Nintendo has officially announced PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta 3 is in development and that the previous franchise entries are coming to the Nintendo Switch next year.
During this year’s Video Game Awards, Nintendo President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, has made several surprise announcements, revealing that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch and that both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be getting the Switch treatment.
A very short teaser trailer has been made available, showing off the Umbra Witch Bayonetta fighting and struggling against a mysterious entity enveloped in a shroud of magical energy. You can view the teaser trailer below, coupled with a few screenshots.
In addition to Bayonetta 3’s reveal, Reggie Fils-Aime has also announced the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be coming to the company’s newest console on February 16th, 2018 in North America and Europe, and February 17th in Japan. PlatinumGames has revealed Bayonetta 2 will come with several new features which include local wireless co-op, Amiibo support, and video capture support.
- Local wireless cooperative play The previously online-only coop Tag Climax is going local! Team up with a friend to take it on – online or off.
- amiibo support Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch will support amiibo, including the Bayonetta amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Video capture support Record gameplay videos, starting up to thirty seconds before you press the capture button. Share videos from your Switch’s Album to Facebook and Twitter to show the world your skills!
Anyone who purchases the physical retail version of Bayonetta 2 in North America and Europe, priced at $59.99 and €59.99 respectively, will receive a free download code for the first Bayonetta game. The digital version of Bayonetta 2 will cost $49,99 and €49.99 in the NA and EU regions, and will add the option to purchase Bayonetta for $9.99 and €9.99. If any buyer decides to purchase the original Bayonetta first, it will be priced $29.99/€29.99, with the digital version of Bayonetta 2 being discounted to $29.99/€29.99.
In Japan, the digital version of Bayonetta will be released for 3,480 yen, while Bayonetta 2 will receive both a physical and digital release for 5,980 yen. A special Bayonetta Climax Edition will also be made available, priced at 9,980 yen, and it will include both of the Bayonetta games, a SteelBook styled card case, and original stickers.
Europe will receive the Bayonetta Special Edition, which will contain a physical copy of Bayonetta 2, a download code for Bayonetta, a SteelBook software case, Verse Cards, and sticker sheets.
A trailer for the Nintendo Switch release of both games has also been made available.
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