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Bayonetta 1 + 2 are heading to Nintendo Switch (update)

Ahead of the third game, now on the way


Both Bayonetta games are heading to Nintendo Switch next February, the publisher announced during The Game Awards 2016.

The Nintendo Switch port of Wii U’s Bayonetta 2 will include a full game download for the original Bayonetta, much like the Wii U game’s original release. A teaser trailer showed gameplay footage of the action game cult classics running on Switch in handheld mode — the first time the games have been playable on the go.

PlatinumGames first launched Bayonetta in 2009 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Since then, it has come to Wii U and Windows PC.

Bayonetta 3 will come to Nintendo Switch as well, which Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed as a surprise second announcement during The Game Awards. The teaser was incredibly brief, but confirmation may be enough for longtime fans of the series.

Bayonetta 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Meanwhile, the first Bayonetta and its sequel will launch simultaneously for the console on Feb. 16, 2018.

Correction: Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will launch Feb. 16, earlier than we previously reported. The story has been updated to reflect this.

Update: PlatinumGames said on its website that the Nintendo Switch release of Bayonetta 2 will include some new features. In a blog post, which has since been deleted, Platinum detailed what’s to come:

Local wireless cooperative play

The previously online-only coop Tag Climax is going local! Team up with a friend to take it on – online or off.

amiibo support

Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch will support amiibo, including the Bayonetta amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.

Video capture support

Record gameplay videos, starting up to thirty seconds before you press the capture button. Share videos from your Switch’s Album to Facebook and Twitter to show the world your skills!

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