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Bayonetta 2 revealed, is a Wii U exclusive

During the Wii U Preview Event, Nintendo announced that Bayonetta 2, the follow-up to the action-packed shooter from Platinum Games, will be published by Nintendo exclusively for the Wii U. You favorite gun-booted, bullet-blasting witch is officially back for round two.

Though the announcement trailer didn't show anything in the way of gameplay, the fact that Platinum will be developing Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive says a lot about the upcoming console's processing power, in terms of competing with or surpassing the Xbox 360 and PS3. What we did see in the trailer was a hail of bullets, fired no doubt by Bayonetta herself, being deflected by a deft swordsman. Bayonetta's boots stomped in front of the camera, revealing that her iconic red guns-heels are now blue in the sequel.

For those wondering if the gameplay will be up to the first game's standards, fear not: Bayonetta 2 is being worked on by director Yusuke Hashimoto, who helmed the first Bayonetta as director and is famed for his work as the director on the original Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, and Okami games while at Capcom. He'll be joined by producer Atsushi Inaba, former CEO of Clover Studio, who gained renown for working on such titles as Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and the criminally under-appreciated God Hand.

Nintendo wasn't ready to show off gameplay just yet, but check back at GamesRadar.com to hear about the details of Bayonetta 2 as soon as we do.

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58 comments

  • jackthemenace - September 15, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    That's a real shame I love bayonetta. One of my top 5 games of all time, if not my favourite of all. I feel bad saying it, but I almost hope it does really badly, just to give them a reason to port it to 360/PS3, sine I have do't have the slightest inclination towards buying a WiiU. Then again, that's what i said about the 3DS, before Dream Drop Distance was announced.
  • tehtimeisnow - September 14, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    they are just spiting in our faces of us dedacated fans and i will never by a sega game again seruosely i hope this game is a faleure theres no way im going to by a wiiu i want to play this gane on a real system i want my money back from the first one
  • HerpinDerpin - September 14, 2012 3:05 p.m.

    I print screened your comment so I can show the rest of the internet how dumb you are.
  • Turtman - September 14, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    Well ain't that the herp callin the derp a derp
  • bash street kid - September 14, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Best gaming news i've heard in a while, just pips the new MGS for me. Very excited.
  • shawksta - September 14, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    Hey guys, did you Bayonetta 2 was canned? Obsolete? No Interest? There wouldnt even BE a Bayonetta 2 if Nintendo didnt Step in and convince Platinum to continue the project, Sony and Microsoft didnt do anything, they could care less. NINTENDO out of all people addressed them, even though they DIDNT get the original, this shows Nintendo's serious about 3rd Party especially since this is an M RATED GAME. Nintendo deserves this being exclusive. Deal with it.
  • winner2 - September 14, 2012 6:33 a.m.

    glad I never played the first one, so this one has no effect on me. It'll have to be something else that gets me to consider the console
  • avantguardian - September 14, 2012 2:17 a.m.

    well, isn't that a kick in the proverbial nuts.
  • mattdark - September 14, 2012 12:05 a.m.

    Biggest laugh with this has to be all the people complaining that this means they have to buy a new console if they want to play this. Would they have complained so much if it was announced for the PS4/Xbox 720? Somehow I doubt it!
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 14, 2012 10:24 a.m.

    To play Devil's advocate, the Wii U is more of a half step in terms of horsepower. Nintendo seems to want to replicate the success of the Wii while cutting the same costs, so people that follow gaming news (i.e. people who are serious about gaming) are overall less interested in the Wii U than they are in the next Xbox or Playstation. Also, the fact that most Bayonetta fans already own and became fans of the property on non-Nintendo consoles means that they are less likely to want to buy the sequel if it's only on the Wii U. On the other hand, you could say that if these were 'true' fans, they would buy whatever console it would come out on even if it was to come out on the 3DO. However, you could also say that being a 'true' fan doesn't make you any less of a broke fan in some cases. So I can see both sides of the argument, and I'm really tired of being annoyed at gaming news, so what I've decided is that the Wii U isn't for me judging from what I've seen so far; however, some are excited about it, and I'm happy that they are. Just like I was excited for the Vita, and judging from sales, not many others were. Didn't really mean for this post to be so long, but there it is.
  • TheMcFinder - September 13, 2012 11:33 p.m.

    as a future wii u owner, this is still kinda lame. it's not as if bayonetta was some massive smash hit (it was in my heart :3) so i really don't see a reason it should be exclusive to a system whose predecessor didn't even have the original. c'mon now.
  • kit07 - September 13, 2012 10:57 p.m.

    I'm kinda down that this is for the Wii U, just for the fact that I don't game as much as I used to, so I wasn't willing to purchase a new system for one game. But I guess this isn't a launch title, so maybe by the time it comes out, the price will have dropped for the Wii U/ a few more games to justify the purchase. Even though I'm still wanting to buy a PSVita, but again waiting for a price drop on that. Sigh, things I want, no time to play.
  • brickman409 - September 13, 2012 7:41 p.m.

    reading the comments on here is just hilarious and ironic. Not that long ago all the 360/ps3fanboys were complaining that WiiU wouldn't have enough hardcore exclusives. Now it has a great exclusive game that the hardcore want, and now they're complaining even more!
  • mattdark - September 13, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    Agreed, its been hilarious to see the reaction of 'gamers' on twitter, with the usual death threats, and boycott claims. Shows how pathetic some people are if anything!
  • SpiritTemple - September 17, 2012 2:57 a.m.

    Agreed, I've been back on this article 3 times just to read the newer comments.
  • shawksta - September 14, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    Thats how the circle of life against Nintendo goes. -B*tch and Complain about no games -B*tch and Complain in jealousy when they get exclusives
  • starchild - September 13, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    To all you whiny 360/PS3 owners complaining about being betrayed, Platinum games' previous five games were produced by Sega, and the first two were on Nintendo systems. They started publishing on Nintendo systems with Nintendo exclusives, then moved to 360/PS3. Nintendo is now publishing Bayonetta 2. What does this all mean? It means stop complaining, developer loyalty lies with whoever gives them the biggest paycheck. (And their first games were on Nintendo systems anyways. [Deal with it.])
  • minimaxi - September 13, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    well, they have MGR:R in the horizon and Anarchy Reigns still waiting for english release, so it made sense to not announce it for PS360 while at the same time strike a deal for Nintendo's timed exclusivity. I KNOW I KNOW it's "published by nintendo" but I'm terribly optimistic.
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - September 13, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    Fuck you Nintendo/Sega. You have absolutely destroyed anything that could of been with the Bayonetta franchise. Good luck selling those 50 copies while all of us 360/ps3 users throw our money away.

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