Bayonetta, our favorite heroine, has made her way to Super Smash Bros, the popular Nintendo fighting game. In a tense final string of announcements, Nintendo revealed a number of characters for the game, concluding with Bayonetta.
Bayonetta is something special to us at LewdGamer. Bayonetta herself artfully bridges the gap between action and sexiness, and has long been heralded as an icon for female empowerment. Of course, this depends on who you ask, but to us Bayonetta is a great beacon of sexuality. Thus, it was awesome to hear that Bayonetta would be joining the famous Super Smash Bros series. To put it mildly, a lot of us at LewdGamer lost our collective shit, and we’re sure you did too.
Bayonetta was announced earlier today, during a Nintendo Direct, a broadcasted event which the company set up years ago to address fans more personally. Nintendo Direct has been used to make announcements for Super Smash Bros for over a year, with characters being regularly added since its release. According to lead developer Masahiro Sakurai, each character that’s been added was developed after the release of the game itself, which should please fans worrying about potential on-disc DLC shenanigans. Nintendo generally adds characters that are much loved by fans, and Sakurai himself has stated that they usually add ones that have had the most requests.
In the time since Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS has been on store shelves, we’ve seen some pretty amazing characters make their way to the field. Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife, Street Fighter’s Ryu, as well as a whole host of costumes and cameos from a number of Nintendo and non-Nintendo IPs alike. It was a confusing time for fans, particularly due to the inclusion of non-Nintendo characters, but they’ve proven to be successful decisions nonetheless. One big thing on everyone’s mind however, was who would win the Smash Ballot.
The Smash Ballot, for anyone who doesn’t know, was a long-running ballot created by Nintendo. The ballot was conceived to allow fans to have their final say on which character should appear in the franchise. There was a lot of clamoring for favorites, with voting blocs and attempts to rally behind particular characters, such as King K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country or Krystal from Star Fox Adventures. In the end, however, Bayonetta won out, ranking in as the #1 most voted character in Europe, among the top 5 in the US, and #1 worldwide. The umbra witch will soon be available for all owners of the newest Super Smash Bros. title. That’s great news for lovers of the sexy witch, and a nice big “fuck you” to her haters. Bayonetta makes no apologies for what she is, whether some see her as terrifying or just a tool to tease young men, she just is.
There’s no firm release date for when Bayonetta will become available, but Sakurai and the team are hoping to have her out by February 2016. She will cost $5.99 on both the 3DS and Wii U versions, or players can buy her for both platforms simultaneously at the asking price of $6.99. If you’re a fan of sexy witches with hot British accents, you’ll be able to find her on a Nintendo system near you very soon. How can you say no to a Bayonetta Kirby? That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
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