Exclusive Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition Coming to Europe

Bundle includes special art book along with custom case; Nintendo confirms UK release date.

Bayonetta 2's UK release date will fall on October 24, Nintendo has announced, meaning the game will launch in Europe on the same day as the US.

The corporation has also revealed that it will ship three separate editions of the game -- one of which is exclusive to Europe.

Most basic of these three is the solus Bayonetta 2 -- a standalone copy of Platinum Games' hack-and-slash action title. This version will cost around £30, but fans can pay about £10 more for the Bayonetta 2 Double Pack, which includes a remastered Wii U edition of the original Bayonetta.

Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition is exclusive to Europe

Meanwhile, a limited Bayonetta First Print Edition will bundle both games with an art book made to resemble the Hierarchy of Laguna. The leather hardback cover features an embossed logo, and the art book itself is attached to the case's housing. Only 15,000 copies are available, with some UK retailers fixing it with a £60 price tag.

A video showcasing the First Print Edition can be found above. The game's latest trailer is below.

In the US, Bayonetta 2 will cost $59.99 at retail (which includes both Bayonetta 2 and the original Bayonetta).

Fans can also purchase the games individually from the Nintendo eShop. When bought together online, Nintendo calculates a discount that lowers the price for both to $59.98.

On Thursday, Nintendo revealed another in-game costume for Bayonetta 2's eponymous heroine, this time themed on the Star Fox series. The outfit joins the previously announced Princess Peach, Samus Aran (Metroid), and Link attire announced earlier this year.

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snaketus
snaketus

I got one these, great game! Support it and buy it new obviously. If this is successful it may start a trend to resurrect other IPs too.

HPFreak623
HPFreak623

Leave it to Gamespot to not mention the Daisy costume.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

I like it.  Too bad the console is region locked.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

I want that....But not gonna buy the Wii U for it, yet...

jark888
jark888

I bet this game is not going to look any sexier than the first installment under Nintendo reign. Take any cosplay costumes for example.

eat_game_poop
eat_game_poop

It sucks when editions like these are only released in one region. Oh well, I guess it saves me some money in the long run.

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

Wii U sales are not as good in Europe as they are in America. So it makes sense why this would be made available over there....BUT WHY NOT EVERYWHERE?! It's just not fair!

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

it's rare i buy special editions but this one i have decided to go for

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

They seriously need to IP ban Chev.  I cant even keep up with his username's anymore but I can identify him by the exact same comments

elheber
elheber

I wish I could import this.

AndreasRufus
AndreasRufus

Looking great, but... I think it's already not worth the money. Basically you are paying for a big box with almost nothing. Don't think I'll get this edition.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Does the WiiU games have manuals...i mean the classic manual...the real manuals...not flyers?

:-)

criosmusic
criosmusic

So what if Advance Warfare is not coming to the Wii U. Bayonetta is EXCLUSIVE to the Wii U while games like COD aren't. People need to stop comparing Nintendo to the other consoles...the reason why they still exist because they've always marched to their own tune. You gotta love Nintendo for that.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

Fancy looking collectors edition

But im getting the regular version

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

The book looks cool.  I wish it had more design pages and wasnt attached to the case.  

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

This looks good, I wish I can port this to the States but as it's stand, my Wii U is region-lock. Oh well I guess the standard edition will half to do. We all can't get what we want these days.

Sharkspawn80
Sharkspawn80

If that is not the biggest stab in the heart i've ever read........ !%^!^1#^ Again denied another awesome edition of a game I would have so wanted a "special edition" for... Thanks for nothing!

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Wii U sales must be piss poor in the US.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I would rather own a Bayonetta figurine.

Madridiq8e
Madridiq8e

is there a similar version to the US ?

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

Why does EU get all the "good stuff". It's for Wii U....nevermind.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@PosiTVEMinD355 he even likes his own comments he is humorous in a cancerous slow moving train wreck waiting to happen sort of way.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I kinda find him amusing, sure he attacks me, but it's funny he keeps on coming back for more.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@sladakrobot I don't believe any of the Wii U games I own have a substantial physical manual. However, every game does have a digital manual that you can access by pressing the home button.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@EasyComeEasyGo maybe, but in the case of region locking on consoles, handhelds included, it shouldnt still be implemented and is an outdated policy.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@Random_Matt No much better in US than EU. That's why there's this special edition to try and attract hardcore Bayonetta fans.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@Random_Matt They're pretty mediocre everywhere. It's starting to frustrate me though; Europe keeps getting lots of cool extras that we don't get in the US, even though there's a bigger market of Wii U owners over here. I understand Nintendo is trying to attract more Europeans, but I don't understand why that means they have to alienate the US.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

Nintendo have bigger fanbase in US than you can imagine

Europe is very pro PS..they prob put this CE to boost the european sales so more of em europe getting wii u

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@dragon7867 @Random_Matt Look, is the braindead who comes to every Nintendo exclusive announcement to call the others "tr0ll", haven't see you around lately for months, how come?

Oh, true! you only come to Nintendo exclusive announcements, that explains it :)

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@Warlord_Irochi @MAGIC-KINECT none of which are making any of these collectors editions copies for the wiiu including bayonetta 2.  so you might want to guess again.  as stated by others its an obvious ploy to try and get more people in europe to bite in purchasing this version a 'better' version than the one everyone else seems to be getting.

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@sladakrobot @MAGIC-KINECT recently europe tends to have the better statues when it comes to collectors editions of batman arkham games same for injustice however the US tends to get animated movies included so both are good, on the nintendo side they tend to release JRPGs over there first project rainfall - xenoblade chronicles, the last story and pandora's tower and new nintendo wii u SKU's first, it makes a change from the early days then europe only got the classic chrono trigger when it was ported to the GBA it was never released on the super nintendo and there are hundreds of JRPG's that the US got that Europe has never played out side of the import scene.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

He's talking about this guy who is also known as Chev who calls gamers TroII on every Nintendo articles. Oh and he always get's Banned and always makes new accounts.