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Bayonetta 1 and 2 debuted on Switch today. Aside from the Japanese Non-Stop Climax Edition, the only way to obtain the first game is through a digital code.

Unfortunately, some customers are having issues redeeming Bayonetta 1 on the eShop. The issue seems to be present if the code begins with “URPH”.

Right now the primary way to address the situation is by calling Nintendo’s customer service. They should be able to provide assistance and offer a code that actually works. The new code given should start with something like “B1”.


Bayonetta 3 was only just announced in December, and likely won’t be releasing for quite some time. Still, that doesn’t mean PlatinumGames lacks interest in continuing the franchise in the future.

Over on Twitter, original Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya said that he has ideas for a fourth Bayonetta. Though the comment alone doesn’t guarantee another entry in the franchise, the interest is definitely there. It’s also encouraging that Platinum would know how to continue to the series following Bayonetta 3.


Here’s something neat about Bayonetta 2 on Switch. If you pick up the game at retail, you’ll get a reversible cover for the first game.

Europe seems to have something similar as well:

In both North America and Europe, Bayonetta 2 comes on a cartridge while Bayonetta 1 is a digital download.


Over in Europe, Nintendo is releasing the special Bayonetta Special Edition on Switch this week. Get a closer look at the full contents in the unboxing video below.

Digital Foundry recently shared a technical analysis for Bayonetta 2 on Switch. They’re back once again, now with a look at the first game.

Bayonetta runs at 720p on Switch when docked similar to the sequel. Compared to Wii U, the game on Switch has a bit of improved texture filtering. There are other very subtle changes as well, such as the approach to bloom lighting.

Currently, the only way to obtain physical versions of both Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Switch is by purchasing the Bayonetta Climax Edition. Some fans are already starting to get their hands on the special release for this week’s launch. For a closer look at the Bayonetta Non-Stop Climax Edition, hit up the gallery below.


Ahead of their release on Friday, Nintendo has published a launch trailer for Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Switch. Have a look at the video below.

In a series of messages posted on Twitter, PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya spoke about Bayonetta and Nintendo’s involvement. He was a director on the first game, contributed to the second title, and may have some involvement with the third entry.

Kamiya recalled how, originally, Bayonetta 2 was considered for multiple platforms when it was in development as part of a collaboration with SEGA. However, the game was put on hold because of “circumstances” at the company. After Nintendo stepped in, PlatinumGames was able to finish development, and the rights are with the Big N and SEGA. Nintendo actually allowed the Japanese voice track created for the Wii U version of Bayonetta to be included in the PC version.

The North American website for Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Switch has gone live. To access it, head on over here.

The site has plenty of information about both games, plus videos and more. You’ll also find the trailer for Bayonetta 3 on the main homepage.

Thanks to TDude73 for the tip.

Nintendo has published a new overview trailer showcasing Bayonetta 1 and 2 and Switch. We have the video for you below.

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