Bayonetta 2 Confirmed for Wii U

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Bayonetta 2 was revealed to be coming to the Wii U in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. Not only that, but it’ll be published by Nintendo on the Wii U as an exclusive title. The original producer of the game, Atsushi Inaba, is on the project. He’s also working on The Wonderful 101. More information as it comes. In the mean time, check out this trailer.

I believe I’ve found a reason to purchase a Wii U, now.


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  • Definitely the biggest surprise today, along with Monster Hunter.

  •  So… Nintendo bought the rights to the game because they finally learned they can’t get by on gimmicky motion controls forever?

    • Nintendo hasn’t bought anything SEGA still owns the IP they are just letting Nintendo publish the IP exclusively on there console its the same thing that Square-Enix let Nintendo do with Dragon Quest 9 and Level 5 did with Professor Layton a few times as well. 

  • That’s one informative trailer… Seriously though, I find it a bit weird that this a Wii U exclusive considering the first game wasn’t even on a Nintendo system.  It’s cool, just a mite perplexing.

    • Zimmer Remmiz

      Sega can’t afford to make another game, Platinum is working with Nintendo, I’d imagine they presented the option to Nintendo, and it looks like Nintendo accepted, since they are the publisher on the game, I’d expect a Wii U version of the original game on the eShop or something to that effect…

    • It isn’t all that weird if you think about it. Sega was the publisher of the original game, as well as a few other Platinum titles around that time. Titles including Bayonetta, MadWorld, and Vanquish wouldn’t be possible without them. However, recently, Sega went through a restructuring in order to make up for losses. In that restructuring, it’s rumored that they canned Bayonetta 2, in addition to a few other titles that they were going to publish or develop themselves. Then comes Nintendo. Platinum and Nintendo, through some partnership of which the details aren’t known to me, create Project P-100 (The Wonderful 101). Through this partnership, it’s likely Platinum decided to show Nintendo some early developments on the planned Bayonetta 2. Nintendo likely did a product analysis on perception, potential audience, and other factors based on the sales of the original. It’s likely they saw something they liked, so they decided to fund and publish the game. Or Nintendo could have expressed interest in the game to begin with, especially after hearing how Sega was restructuring.

      I don’t know the details, I’m just making guesses as to how it could’ve happened.
      Tl;dr: Sega canned it, Nintendo stepped in.

    •  Do you also find it perplexing that there are non-Nintendo exclusives of Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Tales of , and Mega Man, considering they all started on Nintendo as well?

    • All of them are probably going multi-plat, but luckily since WiiU is not out of range of the specs, there probably won’t be a reason for any of these titles to skip the WiiU.

    •  It’s not, really.  Like Zimmer and Will noted, while Sega funded and published the original game, along with other Platinum projects, they likely canned production on Bayonetta 2, leaving room for Nintendo to take a look at it.

      What I find less perplexing, and more hilarious, are some of the forum threads I’ve seen where people are actually angry at Nintendo for claiming the game as an exclusive when it was in fact Nintendo that likely saved the game from never being released.

    • Seriously the rage on the Internet over the announcement has probably been one of the most hilarious things i’ve seen in my life when people should be happy that its even alive now.