Bayonetta 2 Coming To Wii U, It’s An Exclusive From Nintendo

By Spencer . September 13, 2012 . 7:36am

imageNintendo Direct announced a new name for P-100, the Platinum Games title Nintendo is publishing. It’s now called The Wonderful 101 (you’re the extra person).


Bayonetta 2 is also in development for Wii U and will be published by Nintendo.

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  • malek86

    And apparently it’s an exclusive, published by Nintendo. Not bad at all.

    • A true system seller (at least hopefully). 

      • malek86

        I doubt that. The first game was a cult hit at best. Still great news for us, but I don’t expect this to be a system seller.

        • True enough, but one can still dream…

  • Day one!!!

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  • Oni123

    Just saw this on the WiiU vid =D Can’t wait woot

  • xavier axol

    anymore info. on bayonetta 2 like, is it multiplatform? release date? a new character or new gameplay mechanic? will the wii u have extra content? and so on…

    • malek86

      Published by Nintendo. It’s an exclusive.

      • xavier axol

        Wow now we are talking! but how will the gameplay work having the wiipad

  • Peace Legacy

    SON OF A FU-
    My interest for Wii-U have gone from slightly to top priority list
    I hope they will actually do a PROPER port of Bayonetta 1 to the Wii U as well, and release both of them in one pack as a special edition (Playing Bayonetta on the PS3 was painful)
    Fly me to the moon, baby

  • Alright, now I want a Wii U

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!! what?! no way thats bloody awesome <3

  • Shadowman

    You will have my money!!!!

  • Paradox me

    Bayonetta 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate?

    There’s already a place cleared for the Wii U under my TV.

    • Pikmin 3 had essentially done it for me, but these new announcements are also amazing and exactly what Nintendo needs to get people (core gamers) looking at their platform.

  • SirRichard

    Well, that’s certainly one hell of a departure from their usual stuff, wouldn’t you say?

    Nintendo are rolling out the big guns for this one, they seemed to have taken the 3DS launch straight to the heart. And I, for one, am thankful.

  • Nitraion

    Lol what a Trap card you have nintendo nice lol XD

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Trap Card open. BAYONETA 2+Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate.
      Effect: You are going to buy Wii U

      Me: Throwing Money to the screen.^_^

      • Nitraion

        Lol dammit well that’s one game i looking foward just seeing when its released is when i decided to buy wiiU lol

  • KayJay N.

    OMG WTF, I’m gonna have to buy a Wii U now! Hip Hip Hooray!

  • Safros9

    Well, interesting game but I have no plans of buying a Wii U so I guess I’ll either wait to see if some other version of the game gets released on other consoles or just not buy the game.

  • imaguni

    Oh god.

    I wasn’t interested in a Wii U at all… until now…! Well I hope they announce something else I’d really want because this is REALLY tempting.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Son of a Bi…… Nintendo TAKE ALL MY RUPEE HERE!!!!


    …Well, now I’m really tempted to get a Wii U. x.x

  • Rentekabond

    My body is ready!

  • That’s unfair to Platinum. And this doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no chance for it to come to PS3 or 360. However, if it does, the PS3 version better not suffer from the same issues as the first game. 

    • SlashZaku

      From what I recall, the problems with the first on PS3 stem from SEGA doing the porting in a short time frame with a small team (if I remember if it was this game with that issue).  That’s what forced Platinum to lead on PS3 from then on starting with Vanquish.  So in the off chance Bayonetta does see release elsewhere, Platinum Games would handle it personally.

      But really, the problem I have with this is the series got it’s footing on PS3/360 and now they won’t get the sequel?  Low.  I do understand however that there were the rumors that the game got canned so Nintendo most likely swept in and ‘saved’ it by funding it for the rest of the development and handling publishing duties while adding a ‘hardcore’ action title to their lineup.

      If PS3/360 Bayonetta fans are lucky, it’ll turn out like the Ninja Gaiden 2/Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 situation where MS was the NG2 publisher but because it was Tecmo’s IP, they released it on PS3 (I think one of the aspects that allowed them to do this though as well was because the PS3 Sigma games ran on their own engine but that I’m not entirely sure of).

  • Paradox me

    Bayonetta 2 might not even have existed without Nintendo. As far as I know, Sega wasn’t interested.

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  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    What the- ?
    How did- ?!
    I don’t even- !

    Tell me when and tell me NOW!!!

  • Kaihedgie


  • Lightthrower

    The 1st one sold almost 2 millions. I don’t even expect this one to sell over 1 million, bizarre choice not to put it on PS360.

    • Indeed.

      Oh wells, it was fun ’til it lasted, even with the poor PS3 conversion. Goodbye, Bayonetta. :'(

      • If Nintendo paid for the IP, they’re going to do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t flop.

    • $1484028

      it wasn’t really a “choice” per se.  SEGA wasn’t going to fund it.  MS and Sony weren’t going to fund it.  Nintendo was.
      it’s was either “choose” Nintendo, or don’t make Bayonetta 2.

      as for Nintendo, it gets Nintendo a franchise with an established fanbase in its pocket.
      as well as secures a solid title Nintendo can call “the Wii U’s”.  where people can’t level the complaint that the Wii U has been been getting, which is that outside of Nintendo’s own titles, the massive Wii U 3rd party support Nintendo has been hyping seemed to be limited to devs/publishers porting games that they had already been developed or were in the middle of developing for the 360/PS3.

      its not going to be a system seller, no.
      but it’s a solid title to have in their line-up.

  • Luna Kazemaru

     Still not enough to make me buy a wii U

  • Luna Kazemaru

     As much as I hate this move @twitter-42108745:disqus  is right.

  • doemaaan

    well, **** me…

  • SetzerGabbiani

    !!!**@(&$)([email protected]&#()[email protected]&Y!&(  Holy Sh*tballs!  as Ishaan said… Wii U bought!…these megatons are coming left and right!

  • Klaus00

    odd choice to make it Wii U exclusive , I’ll most likely get it (hopefully it’ll be a Wii U release title!)

  • z_merquise

    You should be glad that there’s Bayonetta 2 than nothing at all.

    Oh and Platinum Games ain’t going to die in a fire. Never will.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol Fanboyism in this thread is heavy lol. The fact that Nintendo publish this game should shows that Nintendo really care about this franchise here while Sega has choose to forget about this franchise and many complain???

    I don’t understand anymore here.T_T

    • Kaihedgie

       As far as I can remember, Kamiya says he doesn’t do sequels, but he’s willing to allow others to continue where he left off.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well, but what i am seeing here, is how many gamer who actually like the game feel that it is going to fail just because the game is released on Wii U here which i think is unfair lol. As Nintendo themself also wanted to get some guns here.

        • Kaihedgie

          Mad is kind of an understatement. Here’s an excerpt from someone anti-Nintendo: “”Xbox, PS and PC gaming is were its at, that’s were the real innovation is”

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Haha.^_^ Indeed there lol. Maybe many is just dissapointed that it is not coming to their favorite console there.^_^

  • z_merquise

    Now there’s 2 games from Platinum for the Wii-U (The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2). That’s enough reason for me to buy a Wii-U.

    Thank you Nintendo for supporting a very talented studio!!

    So does this mean Platinum got the rights for their games from Sega? I hope so because I would also like them to continue Vanquish with or without Shinji Mikami in it (it would be cool if they collaborated with Mikami’s studio though).

    • Fr33Kingdom

      It seems like a terrible idea to do vanquish without Mikami. 

  • $30632660

    I never played Bayonetta 1, all I know about the game is it’s like a reincarnation of DMC, and I literally shed some tears when I saw this announced in the US livestream.

    • Kris

      Definitely try Bayonetta. It’s not a “rebirth” of DMC, really (there are a number of systems from DMC that I wish they’d kept), but it’s definitely in the same vein and is pretty interesting when you get a handle on it.

      Just don’t expect it to be DMC, it’s definitely its own thing.

      • Testsubject909

        Spiritual Successor and natural evolutionary step of the action game genre is more how I’d put it.

  • isfuturebright

    People complain Nintendo doesn’t do hardcore… Nintendo gets Bayoneta 2 EXCLUSIVE people say it’s unnecessary…. wtf o.O

    • Testsubject909

      Fans of Valkyria Chronicle loved the game, when it moved to PSP, people weren’t exactly happy.

      It’s a similar concept. A series that begins on one console suddenly shifts to another where you need to put upwards of three digits of money invested in just to continue following that series.

      It’s not so much the fact that there’s a new awesome game on the console that’s bothering them. It’s that it’s a pre-established series of sort that began on one console and will now find itself unable to continue on that console. It feels almost like forcing one’s hand to invest 400+$ JUST to continue enjoying that series.

      You can’t blame them for feeling a bit sour. Anyways… I’ve already repeated my plans. I’m buying Bayo 2, not buying the Wii U immediately though. I’ve got a huge library of games to finish so I can wait until the Wii U drops in price while simultaneously showing love and support for Bayo 2.

      As for you, don’t show needless confusion. Seriously, taking less then a minute to think about the situation really shows no surprise as to why people would feel a bit peeved. It’s all about showing some understanding.

  • KingGunblader

    This was unquestionably the biggest surprise at the event. Did anyone else think it was going to be Revengance when the trailer started?

  • XiaomuArisu

    Well thats unexpected…good luck wiiu the nintendo and Bayonnatta fans are behind you!

  • lordryo

    For the fans that enjoyed the original and are planning on purchasing a Wii U; I’m glad they’ll be able to continue the series. Seeing how the game was pretty much never going to exsist I can’t be mad at Nintendo or Platinum Games for this move, but it does disappoint me that I’ll never get to finish the series as I have no plans on ever purchasing a Wii U nor would I want to play a game like Bayonetta on anything other than PS3/360.

    • Lucky_x

       Agreed! Nintendo’s line-up for the Wii U really does look pretty great, but I’m just not sold on the system itself at all.

  • Cephrien

    This blew my mind for a moment– but the more I think on it, the more I realize that this is probably for the best. 

    Honestly? Sega was holding Platinum back– they probably didn’t even care about Bayonetta enough to release a second game. 
    –and the Anarchy Reigns delay? That was the last draw for me.

    • Locklear93

      Sega’s management has been of questionable quality to me for years.  This is a disappointing development to me, as there’s absolutely nothing I like about the Wii U as a piece of hardware, and the last 3 Nintendo consoles have really done nothing for me.  I’d much rather this be a multiplatform title.  That said, if Sega wasn’t getting it done as a publisher, Nintendo’s smart to bag a game in a proven IP from a studio that can show off hardware.

      • Testsubject909

        I see you’re in my camp of sorts.

        I’ve purchased games for both the Gamecube and Wii, though I own neither. I bought them because I liked the games, wanted to own them, play them and support them. But I never got around to purchasing the consoles (one reason being that I didn’t have the money to invest, second being that friends already owned those consoles, third being that the library was pretty slim for me at the time and by this time I’ve already moved on from those games and have little continued reasons to purchase a Wii or Gamecube. And with the newer Wii games, again, I can play them at a friend’s place so…)

        Outside of the DS, I’ve yet to have an interest in purchasing any of the hardware that Nintendo has made since the 64… Though because of Ace Attorney, I’ll probably get a 3DS.

        Odd thing here. I can see the promise and potential of the Wii U and it’s gamepad, yet somehow I don’t have any hype or excitement… Have no idea why…

        • Locklear93

          Yep, it looks like we’re of a fairly similar mind here. I’ve been buying Nintendo consoles solely because I insist on being able to play whatever comes out. The Wii broke me of that habit when not a single Nintendo title for it appealed to me, and when every game I did like on the platform (all two of them–Muramasa and No More Heroes) I feel would’ve been vastly better elsewhere. I didn’t plan on buying a WiiU, and may still not. I want a sequel to Bayonetta, but after the Wii, I’m not sure I care enough to buy a Nintendo platform again without a real selection of things I want.

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Okay, so that’s one Wii U must have exclusive. Still, I can’t help but think this is unfair to the people who made the first one as successful as it was on PS3 and 360. Hopefully, either Nintendo have enough Wii U exclusives that I eventually have the system or this becomes multiplatform.

    Ninja Gaiden 2 was published by Microsoft, after all, with Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma coming out from Tecmo, eventually. Maybe the same thing will happen here.

    • Angel wing

      Blame Sega for letting Nintendo funded them to make it WiiU exclusive

    • HarryHodd

       You’re assuming the game is going to be as good as the first.

      • Anime10121

         And youre assuming it wont be?  There’s not much they can do to mess up the formula, the battle system/engines already done (more than likely a modified version of the original), and the story wasn’t anything deep or anything anyway (although it was plenty entertaining to me).  Although they COULD pull a Devil May Cry 2 and make the game complete crap, although, something tells me, itll be hard for Platinum to fail that much.  Even if its only half as good as the original Bayonetta, itll still be better than the average action game!

        • HarryHodd

           Kamiya directed the first and is not directing the second. 

          • Anime10121

             But he also didnt direct my favorite Devil May Cry, DMC 3.  While DMC was good, it was no where near as fluid to me as 3 was, I’m not downing Kamiya in any way, as I know he’s a VERY competent director and is very talented.  He is also directing the other annouced WiiU game that I’m anticipating (The Wonderful 101).  All that said, I’m just saying that what he started (regardless of how flawless it was), can be refined and made better by someone else.  It may be hard, but it can be done.

            Oh and one more thing, the director of Bayonetta 2 was VERY involved in the original Bayonetta, and actually was in a role over Kamiya in that game, the director of Bayonetta 2, produced Bayonetta 1.  So really, there’s not much to worry about.

          • So what? Niinou Kazuya left Atlus after the Japanese release of the first Etrian Odyssey game, uninvolved in the development of later installments. That didn’t stop the series from staying good (even if still difficult to get into). What matters is that the practical/beneficial foundations set in the previous title be maintained, upon which upgrading/modifying can be done as required.

  • I find it very amusing that with the Wii everybody complained that it had no hardcore titles, even though it did. Now Nintendo confirms multiple hardcore titles, most of them at launch and one exclusive that nobody saw coming and what do those same people do?

    Complain that they’re getting exactly what they were whining about a couple years ago.


    • Luna Kazemaru

       uhh the fact its exclusive?

      • Manuel Antony Marcano

         but thats the point, if it wasn’t exclusive why would you buy the system?

        • Luna Kazemaru

          The fact it wasn’t an exclusive at first is the problem.

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Well the first Rayman Legends is not exclusive but the second one according to the developers is Wii U exclusive here. It is not something really suprising isn’t it?

          • malek86

            Well, Ubisoft already said Rayman Legends could eventually end up on other consoles too. That wouldn’t surprise me. It’s not being published by Nintendo anyway.

          • Manuel Antony Marcano

            Neither was Resident Evil, but we never saw 0 or Rebirth released on anything but Nintendo consoles, and this caused a bunch of Resident Evil fans to buy the gamecube. My point is, we’re looking at a new console, I loved Bayonetta on 360, but that was a few years ago, its time to move on and this game gives me a good reason to.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            You are completely missing my point but whatever hopefully the game does well and this move doesn’t make things worst for it the it already was for it.

          • Hraesvelgr

            I guess you’ll have to take it up with Sony/Microsoft/whatever other companies not publishing it instead of Nintendo, then.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Well, Nintendo of Europe just announced that it is exclusive only for Wii U here so….exclusive isn’t it?

  • Nelson Cheng

    lol Nintendo allowing milfs on their console?
    Ah how times have changed

    •  Yeah its like games like Madworld and No More Heroes never existed oh wait :P

  • Domii

    This is the best thing to happen to Platinum. Now they won’t have to deal with Sega abandoning them when their games need marketing. Nintendo will make sure Bayonetta2 sells well. Wii U here I come.

  • z_merquise

    Teaser trailer!!!

    Bayonetta got a new (angelic?) rival! And there’s a Sega logo at the end. So, it’s still owned by Sega? But I’m curious why it’s exclusive for Nintendo. Still, I’m excited!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well if Sega is still there, i am even more happy here lol. It means Sega still knows how to keep good franchises.^_^

      And just like Mon Hun? Nintendo pay them a hell lot of money?^_^

      • Anon-non

        Nope. Bayonetta 2 needed funding. Sega, Sony and Microsoft refused. Nintendo being the hero, stepped in. And we get a new Bayonetta. Everyone wins!

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          Except the people who owned the systems the original was on.

          • Anon-non

            So… IF the game was made for PS4 or the next XBox, would you still complain, since you’d have to buy another new console.

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            If the game was graphically something that could still be done on the current gen, yes. Everything the Wii U is capable of, the PS3 and 360 are, as well, so there is no technical reason why this couldn’t be multiplat, as well. The Wii U may have more processing power than both of them, but it is being used to stream to the tablet controller. The PS4 and the Next X-Box should be leaps and bounds above the PS3/360, graphically and processor-wise, so I would expect to be able to look at one of their games and immediately tell the difference between PS3/PS4, like you could with PS1/PS2 and PS2/PS3.

            If you can’t, then there’s no reason to buy either of those two systems either.

          • Anon-non

            Well, we still don’t know how capable the WiiU is. And we can’t be too sure how powerful the next-gen consoles will be. There are too many holes for us to make assumptions. I really wish they could give us some sort of preview as to what the new consoles are capable of. :D

    • Kaihedgie

       Looks like the Lumen Sages haven’t kicked the bucket yet.

  •  Nice to see that now people have a game that’s just on the Wii U instead of HEY THIS GAME WAS on the other systems but now here 8D.  I actually don’t mind this being Exclusive to the Wii U but kinda lame since being a sequel and the 1st game was on the other platforms but who knows

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    The Sega logo at the end brings up a lot of questions. Could it be that Nintendo is only publishing the Wii U version and it is, in fact, not exclusive? Or maybe it’s a timed exclusive.

    Hmmmm…will be keeping an eye on this. Of course, Sega have never strayed from exclusives before (look at the Yakuza series), but one can always hope. I still maintain the two things I said in my earlier post.

    • I really, really hope that you’re right. I still haven’t completely given up yet, but if it’s not the case, well…What the hell, I gave my condolences in my earlier post already.

  • Guys… I think I want to die now…

    • Testsubject909

      Maybe die after you’ve played the game and not before?

      Otherwise it’d be pretty sad.

  • $3587643

    Uh, okay, let’s try this again.

    Sega was not very nice to Platinum. Now they’re in Nintendo’s pocket. I don’t see this ending well.

    • O.O

       teaser still shows sega logo…what does that mean?

      • Steven Boivin

        My guess is that Sega still holds some kind of rights to the Bayonetta franchise despite Nintendo publishing the sequel.

      • SlashZaku

        The IP is still SEGAs.  There were rumors that Bayonetta 2 was supposed to be announced at last TGS for PS3/360 but it didn’t happen and then there were rumors it was cancelled cause SEGA had to focus elsewhere (was struggling).  This sounds like Nintendo stepped in to salvage what was done and to get a ‘hardcore’ title in the process but SEGA still owns the Bayonetta IP, hence their logo still being present.

  • O.O

    OH GOD YES!!!!!my head’s gonna explode….First Monster Hunter now this? It’s official, the Japanese have declared war

    • lolwat? On your wallet? xD

  • Zonic505

    “Bayonetta 2”


    “For Wii U”


    “as an exclusive published by Nintendo”


    Just…holy crap, talk about an out-of-nowhere announcement. I was already plannin’ on getting one, but wow, this is awesome. Cannot wait for more info (TGS perhaps?)

  • Even though I am not a huge Bayonetta fan, I know how hardcore that fanbase is. So happy the sequel got funded when it seemed so hopeless.  Awesome day.  

  • MrJechgo

    Nice !

    Let’s just hope that Jeane gets a share of the spotlight, because what’s better than one lady in a tight skinsuit with guns attached to her high-heels ?

    TWO ladies in tight skinsuits with guns attached to their high-heels.

  • Too Bad Kamiya isn’t back as director.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Kamiya is still their head supervisor though just like Inafune previously on many of its franchise there.^_^

      • Not reassuring, Instead of making it he’ll smile and nod at the things they pass in front of him, as he’s busily working on the projects he cared enough about to actually direct.
        And Inafune hasn’t exactly pumped out amazing projects… in a very long time, so now you’ve doubly un-reassured me… Thanks? 

        • SirRichard

          If Kamiya’s Twitter feed is any indication, he’s hardly the sort of guy who’d let the people working under him or his co-workers do things he doesn’t like without speaking up.

          • Testsubject909

            That’s good to know.

            I’m hoping that from this they train another good director and we just get more promising workers and leaders in the gaming industry.

  • DemonicX

    Nothing persuades to buy the system yet.
    Bayonetta 2, though? That’s a shock!

  • Natat

    Whooooooaaaaa now THAT is unexpected! Uggh why must you tempt me like this Nintendo!? I wasn’t planning on getting one on release…

    • Testsubject909

      Woah there cowboy, don’t mean to rain on your parade, just wanna help a fellow gamer out here financially.

      They didn’t say it was going to be a launch line-up or was going to hit the launch window.

      Just keep that in mind if you plan on buying. Ain’t gonna stop you, hell I bought a Vita on launch. Just saying, keep that in consideration.

  • Kitestwinblades

    We can start talking WiiU now.

    r.r; geez… Its not even TGS and they sold me early.

  • amagidyne

    What?! Ok.. did not see that coming. Have they been able to cut Sega out of the equation?

    Maybe this will do better than MadWorld then, although the idea of trying to play Bayonetta with that tablet controller sounds incredibly painful (yes, I know there’s another controller for it).

    EDIT: Welp, the teaser has a SEGA logo in it. Nevermind. :(

  • Well THAT was unexpected.

  • MCoelho

    Talk about unexpected!

    But still, i’m going to buy the Wii U only when it’s bundled with SSB, until then i will be playing MH on the 3DS.

  • Hinataharem

    So hype

    need my hype sauce to put on my exciteburgers and cheese for my grill of bloodpumping

  • Exclusive? Well, I guess I can see why. It’d probably be pretty difficult to adapt WiiU controls to any of the other consoles if they really plan on integrating the WiiU controller in the gameplay.

    Unless, I suppose, they manage to get the whole Vita-as-a-controller-to-the-PS3 thing working. But anyway, that’s probably not in the near future.

    • It’s exclusive because Nintendo are probably helping finance it. A few months ago, there were very strong rumours from all around of Bayonetta 2 having been cancelled because of Sega’s current predicament.

      • Oh I see… Well, I’m glad that Bayonetta 2 is getting made despite that financial troubles.

    • Testsubject909

      I certainly hope that they do get around to making the whole Vita as a controller to the PS3 working.

      But I do admit, it’s an expensive setup, the PS3 + PSVita for functionality similar to the Gamepad and Wii U… Though on the other hand, the PSVita would act as a complete portable gaming system, so if someone is planning on purchasing both a portable handheld and a home console, comparatively speaking, it’d be no different from getting a Wii U and 3DS.

      At the end of the day, it’s still the library of games though that’ll ultimately sell. And damnit. Bayo 2 is strong as all hell…

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Is Nintendo eventually going to buy Sega?  I feel like that’s a possibility in the coming years.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Which would make those “Genesis does what Nintendon’t” advertisements even more hilarious in hindsight.

  • Very disappointed in this. Nintendo destroyed Zero/Fatal Frame, I expect the same here.

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      It’s being developed by platinum, Nintendo had nothing to do with those games. (other than making them actually exist)

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Internet these days… Geez.

      • Testsubject909

        Internet… “These days”?


    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Fatal Frame is still developed by Tecmo though. Nintendo only fund them. So, the drop in quality is not caused by Nintendo lol.

      • Testsubject909


        Tecmo? Hey Tecmo, you listening?

        Could you make another Deception/Kagero/Trapt game? I would love that…


        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Damn u. T_T Making me remember all those old game that i have been always asking from Tecmo here.T_T

          And about Trapt there while it does not do well here, i believe now with the Gamepad, we wil now even be able to place the trap better and imagine gore death in HD lol.^_^

          Well Nintendo……. another game to consider here?^_^

  • zferolie

    Ok, New Bayonetta gets met excited… but I didn’t see any teaser in that trailer.

    Still, some of those other games look cool. I may need to buy this now.

  • Bayonetta 2! Sold! Enough said! =^_^=

  • LDM

    Hopefully, this game will come out next year, giving me more time to save up for the Wii U. 

  • TruSpindash

    I am instantly sold on the WiiU after reading this. By a strange coincidence I was actually just replaying Bayonetta just a few days ago thinking about how much I wanted a sequel. I am so extremely happy to hear this news. 

  • making Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U Exclusive, implies that each household or gamer has a PS3 or Xbox360 and played the first Bayonetta…. and if you played the first one, and for sure, you would want to play also the second one or it’s sequel…
    but for this sequel, you need a new console to play it….
    talk about money-making….. XD

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  • Anime10121

    Welp looks like I’ll be getting a wiiu now. Platinum you’ve guaranteed my ownership of a wiiu
    Was gonna get one anyway but you have now hastened that decision!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Hot damn, Nintendo has TWO titles from PG and one is EFFING BAYONETTA 2? PG and Capcom have sold me a Wii U.

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    Figured she would be back after sometimes, however I won’t be able to pick up the Wii U for now due to budget issues, but besides that this is gonna be fun when we all get to play that game.

  • I am insanely butt hurt from this move… And for that I’m going to:

    1. Buy the WiiU USED
    2. Buy Bayonetta 2 USED
    3. Play both
    4. Profit from the fact that neither Nintendo OR Platinum Games get a penny for those.

    • Kris

      Well, somebody had to have bought Bayonetta 2 and the Wii U in the first place, so they got a penny before you bought them used, right?

      I mean, for somebody who apparently likes Bayonetta, you’re pretty spiteful that Bayonetta 2 exists at all.

      • Testsubject909

        I know I’m glad that Bayonetta 2 is being made. Though I definitely don’t have the money to invest into a new console anytime soon.

        My solution is one I’ve employed in the past, which explains why I have games for consoles I don’t own (but luckily friends of mine do, such as Baten Kaitos on the Gamecube or One Piece on the Wii, despite my not having purchased or owned a Nintendo console since the 64).

        I’m going to buy the game because, well, damnit it’s a good game and I want to support it and own it. But I’ll get around to buying the console when I’ve the money to spare (or that might get sidetracked if I can just end up playing the game at a friend’s place, thus alleviating the need to purchase one anytime soon for my own use).

        On another note… And this might sound odd, but considering that past articles have hinted at the idea that the PSVita can be utilized to play the PS3 and function in a way similar to the Wii U’s Gamepad for the Wii U… I’m just wondering here, could it possibly, just maybe, just slightly, possible that this might only be a timed exclusive despite whether or not they may or may not include touch control to the gamepad which incidentally could be converted over to controls on the PSVita utilized to play a PS3 game… yes I understand the setup would be damn freaking expensive, what with having to purchase both a PS3 and PSVita just to play a game in a manner similar to the Wii U and Gamepad but hey, I’m dreaming here so shush it.

        • SirRichard

          The problem with it possibly being a timed exclusive is that Nintendo are publishing it themselves, and as Ishaan said down below odds are Nintendo are financing it after rumours of the game being cancelled when Sega’s financial situation turned dire.

          I doubt Nintendo would allow Platinum to make it multiplat given that they’ve invested directly in it, as handy as it would be for us.

          • Testsubject909

            Oh well… *shrugs*

            Either way, I’ll be getting Bayo2 for Wii U (minus the console, short/long story, read my other posts).

            And if, by some miracle, it gets a re-release on another platform. Then hurray/zzah.

    • Peace Legacy

       The fuc* is wrong with you?

      • Testsubject909

        I’d like to point out that 4 people liked his/her comment.

        edit: That is, at the time that I made this reply. Might go up with time.

        • Peace Legacy

           Number of like =/= being right

          • Testsubject909

            You completely failed to understand my point.

            My point was:

            He/She’s not alone in that train of thought. Really, what you should be saying if you’re in disbelief is more of “What the **** is wrong with all of you?”

            But yeah, thanks for not understanding what I was getting at. Then again, guess I should’ve been more clear.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Fanboy so much?T_T

    • M’iau M’iaut

      New system exclusives for a new system launch? I would hardly call that unique or worth such ‘butt hurt’ venom. Please be aware of our rules. 

    • anarchy_panty


    • Suicunesol

       It’s amazing how much hate a person is capable of. >_>

      • Testsubject909

        I would agree but…

        No, no there’s nothing amazing about the hate on display here, it’s pretty much the basic format…

        Now the death threats on Twitter? That’s amazing…ly stupid. My goodness…

    • British_Otaku

      Punishing the companies responsible for a sequel to your favourite game on a different system.


  • Valtiel Ikari

    God Damit!

    Whit this, I will be definetly broke, since I still  have to buy a PS3, Vita and a 3DS, and now I will have to get a friking WiiU, well, guess I will have to stop eating for some time…

    • XD hahahahaha. Dood, you’d better eat or you won’t have the energy to play the Wii U by the time you get one XD 

      Well, looks like you and I have the same console preference. Among your list of consoles to get (besides Wii U), I already own a Vita and 3DS. I’m planning to get a PS3 too.

      But man! The announcements today are just baffling XD Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (for both Wii U AND 3DS), Bayonetta 2, New Super Mario Bros. 2, the awesome additions of Nintendo-ism for Tekken Tag Tournament 2… XD 

      I’d better start working hard in my job and save up. Great… I was planning to get a PS3 this summer but with the Wii U having awesome stuff like this… It makes me want to re-consider. XD 

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Now that’s just…dirty…Seriously bad-mannered Nintendo, Platinum….making me buy a Wii-U like that…

    • Testsubject909

      They’re such naughty boys aren’t they? Always talking about whether or not your body is ready and all that.

  • Testsubject909


    *prepares credit card*

    Oh boy… Oh boy…… *sighs*… Oh boy… Then again. I could just buy the game and not buy the console until I’m more secure financially. That way I can at least ensure I supported Bayonetta and got the game… Yeah I think I’ll do that…

    *still prepares credit card*

    Oh boy…

    • DanijoEX

      I rather just go get the game and then the system itself later.

      It will give you more time save up more.

      • Testsubject909

        Yeah, that’s what I said I’d do.

        I’ma buy Bayo2, but get the Wii U later during the year or next year of it’s release.

    • piichan

      Haha, thanks for giving me that idea. Yea, I’ll do that. Buy the game 1st, then maybe wait for a pricedrop or some good deals later on for the Wii U. Hopefully by then, the library would’ve grown and it’ll be worth buying. 

      I just hope it plays as smoothly as it did in the 360. It’s one of the main reasons it’s fun to play.

      • Testsubject909

        I have the PS3 version, I know people whine about the framerate and all that jazz but really, honestly, I found it to be nice and fluid. And yes, I’ve played games that ran 60fps, and yes it’s smooth like butter and is sweet and all that jazz, but really, the core gameplay is just so solid and awesome that a few frames don’t really do anything to dampen the good great fun.

        Plus when you keep in mind that movies are below 30fps and nobody seems to whine that movies have horrid framerate makes you think that 30fps is really just fine.

        • piichan

          I don’t have a ps3 to compare tho i did watch some comparison videos. The frame rate itself was fine and unless you’re really critical, the difference between the two was very minimal. The only thing i noticed was that the ps3 version wasn’t as vibrant as the 360, tho it might’ve been the video quality itself. not really sure.


    How’d you manage to snag Bayonetta 2 out of cancellation?! 
    Man… this is just a great day for people. XD seriousy! 

  • Testsubject909

    Okay, I took a ride down the comments here and I must say. I’m somewhat saddened.

    I understand the frustration but Seriously, there’s really no need to start whining about how it’s an exclusive, it could’ve just never existed, the series might’ve just completely died off but instead we get a continuation…

    But you Nintendo fans gotta know not everyone’s ecstatic about it for some very obvious reasons. The series began on the 360 and PS3, people would’ve expected the games to continue being available on those consoles.

    Now, they’ve just learned they need to spend upwards of 400+$ just for the simple act of continuing to play the series. Of course, they don’t NEED to, but they certainly WANT to.

    As such, I am deeply disappointed in how there’s upward of 20+ likes for a comment that basically shows completely lack of understanding of the situation and confusion as to how people aren’t happy that they need to spend 400+$ just to play one game. Seriously? You can’t even begin to relate?

    Now. I for one am still going to support the game itself. I’m also in the camp of having no hype, interest or excitement for the Wii U. But that doesn’t prevent me from getting the game and just enjoying it eventually while simultaneously supporting the series as soon as I can.

    With time, the console will have a larger library, it’ll cost less, there’ll be more interesting bundles. In time, I’ll have the money to spend to invest into another console.

    And in time, so will you folks… So how’s about we all just ditch the whole “How can you not” and all that sort of mentality and instead just try to stay positive while also remaining conscious of other’s (financial) situations and understanding their current predicament and mentalities…

    TL;DR: Stop Hatin’

    PS. Sorry if this becomes a double post.

    • Göran Isacson

      Your post is good and you should feel good for making it. That is all.

  • Ben Sylvia

    So… if Nintendo is publishing this….. does that mean Bayonetta could be in SSB?


  • anarchy_panty

    If you had come up to me five years ago and told me that Nintendo would be publishing a title like Bayoneta, I would have laughed in your face. How the times have changed…

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Please don’t ruin the first one… : (

    • Testsubject909


      I’m confused by your statement… Care to explain? Not thinking anything bad here, just sort of not sure what you’re talking about and would honestly like some clarification.

  • HarryHodd

    So Sega would not fund a multiplat Bayonetta 2 on WiiU/PS3/360?  Seems like the best thing that anyone could have done. 

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      SEGA didn’t have much faith in it. I don’t think bayonetta sold that well. Nintendo is publishing it which is probably the reason it actually exists. 
      (just a guess though)

  • Happy Gamer

    I have always brought this up on multiple boards on the net but Bayonetta is one of the greatest games I have ever played in my 25 years of gaming and one of the few games I have held on to. best 60 bucks spent ever.

    Does this mean I have to buy a wii u? dammit platinum -_-;;;;

    • Testsubject909

      *looks at username*

      I take it you’re not feeling particularly happy right now.

      • Happy Gamer

        I am unhappy for being broke lol

        • Testsubject909

          Ì’m going to be broke come october.

  • SLick123456789111

    ❤ FINALLY !
    I thought we’d be waiting for Bayonetta 2 as long as the likes of Kingdom Hearts 3.

    “&” it’s for Wii U. Yet another reason for me to save up for one besides Smash Bros.4.

  • Herok♞

    So let me get this straight people hate on Nintendo for not having any
    hardcore games, Then the Wiiu has Bayonetta 2 and people rage because it
    is not  mutiplatiform when it was nearly canceled all together? Why
    can’t people be happy Nintendo is taking leaps and bounds with
    improvements and will deliver a hardcore experience in a new way is it
    because they are afraid or what?

    • Testsubject909

      I’m feeling too lazy to copy pasta and fix the post so to not be a complete repetition and because I don’t feel like aiming the same thing twice.

      I’ma keep it short. (Edit: *Looks at his own post* Okay… that’s not short)

      1. The game started on the PS3 and 360, multiplatformed and more spread out.

      It suddenly gets constricted down into one platform, obviously people aren’t going to be pleased.

      2. It’s a new console entirely, this means a full devotion of 400+$ to get a taste of it.
      (EDIT: A specification, thanks to Tan Wei Lun for pointing it out. It’s moreso a problem of continuation here. If the series continued on to the next console within the same console series, say PS4 or whatever the next Xbox would be called, it would be lesser of a problem as most people would consider that to be the norm, much like how Halo 3 continued on the 360 where Halo was on the Xbox and how MGS4 was on the PS3 where it was first on the PS1 and later the PS2. The fact that it shifts entirely to a new System Series is really at the core of the problem here, as brand loyalty comes factoring in as well as the subconscious mentality that a game series is also somehow duty bound to follow this System Series.)

      This new console is entirely untested, the opening lineup of launch title is just okay pending your tastes and the long term is alright looking, though past general conceptions and perceptions of the Wii doesn’t provide an immediately positive view on how the Wii U will do.

      3. The “Different” control scheme. I prefer saying that as opposed to saying “Revolutionary” or anything else like that because it only becomes Revolutionary once it gets properly implemented.

      A lot of people are worried about gimmicky style controls. Let’s be frank. There are awesome games on the DS and Wii, but their initial run through was riddled with shovelware and poor implementation of their alternate control schemes. People see patterns and business are often riddled with patterns and companies unwilling to take risks. As such, this becomes a gamble that many might not want to get involved with.

      4. It’s never really a problem about hardcore games…

      The Wii has it’s own fair share of hardcore games. It’s really more of a thing about people settling down. Money plays a big issue, so does loyalty to games, and typically people expect game franchises, even third party ones, to remain on the console they start off on, if not as exclusives, at least maintained when they go multiplatform.

      Opening up seems like an evolutionary step while closing up, that is to say, going from Multiplatform to Exclusive, as a step backwards.

      Imagine if Mass Effect 1 was Multiplatform, available on the Wii, 360 and PS3. Then Mass Effect 2 became a 360 exclusive. Of course people would be up in harms at it. This is a similar situation at it’s base.

      5. To some, it might as well be cancelled because they’re banking on short term.

      I can play long term. I’m going to buy Bayonetta 2 when it comes out, but short term, I ain’t gonna have the money to afford a Wii U. That’ll have to wait a year or two… Some people though can’t look beyond that. As such, to them, the game might as well just not have existed. Some are actually fearful that, look at part 3, that the game might become tainted by the new console’s limitation. Much like how some promising games are ruined because of the fact that they’re turned into Kinect exclusives (like a certain giant mech game that used to utilize an extremely awesome and complicated controller turned into a miming game that doesn’t work properly).

      PS: While I do understand where their outburst is borne from. I’m not consenting the way that they’re expressing the mixture of emotion that they’re going through.

      You can’t fully blame them though, it’s emotions, they go wild and rampant, not everyone learns to quell it, or to take a step back to think before opening up their mouth and possibly saying or doing something they regret.

      And you can’t try to fight it with your own harsh words either… As I stated in the Open Thread. That’s like trying to stop a forest fire of hate by using your own little torch of counter-hate fire. You need to trickle down that forest fire, you need to snuff it slowly with water, with rain, with reason, with sitting them down, talking to them, listening to them, figuring things out, providing venues and other ways of thinking and never, I repeat, NEVER antagonizing them because the moment that happens, you become the enemy and become shut out…

      But let’s be honest. That’s way too much effort. Hell I’m barely giving the effort to put this up here because hey, right now I just feel like handling stuff in my sanctuary. Outside of that though I’m not being bothered by it because, I myself, like anyone else, am human and am simply not in the mood to give enough of a damn to make a difference with these people right now… In due part because of pattern recognition and because this certainly isn’t the first time I’ve seen this sort of crap storm (Ninja Gaiden Sigma anyone? Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Graces F anyone?) and I know that there’ll be more coming along.

      • Anon-non

        I don’t think it being on a new console is a problem. If Sony decided to make Bayonetta 2 into an exclusive launch title for the PS4, people will be running down the street screaming in bliss. I feel bad for Nintendo. Nothing they do will win this generation’s gamers’ hearts.

        • Suicunesol

          I agree. Although testubject’s points are all true to some extent, the most hate-filled messages I’ve seen on the net are not the ones about mere exclusivity. It’s that the exclusivity is on a Nintendo system. Things would be so different if it was an exclusive on another system.

          • Testsubject909

            Yeah. My fault for going with New Console. I really should’ve been more specific about the whole idea of subconscious implementation of brand loyalty.

        • Testsubject909

          You fail to understand and your example is also flawed.

          If it were on the PS4, it’d be a continuation across a system’s Series. Similar to the idea of Metal Gear Solid 4 being on the PS3 instead of being on the PS2.

          It’s a non-issue, people would expect the game to BE on that system…

          I suppose I am to blame for not being quite clear upon what I meant by “New Console”.

          Rather. “Different Console Series” should’ve been the statement I should’ve made. My bad on that.

          • Anon-non

            OHHHH Brand loyalty. I get it. Sigh, gamers these days.

  • British_Otaku

    Any chance they will include the first Bayonetta on the disc as a catch up for newbies? >_> We’ve got 25GB.

    I’m sold on the fact that it’s Platinum, but I would love the sequel service that Senran Kagura Burst and White Knight Chronicles 2 (both on the original system not sure if relevant to the choice) had the original game, even upgraded versions though I’m not asking for that…

    Would be nice though I’ll settle for getting a 360 otherwise, I hear the PS3 has problems or something…

    • Testsubject909

      That would honestly be pretty sweet of them if they included Bayonetta 1.

      I can imagine some Wii owners who don’t own a PS3 or 360 might want to experience what the first one was like.

      edit: The PS3 version was ported by Sega, it’s initial loading problems were fixed with a patch that enabled an install, so it flows alright. It’s other problems are mainly cosmetic. Textures are lower in quality despite the fact that really, considering it’s a bluray and it’s the PS3, there’s really no excuse for the texture to be of a lower quality. And the framerate is lower, which really just showed that SEGA made a poor port…

      These are the two main flaws and really the only flaws left for the PS3 version. It doesn’t look as pretty but, as a testament to the game, even with less framerate and with less crisp textures… The game is still FREAKISHLY beautiful and captivating, fluid, fun and great good times.

      I would suggest you base your selection of a 360 or PS3 on other games then Bayonetta. As the problems with it are rather small… Unless of course you’re one of those Framerate nuts who just cannot survive unless everything is absolutely 60fps. In which case, by all means go ahead and take the 360 version.

  • kangms872

    holy shit..

  • Yeahhh….I’m not going to buy a system that I have absolutely no Interest in just to continue this Franchise…

    Nothing about the Wii u interests me in the slightest(not to mention the Price)

    Sadly it looks like I won’t be able to continue this series(unless the Wii U finds some way to appeal to me)

    Just so everyone knows I have nothing against Nintendo at all, I’m just not Interested.

    and please God will someone Explain to me how a comment that adressed nothing got 20+ likes? Thats just messed up.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      I am guessing you are speaking of Zonics post, since that’s the only one with 20 likes and welcome to the site.

      I won’t offer to speak for every one of those likes, but if you have not been following us here at Silconera, you will find we are a community who enjoys games in general and tries not to allow system wars, game types or the color of a character’s hat get us too down. That does not mean we don’t appreciate deep discussion, but that something as simple as a new system with what can be deemed a rather surprising game announcement can get a few of us giddy as schoolgirls or schoolboys.

      And some of us just choose to share that giddyness with the world.

      • No I was talking about takenbymusic’s post it has 21 likes and diden’t really add to the Discussion at all.(basically he diden’t even really think about the situation as a whole, and just expressed confusion, I just get annoyed when people don’t stop and think before saying something)(I can see a couple of likes but 21?)

        and I like this site exactly for the Reasons you stated(no system wars and nice discussion)

        on another note I have No Idea who you’re talking about, So i don’t know how to answer to that.

        EDIT:Oh now I know who you’re talking about, yeah I don’t have a problem with that at all(I’ve been guilty of the same thing on a number of occasions.)

        • Testsubject909

          Some posts like those happen, that gains a lot of likes despite doing nothing constructive or being quite offensive actually.

          We’ve got multiple lurkers and silent folks who don’t comment so factor those folks in. It’s all I’m saying.

          • isfuturebright

            Sorry all I’m surprised too lol I guess people “Like” dumb comments easily I guess. I was just expressing what I read through some comments here that people were saying stuff like Platinum is betraying them or that Nintendo makes no sense on doing this….

            I’m really happy with their decision… To me this proves that they are indeed thinking about their third parties! It’s already 2 exclusives from Platinum guys! ZombieU exclusive (so far) and they are getting the other major multiplatform like AC3 and black ops 2!

    • Testsubject909

      Take the route I’m taking? Buy the game, but skip out on buying the console until it gets cheaper, has a better bundle and has a stronger library and hopefully proves it won’t fall into the same trappings as it’s predecessors (that is to say, that it will get drowned by poor control implementations or shovelware)?

      That’s the route I’m taking. Buy the game, support the dev, ensure I have it because the game can get sold out but, let’s be honest, the console won’t.

      And in waiting for the money to accumulate for the Wii U, go through other games you’ll have access to as well as a backlog of accumulated games if you happen to have one. Play the patient game and bank on long term.

      • Hmm..I diden’t think of that, Thanks for the suggestion I’ll be sure to do that.

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    “I Really love Bayonetta but I really don’t want to buy a whole console just to get one game I had on another console that I bought for the game”…is how my friends are reacting to this. Personally I was thinking about getting the Wii-U anyhow, but I can relate to that reaction. I’m very happy to see one of my favs continue XD

  • From what I have gathered maybe this isn’t ideal but Nintendo still saved this series from the scrap heap by funding it. People should at least be thankful to Nintendo and show them some respect. If you want to blame anyone you should blame Sony or Microsoft for not stepping up and funding the game. 

    People seem a bit ungrateful and Nintendo hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s what Sony and Microsoft haven’t done that’s causing your problems. They dropped the ball and Nintendo caught it instead. 

    Surely this is ultimately a good thing for a series that was on very shaky ground?

    • Luna Kazemaru

       I don’t know whats more annoying the fanboys raging just because its on the wiiU or the people who keep trying to dismiss everyone upset fans argument about it with you should be grateful.

      • Well you should. Really. You really should. It’s not rocket science.

        It’s this or nothing. What else are you expecting?

        I feel bad for the Bayonetta series if this is the fanbase it has, that they would rather the series died than at least be happy that it got a lifeline.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           And its not rocket science why some people are upset but whatever.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      I don’t get this “Blame Sony and Microsoft” attitude, since that also would have made the game exclusive to only one system, something that obviously wouldn’t be right to do to the fans of it on the other system, just as this is not right to do to the fans of the originals on both.

  • Scallion

    I’ll play this in ten years after they get Wii U emulators running on cell phones.

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