In the Nintendo Direct stream today, Nintendo went into more detail on the upcoming Bayonetta sequel coming to the Wii U later this year. Among several new details, including the reveal of the unlockable Fox Mcloud costume for the Wii U version of Bayonetta 1 , a new limted edition bundle of the game, which will be launching alongside the standard edition was also announced for European fans.


The First Print Edition of Bayonetta 2 includes a physical copy of the original Bayonetta, rather than just the digital only version bundled with the standard versions, packaged in a recreation of the ‘Book of Angels’ from the game, which is limited to 15,300 units. The other special edition of the Bayonetta 1 & 2 bundle also includes physical copies of both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 but in a normal multi-case box.



The Bayonetta 2 Limited and Standard Editions will be available October 24th



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Nintendo Direct broadcast reveals new details of Bayonetta 2 and showcases the Tag Climax online co-op mode

4th September 2014 – A new Nintendo Direct video detailed some of the exhilarating aspects of Wii U exclusiveBayonetta 2, and announced the European launch date of 24th October. Nintendo also unveiled the Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition – which is exclusive to Europe – and houses disc versions of Bayonetta 2 and the Wii UBayonetta remake, plus The Art of Bayonetta 2 art book, in special 3D embossed leather-effect packaging that faithfully recreates The Hierarchy of Laguna, the book of angels that documents the angelic foes Bayonetta meets on her adventures, making this a striking edition for devotees of the Umbra Witch.

At launch, European fans will have three retail editions to choose from: the newly announced First Print Edition, theSpecial Edition which bundles disc versions of Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta together, or the solus edition which includes just Bayonetta 2. In addition, digital versions of Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta can be purchased on Nintendo eShop at launch, and those who buy one title can obtain the other one at a discounted price.

Nintendo also announced for the first time that the cosplay costumes available in the Wii U remake of Bayonettawill also be available in Bayonetta 2. These include Bayonetta’s wild takes on Princess Peach, Link and Samus, and – exclusive to Bayonetta 2 – a surprise star mercenary is also featured in her wardrobe in an outfit reminiscent of Fox McCloud, the hero of the Star Fox games.

Furthermore, the Nintendo Direct revealed Rodin as a playable character in Tag Climax, Bayonetta 2’s new online co-op mode, and showed off the first footage of multiplayer action.

The Nintendo Direct also provided more details about previously announced features of Bayonetta 2, including characters, storyline, combat mechanics, weapons, magic, Bayonetta’s trademark Torture Attacks and the new Umbran Climax. Viewers learned about Muspelheim challenge rooms, how the ranking system works, and how to spend their hard-fought Halos to buy items and skills, or modify weapons. It’s a must-watch for anyone who wants to be ready to take down their opponents in style.

Be bewitched by Bayonetta 2 before she comes exclusively to Wii U on 24th October, with the Bayonetta 2 Directwhich can now be viewed on YouTube.

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