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Bayonetta Joins Super Smash Bros Cast

We have finally found out that the last new character for Super Smash Bros is none other than the Umbra Witch, Bayonetta. She must have won the fighter ballot that went up a few months back during which everyone was given the chance to vote. She was the number one choice in Europe and ranked in the top five in the United States. She was the number one character worldwide! She will be coming in February.

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102 comments

    1. I told you bro she had a great chance of being in Smash given the fact that she was leading by a large margin in unofficial gaming polls. The Umbra witch has arrived in Smash and it should be special

      1. Glad to see Bayonetta is #1 worldwide! Last year was the very best for me playing Bayonetta 2. This February, this witch is gonna settle it in Smash!

  1. I find it incredibly hard to believe she was number one or in the top five. And who asked for corrin?? These are the only two we are getting? Trash. Bayonetta is cool, but come on. What a let down. I feel like she was just picked because of Nintendo and platinums relationship.

    1. Bayonetta is pretty cool, but I agree, who voted for Corrin? I don’t even know who he is, and I play Fire Emblem occasionally. Hardly a “fan”, but they’re fun every now and again. Personally, I think there’s too many Fire Emblem characters in Smash. His/her part on the roster would be better occupied by someone else.

      But oh well. Nothing we can do about now.

      1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

        Corrin is the avatar’s default/canon name for Fates.

    2. Bayonetta is the highest rated game in the Wii U, plus 2 is exclusive, while Wolf is just a copy of Fox, and Daisy would be a copy of Peach, and I don’t think Shantae or Shovel Knight are as awesome, cool, and unique as Bayo. Seriously, Bayonetta was the best option, she is original, completely new, and I’m so glad she won, she was the #1 WORLDWIDE for a reason!

      Plus, remember we need new surprises for the next Smash in a few years, whether it has Sakurai involved or not.

  2. Nothing against Bayonetta, but in my personal view, I wouldn’t call her nearly as iconic and recognizable as the other characters in the roster, especially as far as 3rd-party characters go.
    But oh well, if Sakurai thinks she’s a good fit, so be it, I suppose.

      1. I was mainly talking 3rd-party characters. In my opinion, being iconic and globally known should be an important requirement for 3rd-party characters, and among the likes of Sonic, Pac-Man and Mega Man, for example, I just don’t think she can match up to them.
        And yes, I as well believe that Shovel Knight and Shantae wouldn’t have been the best choices either.
        But yea, in the end, it’s just up to Sakurai and Nintendo.

        1. And why should she match up with them? You’re comparing 80s video game icons with a banging character that came out on the WiiU last year? (no pun intended ;)) She has made a hit since Bayo2 with her unique design and gameplay style and definitely deserved the spot.

          One must remember Smash isn’t just about characters which have been in the video game industry long enough, but also characters that have been relevant and games that have been huge recently.

          Also, she’s not 3rd party. More like 2nd party; because Bayo2 is exclusive to the WiiU.

          1. Exactly – she’s in the roster with characters that have greatly influenced + been huge icons of the video game world for 20-30 years now. I just don’t believe she’s anywhere close to being up there with them.
            In my view, it would have been a better choice if she was a character that could match up to them, because we’re talking about SSB, the fighting game featuring some of the most iconic characters from the entire video game industry. I think it’s alright for Nintendo to go a bit more easy in relation to selection of their own characters, as long as their biggest mascots are already in, but 3rd-party characters should be chosen with absolute care, imo. I guess I just don’t think she’s relevant enough (don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying she’s not relevant at all) in comparison to the rest of 3rd-party characters that have been previously chosen. But that’s just me, of course. Sakurai and Nintendo obviously thought otherwise, and that’s what should matter to people at the end of the day.

            I don’t necessarily think it was a bad decision, or that she shouldn’t be in there; I’m just expressing my personal view on her inclusion, and comparing her “status” to the other fighters that have been in the game. Personally, I think there were a couple better options, but if Sakurai thinks she’s the best choice, then sure, it’s not like I’m going to stop him or anything, hah.

            And no, Bayonetta is not 2nd-party. Bayonetta belongs to Platinum Games, a 3rd-party developer that brings/brought games to other platforms as well, including Bayonetta 1. That’s like saying Lara Croft is 2nd-party to Microsoft because the latest Tomb Raider game is exclusive to the XB1.
            All regardless from me having doubts about “2nd-party” even being a factually correct term.

            1. To be fair to Bayonetta, she’s as new as Pac-Man is old. Pac-Man got in mainly due to Namco’s colaboration and the original arcade game. Were it not for the original game, he would have banished to the realm of forgotten mascots.

              My point being, Pac-Man had a huge influential game ages ago and nothing of decent quality ever since. Bayonetta didn’t have any games during that period of time (or 90s), but both her games are masterpieces of the beat ’em up (and action in general) genre. It evens out.

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  4. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    This was unexpected. I wasn’t expecting a character like Bayonetta to actually be allowed in Smash. Not because she’s from an M rated game but because of her attitude, the way she carries herself, etc. Such a sexualized character in Smash is both shocking & exciting. So… how much did he censor her? If no censoring was done at all, wow. @.@

    1. There is censoring. They’d have to.
      First, her summoning magic doesn’t leave her naked, they keep her pretty well covered.
      Second, her tag line, “Don’t fuck with a witch.” Has been censored to “Don’t mess with a witch.”
      Both are fine as Smash is not a mature game, but make no mistake, she was censored. ;)

      1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

        Sakurai clearly hasn’t played the damn game. Someone should have told him she could have said “Don’t flock with a witch.” since that’s what she’ll sometimes say instead of fuck. It would have been more true to her character. As for her not ending up naked, she still could have ended up naked but just been more covered up by her hair. It’s a game rated T for Teen, for fuck’s sake! It should be able to get away with that.

        This is just another case where the ESRB should be scrapped & they should just use Hollywood movie ratings for video games. T for Teen should be the same as PG-13, for example.

        1. HollowGrapeJ (Da Ji- Deadly Servant Of Lord Orochi And Cunning Fox Woman Of Whom You Are Simply Inferior To) says:

          Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS is rated E10+. Not T. Hahaha.

          1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

            Oh. Still, even some PG, which is basically E10+, allows a bit of skin to be shown as long as it’s not a full, complete view of the ass, boobs, or crotch views. Of course, freaking out over a butt shot is ridiculous no matter how you look at it since both genders have it. As for boobs themselves, we need to quit putting such a taboo on them, to be honest, considering their true purpose is for feeding newborns. In fact, because boobs have a taboo on them is the sole reason people get aroused by them to begin with. I guess that’s one of those things where most of the world has their priorities fucked: violence is okay but one single shot of a boob & everyone goes fucking insane! lol But I digress. Such is the world we live in.

        1. If that’s your logic, then wait until they remake Banjo for PC, then for PS4, Vita, iOS, Android and then maybe, MAYBE, you’ll see it on a Nintendo console.

    1. Bitch shut the fuck. Your just fucking mad because you can’t get a bitch that looks like her.

  5. after i saw the bayonetta trailer im like (Holy SHIT it cant be) yeah thats a strange thought for my reaction yeah its too bad shantae did not get in oh well maybe in the next smash bros game so yeah i did vote for bayonetta months ago.

  6. I voted for her!! So happy she made it.

    And you guys saying she is not iconic… she should be, her games are awesome and hopefully this addition will popularize her. Can’t wait for her amiibo and maybe a 3rd game in development.

      1. >>>While the cattle complains about tiny things, we shall continue to play Xenoblade, the best Wii U game ever>>>

        1. No. Not one of them isn’t even close to being “the best”. XP Only thing that came close was MK8; if they hadn’t fucked up Battle Mode and restrict online in a few areas, it would have been superb.

          1. >>>I never played the original but since the original seems more cliche according to some in here and overall, X is better>>>

          2. They’re fundamentally different.
            The original, while “open” as hell for a Wii title, feels pretty linear and it’s much more story-driven. Compared to it, X gives you much more liberty. While the first one has more of a sci-fantasy vibe, X is more “grounded” in its sci-fi element.

            Fundamentally speaking, XC resembles a classical JRPG experience more than XCX, which opts for a more WRPG design philosphy.

          3. It is better, not to take away from the originsl’s being outstanding…but X is on a whole other level.

    1. Cattle eat up dumb choices as usual and obvious lies. She definitely wasn’t number 1 in Europe or top 5 US. They clearly said fuck the smash ballot and fans. Bayo is cool but anyone thinking she’s on that level is fooling themselves. She has cool moves as does Corrin, but still so many others people have asked for. DK still has two fighters, no Dixie or King K Rool but Fire Emblem gets six, two of which are avatars, one of which nobody even knows yet. Corrin didn’t get no votes this ballot was a joke and they’re trying to advertise for Fates obviously.

      1. >>>This was for Bayonetta only, I don’t care about the other useless characters, but indeed, King K Rool should have been included>>>

      2. Sakurai said himself that he want to add one the new fire emblem characters from fates during the direct, and cloud was added in post development. Neither of them were from the vote. Bayo was from the vote. So there are still #2&3 to be announce in future directs, there just would not be solo smash directs anymore.

        1. You sure? He said that this thd final set of DLC. ARRRRGGGGHHHH! I DON’T WANT TO WAIT! IT’LL TAKE ABOUT 2 OR 3 YEARS BEFORE THE NEXT SMASH BROS.! I WANT MY BANJO & KAZOOIE DANG IT!

        1. One of the biggest fanboys telling me to grow up for voicing actual logic. Oh no. You know nobody voted for Corrin, and you’re a damn fool if you believe bayonetta was that high in either regions voting.

    2. Fuck yeah mean. Loved how they used kid icarus as the angle protagonist. Fucking love this girl.

  7. I’m going to download her, ONLY SO ME AND MY AMIIBO CAN DESTROY HER! HEAR ME LAMEONETTA?! YOU’LL PAY FOR DESTROYING BANJO & KAZOOIE’S DREAMS TO JOIN SMASH! BE READY FOR THE MOST INTENSE BATTLE OF YOUR UGLY LIFE!

    1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

      Sorry but no Rare Replay for Wii U, no Banjo-Kazooie for Smash 4.

  8. My primary choice is in Smash and I couldn’t be any happier. I’m so elated that Bayonetta was the top primary choice worldwide as that she was so deserving for being in such an amazing game. Hopefully Nintendo sees how so beloved Bayonetta is with the Nintendo fans and decide to fund Bayonetta 3 for the NX as a launch title. The Umbra witch is coming to Smash and it ain’t a damn thing no one can do about it. Welcome to the greatest fighting game of all-time Bayonetta, you’ve earned your place

    1. She only had two games, there’s far mor deserving people. And all the supposed Nintendo fans didn’t buy her second game and it got low sales so sorry gotta call all those fans out.

      1. Name a series as new as hers that can match the quality of its titles. Because honestly, I can’t think of any off the top of my mind. Bioshock might come close, but that’s stretching it IMO.

      1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

        Uhhh… good luck with that…

    2. Come to think of it… having Bayonetta 3 exclusively to the Nintendo NX would make PERFECT sense!!! Even director Yusuke Hashimoto (Star Fox Zero) would love to make the third one!

  9. I was thinking to myself, why isn’t Bayonetta in smash bros as we do have her latest game and now I read this article and wow she is in the game this is amazing, I can say this she will fight good as zero suit samus, Bayonetta 2 had some neat special moves and combos these can be used with her powers, so Bayonetta is the last character excellent choice smash bros is the best fighting game having so many characters from different games.

  10. HollowGrapeJ (Shantae- Part Of The Wayforward Family Of Slaying Evil And Making Criminals Stop In The Name Of The Law) says:

    Nice.

  11. Bayonetta was my number 1!!! I voted for her like a million times in the Smash Ballot. Just kept refreshing the page and submitting her. Over and over and over and over again.

    Glad to know my hard work paid off.

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