Among the many epic things that happened at last night’s The Game Awards, one of the biggest things concerns a series I love, which isn’t Zelda and the news is something we’ve been waiting a long time for.
Bayonetta is back everybody and as well as ports of both previous games coming to the Nintendo Switch on February the 16th in 2018, Bayonetta 2 is being exclusively developed for the Nintendo Switch. So without further ado, let’s kick of this digest off with the Bayonetta 3 trailer that was shared, followed by a round-up of all the news that followed suit:
*Part of the Nintendo of America press release concerning Bayonetta 1, 2 & 3:
Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC News Revealed During The Game Awards:
Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and the New Bayonetta 3 are Coming to Nintendo Switch; The Champions’ Ballad DLC is Now Available
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 7, 2017 – Nintendo received a number of honors at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, winning the awards for Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Best Family Game for Super Mario Odyssey and Best Handheld Game for Metroid: Samus Returns. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also won the awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game.
But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that the Bayonetta 3 game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16. Players who purchase the game in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will receive a free download code for the original Bayonetta game. Consumers looking to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch can do so via Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.* Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 are developed by PlatinumGames.
Furthermore, there will be a Bayonetta 1 & 2 “Non-Stop Climax Edition” bundle sold in Japan that consists of both games, a steelbook case, three sticker sheets and 22 “art cards,” with pricing set at 9,980 yen. There will also be a European release entitled the Bayonetta Special Edition that also comes with 22 Verse cards, 3 sticker sheets, a physical copy of the second game and a code to download the first. There will also be a standard release of Bayonetta 2 with a code for Bayonetta 1. Better than that though, PlatinumGames have provided a very informative blog post that concerns amiibo support and more, which you can read for yourself here, or below:
PlatinumGames puts the “Witch” in Switch! Bayonetta 3 – and 1 and 2! – coming to Nintendo Switch:
If you still haven’t met Bayonetta – or just want to revisit her past adventures – worry not! Because Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are coming to the Nintendo Switch! Get ready to play these classic PlatinumGames titles at home or on the go on February 16, 2018.
New Features for Bayonetta 2 on the Switch:
- Local wireless cooperative play: The previously online-only coop Tag Climax is going local! Team up with a friend to take it on – online or off.
- amiibo support: Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch will support amiibo, including the Bayonetta amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Video capture support: Record gameplay videos, starting up to thirty seconds before you press the capture button. Share videos from your Switch’s Album to Facebook and Twitter to show the world your skills!
Pricing & Release Information for Bayonetta 2 on the Switch:
Platform: Nintendo Switch | Genre: Climax Action | Players: 1-2 | Release Date: February 16, 2018 | eShop Price: $49.99 / €49.99 | ESRB Rating: TBA | Publisher: Nintendo | Developer: PlatinumGames Inc. | © 2014-2018 Nintendo © SEGA Published by Nintendo
*The digital version of Bayonetta 2 can be purchased in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $49.99 / €49.99, with the option to also then purchase the digital version of the original Bayonetta game for $9.99 / €9.99. However, if players choose to download the standalone digital version of Bayonetta first, they will pay $29.99 / €29.99, with the option to then get the digital version of Bayonetta 2 for an additional $29.99/ €29.99.
We hope this news brought you the same amount of joy that it did for us!