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Wii U's Big October Exclusive, Bayonetta 2, Gets a Demo Today

Today's eShop update brings with it a taste of Platinum's upcoming action game.

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Wii U action game Bayonetta 2 is now just about two weeks away from launch, but you needn't wait any longer to try it out for yourself. Today's eShop update in North America and Europe brings with it a demo of Platinum Games' latest effort.

Bayonetta 2 has been positioned as an important exclusive for Wii U--not on the tier of Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart, but the sort of hardcore game Nintendo's platforms are often accused of not having enough of. Reviews out of Japan, where the game has now been available for several weeks, have been positive, though early sales were not especially strong.

The original Bayonetta, which was also developed by Platinum, was released only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Fortunately for those who have only owned Nintendo hardware--or those simply eager to replay a very good game--the game is packed in as a bonus with Bayonetta 2.

For its part, Platinum is interested in working again with Nintendo, Bayonneta 2's publisher, in the future. "I feel that it's important to let your creativity flow and Nintendo has been able to provide us with the freedom to do what we had originally envisioned," director Yusuke Hashimoto said earlier this year.

Bayonetta 2 launches in North America and Europe on October 24.

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