New Bayonetta 2 Wii U Details from Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo shared some new Bayonetta 2 Wii U details in a recently concluded Nintendo Direct, including news that the expanded cosplay options will include costumes for Princess Peach, Daisy, Link and Samus. Bayonetta 2 is exclusive to Wii U and will ship October 24.

In addition to Bayonetta’s unique take on Princess Peach, Daisy, Link and Samus, the game will also include an outfit that looks an awful lot like Fox McCloud from the Star Fox games.

The Nintendo Direct also revealed Rodin as a playable character in Bayonetta 2’s multiplayer Tag Climax mode and showed off the first footage of multiplayer action.

Nintendo had previously announced that the Wii U version of the original Bayonetta game would be included with the packaged version of Bayonetta 2, available in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99. But for the first time, Nintendo detailed the pricing plan for the downloadable versions of the games for players who opt to purchase both digitally.

When buying both games separately in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, a special discount will be applied during the purchase process, making the total for both games just $59.98.

Previously announced features of Bayonetta 2 were also covered, including characters, storyline, combat mechanics, weapons, magic, Bayonetta’s Torture Attacks and the new Umbran Climax.

If you watch the latest Nintendo Direct you’ll also learn about Muspelheim challenge rooms, how the ranking system works and how to spend their hard-fought Halos to buy items and skills or modify weapons.

Bayonetta 2 finds the original game’s sassy heroine battling angels and demons in full HD. In addition to stringing together combos with unimaginable weapons, players will be able to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Umbran Weave.

The game’s new weapons include the Kafka, a bow that shoots poisonous arrows; the Rakshasa, a pair of beautiful katana blades; and a giant rifle-inspired scythe known as the Chernobog.

A new co-op mode called Tag Climax lets two gamers play online, while competitive “quick matches” let players wager halos, the in-game currency earned by defeating enemies, on who will win. You receive a large sum back if you can prove you’re a better fighter than your partner. Halos can then be traded in a story mode shop to unlock new techniques, buy accessories and pick up alternate weapon variations.

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