Star Fox Costume Revealed for Bayonetta 2 on Wii U

Do a barrel roll!

Adding to the list of quirky costumes in Bayonetta 2, Nintendo revealed a Star Fox costume for the game's heroine to wear (called Star Mercenary here). The outfit joins the previously announced Princess Peach, Samus Aran (Metroid), and Link attire announced earlier this year.

Today's Nintendo Direct presentation provided an in-depth overview of the game, its story, and battle system.

Click on any of these images to open up our gallery viewer of costumes from the Bayonetta reveal.

Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive launching October 24, and it will also come packaged with a digital download of the original game. The game's director, Yusuke Hashimoto, has talked before about the postive experience of working with Nintendo and how we would "love to do it again."

In the US, the game will cost $59.99 at retail (which includes both Bayonetta 2 and the original Bayonetta). But you can also purchase the games individually from the Nintendo eShop. When purchased together, you'll be given a discount that brings the price for both games together down to $59.98.

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109 comments
xwulfd
xwulfd

Zero suit on bayonetta pls and i may reconsider looking forward to it

Sharkspawn80
Sharkspawn80

Cool, now we just need Bayonetta 2 "First Print Edition" to release in Canada and everything is great! :)

coolguyj30
coolguyj30

The Wii U is an amazing console and the ps4 and x1 are over rated ..and if the WII U wasn't a great console then ps4 wouldn't be trying to emulate the game pad for its fans Lmao

coolguyj30
coolguyj30

The Wii U has been proven to have a stronger operating system than the x1 and plays in 1080p while the x1 is only at 780p lol

NiteX
NiteX

That's so bad ass that she shoots lasers.

franzito
franzito

Bayonetta for the next Super Smash Bros!

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

I know if it wasn't for Nintendo this game would never come out, hence the exclusivity, but... It hurts, man.

DarxPhil
DarxPhil

She's very foxy in that outfit. lol

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

Can't wait to own bayonetta love my wii u. still emjoying my 360 to. going to buy an one soon. ps 3 gathering dust untill there is something i want to play on it.  the only game i would like to play on ps 3 is yakuza 5 but sega fail to localize it. with they localized 1+2 hd on wii u so i could get to play yakuza on wii u.

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

Funny that gamespot thinks that trivial things in video games count as news. Must be a slow day at the office...

The really sad thing is that if this game had been made on Playstation/Xbox instead of Wii U, than they would have made us these costumes as DLC.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Inb4 all the mention of Legend of Krystal, I for one do not want to bone Fox McCloud. I'm sure some people do, and some people Krystal more so. Then again Bayonetta always seems raunchy and I'm not into 90 foot black hair so I wouldn't do her either. But, as the entire purpose of giving female characters alternate costumes is to just sexualize them and/or be funny, this covers neither. It's just a kick while we're down from Nintendo about the fact that they "rescued" this franchise - which EASILY could have found its own way via Kickstarter or any other crowd-funding.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

She's cute with the fox ears.  It's adorable.

theprismhead
theprismhead

I'd really love to play this but not to the point of getting a Wii U. Such a shame :(

AndreasRufus
AndreasRufus

glad the costumes are just a bonus... boy they suck big time, ' cause you see bayonetta was not designed for ' em.


but kudos to the fanservice.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

I like the top because it form fits to her chest and the green looks nice on her.  Everything else sucks.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Well she's a foxy lady, the ears are cute.

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

Kind of makes me want to buy fox furs.

Legend002
Legend002

Please like this comment if you are skipping this game because of the character design. I am and I see a few here are too apparently.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

Have an option to just replace her entirely with Fox and I'll be interested in playing this game.

xboxlegacy
xboxlegacy

I love Star Fox. I really hope they make Adventure 2.

zerooo0
zerooo0

That's a terrible costume.

doozie78
doozie78

Sad this isn't on a competent console or on PC, would have been nice. So much blur...

Def-Trex
Def-Trex

@coolguyj30  I've been playing my friend's PS4 lately.Honestly it sucks.I played Infamous, Killzone, and TLOU, those games are utter garbage especially TLOU man that game just SUCKS I don't care what anybody says it sucks hard.

Twilord
Twilord

@theprismhead How about Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda U, Smash Bros, Wonderful 101 and Fatal Frame?

mikebrand83
mikebrand83

@ChunkyDrawers Mostly because so many people are completely missing the point.


The costumes are deliberately ludicrous, something which should have already been blatantly obvious since the first 3 costumes were revealed.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Legend002 I'm skipping this game because it's on Nintendo, chiefly among many other reasons.

AndreasRufus
AndreasRufus

@Legend002 I am with you when it comes to the costumes but apart from this: Where is the dislike button?

Twilord
Twilord

@Shin_Gallon On foot? Unless its suddenly 2D and controls like Smash then Bayonetta is gonna be more fun.

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

What do you mean by competent console?

The Wii U is incompetent and not good enough for you?

u r the one who decide if its incompetent or not?

By your unwilingness to admit the Wii U have game you want to play but you arent willing to buy it?

So much ignorancies and arrogant

BoxOfPocky
BoxOfPocky

@doozie78 The Wii U hardware is not on par to the PS4 and Xbox One, but I hope you are not basing your opinion of the Wii U's competency based on shitty quality screenshots...

Derpalon
Derpalon

@freedomzealot Aren't we kinda forgetting that Bayonetta 2 is... well, ya know, A THIRD PARTY GAME?!

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

How can Nintendo fuucking ourself when they are making more exclusives games?

third party support i can get it on x1 ps4 pc

get wii u for wii u games

jezz man people complain all the time

Stebsis
Stebsis

@freedomzealot Why would you want third party support when those games usually come multiplatform anyway? Some games like Assassin's Creed even runs better on 360 than on Wii U, not to mention PS4/X1 or PC. Exclusives are what Nintendo is best at and that's what they need to focus on, I've never heard of someone who's bought Nintendo console to play some third party or multiplatform games.

Bubbagum_Bish
Bubbagum_Bish

@freedomzealot In case you haven't noticed, 3rd party games aren't exactly a priority right now. We got, what? Destiny and that's it right now? . Wii U isn't exactly dying for 3rd party games since it's first party games that are what everyone wants a Wii U for. As for hardware, I can barely tell any difference in graphics between the PS4 and Wii U. It's there, but there's not exactly a huge gap between last gen graphics and this gen's.

mikebrand83
mikebrand83

@BoxOfPocky @doozie78 This does rather reminds me of that time where PS4 fanboys dissed as blurry and pixelated that Assassin's Creed 4 trailer where they were mislead to believed was for the Wii U version... Until it was revealed to just have been the PS4 version with the logo hidden, lol.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@Bubbagum_Bish I am sorry but that is kinda insane, the wii u graphics are barely on par with 7th gen systems xbox 360/ps3 let alone 8th gen, The ps4 as of mid August has 104 titles out for it, from AAA to indie, from Sports to RPGs, from 1rst party to 3rd party developers to indie developers. There is more games out for first year consoles then any console before it. Nintendo has their type of games I played 25yrs ago- nothing wrong in that, but 8th gen consoles and pc offer more choice and better AI. 

zerooo0
zerooo0

@Bubbagum_Bish Look at a game like The Order and look at the game say Zelda U. Zelda U is all art style, while The Order shows off power of what the PS4 can do.

Wii U dependent on Art Style PS4 is not.

Twilord
Twilord

@jtthegame316 @Derpalon @freedomzealot More like that please, Big N.

Twilord
Twilord

@zerooo0 @Bubbagum_Bish If it takes being dependent on artistic flare for games to bother having artistic flare then I say 'bring it'.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@zerooo0 @Bubbagum_Bish  While that may be true. He is quite right about one thing.  There isn't exactly that huge a gap between the Wii U and PS4/X1 just like there isn't when you compare them to 360/PS3.  You have to be an extreme graphic lover or an aggressive Ninty hater like freedomzealot to deny this


There really is no reason to argue about Graphics among consoles when PC blows everything out the water.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@freedomzealot The 360 and ps 3 are by no mean weak consoles and wii u is 2 times more powerful than both of them. yes the xbox one and ps 4 are more powerful than wii u but wii u is powerful enough for them to put any game they want on it. you would not play a  game like mario kart 8 or bayonetta 2 and think i can't play this because i saw xbox one/ps 4 graphics. if that was the case you would not be able to play ps 3 and 360 any more.

criosmusic
criosmusic

@freedomzealot Different art styles and design. You cant compare apples to oranges even they are both fruit. One thing that's certain: Nintendo doesn't FAKE its 1080p to the point where they're getting sued (Killzone). Give respect where it's due. Enjoy games, enjoy life. :)

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@PosiTVEMinD355 That is a goofy comment, there is a huge difference in graphics between the wii u and ps4/xb1, from AA to tesalation, just because mario cart is bright and shiny doesn't mean that is on par with ps4 tomb raider. And you are skipping over other features down the road like large more open worlds the next gen consoles will have over wii u , as well as NPC AI. Which not only requires graphical but processing power. Wii u games look good but a very simple good. 

Also the whole PC blows everything out of the water comment is old hack, yes the high end pcs look and play better. but you are talking about a very high investment in both money and skill. If everyone could : afford, build, maintain, and constantly upgrade high end gaming pcs then more would have them. Look up and down your street- 20 houses up and 20 houses down and really truly count those that can - the single mothers, the grandparents, the dopeheads, the teen crush vampire girls. But they all can buy a game at walmart and put it in the console and tada. A gaming console has amazing value - it will simply play games now and several years later. It will always have the latest and greatest games made toward its architecture, and build. Just like the Last of US on ps3 or skyrim on xbox 360- even late in its life the games looked amazing- as good as PC? why heck no- that far off? not really.  While an xbox 360 skyrim looks nowhere as good as a high end pc running mod packs , it still doesn't look that bad nor does it play bad. 

The wii u is a last gen console an HD version of wii- which is how it was designed. And while its 1rst part games look good for what they are, 8th gen consoles will offer better looking and richer games. And pc will always be a step ahead but at a cost that is prohibitive to most of the worlds population. 

AndreasRufus
AndreasRufus

@jenovaschilld @PosiTVEMinD355 Mario Kart got a COMPLETE different artdirection than Tomb Raider. I fail to see the logic here.

Sure, when it comes to games aiming to look realistic you will see differences on Wii U and PS4/One, but who cares? I can enjoy all the old games with green pixel faces, because even the most simple games can entertain the s*** out of you. 

Artdirection, gameplay, controlls, ... that's way over (realistic) graphics alone. But you are free to set your own priorities. Just don't judge stuff buy your own standard, because YOU are not the measure for customers - you are "just" ONE of ' em.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@AndreasRufus Well exactly on your on logic rufus, the wiiu sales are dismal, nintendo has been changing leadership, console support for the system is almost gone. if you like simplified graphics and physics and AI, more power to you, but there are a lot of Nintendo fans who want the next latest and greatest new games that N has brought over the last 25yrs - not just a few main. As of now the cost of the machine does not justify a purchase, and there is nothing wrong with those that voice that opinion either. 

The suggestion by the op that there is little difference between wii u and 8th gen systems begs rebuttal. It also gives a disillusion impression that the wii u is for just their customers lost in an endless groundhog day of games and graphics.  I am afraid Nintendo is destined for software only business, and not listening to customers complaints will only help push them there.