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Nintendo Wanted to Make Even Sexier Nintendo Costumes for Bayonetta

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A number of the outfits in Bayonetta 2 are Nintendo-themed costumes that are obviously based on existing characters. Not only are they themed costumes, but almost all are accurate representations of the original, too, with just a dash of Bayonetta flair added.

This collaboration with other Nintendo games began when Hideki Kamiya asked Platinum’s developers to design some Princess Peach costumes for Bayonetta. The unexpected request resulted in these preliminary designs …

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However, Kamiya wanted the costumes to be as close to the original design as possible. Some more deliberation ensued, which culminated in the Peach costume below, and the decorative Mario strap.

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A recolored version of the above resulted in the Daisy costume, complemented by a Luigi charm.

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The Samus costume was next. This was a treat for the designer, who happened to love mecha. The original plan was to use the Varia suit as the base, but Kamiya suggested using the traditional Power suit instead. The differences in the two designs are small, but notable.

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The developers didn’t want to change the Link-based costume too much because it’s such a specific design. For that reason, they decided to stay as faithful as possible to the original, while still giving the outfit a twist to make it undoubtedly Bayonetta’s. This design was sent in to Nintendo for the go-ahead.

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They didn’t want to risk the design getting shot down for being too sexy, so it’s very similar to Link’s standard green jerkin. Nintendo shocked them by suggesting that the costume expose more chest. The suggestion resulted in this ultimate design.

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Bayonetta 2 is currently available: it’s officially launched on the Wii U today.

[Ed: personally, my favorite is the Samus costume. Which is yours?]

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12 comments
  1. BeholdMyPower
    BeholdMyPower
    October 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Always potential for DLC too, Nintendo. *wink wink*

  2. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    October 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    If I had a Wii U I might have considered this game, oh well guess all thats left is for someone to confirm or deny a Bayonetta 3 Wii U exclusive.

  3. Anderino
    Anderino
    October 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I bought a wii u when Bayonetta 2 was announced because I liked first game so much. You can buy a wii u for 200 USD straight from NoA if the price point is stopping you.

  4. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    October 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Actually Ive never played the first one, thats whats stopping me. That and I have way too many games to play on my 3DS and especially on my Vita. There are way too many good games to play :(

  5. Anderino
    Anderino
    October 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    The first one comes with Bayonetta 2 for free in the US (I’m not sure about Europe). Eurogamer rated the wii u version the best one. That doesn’t help the problem of too many games, but it’s something.

  6. nonscpo
    nonscpo
    October 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Lol guess thats true about the backlog of sweet games. Anyway wishing you and everybody at #OperationPlatinum the best, hope you guys get your million.

  7. sanic
    sanic
    October 24, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    My wiiU is going to take a flexing tonight, also I like the link costume best, the daisy one isn’t actually in game right?

  8. Olympion
    Olympion
    October 24, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Naughty Nintendo, I like it :)

  9. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    October 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    How about a Kirby one? Lol.

  10. Renaissance_nerd
    Renaissance_nerd
    October 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

    i approve, go for it Nintendo

  11. JuicyHopFrog
    JuicyHopFrog
    October 25, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    The horror!

  12. Tim Haddle
    Tim Haddle
    October 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Dat Peach Type B. costume! Dem dangerous hips! ♥