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Bayonetta Confirmed As Last Character For Super Smash Bros

The last ever DLC character has been announced, this time it’s Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series.

In addition to the character, they will also add a new stage inspired from the Bayonetta games.

She will cost 5.99 on 3DS and WiiU, and a bundled 6.99 for both versions. She will also be getting an amiibo.

Bayonetta is set to release sometime in February of 2016.

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93 comments
  1. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    December 15, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    THANK YOU SAKURAI YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD

  2. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Time to pick up Smash 4 I guess.

  3. BeholdMyPower
    BeholdMyPower
    December 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    They really went all out with her moveset, I think she’s the most technical character in the roster. Can’t wait to see how she handles in a competitive setting.

  4. Truck
    Truck
    December 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Even Nintendo doesn’t care about Wonderful 101.

  5. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I’m actually going to buy DLC for Smash.

  6. Chris Gregoria
    Chris Gregoria
    December 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    It’s kinda upsetting to see them stopping already. After holding that whole ballot thing, it would’ve been nice to see a bunch of character added after this.

  7. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Bit too late to put her into the promotional vehicle that is Smash Bros, to be honest; should’ve had her in the vanilla version to ensure her games wouldn’t bomb as badly as they did on Wii U.

    Also, can’t believe that makes for 35 bucks of character dlc (~45 if including stages) in a Nintendo game… we’ve come such a long way from praising Nintendo for never trying to milk their customers with dlc, season passes and the like~

  8. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I know this is overused, but still-

  9. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Well this is an amiibo I’ll be getting…

  10. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    December 15, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Snake, not confirmed.

  11. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    It’s doubtful this would have affected sales much. It’s a very niche genre that not many are interested in.

    It still could generate some interest though, the same way Marth and Roy generated interest in FE in the west.

  12. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    December 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Well, at least there’s some representation for Platinum now.

  13. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    December 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Tis the season to be salty, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (@ the rest of the games media)

  14. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    THe JP direct confirmed that she has English and Japanese voice acting depending on which direction she’s facing (from what I understand of it). The absence in the English direct suggests this is gone entirely in the rest of the world.

    You know, just in-case you though Fire Emblem 13, Fatal Frame, Xenoblade and Hyrule Heroes were all a coincidence.

  15. Deathtone
    Deathtone
    December 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    they should have just added this to the last direct. even if they didn’t have video just use screenshots and say each character is getting an ammibo as well.

  16. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you Samurai

  17. Siveon
    Siveon
    December 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Well that was unexpected. But fucking awesome, I got myself a new new main. I can tell Cloud is gonna be the new Shulk in terms of For Glory abuse, can’t wait to beat them down.

  18. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 15, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    My God, I was so excited over this announcement that I’m spent. All of hype for this year has been used up. Made me forget all the BS censorship for 2015.

  19. Zeroized
    Zeroized
    December 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  20. AmyStarling
    AmyStarling
    December 15, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Guess this confirms that Bayonetta 2 wont be ported anywhere else :(

  21. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I’m not sure what you’re talking about? I went to 25:12 and all I see is the dancing taunts which were definitely shown in the US direct.

  22. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Why would a game Nintendo published appear on a non-nintendo system?

  23. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I wouldn’t be that quick with that conclusion, the japanese and western trailers for The Wonderful 101 were slightly different in regards to close up boob and butt shots but they were all in the final western release of the game.
    Let’s wait for actual confirmation if there is actually something missing in the western version of her.

  24. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    December 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Inb4 censor from NoA

  25. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Listen closely. Not to Sakurai, to Bayonetta. Even if you can’t understand Sakurai you’ll hear it.

    It’s explaining how her taunts are voiced by Atsuko Tanaka when facing right and Hellena Taylor when facing left

  26. PleaseHelpMe
    PleaseHelpMe
    December 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    and she’s getting an amiibo?? Fuck yes!

  27. sanic
    sanic
    December 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    “She will also be getting an amiibo.”

    “She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.””She will also be getting an amiibo.”

  28. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Those were different scenes, but this one just has it cut entirely.

    There’s no reason for them to have skipped the bit explaining her taunts are done by Atsuko Tanaka when facing right and Hellena Taylor when facing left other than it is yet another feature cut by NoA.

  29. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Almost forgot about that

  30. AmyStarling
    AmyStarling
    December 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    well microsoft published the first Mass Effect and that didnt stay exclusive for long.Also there is a bunch of games on Rare Replay that Nintendo originally published,im not saying anything im just saying.

  31. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    If Nintendo were to see no purpose in retaining an exclusive title that won’t sell them any more software nor hardware, and Sega would be motivated enough to “buy back” the game for a multi-platform release by refunding dev costs for the game, it would theoretically be possible…

    Although there’s no precedent set for it, it wouldn’t require much more than a successful Bayo PC port at first, before Sega deciding they can make another quick buck by porting the second game to PC as well + releasing a bundle on consoles.

    Well, that and Nintendo deciding they don’t want to invest in a third Bayo game either.

  32. deadeye
    deadeye
    December 15, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Well they didn’t censor Bayo 1 or 2, so I see no reason they’d censor this.

    Although, I suppose since the Bayo games are rated M, maybe you won’t see Bayo lose her clothes during wicked weaves.

  33. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    It’s not a censor, but they’ve been confirmed to have cut a feature. Nippon’s direct confirmed she can taunt in both Atsuko Tanaka and Helena Taylor’s voice. The NoA version cut this, and only this, leaving the only implication it only has Taylor’s voice.

  34. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Bayo 3 for NX pls

  35. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 15, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    No, I watched both trailer version several times and compared them, they cut only the moments out where the camera is zoomed in on TnA, and the female villain touching her body suggestively. The thing is though it was all still in the game, they just didn’t wanted to use it in western marketing.

  36. John Smith
    John Smith
    December 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    why would they cut it? is there extra licensing involved? or are they just being retarded?

  37. Obbliglol
    Obbliglol
    December 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t even have a Wii U or care about Smash

    BUT I NEED THE AMIIBO

  38. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    “or [is NoA] just being retarded”

    Take a wild guess.

  39. Truck
    Truck
    December 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Why would the western fanbase care about the jp voice for Bayo?

  40. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    December 15, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I never thought I would see her there, praise be to Sakurai he managed to get Ryu, Cloud, and Bayonetta into Smash. He may be at the moment the closest thing to a diety there is in gaming after those three agreements.

  41. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    December 15, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Bayonetta was also the #1 pick overall worldwide. That fact alone re-affirms my faith in good taste. =)

  42. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Why would the western fanbase care about a character from a censored game that isn’t even out for them yet?

    They could have cut half the video on that logic.

  43. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    There was a reason why. MS published it, but Bioware kept the rights. It wasn’t until EA bought Bioware when ME became multiplatform. The Mass Effect situation is a bit similar to Gears of War – Epic owned the IP until Microsoft bought it recently. Although, I think Bayo2’s rights may be a bit more complicated.

  44. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    December 15, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Given Nintendo basicly bankrolled Bayo 2 there was no chance it would ever go anywhere else

  45. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    It’s been a while since I played it, but I think Bayo 1 & 2 only had English voices for the Western release.

  46. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    To be fair, this was all – or a vast majority if you are peculiar about MewTwo – DLC added AFTER the vanilla game was created. Also, MewTwo wasn’t created until after vanilla went gold. In an age of bad DLC practices, Smash wasn’t doing that.

  47. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Sakurai may be the new based dev god. We must cherish these moments.

  48. sanic
    sanic
    December 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I can’t fucking even begin to wonder how hard it’ll be to get a hold of.

  49. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    December 15, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    12/15/15

  50. Grahav
    Grahav
    December 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Bayonetta’s glorious shameless ass is on Smash.

    Victory

  51. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    December 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Sega still owns the IP though. Never say never.

  52. Jorge Tavani
    Jorge Tavani
    December 15, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    finally

  53. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Add the $ sign into the post. I want to know whether it costs dollars or halos.

  54. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Really? Is that a 3DS or Wii U feature?
    Since Bayonetta is dual audio everywhere, I wasn’t expecting that sort of thing.

  55. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Samurai has served us well, he will not need to commit sudoku after this.

  56. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Kamiya representation too. Not just the trophies and OST from The Wonderful 101 but also Bayonetta. Great stuff.

  57. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    They had at least two songs and some trophies. I’d be mad if they got nothing though.

  58. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I mainly throw down the moneu for characters but Bayonetta is overqualified.

  59. bdp
    bdp
    December 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    not even surprised since people have been wanting this for a while now.

  60. bdp
    bdp
    December 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Good luck getting one with Nintendo’s notoriously bad supply issues.

  61. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Allow me to exhaust all of my Bayonetta jokes on you all.

    You know how I like my sandwiches?
    WITH BAYONNAISE!
    You know where she come from?
    The BAYO AREA!
    You know what TV show she star in?
    BAYOWATCH!
    Where does she vacation?
    AT THE BAYOMAN ISLANDS!
    How you call her?
    BAYOOOOOOOOOOO!
    What do you put on your spaghetti?
    BAYOMATO SAUCE!
    What’s the best weapon to use in war?
    A BAYONET(TA)

  62. Grahav
    Grahav
    December 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Capcom getting shy, Nintendo getting daring.

    Bizarro world.

  63. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    December 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    It would have been a travesty if she wasn’t included in Smash at some point. Bayonetta is a perfect fit.

  64. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Dude Bayonetta on Wii U both 1 and 2 had Japanese voices as an option worldwide. Those are the definitive and relevant versions right now.

  65. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    December 15, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Oh either Sega or Platinum own it but 2 was developed on Nintendo’s dime almost entirely they may not own the IP but they pretty much own 2

  66. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Yup. Looked it up after I posted. However, I prefer the English voice. It was the one Kamiya wanted anyway since the original release never had Japanese voices.
    I can’t access my copies of Sm4sh, but did the western release include both English and Japanese voices for the Awakening and Xenoblade characters? Because if not, there is precedence.

  67. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    December 15, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Welp, sorry TotalBiscuit. Pre-order might be a possibility.

  68. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    December 15, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Neither did the people do didn’t buy it.

  69. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    If Bayonetta got in with that kind of finisher, maybe there’s hope for Eternal Darkness if it’s ever remembered.

  70. scemar
    scemar
    December 16, 2015 at 12:59 am

    someone explain to me why Nintendo censors T and M rated game yet finds it ok to add bayonetta to an E (ages 10 ) game?

  71. scemar
    scemar
    December 16, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Not first pick worldwide, first “realizable” pick worldwide is how Sakurai put it and only he knows what that means.

    For all we know he just felt like putting her in and everyone above her was deemed unrealizable.
    Glorious Sakurai.

  72. scemar
    scemar
    December 16, 2015 at 1:01 am

    After their recent censorship galore Nintendo is just as shy.
    This is all on Sakurai, he does whatever he pleases, NOA will be on full damage control now.

  73. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 16, 2015 at 2:21 am

    You’ll see that many Capcom game series didn’t Japanese voices till Marvel vs Capcom 3 or an anime. I think that reflects more on the aim of the publisher to reach an English audience rather than no Japanese talent for Resident Evil (which was charming but poorly voiced), Dead Rising, Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe and so on.

    Norio Wakamoto is a legendary voice who happens to play a part in the Japanese cast and I feel Atsuko Tanaka can keep up with the English voice for Bayonetta though I’ve heard much less of it (the demo).

    Nope. The western versions of Smash 4 had no voice options so far for anyone. I don’t think that is a recent why a definitive case where English and Japanese are avaliable for a character in a near identical build shouldn’t make it.

    I can only argue since it appears that they managed to have multiple languages. If I was desperate I could also propose how the Koopa Kids have separate voices and models which is much more ambitious.

  74. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    December 16, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Well Yahtzee did joke about it for years.

  75. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 16, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Yeah I can, the one who censors is Nintendo of America, but they can’t tell Sakurai what to do.

  76. Don Tworry
    Don Tworry
    December 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

    This one will be her Bayo2 outfit.

  77. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Looks pretty weird seeing Cloud just as tall as Bayonetta, but then again I think Sakurai already confirmed character size in Smash isn’t canon.

    Bayo is looking kind of lewd by the way. Think this might mean Nintendo won’t be too harsh with English FE Fates?

  78. sanic
    sanic
    December 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

    That doesn’t scan

  79. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

    She herself is T rated. At the beginning of the presentation, everything was rated from RP to T. DLC also has to be rated by the ESRB.

  80. JCTXS
    JCTXS
    December 16, 2015 at 11:40 am

    She doesn’t remove as much hair as the real game, so nope. Definitely censored to some degree. They also probably don’t make any references to climaxes.

  81. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    It’s too much to hope FE Fates will be unmodified I guess ;_;

  82. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    December 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Yes!

  83. scemar
    scemar
    December 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I recall someone mentioning them blaming 3DS technical limitations for not being able to handle more characters.
    And 3DS is the moneymaker of the WiiU/3DS combo where most stales came from.

  84. Fandangle
    Fandangle
    December 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I said the same thing about Fatal Frame and Xenoblade, but they butchered them with censorship. I think it was more along the lines of “The game was already 100% in english” since the games are made in english with english subtitles and all that and I’m pretty sure they have english menus with the option to switch to japanese. The japanese voices were introduced in the Movie and were officially adopted into the games with Bayonetta 2 and the WiiU remake of 1.

    Plus the fanbase would have hunted them down and displayed their bodies pikes if they dared touch her that way.

  85. Fandangle
    Fandangle
    December 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    After Fatal Frame and Xenoblade, I’m expecting it to be butchered beyond belief. I know people joked about them removing my castle but after they removed features from Xenoblade and the gravure costume from FF, I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually did it.

    the fan translation is still a thing though! So there is that.

  86. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Maybe I’m the only one who was hyped for Kamui as well. >_>

  87. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Wow they’re moving quite fast. They’re already at chapter 20 for both sides huh? I’d also go that route if they butcher Fates just like you because they already did enough damage with FF and X.

    In regards to applying the translation, I hope one day that it becomes as simple as having it as a romhack on your SD, and using a real cartridge (Japanese of course) to boot into the hacked/translated version of the game through homebrew. I’m running ironhax now so I hope I’m not screwed.

  88. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    December 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Not in her Bayonetta 2 costume (which I personally prefer)

  89. raymk
    raymk
    December 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    If you combine that she was first in EU, and 5th for u.S she probably was 1rt worldwide.

  90. Fandangle
    Fandangle
    December 17, 2015 at 2:28 am

    I haven’t hacked my 3DS yet because there was still some Eshop games I want to pay for. I’m fine with waiting for the next hack to come along too. I’ve waited over half a year for xenoblade X’s fucked up translation and even longer for it to be a finished product. I think I can wait a year or two for FeFates, that is the 3DS emulator doesn’t come along before that. And It probably will.

  91. tjeckman
    tjeckman
    December 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Kruger’s Penis?