Bayonetta 2 - Switch

Also known as: Bayonetta 2: First Print Edition', 'Bayonetta 2: Special Edition

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Bayonetta 2 (Switch)
Also for: Wii U
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Platinum Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 16 Feb 2018 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+
Features: Co-op play, Local multiplayer
Connectivity: Internet
Accessories: amiibo support


Wow. If you thought that Platinum Games would have dialed back the crazy when making Bayonetta 2 a Nintendo exclusive, think again. The charismatic witch has a new haircut, new set of guns and a new horde of demonic monsters to stylishly slam into the ground.

As players of the first Bayonetta game would expect, the sequel can only be described as manic . It returns with massively over-the-top, magic-charged melee action with a smattering of gunplay to boot. Expect waves of enemies to surround you, each with different attack patterns and stances, while colossal beasts give chase and rain multiple projectiles from on high. Basically, ALL the crazy. And yet, whilst playing, if you re careful enough, you can just about get into a flow of attack, expertly dodging incoming blows to launch Witch Time (a mode that allows you to deal heavy counterattacks in slow motion) and activating gruelling QTE finishers.

Of course, the sequel brings new weapons and abilities. For instance, Bayonetta can trade magic points to unleash the new Umbran Climax ability to summon up demonic monsters and deliver powerful attacks.

All in all, it's clear that Platinum has made itself right at home on Nintendo hardware.


Bayonetta 2 - Switch Artwork

Bayonetta 2 - Switch Artwork