Jun 10th, 2014


During the Nintendo E3 digital event, Nintendo announced that the release for Bayonetta 2 will also include the first game for those who want to play it. It will be included for free as part of the package, so if you plan on getting Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, you’ll also have the original to play through if you never played it on previous consoles.

This is something fans have been asking for since Bayonetta 2 was announced as Wii U exclusive, since the first game was never released on the original Wii. Fans of the series will be able to play through both games on the Wii U.

The release date for this Bayonetta 1 & 2 package is set as some time in October.


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  • Lil J Moore

    Nintendo and PG’s Thank you

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Smart move

  • Sdudyoy

    I guessed it.

  • Rinslowe

    What can I really say about this?
    Just superb. I was thinking why don’t they include both 1 & 2 in the same package ages ago, cause just having 2 was great, but didn’t seem that completed without the first game for new comers.
    Great news!

    • Ghost8484

      i agree

    • Gam

      My reaction to this is:



      This is better than the port EA did to Mass Effect 3.

      • Rinslowe

        Well yeeah!
        If EA decided to redeem themselves they could release the trilogy on Wii U with all DLC included for each title and using the 3rd’s graphic engine…
        With touch control.
        And a model Normandy 1 & 2…

        • Gam

          But we know EA when it comes to sales.
          Especially Frostbite “bragging” about their engine running on Wii U (Battlefield 4 still browken lolz)

    • greengecko007

      It’s total fan service in the best kind of way. Did you see the Nintendo themed costumes too? Amazing news for Wii U owners.

      • Rinslowe

        Yeah. That’s the kind of logical….. let me stop right there…
        Don’t want to jinx anything, lol…

  • MetroidZero

    Automatically picking that up.

  • MerryBlind .

    WHAAAATTT!!!????? I was just HOPING that they do release it before the sequel, but I didn’t expect it to be bundled WITH IT. Holy shit. I still wasn’t sure I’d get this game since it’s a bit too ‘japanese’ for my taste (even though the combat look amazing) but now it’s a sure buy.

    Props Nintendo/Platinum!!!!

    • brandon

      I like Japanese style games, myself.

      • MerryBlind .

        Well me too, I love Nintendo, Devil May Cry, Jet Set Radio, cheesy and funky stuff, whatever, but I don’t like japanese music for example, or cutsie little human-cats holding giant hammer, etc.

        Actually I think it’s mainly Bayonetta’s music that turns me off lol… but gameplay looks amazing, reminds me of DMC4, and I loved DMC4, so…

      • Ghost8484

        i do too

    • Rinslowe

      Not to mention it seems it’ll be intact and true to the original with no real changes. At least I think. Going from 1 to 2 is going to be a culture shock for new players visually. 2 being that much more ambitious…

      • MerryBlind .

        Well it will obviously be a port of the 360 version since both consoles share similar architecture from what I understand, which is good since I heard the 360 version ran much better and looked much better too than the PS3 version.

        However, I’m really hoping, and I’m actually expecting the visuals to be upgraded a bit. I’m sure it’s not too complicated, and not too much to ask for, to just bump the resolution from 720p to 1080p, adding some Post-AA, and better texture filtering, etc. you know (if you do), the standard stuff.
        Especially if Bayo 2 REALLY is 1080p after all (I still doubt it), there’s no reason they can’t get the 1st one to run at that resolution too.

        • Rinslowe

          I’m just happy they included it at all. I know it’s confirmed to be running @ 60fps like Bayo 2. And that’s probably enough…

          • MerryBlind .

            Sure, but since they obviously have to port it anyway, I’m sure they will improve it a bit in the process.

  • Petri

    This is great, I can give up my PS3.
    Devils Third also looks interesting.

  • HungryMetroid

    I was gonna wait until the game dropped down to around $40, but two games for one? this is most likely a day one buy for me now.

  • Einscengi

    Consider me sold. Nintendo, take my money now!

  • Roadkill409

    Since I never played the original, this is a great extra. I have never played this game and have never really even heard of it until Nintendo decided to do part 2, is this similar to God Of War in game play?

    • Christian Schoff

      It’s just like God of War and DMC.

      • Roadkill409

        Thanks, I was hoping for an experience similar to God of War and DMC on a Nintendo system. I hope it is fun.

        • Christian Schoff

          Well I played the first one on PS3 and absolutely loved it even though I’m not a fan of the others. The story is really interesting. Not only that but both Nintendo and Sony use the symmetrical sticks so that’s a plus.

  • burtyb 73

    Fabulous news. Hyper, completely bonkers and totally J-tastic

  • Ducked

    Well this was a nice surprise.

    • Ghost8484

      i agree lol

  • ZeldaFanzzzz

    SOLD!!! can’t wait to play both games!!

  • Diaz

    I would have paid $60 for a separate Bayonetta 1 but 2 in 1 is perfect I guess.

    • Petri

      Only thing I will miss, is that lovely box for the first game.

    • Roadkill409

      Don’t give them any ideas.

  • iamserious

    Hahaha this is so gravy!!

  • Petri

    It’s lovely that theyre bundling it.
    But I was hoping for early release of 1.
    I guess I can always go back on it after I finish Bayo 2.

  • Kenshin0011

    Haha, now I’m gonna play Bayo 1 before I even touch Bayo 2 because I’ve never played it

    • Roadkill409

      I am in the same boat. And what is even cooler is you will be able to play it on a Nintendo.

    • I’m there with you as well. This is just awesome getting 1 and 2 in a single package. Excellent decision. Looking forward to play the original before I would play the sequal asyou also stated.

  • LukeMM95

    This is a dream come true.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    We got Bayo 1 for free? That’s amazing news. Thanks guys, you wouldn’t see EA do something like that.

  • steveb944

    I love Ninty.

  • bistricky

    So f*en great. Awesome. Great move. Gonna get this game day one …. definitely have to support it …… and maybe a BAYONETTA movie in the near future …..

  • ActivesiN

    This game is a must buy, even has Link, Samus, and Peach skins so maybe it will actually sell well

  • Skeletors Sack

    I literally just went and bought a Wii U because I loved the original. DMC on crack and difficulty ramped up? Hell yes!

    • sd

      well done.

  • sd

    Excellent value. It was a day 1 buy anyway and that was before they announced Bayonetta 1 was free.

  • Never even played the first one, and I was still going to buy this without Bayonetta 1 being included. Glad to know that I’m going to fully enjoy this game now.

  • Adrian

    Hey, no blind fanboy nonsense here, please try to answer this objectively. Is this as good as Devil May Cry?

  • uPadWatcher

    Nintendo’s best 2 for 1 deal ever! I’m buying it!

  • Mitch Hall

    Niiice. Never got to play the original because I only had a PS3, and the PS3 version was apparently terrible.