Bayonetta 1 and 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2018

Nintendo has announced both the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are heading to the Nintendo Switch.

Both games are hitting the hybrid console on February 16th of next year, with the actual package including Bayonetta 2 on a cartridge, and a download code for the original Bayonetta. Both games can naturally be purchased separately, via the eShop.

The new Switch versions of the games include some new features:

  • 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!

Featured above, you can view new trailer for the new Switch release of both games. Here’s a look at the western box art:

A Japan-only Nintendo Switch hardware bundle was also announced, it includes both original Bayonetta games in a steelbook case, 22 art cards, and three sticker sheets.

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  • Kiryu

    Oh yeah nice,i was waiting for this.

  • Sir Sog Muffin

    Sure beats having to get a Wii U. Port over Xenoblade Chronicles X and were set

  • sanic

    Straight port or some additions?

  • CrimsonColossus

    Where the FUCK is that Bayonetta/Vanquish bundle?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    The director said he wants to port it, so I’d give about a year or so after all the DLC for XBC2 is out.

  • totenglocke

    I’d assume at least improved resolution and / or frame rate.

  • LinKurosawa

    Literally no reason to own a Wii U.

  • Matz

    Now give me Sm4sh and #FE and I wont have any reason to get a Wii U

  • NukeA6

    Like BJ Blaskowitz used to say, “YEEEAH!!”

  • Ninjagai

    Too bad it takes them 2 years to even announce a port. Maybe in 10 years, they’ll finish Bayonetta 3. Then in 20 years, Nintendo will put something else up on virtual console.

  • Mr0303

    I thought they were already on there, but this must have been the Wii U.

  • IvanDX

    Yep, i’m with U. I sold my Wii U when Platinum first made that twitter tease with bayonetta.

  • Shattno

    That’s like saying it’s literally no reason to own a NES because all the good games are available elsewhere, it’s such a weird statement

  • Shattno

    Fuck yes! The Switch is killing it

  • and Smash

  • Michael Richardson

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions? Smash 4? Pikmin 3? Wind Waker HD? DKC: Tropical Freeze? Mario Maker? Xenoblade Chronicles X?

    There are plenty of reasons to own a Wii U… for now (that might change, depending on how many more games make the switch).

  • A Loli que não jantou


  • A Loli que não jantou

    TMS isn’t worth it because it was butchered, we all know Smash 4 and Mario Maker are undoubtably coming to the Switch eventually, as for the others… yeah, they’re good games. I agree they’re worth getting a Wii U for (though I don’t doubt DKC, Wind Waker, and evel possibly XCX might get ported later on too).

  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions?


  • No one ever had a reason to own a Wii U.

  • It never was in the first place.

  • I can emulate all that on my PC.

  • ProxyDoug

    Wonderful 101?

  • Michael Richardson

    It can be uncensored, yes? And, sorry, even in its censored state, it’s still a fun game.

  • Michael Richardson

    With GamePad compatibility?

  • Ruggarell

    Wii U kept no exclusives lmao

  • DrearierSpider

    Hopefully those frame drops in 2 get ironed out for this release. If not, there’s always CEMU.

  • RetroGamer

    Plenty more games that should be ported to switch.

  • totenglocke

    I wish it worked on cemu. I want to play it uncensored, but I’m also wary of modding my Wii U.

  • totenglocke

    Except for all of the Wii U exclusives that still haven’t been ported to another system.

  • totenglocke

    TIL that nine months is the same as two years.

  • totenglocke

    Xenoblade Chronicles X

  • totenglocke

    We need an HD version of Xenoblade Chronicles too.

  • A Loli que não jantou

    Well, if liked it more power to you. Personally the censorship (which even removed pelvic bones from models, because apparently accurrate anatomy is offensive now) was enough to turn me off. As well as a vast majority of people who would have bought the game otherwise. They should have known that the niche that game was marketed for wouldn’t stand by censorship.

  • MusouTensei

    I’m getting this!

  • Matz

    The Director it’s already looking to bring that game to the Switch and It’s a matter of time before that happens

  • RichardGristle

    What a strange statement. PS1 and PS2 have 0 exclusives by that logic.

  • Yep but I would not use it.

  • Ruggarell

    Not every PS1/PS2 game was ported to other consoles stay mad :)

  • sanic

    Eh I’ll keep my discs.

  • RichardGristle

    >Sony cuck doesn’t know what backwards compatibility is