Man, people were conflicted when Nintendo revealed that it had teamed up with Platinum Games to publish Bayonetta 2. Some feared that the change would result in a revamp of the near-perfect gameplay, or that the fast, frantic combat would be changed to swipes of the GamePad's touch screen. After getting hands-on, we can confirm that the largest change to Bayonetta 2 is the titular witch's new haircut.
The same rules apply when punching, kicking, and shooting enemies on the Wii U--hit a bunch of buttons and watch as Bayonetta's hair turns into a giant boot and kicks the crap out of monsters. Combos were easy to learn and fun to preform, and the addition of Umbra Climax--a powerful ability that enhances all of Bayonetta's attacks--makes the already cinematic even more beautifully devastating. Fans of the original Bayonetta can rest easy--Bayonetta 2 looks to be shaping up to be all the game the original was.
And more, actually. Platinum confirmed that though the game is being developed as a singleplayer experience, there will be a stand-alone cooperative mode as well that. We're guessing that Bayonetta will team up with Jeanne, who showed up in our singleplayer demo, but knowing Platinum there's no predicting what it might do. Honestly, we wouldn't be surprised if it ended up being Bayonetta fighting alongside Jack from Mad World or something like that. Oh, Platinum, you so crazy.
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