Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto revealed during a Treehouse segment during this week’s E3 that Nintendo suggested to Platinum that Bayonetta shows more skin in the Link outfit. Platinum originally put an undershirt beneath Bayonetta’s Link costume, but it was Nintendo who suggested they get rid of it.
“Speaking during a Nintendo Treehouse livestream, Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto said that PlatinumGames worked with Nintendo’s designers on each new costume that they created. Hashimoto said that, initially, there was an undershirt beneath Bayonetta’s Link costume, but that Nintendo suggested they get rid of it, since it wasn’t fitting of Bayonetta’s character.”
“Hashimoto joked that he was surprised Nintendo would suggest that, but PlatinumGames went ahead and removed the undershirt, giving the costume its final form that you see above.”