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Bayonetta and Corrin Heading to Super Smash Bros. on February 3

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Nintendo has confirmed the date when fans can get Bayonetta and Corrin as downloadable characters in Super Smash Bros.

On February 3rd, both the titular witch and Corrin will be available for download on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s worth mentioning that both Nintendo Europe and Nintendo Japan are saying the DLC hitting on February 4th in their regions.

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You can buy Corrin at $4.99 for each console, or $5.99 for both, with Bayonetta coming in at $5.99 for each, or $6.99 for both.

Corrin is playable in male or female versions, and comes with two songs from Fire Emblem Fates, and the 3DS version adding trophies of both Ryoma and Xander from Fire Emblem Fates.

Bayonetta has her original costume, her costume from Bayonetta 2, and a color variation inspired by Jeanne. Her DLC also includes the “Umbra Clock Tower” stage from the original game, songs from both games, and finally Bayonetta, Cereza, Jeane, and Rodin, trophies.

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32 comments
  1. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 30, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I almost don’t want to get Corrin because of recent events, but at the same time I still wanna play as them and I mean not buying something I do like to spite something I don’t is just foolhardy.

  2. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    January 30, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Does anyone other than hardcore Fire Emblem fans know who any of the FE characters are?

  3. -blank-
    -blank-
    January 30, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    For what it’s worth, if you have ethical objections to Fates, buying the DLC supports Sakurai and the devs behind Smash, and not the game he’s from (as far as I know).

    I’m sure it’s about the censorship thing, right? While I disagree with people who have a problem with it, I understand why they feel that way. Hell, it’s a lose-lose for the devs; people are gonna throw a fit regardless if they leave it in or take it out. Honestly I don’t think a few lines of dialogue and a petting mini-game will be enough to make the game “bad”, but I get why some take it as an incomplete experience.

    And hey, if nothing else, at least Corrin will be one of two Fire Emblem characters in Smash that ISN’T a Marth clone, so at least a little good was done with it.

  4. Gillman
    Gillman
    January 31, 2016 at 12:01 am

    The problem is that the people making the complaints and having the game changed have no interest in playing the game, and the people who are upset about it are the ones that have always played the games.

  5. deadeye
    deadeye
    January 31, 2016 at 12:23 am

    You’d be surprised at how many people play Smash don’t recognize some characters. Smash was pretty much my gateway to Earthbound, Kirby, F-Zero, and Fire Emblem.

    Interestingly enough, FE was totally unknown when Melee came out and people liked the FE characters so much that it’s the sole reason that FE even became a thing in the west.

    Now though, I feel like FE might have a bit too much representation. And all of them are just “guy with sword”.

  6. passthegrenadeplease
    passthegrenadeplease
    January 31, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Bayonetta showing her assets as usual it seems, I have no objections to that. If you’ve got it, flaunt it! http://m.memegen.com/9sswse.jpg

  7. scemar
    scemar
    January 31, 2016 at 2:01 am

    No “customer” was going to throw a fit over a bonus game feature.

  8. scemar
    scemar
    January 31, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Same here.
    Plus another issue with Kamui is how forced she is into the game.
    She’s FE FATES marketing and she’s taking a slot that could have gone to someone from the poll.
    But in the end it’s just DLC, and the message it sends first and foremost is that people want DLC more so than anything about the game the characters come from.
    And I sure wish they’d keep releasing new content for longer.

  9. scemar
    scemar
    January 31, 2016 at 2:04 am

    In other news, the bayonetta stage might be legal.
    It seems very likely that it’ll be the first all new DLC legal stage introduced in smash 4, and about time they threw a bone to tournament players.

  10. KoriCongo
    KoriCongo
    January 31, 2016 at 2:49 am

    FFS, How do you have a game with over 60 characters and STILL think limited slots are a thing…? No one is taking anyone’s slot. This ain’t a poorly coded MUGEN theme! They can literally make a new slot at any time they wanted. It’s not an elementary school lunch line. There aren’t any placeholders or dibs. You’re either in the game, or not.

    There can only be only one winner for the Smash ballot. We all agreed to that one. There was nothing in that ballot saying that they’re add second or third places. And you act like EVERYONE IN SMASH HISTORY wasn’t acting as marketing or honoring an aspect of Nintendo history.

    Anyway, I would be more conflicted on Corrin’s inclusion now if I didn’t remember that Sakurai’s vision of FE is different than IntSys or NoA’s. You tend to get that feeling when you learn that Sakurai has done more with the Dragon gimmick than the entirety of anyone in IntSys team. Plus you gotta remember it was NoA/Treehouse that pulled the censorship bullshit, and they have very limited control over other games compared to Fire Emblem: Fates.

  11. scemar
    scemar
    January 31, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Slot as in allocated time and resources dedicated to making a character, not the visual slot in the character selection screen.

  12. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    January 31, 2016 at 6:57 am

    “Hell, it’s a lose-lose for the devs; people are gonna throw a fit regardless if they leave it in or take it out.”

    There would be less throwing a fit if they’d leave it in, so they’d actually have a win situation since you’ve declared it is impossible for no one to complain.

  13. Offendatron_5000
    Offendatron_5000
    January 31, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I’ll likely buy Bayonetta, but Corrin is a def skip. Can’t reward that kind of behavior NOA has been more than complicit on.

  14. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Near totally unknown in the west to be specific, can’t be helped if Nintendo rarely localise the games in any form.

    I couldn’t play Earthbound legally till after Smash 4 so I played five versions of Smash Bros (including 3DS) before I had the chance to see Ness in his source game.

    Rather than saying FE has too much representation I think we should focus on who needs more people. F Zero may have not had a new game in over ten years but there are dozens of reasonable folks to pick from in the series. It is also a series which consistently had one character each game.

  15. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 31, 2016 at 9:28 am

    It would be like us refusing to get Lucas in Smash 4 because Mother 3 hasn’t been localised for so long.

    Go for the character if they seem fun.

  16. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Rewarding the behaviour is buying Fire Emblem Fates and/or praising their localisation choices. It is no buying a related character in Smash Bros.

    I am not praising Nintendo for refusing to localise the Mother series if I bought Lucas DLC in Smash Bros.

  17. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 31, 2016 at 9:31 am

    No word about the Japanese and English voice taunts for Bayonetta?

  18. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 31, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Kamui? Not outside of west since the game hasn’t came out officially yet. Same goes for Lucas but worse. How I could I know what’s up with him without being a Mother fanatic?

    The other characters had at least select games localised and cameos over the years or decades.

  19. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    January 31, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Nope. Corrin comes from FE Fates which hasn’t release in NA yet.

  20. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    January 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Corrin I’ll get just for completion’s sake. Bayonetta will totally be my new main. =)

  21. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 31, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Not really too difficult to recognize when they’re all their game’s respective main characters; would be more interesting if they had some other characters instead of just several versions of “main guy with sword” as Deadeye accurately put it.

  22. Pillbugable
    Pillbugable
    January 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hardcore Fire Emblem fans don’t like Fates anyways. Ahyuk.

  23. DTSLanternCorps
    DTSLanternCorps
    January 31, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Getting both.

  24. KoriCongo
    KoriCongo
    January 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    That still isn’t a good defense. By that logic, the initial roster would still have massive “slot” issues. Look at Sonic. He still has the same Brawl animations and attacks despite any issues coming off of it being annulled, by evidence of the less straining dev period from Melee to Brawl, and Brawl to Smash 4. And when you compare him to Pit, who has had a massive gameplay change up between the two games, it becomes less of a question of developmental resources (I’d like to remind people that 4 different companies -Nintendo, Bandai Namco, Sora, and HAL Laboratories- all worked on Smash together), and more of a question of what Sakurai felt he wanted to change or add to a character.

    And Team Sora has been working on Smash DLC for just under a year at this point. That’s well beyond any amount of time most people work on an “complete” game. Sakurai himself stated that all DLC were planned and developed after the game was completed and ready to be shipped. Development time and resources aren’t the issue at hand. If it really was, Dr.Mario, Dark Pit, and Lucina would of stayed alternate costumes.

    However, you could make the case of that development time was an issue for Alph. He isn’t a character and just a costume since (IIRC) the team didn’t have the time to make Rock Pikman for him, and balance him with the rest of the characters. But it would dismantle that concept of “someone from the poll deserved a slot over this character” since he would won by default, since he’s already in the game compared to anyone in the polls.

    In total, it seems slots aren’t anywhere as big as an issue compared to Brawl, Melee, or Smash 64, rendering anyone who “deserved” to be in over anyone else a moot point.

  25. scemar
    scemar
    January 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    They actually redid all the characters from scratch for Smash 4 and slots were definitely a big consideration for Sakurai.

    I suggest reading his past interviews at http://www.sourcegaming.info/ the history of smash is quite interesting.

  26. Ero-Sennin
    Ero-Sennin
    January 31, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Promotion for FE:F and Bayonetta2-Standalone

  27. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    February 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Only in America.

    Japan had Fire Emblem for nearly a year and Bayonetta 2 was never standalone.

    Europe has no release date for Fire Emblem and Bayonetta 2 was standalone on Day 1 as an option.

  28. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Not sure if it’s a good idea to buy these, in case the game gets ported with all the DLC to NX.

  29. KoriCongo
    KoriCongo
    February 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, I love Source Gaming articles. Most of my post were based on articles I’ve read.

    And Slots couldn’t have been as big as a deal considering that he has stated that the entire initial roster (with the exception of Dark Pit, Lucina, and Doc) was chosen at the beginning. Hell, SG has an article estimating how Sakurai picks characters.

    http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/04/02/how-does-sakurai-pick-the-roster/

    But I will admit that time constraints was a major issue, as he does state that he can’t make everyone from past Smash games.

    http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/jun/19/sakurai-explains-how-pokemon-characters-are-chosen-super-smash-bros-not-enough-time-bring-back-entire-smash-roster-wii-3ds/

    Still doesn’t excuse the “X character doesn’t deserve this slot” thing.

  30. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    February 2, 2016 at 8:10 am

    We don’t even know much about the NX too, but I assume it will be able to play our Wii U or 3DS games somehow.

    I’ll buy all of the DLC with the expectation that a future rerelease will have all of the content whether it is immediately or through my initial purchase (making it cheaper or free).

    I’m actually more worried about needing to buy it all again than the potential of maybe being able to hold off, buy another Nintendo system (EU 3DS, Japanese 3DS, EU Wii U) with the game.

  31. Maiq TheLiar
    Maiq TheLiar
    February 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Well of course. “Hardcore” fans of any series Never like the newest installment. Remember how Morrowind fans reacted to Skyrim?