Bayonetta 2 to be a Wii U exclusive

Sep 13, 2012
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Bayonetta 2 to be a Wii U exclusive

Nintendo made a lot of big announcements during its Wii U event earlier today, but perhaps one of the biggest reveals was that Bayonetta 2 is coming to the console. Not only that, but Sega has opted to make it a Wii U exclusive, something that will likely come as a shock to fans. There wasn't any talk of Bayonetta 2 being a timed exclusive, and since Nintendo is publishing the game, the chances of it coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 seem pretty slim.

That's surprising, considering that the original Bayonetta missed a Wii release entirely - it only came to Xbox 360 and PS3, with Sega understandably skipping the Wii. Now its sequel will be exclusive to Wii U, which is something that's bound to make some fans upset. After all, a lot of people loved the first Bayonetta, and many of those fans aren't going to be happy with the fact that they'll need to buy a brand new console if they want to play the second one.

Details are still extremely scarce, but Nintendo and Sega did show off a brief teaser trailer during the presentation. The teaser obviously doesn't show any in-game footage, which leads us to believe that Bayonetta 2 is still in the early stages of development. Also absent was talk of a potential release date or window, so don't expect Bayonetta 2 to be releasing around the same time as the games in that long list of Wii U launch titles. Have a look at the teaser below.

As you can see, there isn't much to write home about in the trailer. It looks like we'll be waiting for more details, and we could be waiting a while if development on Bayonetta 2 is in the initial stages like we suspect. In the meantime, tell us what you think - are you excited that Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive, or do you want it on Xbox 360 and PS3 as well?


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