Bayonetta 2 on the eShop Will Not Include the First Game

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Bayonetta’s first adventure may not be available digitally.

During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, it was revealed that Bayonetta 2 would be released exclusively on Wii U this October.  As an added bonus, the original Bayonetta will be included on the game disc, giving gamers a chance to play through the first game  for the first time on a Nintendo platform.  However, buying a physical version of Bayonetta may be the only way to play the first game on Wii U.  At the bottom of the official Bayonetta 2 website, there is the following disclaimer: “The retail version of Bayonetta 2 comes with the first Bayonetta game.  Digital downloads of Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo eShop do not include the first game.”

Does this mean the Bayonetta 2 may not be available through the eShop at all, or that the first Bayonetta may only be available as a paid game separate from its sequel’s eShop release.  Hopefully we’ll get more information on this development before the game is released this October.

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  • James Best

    My guess is the two games will come on two separate discs.

  • Infophile

    Sheesh. Nintendo’s really bad at incentivizing digital purchases. They’re actually making digital an even worse value here. Hopefully there’s some other explanation or way it works (for instance, the digital version is $50/$10 split between the two games, or something like that).