E3 2014: Wii U-Exclusive Bayonetta 2 Has Mechs

Platinum Games confirms Bayonetta can climb into a massive machine to fight enemies.

Today during a special video event at E3, Platinum Games revealed that upcoming Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2 will feature mechs. A short video clip showed Bayonetta in a machine, performing various melee and spin attacks. The mech moves faster than you might imagine, too.

"This is a side of Bayonetta that we haven't seen before!" Nintendo wrote on Twitter. YouTube channel NinEverything captured the presentation, originally hosted on Nintendo's Treehouse livestream.

Bayonetta 2 is the latest major game to feature mechs, following previously released games like Titanfall and Hawken. Upcoming FPS Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will also feature mechs.

Due out this October, Bayonetta 2 comes bundled with a digital copy of the original Bayonetta, which was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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adsparky
adsparky

Is the mech made of her hair?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Chick and giant robots, what more could you ask for?

Foppe
Foppe

Chicks dig giant robots.

eat_game_poop
eat_game_poop

Hmm didn't really expect that, but as long as the game is as fun as the first one, its all good.

nayce54
nayce54

We want more sexy and slutty outfits, not big metallic and clunky parts covering her skin!

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

What do you do with a game that gets boring and repetitious very quickly?  Add mechs.  Wow.

I got bored with the first Bayonetta before the demo was even over.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Looking forward to it! Its not like its going to be in every level anyway. Kinda like how Battletoads didn't have those racers on every level. 

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Mechs in a Fantasy Character Action game? Well this ruins Bayonetta

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

Well that saves me $65 wanted this game but I hate mechs scratched off my buy list.

theprismhead
theprismhead

@spacecadet25 You got bored with the deepest h&s system ever? God is nothing compared to you when it comes to gaming then.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

@spacecadet25 Mechs won't change how you feel about the main concept of the game, that's for sure. However, if you do get bored with Bayonetta so fast, I wonder what in the world won't get you bored then. Seriously o_O

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

On the bright side I don't have to buy cod either let's hope battlefield hardline and Destiny stay mech free. So I guess that is $130 for other games probably just going to get the witcher 3 statue edition for $150 so correction I just lost $20 thanks.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@ThrashMatt26 @Deadlysyns87 Fighter jets that your Character can fly i understand a Witch being on a Fighter jet or using one to hitch a Ride but this super powerful Witch using a Mech to fight enemies is stupid the whole point of Bayonetta was she is powerful enough to fight a God like being with just her magic.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@BamaGoatt I doubt Destiny will be mech free. They already have things like those walking tanks. 

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I loved the part where you talked about something being stupid in a Bayonetta game because it doesn't make sense.

You know, as if we weren't talking about a character that fights enemies with her hair.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@bunchanumbers @BamaGoatt I don't mind those as long as I don't have access to them. If it's fighting mechs with mechs that is when I draw the line.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@Richardthe3rd A witch that fights enemies with her hair is not as far fetched as a Witch who killed a Godlike being needing to rely on a Mech

blazingsonic
blazingsonic

@BamaGoatt @bunchanumbers I love how people see one element and get all upset and boycots the game, Nevermind just powering through and enjoy the rest of the game, No you have to claim no buy over something trivial, but hey that just means someone else who doesn't see the world as something out to get them will buy and enjoy the game.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@blazingsonic @BamaGoatt @bunchanumbers for some it is game breaking bugs for me it is mechs. I am cool with vehicles and robots but mechs are slow clumsy and boring to me. Even if it is one level that is enough to make me hate the game. I don't want to be unfair and complain about the mechs after buying it giving it a 0 rating so I choose to not buy it. I hope the game is successful unfortunately the first one wasn't and that was multiplatform.

Koudai2008
Koudai2008

@BamaGoatt @blazingsonic @bunchanumbers 

You're writing this game off because you say "mechs are slow" yet gamespot tells you "the mech moves faster than you might imagine".

Not trying to start an argument or anything, the only mech game that I can remember playing is that Gundam game for Dreamcast, so I don't really know just how slow and clumsy mechs are in today's games.

I'm just saying that you may be judging this game way too early.

Koudai2008
Koudai2008

@BamaGoatt @blazingsonic @bunchanumbers 

You: "mechs are slow"

Gamespot: " The mech moves faster than you might imagine"

I haven't watched the video yet (slow satellite internet connection), but with so many games involving mechs, or giant robots, I'd say it looks like it's becoming the norm.


Not trying to start an argument.