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Bayonetta future Hideki Kamiya

Although Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya has left PlatinumGames, he believes the series will continue on.

Kamiya commented on the future of the franchise in his latest YouTube video today. He again brought up his original idea of having nine Bayonetta games, but now that he’s gone from PlatinumGames, he “may have to take the full saga to the grave with me.”

The original Bayonetta was on track for a standalone physical release on Switch today, but in Europe and the UK, there’s been a bit of a snag. Over on social media, Nintendo said it is “now aiming to release the physical edition of Bayonetta in the first half of October, exclusively on My Nintendo Store.”

As far as we know, everything has gone according to plan in North America. Right now you can pick up a copy at a retailer like Amazon.

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 update 1.1.0

Over four years after they originally came to Switch, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 just received a new 1.1.0 update on Switch.

Both titles have additional language support. Korean, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional) text can be accessed after installing the update.

The full patch notes for the Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 version 1.1.0 update are as follows:

bayonetta 1 switch physical release

Nintendo has revealed that the original Bayonetta will be receiving a standard physical release on Switch. The company says that there’ll be a “limited number” that will be offered for pre-order “via select retailers” as well as at launch through the My Nintendo Store.

Bayonetta 1 technically has a physical release on Switch already. However, it was only provided as part of the Japanese collector’s edition which was bundled with Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta Nendoroid

Update (10/20): Play-Asia has opened pre-orders for the Bayonetta Nendoroid here.

Original (10/16): It’s been awhile, but you may remember that a Nendoroid for Bayonetta was previously announced at Wonder Festival. We then saw a prototype version back in February, though it lacked any sort of color. Now the full figure has been properly shown with the latest update from Good Smile.

The Bayonetta Nendoroid is targeted for release in July 2021. We have a bunch of photos showing off the new figure below.


Nintendo published The Wonderful 101 during the Wii U era, but developer PlatinumGames now has full control of the IP’s rights. The company will soon be publishing The Wonderful 101: Remastered and even went with Kickstarter to help bring the franchise back.

Bayonetta is another IP that PlatinumGames has interest in self-publishing. Studio head Atsushi Inaba shared that information in an interview with IGN Japan, though cautioned that this is currently just a desire. It’s not a definitive statement as to whether PlatinumGames could actually move forward with that idea.

Inaba also noted that Nintendo and SEGA co-own the rights to Bayonetta. If PlatinumGames were to self-publish that series through crowdfunding, the company would expect it to require significantly more funds compared to the Kickstarter campaign for The Wonderful 101: Remastered.

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Bayonetta first released on this day ten years ago (though it wasn’t on a Nintendo platform back then). PlatinumGames are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of their most popular franchises with the special piece of artwork you see above, which was illustrated by Bayonetta series character designer Mari Shimazaki. They’ve also set up a special website here; among other things, you can find the following message from Bayonetta series director Hideki Kamiya there:

Update (9/11): As expected, Nintendo has confirmed that the same date applies to North America. No reason has been provided for Bayonetta 1 and 2’s removal.

Original (9/10): Bayonetta 1 and 2 are both leaving the Wii U eShop, Nintendo has announced. They will no longer be available after September 19. Notices have been provided officially in Europe and Japan, and while there isn’t any news specifically for North America just yet, it’s expected to have an effect stateside as well.

If you own Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Wii U currently, there won’t be any issues going forward. Both titles can still be re-downloaded after the de-listing goes live.

Those who are interested in Bayonetta 1 and 2 will still be able to purchase the games on the Switch eShop.


Bayonetta 1 and 2 are the latest big games for Switch with video capture enabled on day one. Thanks to the feature, you can record 30-second gameplay clips.

There are just a couple of exceptions. When the songs “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Moon River” are playing, video capture is disabled. However, if you turn off the background music during these segments, the functionality can be used. There’s likely an issue with copyrights pertaining to these two songs.

By the way, in both Bayonetta 1 and 2, you can practice combos when the game is loading. By pressing the minus button once loading is finished, you can keep going in practice mode.


Nintendo released the Bayonetta Non-Stop Climax Edition in Japan this week, which is the only package that contains physical copies of both Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Switch. For a closer look at the whole package, view the video below.

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