Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusive

Platinum Games developing Bayonetta sequel for March 2013 release; developer's Project P100 renamed The Wonderful 101.

Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive, Nintendo revealed today. Platinum Games, creator of the original Bayonetta, will be taking up development duties once more, with the game set for release in March 2013.

Bayonetta 2 only for Wii U.

Nintendo also revealed that Platinum Games' Project P100 has been renamed The Wonderful 101. The game is also a Wii U exclusive, but no release date has been given.

Bayonetta 2 was previously rumoured to have been cancelled as part of a company-wide restructuring at publisher Sega. Bayonetta 2 is now being published by Nintendo.

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Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

too bad the Wii U probably wont' even outsell the Kiddy Cube.  Maybe in another 10 years it might break the 21 million that the kiddy cube did... but I doubt that.  They are going the way of Sega.

JessWalker
JessWalker

Brilliant! Can't wait for this one. Great job by Nintendo securing a solid 3rd party exclusive. 

red-orc
red-orc

Yeah, sure: First it will be exclusive to Wii U and a year later it'l come to Xbox 360, PC and PS3. I bet!

macmac031680
macmac031680

if only this would come to the PS3 or 360.

josmets
josmets

Who the hell is josie.

Rovelius
Rovelius

They have a HUGE job to do if they want to create something better than the first.

 

I'm confident, though. I trust Platinum.

chyng85
chyng85

I love this series, Wii U is attractive to me~

josmets
josmets

Wtf!!! I loved bayonetta. LOVED IT. But as a grown woman i refuse, JUST REFUSE to buy a handheld gaming device like a little kid. Why oh why couldn't this title have stayed with the ps3. This is so f'ing depressing. (crying now, like a little kid)

janicekkuan
janicekkuan

Great news as Wii U needs more third party exclusive games for sure!!! Now please bring the Skies of Arcadia sequel too or dare I say it..........sure why not.......Pa...n....zer....Dra......goon....Sa....ga Sequel!!!!!

lime_93
lime_93

I love Bayonetta, but does Platinum Games think they're going to make money off this game when the previous game didn't sell over 2 million copies on two consoles. Now that it's going to be an exclusive on a console that the previous game wasn't even on. I'm glad that the game is coming out, but it just makes no sense to me why Platinum Games would go with Nintendo and automatically make this game an exclusive for the Wii-U. I'm not a PS3 or 360 fanboy but I was really looking forward to playing this game on the 360, there is no way I would buy a Wii-U for one game.

Dragon-Power
Dragon-Power

Bayonetta 2 exclusive Wii U, Metal Gear exclusive PS4 And ???? exclusive x box 720

Simply_Chococat
Simply_Chococat

I'm getting the Wii U solely for this game(and Pikmin 3 but come on). Loved Bayonetta so much that I bought the soundtrack (wasn't cheap either) so I would be an absolute fool not to get this game. Nothing will stop me from getting it.

macmcmonkey
macmcmonkey

So annoyed about this, i won't be buying a Wii U but i loved Bayonetta. Can't think how the Wii U specific features will help. If anything they'll probably be gimmicky and take away from the hardcore action of the original. 

Albaficas
Albaficas

a game that sold crap (1mil on both ps3-xbox combine) on consoles for hardcores gamers.

 

this will be no different.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

It's amazing how Nintendo is able to take all these blows from the gaming community and STILL end up trying SO HARD to please them. Also ironic that SEGA is involved in this and are having similar troubles with ONE franchise (hint: it's their mascot).

 

Now with both companies in trouble (alongside Platinum Games) over this, I think this proves that Nintendo and SEGA, both formerly respected companies in the 16-bit console era are nothing more than modern day subjects of hypocritical controversy.

pqwoei
pqwoei

one more reason to buy a Wii U

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

No0o0o00o0000. I loved Bayonetta 2 but I have no wish to get a Wii U.

constantterror
constantterror

To the people that keep saying Nintendo is saving Bayonetta 2 what are you gonna say when it flops cause everyone knows Nintendo doesn't cater to that kind of fan base so in reality they are just killing the franchise and wasting money mark my words its not gonna sell well cause one everyone knows what Nintendo is all about and here's the list of games they are about Mario,Zelda,Pokemon,and anything kiddie wise.I can guarantee Bayonetta 2 will flop if it doesn't go multiplatform cause do you really think a Devil May Cry 3 fan or Demon's Souls fan is gonna be playing on a Nintendo system no way cause Nintendo is about the easy casual gaming market not the hardcore market can't prove me wrong no one in their right mind will buy a Wii U just for Bayonetta 2 cause I know I'm not and wouldn't support them no matter what I would support xbox over Nintendo any day and which I don't now.I support Playstation cause it has the best quality exclusive games and a better online service and for the people that says PSN doesn't needs to get off dial up internet connection.btw I'm not a fanboy I've tried all the systems except Wii U cause its not out and none have the games I like,like the PS3 does.oh and if there is a human auto spell checker out there get a life cause I don't care if you like how I type I have a life and am not going to make everything perfect so go get a life you nerd.

Overkillhazard
Overkillhazard

 @red-orc The original Bayonetta still hasn't come out on PC, and the PS3 version was a mediocre port (by Sega) of the 360 version. Based on the fact that the first Bayonetta wasn't very well ported (essentially a 360 exclusive), I'd bet that it will stay on the Wii U, acting as an official exclusive rather than an unofficial one.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

 @josmets first off the looked awful on the ps3 (much better on xbox 360). Secondly the Wii U is a home console, Nintendo wouldn't compete with itself like that. Thirdly, grow up and get over it, the game was cancelled and Nintendo saved it, be happy.

darkbuster_exe
darkbuster_exe

 @josmets 

...Since was the Wii U a handheld?

 

I honestly can't understand why people hate the idea of a decent game on Nintendo's system, especially when Nintendo either owns the studio (Xenoblade) or when they're funding the development (The Last Story & Bayonetta 2).

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @lime_93 

Ubisoft is doing the same thing (to an extent) with Rayman Legends but think about it this way, it's coming out on a completely new platform with not that many games to compete against for attention. By the time it comes out (next year) if say around 3-4m Wii U's have been sold and Nintendo has created a lot of excitement around the game, not only will those fans of the first one get it but most likely many others who are itching for a great action game and even if only half the user base buys the 2nd one, it'll already have sold more than the 1st. There's a reason why 1st party exclusives still tend to do really well. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @macmcmonkey 

Or it'll just flat out not use it because Nintendo doesn't force developers to use everything the Wii U has to offer (same thing with the Wii). That's why the Pro Controller exists. You can say, what's the point? But it's being published by Nintendo so that's why.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @nintendoboy16 

It makes you admire their tenacity and patience with the gaming community. I wonder how many other companies would put up with the same BS that Nintendo gets. Sega should just stick with Nintendo and bring over their awesome IPs :D

FandomTheory
FandomTheory

 @constantterror You don't need a spell checker, your spelling is mostly fine. You just have to learn how to use paragraph breaks.

 

Anyway, your point being:

 

1) I'm not buying a Nintendo system because Nintendo systems are for casuals and have no exclusive hardcore games.

 

2) Nintendo systems should not have any exclusive hardcore games released for them because they are for casuals and hardcore gamers are not going to buy them.

 

This is called "circular reasoning" and is not taken seriously by anyone.

 

Overkillhazard
Overkillhazard

 @red-orc Also, Nintendo is the publisher, and I doubt they are just going to give the publishing rights to Sony and Microsoft.

josmets
josmets

@GreenReuben First off, the game (the word you're looking for i presume) looked AMAZING on my system. I don't own an xbox so i couldn't and don't care to compare because i was already over the moon about the insane art direction, character design, etc that it isn't even close to being a cmplaint in my book. Secondly, i never researched the WII U thoroughly because i don't have interest in buying one and all i saw in a picture was that game pad controller that looks exactly like a handheld gameboy style system. I'm not into the shittier graphics and play style of the wii anyways. Thirdly, i posted a light hearted comment and you post a derogatory one telling ME to grow up?! F you man. Insulting random people on the internet is childish behavior big guy, have some perspective. And no, i'm not happy about it, because i'll never play it and was looking forward to doing just that. Will i get over it? Uh, ya - I think I'll manage! Doesn't mean i can't express my dissappointment! I know i know, free speach is so annoying - get over it.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

 @abHS4L88  @lime_93 yeah there might not be a lot of users on that platform, but the ones that are there will be aching for a new game.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @FandomTheory  

I think his post gave me eye cancer. 

 

Oh and in other news, the Wii U is pretty much selling out everywhere in preorders only days after its announcement, so much for hardcore gamers not wanting it (since the Deluxe editions were the first ones to sell out).

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

 @red-orc  @Overkillhazard No Nintendo never had the rights to Madworld, it was published by Sega. Sega cancelled B2 and Platinum games needed a new publisher, they started working with Nintendo for The Wonderful 101 and would've developed a good relationship with them and would've approached them to publish it.

red-orc
red-orc

 @Overkillhazard So Nintendo bought exclusive rights for BII like they did for MadWorld? Having publishing rights does sometimes mean only for a limited time. But maybe you're right, who knows. Still hoping, BII might come to its original console one day, the Xbox. ;)

josmets
josmets

@StarkJJ I was here 2 months ago and you just showed up... Who's uninformed?

josmets
josmets

@tdawgg30 Who the hell is Josie.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @GreenReuben  @lime_93 

That's what I'm thinking, having these exclusives early in a console's life can guarantee pretty high sales of marketed correctly since there won't be that many other games to take attention away.

dre256x
dre256x

 @Kyrylo  @demonkingx5  @constantterror  No it didn't..  If it did Sega would have picked this one up.. As it would be sure to sell more than the first..

 

Its Clear nintendo step up and let this game be made with there funding..