A handful of new pieces of information have surfaced today for Platinum’s upcoming Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, with the most important being word on a multiplayer cooperative mode by the name of “Tag Climax Mode.”
Tag Climax Mode enables players to team up with a CPU character or another player online, either anonymously or via invitation, to tackle various scenarios together that are said to range from dealing with waves of large amounts of enemies to boss battles, among other things. In this mode, players are able to bring in whatever characters, weapons, and accessories that they like, provided that they’ve been previously unlocked in story mode, which in turn means that the farther players are in the main game, the more options they’ll have at their disposal for tackling the different scenarios inside Tage Climax Mode.
Stages within Tag Climax are represented as Verse Cards, with the number of accessible stages limited to the number that players have in their possession. While each stage has multiple difficulty levels, selecting a level requires betting Halos, with higher bets obviously being the key to accessing harder levels. Those who put a lot of Halos on the line, however, can be expected to be rewarded handsomely should they manage to beat their selected stage.
The Japanese voice cast for the major characters has also been revealed for the game, with returning characters being voiced by the same actors brought on for anime adaptation Bayonetta: Bloody Fate and the Wii U version of the first Bayonetta. Check out the list below.
- Bayonetta: Atsuko Tanaka
- Jeanne: Mie Sonozaki
- Ezio: Wataru Takagi
- Rodan: Tessho Genda
- Loki: Junko Minagawa
- Masked Lumen: Takehito Koyasu
Check out the gallery here for a batch of new screenshots accompanying these announcements. Bayonetta 2 is currently slated to release in Japan for the Wii U on September 20, with international versions following in October.