Bayonetta 2 is an upcoming action game being developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, with Sega, the franchise owners, serving as advisor. It is the sequel to the 2010 game, Bayonetta, and is being directed by Yusuke Hashimoto and produced by Atsushi Inaba, under supervision by series creator Hideki Kamiya. It was announced on September 13, 2012, and will be exclusive to the Wii U. Check out the game's first teaser. At E3 2014's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that the release would also come bundled with an updated version of the original Bayonetta.
Cool and Unusual Punishment: Bayonetta's new Torture Attacks, one of which includes Bayonetta spanking an angel into a guillotine chamber, as well as making an angel run a treadmill with thresher at the back.
Darker and Edgier: Even though it looks like there will still be quite a bit of comedy, the overall tone of the game looks to be much darker and serious than its predecessor. The plot involves the Infernal Demons turning against Bayonetta, Jeanne being taken away to Inferno, Bayonetta going to Inferno to rescue her and having to face incredibly terrifying demons along the way, and a new Lumen Sage whose goal is to eliminate the last of the Umbra Witches (read: YOU).
Deadpan Snarker: If the E3 2014 trailer is anything to go by, then Loki is shaping up to be one of these.
''Whatever your friend did to get on the other side of thesenote The Gates to Inferno, let's just say she's not having a good day.
Evil Counterpart: Bayonetta seems to have one in this game; a masked Lumen Sage who can fight her on equal footing and summon angels, just as she can demons. Some eagle eyed watchers have seen that he can also transform into an animal like Bayonetta did in the first game.
Growing Wings: While she's already able to grow wings temporarily for her Double Jump, now Bayonetta can create a pair of feathered wings from her weave for sustained flight in a fight against Gomorrah.
High-Altitude Battle: At the beginning, Bayonetta fights against hordes of angels, all the while riding on the top of a Fighter Jet.
Important Haircut: Bayonetta now sports one of these, but Word of God states that it's only because Bayo is adventurous and would always be changing her look. Even Jeanne's sporting long hair.
Bayonetta's eye ignites into a blue flame at one point.
Loki has a necklace that looks very similar to the Millennium Puzzle, not to mention his fighting style has him using cards to attack enemies.
The E3 2014 trailer confirms that Nintendo themed costumes will be included in the bundled version of the original game as unlockables, allowing Bayonetta to dress as Princess Peach, Link, and Samus Aran (Varia Suit, not Zero Suit). In addition, wearing these costumes will also alter certain visual and sound effects to reference those respective franchises (rings will be replaced with Mario coins and Rupees, the sword weapon will be replaced with the Master Sword, Bowser fists and feet are used during Wicked Weaves, the gun used when shooting normally is replaced with Samus's Arm Cannon, and unlocking a door will cause the famed Zelda "puzzle solved" sound to play).
Sinister Scythe: One of the new weapons is a scythe with several living blades that can be launched at foes.
Summon Bigger Fish: Just like in the first game, Bayonetta is fond of summoning a demon bigger than the angel/enemy she wants to take down. At the beginning of the game, however, the one she summons, Gomorrah, unfortunately breaks from her control and becomes the next boss fight. This, as well as her going to Inferno to save Jeanne, implies that the demons she summoned in the first game will serve as boss fights.
Summon Magic: Bayonetta's new Umbran Climax ability allows her to temporarily summon demons to deal heavy damage.
Traintop Battle: Bayonetta fights a boss on top of a fast moving train in the prologue.
Unexplained Recovery: Gomorrah. His jaw snapped, his neck broken, it seemed it was all over for him after the last fight with Balder. Now, though? Hell, he looks better than ever! Which is unfortunate, seeing how he tries to eat Bayonetta and ends up killing Jeanne.
Fortitudo also seems to have been revived, despite Bayonetta handing his ass to him severely.
As had Temperantia in the February 2014 trailer, shown fighting the full size version of Queen Madama Butterfly.
Welcome to Hell: Loki says this word-for-word to Bayonetta upon arriving in Inferno. Also a literal example, since Inferno is Hell.
Whip It Good: It seems Bayonetta will be able to do this. What, you say she already had a whip in the first game? Well this time, she has a whip attached for both feet.
You Can See Me?: Loki says this to Bayonetta in the second trailer. She explains that it's because they're both in Purgatorio, the dimension where the angels reside (and where those inside are invisible to those outside, and vice versa). The boy doesn't seem to understand, implying amnesia or ignorance.