfit then she can summon the mighty Bowser who can “pummel enemies with punches and kicks,” and give a well-timed stomp attack. When Bayonetta dons the Link costume she can use the Master Sword which is created by Wicked Weaves which can split an enemy in half. Finally, if Bayonetta wears the Samus costume she can lift her visor up or down in cutscenes. Both games come bundled together this October.
“I think you can see why I’m not hesitant to call this Wii U port a “Special Editon. This actually isn’t everything new the game has to offer.”
FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it will be distributing Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. According to the press release the film faithfully captures the extreme action and sexiness of the original, crafting a storyline that expands and further establishes the world of the sexy, shape shifting witch, Bayonetta.
“Director Fuminori Kizaki will be making an appearance as a guest of honor at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 3-6 where a “sneak peek” of the English dub of BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate will be shown for fans at the convention, along with a special Q&A with Director Kizaki following on Saturday, July 5th, at 8:15pm in Video 1.”
“Fuminori Kizaki started his career in the animation industry at Studio Giants and, soon after, joined Studio Hercules. After he moved to Gonzo, Kizaki directed “AFRO SAMURAI” which found success in the worldwide market. The sequel, “AFRO SAMURAI RESURRECTION”, was nominated for the Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more) at the 61st Emmy Awards. His latest work is X-MEN (animated TV series, director). FUNimation plans to release the film on Blu-ray and DVD later this year and Nintendo announced earlier this month at E3 that Platinum Games will be releasing the BAYONETTA 2 video game exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U this October.”
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