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Video: Bayonetta 2 launches in October, includes first game too

Platinum's Wii U sequel given launch window at E3

Bayonetta 2 will be released on Wii U in October, Nintendo has announced.

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The company also said on Tuesday that the game will come packaged with the original Bayonetta, which released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in Japan in October 2009, and in North America, Europe and Australia in January 2010.

Slideshow: Bayonetta 1 on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 was initially unveiled during a Nintendo Direct web broadcast in September 2012, when it was revealed to be a Wii U exclusive.

Sequel director Yusuke Hashimoto said in August 2013 of Platinum's experience working with Nintendo: "It's almost as if they are a very critical player that can sit back and give us great advice on how we're creating the game.

"Working with Nintendo, one thing that comes out of that is that we're not able to cover up weaknesses in the core gameplay by making the graphics prettier or adding cut-scenes, or whatever.

"The concern, first and foremost, is the core of the game and the quality of the gameplay. They really have our back in that sense. And that's actually a little bit unnerving, working with people who are such perfectionists in that sense."

Slideshow: Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 E3 2014 fact sheet

  • 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.
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