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.
Tropes for the game include:
- Badass in Distress: Jeanne will be taken captive at some point, and Bayonetta will have to go to Inferno to rescue her.
- Bullet Time: Witch Time returns from the first game. The Lumen Sages also have their own variant called Light Speed, but how it will be used against Bayonetta in the actual game is unknown.
- 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: Already looks like this according to the trailers and E3 demo, seeing as how it has an overall darker and more serious tone than the first game, and will involve the Infernal Demons turning against Bayonetta, Jeanne being taken away to Inferno, and a new Lumen Sage whose goal is to eliminate all Umbran Witches.
- 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.
- 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: In the E3 demo, 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.
- Nice Hat: Luka now wears a very sexy and stylish Mexican cowboy hat.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: They're a type of angel.
- Serial Escalation/Up to Eleven: In the development trailer, it was stated by the developers that this will take the first game's climax action and take it up further, to the point that fighting the first boss feels like you're fighting the final boss already.
- Shout-Out: The level at the playable demo at E3 is called Jet Set Holiday.
- Bayonetta's eye ignites into a blue flame at one point.
- The boy from the most recent trailer has necklace that looks very similar to the Millennium Puzzle not to mention his fighting style has him using cards to attack enemies.
- 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. During the E3 demo, however, the one she summons, Gomorrah, unfortunately breaks from her control and becomes the next boss fight.
- 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 E3 demo.
- 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. (Granted, he got one in the first game too.)
- As had Temperantia in the most recent trailer, shown fighting the full size version of Queen Madama Butterfly.
- 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?: The unnamed boy 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.