Bayonetta 1 and 2 coming to Switch
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 41 Comments
Update: Trailer added below.
Original: The Bayonetta games are coming to Switch, Nintendo and PlatinumGames have announced. They’ll be sold as a package on February 16.
PlatinumGames considered making Balder playable in Bayonetta 2’s main story
Posted on 2 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 10 Comments
In celebration of Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary in Japan, PlatinumGames is sharing new tidbits about the game. Director Yusuke Hashimoto reveals on the studio’s website that Balder was originally intended to be playable in the main story.
According to Hashimoto:
Speaking of Balder, here’s a fun fact. When we first started planning Bayonetta 2, we thought about having him as a playable character in the main story. The idea was to split the story into two parts: as Bayonetta, players would fight against angels; as Balder, they’d fight against demons. Each of these parts would show the story unfolding from its main character’s point of view, until the very end when they converge and start working together. That itself might not be new information, though… It’s an idea from five years ago, after all, so I might’ve spilled the beans about it somewhere along the line.
Head on over to PlatinumGames’ site here for some “forbidden knowledge” about the game. It includes details about where to buy super-secret items and characters, where to stock up on Halos, and Tag Climax move lists for Rodin and Balder.
Video: Teens react to Bayonetta 2
The React channel posted a new video today that has teens reacting to a Nintendo game: Bayonetta 2. If you’d like to see it, you can watch the full thing below.
Bayonetta 2 reduced to $30 on the Wii U eShop
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 10 Comments
Now that the standalone release of Bayonetta 2 is out in North America, Nintendo has updated the pricing for the digital version. You can now pick it up for only $29.99. If you happened to miss out on Bayonetta 2, now’s definitely a good time to give it a shot!
Thanks to MrJonFaust for the tip.
Nintendo releasing standalone Bayonetta 2 in North America on Feb. 19 for $30
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 43 Comments
Bayonetta 2 has been difficult to find at retailers as of late. Nintendo is remedying the situation with a reprint of sorts, though it might not be what some had expected.
Bayonetta 2 will be available on February 19 as a re-release. Wondering why the price is fairly low? That’s because it’s launching as a standalone game – it looks like Bayonetta 1 is not included.
Here’s the news from Nintendo:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 14, 2016
Platinum reflects on Bayonetta 2’s Nintendo content, Star Fox Zero talk
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 37 Comments
GameSpot put up a pretty comprehensive feature about PlatinumGames today. That also includes individual staff interviews, such as one that mainly features Star Fox Zero co-director Yusuke Hashimoto.
During the discussion, Hashimoto reflected on the Nintendo content in Bayonetta 2 (spoilers?) and how Platinum ended up working on Star Fox Zero. He also spoke about working with Shigeru Miyamoto’s team and the challenge of making the game fun by using both the TV and the GamePad.
Head past the break for a rundown of Hashimoto’s comments. You can also read GameSpot’s full article here that has a few older quotes.
GameStop: Bayonetta 2 for $35
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 16 Comments
Bayonetta 2 has gone on sale over on GameStop, this time for its lowest price yet. You can pick up the game for only $35. Remember: you’ll also be getting the first Bayonetta with your purchase!
Bayonetta 2 director on the Nintendo costumes, including a cut idea
Posted on 3 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 18 Comments
Did you know that it’s Bayonetta 2’s first anniversary today? The game came out in Japan on September 20. Developer PlatinumGames celebrated with a special cake – see below.
Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto also shared a message in an official PlatinumGames blog post. He spoke about the Nintendo costumes in the game, and also revealed a cut idea. He had wanted to include a costume based on Famicom Tantei Club, a game that Nintendo only brought to Japan. Unfortunately, it never made it into the final game.
You can read up on Hashimoto’s full message below.
Bayonetta 2 director reiterates interest in continuing the franchise
Posted on 4 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 29 Comments
Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has once again expressed interest in returning to the series for another game. That news comes from the latest issue of GamesMaster, which features a brief interview with Hashimoto.
In one question, GamesMaster asks about game sequels he’d like to work on. Hashimoto pointed to Bayonetta and how he’d like to create Bayonetta 3 – or even a spin-off.
A sequel to a Platinum title… I’d have to say Bayonetta 3. I have all kinds of ideas in my head for how to expand the world of Bayonetta in even more sequels, or maybe a spin-off!
This isn’t the first time Hashimoto has talked about making another Bayonetta-related title. Last June, before Bayonetta 2 even hit store shelves, he spoke about a desire to continue “nurturing” the IP. We’ve also heard from Hideki Kamiya (the director of Bayonetta 1) about wanting to make a spin-off for 3DS featuring Jeanne.
[Podcast] The Best Soundtracks of 2014
Posted on 4 years ago by Patrick(@Patricklous) in 3DS, 3DS eShop, Features, News, Podcast, Reader Poll, Reader Poll, Wii U, Wii U eShop | 2 Comments
Hello everyone, here’s another podcast! All of your votes have been tallied on to put together the definitive list of the top ten game soundtracks (on Nintendo platforms) from 2014. In this almost two-hour podcast you can expect to hear excerpts from all of the soundtracks that made the list with commentary from myself and those who sent in their thoughts. Thank you to everyone who helped make this feature possible and sorry about the delay.
Unlike last year’s show, it’s now available in video podcast form on Youtube (note: podcast may not contain moving images):
If you want the audio version to stick on your MP3 player or whatever, you can download it here. And if you really want to spoil yourself, the results and and a full track list (with timestamps!) can be found over the break: