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Bayonetta amiibo teased, “working hard to get her just right”

Posted on September 19, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

The Bayonetta amiibo was announced last December, but we haven’t heard anything about it since. Fans have been left wondering when we’ll finally be seeing it.

There is good news to report finally, as the figure is still on the way. Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto just made a new post on the PlatinumGames website teasing the amiibo, and noted that the team is “still working hard to get her just right.” For now, we’re only left with the image above.

Hashimoto’s full words are as follows:

Hello everyone! How’re you doing? This is Yusuke Hashimoto (@PG_y_hashimoto), director of Bayonetta 2, with some exciting news for Bayonetta fans. We’re coming up on Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a new figure?

And what better figure than an amiibo?

I’m afraid that this little taste is all I can give you right now, since we’re still working hard to get her just right. But I assure you that we’re going to capture everything you know and love about Bayonetta – every detail down to the exact sizes of her glasses and eyes – and bring you an amiibo that’ll meet your every expectation.

Back when we were making Bayonetta 2, there wasn’t any talk of bringing the game to life in three dimensions like this. In fact, this is the first time a character from a game I’ve directed has been made into a figure. I’m shocked by how well Bayonetta’s essence has been shrunk down to fit in the palm of your hand! What an amazing era…

I’m really looking forward to the full unveiling of the Bayonetta amiibo, and I hope you’re as excited as I am.

Between the announcement of her amiibo and her Super Smash Bros. debut, 2016 has been quite a year for our favorite witch. It’s a dream come true to see her fighting alongside such storied and beloved characters as Mario and Fox McCloud in Smash Bros.

I’d love to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of Bayonetta’s fans for all the love and support you’ve shown her up to now! I hope she stays in your heart for years to come.

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  • theFooFighter

    Why doesn’t Nintendo own platinum yet? Or at least the bayonetta IP

    • Burning Gravity

      cuz Platinum likes to do their own things and doesn’t want to be held back by just taking orders from another company? lol. Sorry for the sass but I just hate questions like this as they come off as kinda thoughtless.

      As for the IP, pretty sure Sega has their hands on that (at least partially), but again, some game devs also like to have the freedom to do their own things and not be restricted by IP shenanigans. (At the same time, PG has to take some projects from companies like Activision or whoever because their passion-projects don’t net as much of a profit as say, making games for licensed properties or the like)

      • theFooFighter

        Literally all platinum does is take orders from other companies. They’re not independent they’re always work under someone like Nintendo or Sega or Microsoft or Activision. Platinum could actually benefit from being bought out by someone like Nintendo or hell even Microsoft for that matter because they would be more willing to pump money into their passion projects than someone like Sega and they wouldn’t have to waste time with s**t publishers like Activision just for the sake of keeping the lights on

        • jimmy

          If all they do is take orders from other companies and make good games in the process them why would we want them to be owned by one company in the first place….of course if i had a choice for them I’d go with Nintendo

      • ben

        TMNT would like to have a word with you..

    • Platinum are doing good for themselves…Bayo IP belongs to sega sadly

      • RushDawg

        Why is that a sad thing? SEGA has published two great Bayonetta games and have allowed her to cameo in a bunch of others (Smash, Wonderful 101 and Anarchy Reigns). Also, SEGA owning the Bayonetta IP led to all of the wonderful classic SEGA homages in Bayo 1, like the Space Harrier stage. I’m pretty happy with SEGA owning Bayo and don’t see any issue with the current situation.

        • ben

          Sega did not publish Bayonetta 2.

        • Omegalionheart

          Nintendo published Bayonetta 2 not Sega bruh.

        • Ixbran

          Sega refused to fund the second games development on the grounds that ‘it wasnt worth it’, all while making the Sonic Boom series. And even when Nintendo announced they would fund it Sega purposely tried sabotaging Bayo2 sales by having its Customer Services tell people Bayo2 was just a port of the first game with new content and to try and encourage people to get the Xbox or PS versions of the game instead.

          https://mynintendonews.com/2013/08/13/sega-customer-support-thinks-bayonetta-1-and-2-are-basically-the-same-game/

          Sega does not deserve to be the holder of the Bayonetta IP.

    • RushDawg

      Why would SEGA sell the Bayonetta IP to Nintendo? That’s not likely to happen.

      • theFooFighter

        Sega basically killed the IP years ago and that’s why bayonetta 2 ended up with Nintendo

        • Ace

          What did Sega do to kill the IP?

          All I know is that nobody wanted to fund a sequel (I’m assuming because of low sales of the first one) and Nintendo decided to fund it.

          • theFooFighter

            Sega was originally going to fund it but half way through pre production they pulled the plug and deemed it unviable

          • Ace

            Ah. Yeah that sounds like something SEGA would do. At least the SEGA from a few years ago. They’ve gotten a bit better I think.

          • Addy

            It was also due to a business restructure focusing on only the Sonic, Football Manager and Alien franchises.

        • RushDawg

          Your comment is blatantly false. If SEGA killed the Bayonetta IP then Bayonetta 2 wouldn’t exist. Clearly SEGA has supported the Bayonetta IP by allowing Nintendo to publsih Bayo 2.

          • theFooFighter

            The fact that they gave if to Nintendo is proof that they don’t care about it. There wasn’t some big rise of the tomb raider or street fighter 5 style exclusivity deal Sega simply tossed the series to the side and let Nintendo fund it because Sega would get a cut of the revenue simply by being the IP owner. If Sega actually cared about the ip they would have funded and published it themselves but instead they gave the series to the first company that waved some money around.

          • RushDawg

            Ok, but you said that they “basically killed the IP”, which was totally untrue. SEGA allowed Platinum to shop the game around to other publishers. If SEGA wanted to kill the IP, they could have told Platinum to stop all work on Bayo 2 and not allow them to speak with other publishers. Clearly, they didn’t do this. And of course Bayo 2 was not a big exclusivity deal like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Street Fighter V. Those franchises are WAY more popular than Bayonetta.

            Like it or not, SEGA is a big factor in Bayonetta 2 being released. There are a ton of IPs that SEGA has essentially killed (Streets of Rage, Jet Set Radio, Skies of Arcadia, etc.), but Bayonetta is definitely not one of them.

          • theFooFighter

            If Nintendo or some other publisher offers to fund and develop a new jet set radio or streets of rage Sega would say yes to that too even though they killed those series years ago, any publisher would say yes to a deal like that. Sega buries series all the time and bayonetta was on the verge of being just another forgotten Sega ip. literally all they did for bayonetta 2 was say yes to a contract saying they can get part of the revenue from Nintendo’s budget and platinums development.

          • MagcargoMan

            “any publisher would say yes to a deal like that.”

            Nintendo turned down Next Level Games’ 2D Metroid proposal.

          • theFooFighter

            Because next level didn’t offer to fully fund the development Nintendo would have had to. That’s how most pitches work

          • jimmy

            My understanding is no one wanted the project until Nintendo got their hands on it

      • ben

        Sega dont care about Bayonetta. The only people who care about Bayonetta bought a wii u to play Bayonetta 2. Every port beggar does not care. They just hate that Nintendo got a good exclusive.

  • Blanco8x8

    So they seek perfection.

    That’s good. Very good.

    Maybe too good…

    • Chaos_Knight

      Well it’s a 3rd-party character.

      You really want to handle them just right to impress the owners.

  • Kenshin0011

    I really hope I’m able to snag one before they sell out within 30 seconds of it being released!

    • NinetalesCommander

      Don’t worry, those days are long gone.

  • ben

    Man I just started replaying Bayonetta. Talk about good timing. Hope the figure releases with Bayo 3 news!

    • tHe_MaN_wItH_nO_hAnD

      haha that would be epic, who knows he has talked about wanting to do a 3rd game …

  • Omegalionheart

    I can’t wait !!

  • Locky Mavo

    Awesome, now how about some news on the Cloud and Corrin amiibo, Nintendo? Square Enix?

  • MajoraMan28

    All I want is the Cloud amiibo. Maybe they are working on amiibo functionality for the NX version of FFVII Remake.

    A man can dream

    • Kenshin0011

      I dream the same dream 🙂

      • Evan Gustavson

        I couldn’t care less about the Final Fantasy VII Remake being ported to NX, as I already own a PS4.
        Unless it winds up being Neo exclusive, of course.
        Or if it had Amiibo functionality.
        I’m not sure if I would she’ll out for a PS4 Neo, but it irks me that unlike most consoles, NX isn’t around in time for the holiday, it’s like 6 months.
        Nintendo can’t possibly expect to start strong when they release a new console 9 months away from Christmas!
        A new game, sure, but for a bigger investment (like a console), it’s best to strike while the iron’s hot, and a March release is as cold as the iron can get, with Christmas burning everyone’s disposable income only 3 months before, and Tax season being the following month (April), it’s just not gonna do well at first.

        • uPadWatcher

          I wouldn’t recommend you buying the PS4 PRO since it doesn’t have true native 4K. Save your money for the NX and PC. It’s what you do.

          • Evan Gustavson

            I don’t think my TV can even run 4K. It’s massive, but it’s 5 years old at least.

    • uPadWatcher

      It’s so much FUN to have dreams!

  • KEKTECH

    After buying Bayonetta 2 at Target on clearance for $10 a few weeks ago, I am absolutely ready for this amiibo. If you haven’t played Bayo 2 yet, do yourself a favor and get it ASAP. Your eyes and thumbs will thank you for it.

  • lucaslink2

    It has to be perfect, needs to capture that sass and “personality” so I’ll wait as long as it takes.

  • Addy

    Almost a year later and now get some vague information about it.

    • Evan Gustavson

      Worse, we still have nothing on Cloud, and Corrin has no real excuse to take this long as he is 1st party.

      • Supporter

        Maybe Nintendo wants to release all three together (not in a 3-pack, just on the same date). That’s the only thing that makes sense to me.

        • Evan Gustavson

          Yeah, that’s my hope too.

  • Tony Redgrave

    Working “hard”.

    • MagcargoMan

      Well it is Bayonetta…

      • Supporter

        When I saw her official artwork, I thought she was going to take a lot of work to get her details right. Unfortunately, she might have delayed Cloud and Corrin if she still needs work and Nintendo wants to release all three of them together. That’s just speculation on my part, though.

        • MagcargoMan

          I don’t think you got the joke I was trying to make regarding Tony Redgrave’s comment.

          • Supporter

            Oh. Sorry.