Bayonetta 2 hits Wii U this October, includes first game
posted on 06.10.14 at 12:29 PM EDT by (@salromano)

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 will launch for Wii U this October, Nintendo announced during its E3 Digital Event this morning.

The game will come bundled with the original Bayonetta, as well, which was originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Both games will come complete with Nintendo surprises and cosplay options for Bayonetta.

Here’s Nintendo’s official outline of the first Bayonetta:

Bewitched Again

The original Bayonetta game is back to bewitch the Wii U console. Bayonetta is here to play, skewering angels with her dazzling moves. Unleash her inner demons with wicked weapons and an expansive combat system, and see if you’ve got what it takes to get a Pure Platinum medal. Exclusive to the Wii U version, Bayonettanow cosplays in Princess Peach, Samus and Link-inspired outfits.Bayonettacomes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.

Features

Punish those who stand before you with guns, a sword, a whip and devastating summons in this critically acclaimed, stylized action game.

Dodge oncoming attacks at the last possible moment to slow down their movements with Witch Time and get the upper hand on your foes. Shoot, shred and blast your way to the highest score, finding more weapons along the way.

Bayonetta’s take on costumes inspired by Nintendo characters add to the mayhem—for example, banish “evil” with the Master Sword and deflect attacks with a Hylian shield, then pick up Rupees dropped by your foes and hear a jingle from The Legend of Zelda as you solve puzzles.

And here’s the outline for Bayonetta 2:

The Witch Is Back

The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Umbran Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta comes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.

Features

Initiate the new Umbran Climax technique to temporarily summon demons and boost Bayonetta’s attack range whenever you fill her magic gauge.

Fight with new over-the-top weapons that open new possibilities to the way you battle, including the Kafka, a bow that shoots poisonous arrows; the Rakshasa, a pair of beautiful katana blades; and a giant rifle-inspired scythe known as the Chernobog.

Team up with a friend in Tag Climax, a two-player online co-op mode.

In online quick matches, you can wager halos, the in-game currency that you earn by defeating enemies. You receive a large sum back if you can prove you’re a better fighter than your partner. Halos can then be traded in a story mode shop to unlock new techniques, buy accessories and pick up alternate weapon variations.

Every chapter ends with a medal ranking: Stone, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Pure Platinum. The more skilled you are, the higher your ranking.

This game is approachable for players of all levels, with settings of three difficulty levels. Through Touch Play, you can play with the GamePad’s stylus and touch screen, regardless of which difficulty you choose.

View the first screenshots of Bayonetta on Wii U here and new screenshots of Bayonetta 2 here. Watch a new Bayonetta 2 trailer below.