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Bayonetta 1 + 2, Fe, Xeodrifter, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will add 17 new Switch games to the Nintendo eShop over the next seven days. While the sheer quantity is impressive, the list also includes some of this Winter’s most highly-anticipated games.

Nintendo themselves lead the way with the Switch re-release of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. Starting this Friday, players will be able to take Platinum’s pair of action games on the go for the first time. Also available to download tomorrow is Fe, a “wordless platformer” from Zoink and Electronic Arts.

Elsewhere on the Switch storefront, Atooi will make a return to the platform with the launch of Xeodrifter, a retro-styled side-scroller that was originally released for the 3DS in 2014. And Bloober Team will bring the horrific Layers of Fear: Legacy to the Switch on Wednesday. Layers of Fear: Legacy is being touted as the definitive version of the game with its inclusion of the Inheritance expansion, touchscreen controls, and HD Rumble support.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Bayonetta 2, Dynasty Warriors 9, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, More

The Umbra Witch flies again as Platinum Games and Nintendo will bring Bayonetta 2 to the Switch this week. The package will also include a download code for the original Bayonetta.

Also available on store shelves this week will be a pair of games that explore warfare in the olden days… Dynasty Warriors 9 and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Both games will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Players looking for a more modern take on warfare might want to pick up Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Advanced Edition for the PS4 and Xbox One. The re-release will include “rare bonus content” and 600 in-game Credits.

Finally this week, Ubisoft will re-release South Park: The Stick of Truth for the PS4 and Xbox One with a graphical upgrade.

A complete look at all of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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The Games of February 2018

The remakes are coming! The remakes are coming! There aren’t many original games making their way to store shelves in February, but if you’re interested in exploring some of gaming’s greatest hits thanks to some new remakes and remasters, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this month’s upcoming releases.

Sony is rebuilding Shadow of the Colossus “from the ground up” on the PS4, and Square Enix is giving a similar full makeover to Secret of Mana. Atlus is stuffing a wide variety of new content into Radiant Historia to create Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for the 3DS. And Nintendo and Sega are bringing Bayonetta back for another fight against the heavenly horde in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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Bayonetta 3 officially announced at 2017 Game Awards; Bayonetta 1 and 2 coming to Switch

It looks like Nintendo and Platinum Games will be continuing their witchy partnership after the unveiling of Bayonetta 3 during last night’s Game Awards ceremony. Aside from the teaser trailer embedded above, we didn’t learn much else about Bayonetta’s first original adventure on the Switch.

However, Switch owners won’t have to wait long to play a Bayonetta game on the go, as Nintendo and Platinum Games also confirmed that Bayonetta 2 will be released for the console on February 16. The game, which was first released as a Wii U-exclusive back in 2014, will also include a download code for the original Bayonetta. Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will also both be available to download through the Nintendo eShop.

You can find the first trailer for Bayonetta 2’s Switch debut after the break. (more…)

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Bayonetta is now available for the PC through Steam

Well, it looks like the joke’s on us, as what was once an April Fool’s prank has become reality… Bayonetta has arrived on the PC today.

Bayonetta finally makes its way to the PC as a Steam exclusive, complete with support for Steam Trading Cards, Big Picture Mode, Steam Achievements, and Steam Cloud Saves. The game will also feature leaderboards, full controller support, and keyboard/mouse controls. Additionally, Bayonetta on PC will run at 60 FPS during gameplay, and 30 FPS during cutscenes. This version of the game is also capable of running at an unlocked 4K resolution, as well as other graphical options such as scalable textures and shadow quality.

For a limited time, customer will be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition at no extra cost. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes an enhanced artbook (previously included in the Bayonetta: Climax Edition), a five-song soundtrack sampler, wallpapers, and avatars. However, this deal ends on Tuesday, April 25.

“We are dedicated to bringing high-quality, best practice PC conversions of our back catalog games to our fans, and Bayonetta was a great fit.” Said John Clark, the Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for Sega Europe. “Bayonetta is one of the most often requested PC conversions of our games, so finally being able to launch it on Steam is fantastic. There’s more to come!”

Is he talking about Bayonetta 2? No one knows at this point, but Director Hideki Kamiya recorded a new Developer Diary that offers insights into Bayonetta’s development and it’s available after the break. (more…)

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4/1: 8-Bit Bayonetta is a REAL game that you can download for free through Steam

It’s April 1st, which means you shouldn’t believe everything anything you read on the Internet today. But Sega really did transform Bayonetta into a pixelated side-scrolling shooter for April Fool’s Day.

8-Bit Bayonetta is now available to download for free from Steam, and its a Horde-like shooter where players help the Umbran Witch fight back against wave after wave of enemies:

Sega’s favourite Umbran Witch climaxes her way onto PC! Thrill to her signature beehive do in 8-bit pixelated glory! Jump! Shoot! Score! Being bad never felt so retro.

This isn’t the first time that Platinum Games has toyed with the idea of a retro-styled version of Bayonetta. 8-Bit Bayonetta is actually an expansion of Bayonetta: Angel Land, a fake trailer the developer put together for April Fool’s Day 2010.

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Bayonetta 2 gets a price cut on February 19 but Bayonetta 1 will be removed from the box

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If you’re a Wii U owner, you know that it’s been difficult to find a retail copy of Bayonetta 2 during the last 12 months. But Nintendo is about to make your search a bit easier as the consolemaker will re-release the game in stores this February at a discount ($29.99)… but without the previously bundled bonus disc that contained the original Bayonetta:

As you can see, Bayonetta 2 is getting a budget-priced re-release on February 19 to get gamers ready for the character’s upcoming appearance in Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/Wii U. While it doesn’t look like the original Bayonetta is in line to receive a retail release, it’s currently available to download through the Wii U eShop for $29.99.

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Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 1 + 2, Just Dance 2015, Fantasy Life, more

bayonettaI think this may be one of the biggest weeks ever for Nintendo’s eShop… and it’s actually almost all due to Nintendo themselves. The consolemaker will release four games tomorrow: Platinum’s action sequel Bayonetta 2, the original Bayonetta, the RPG/life simulation mashup Fantasy Life, and the drawing game Pokemon Art Academy.

But this week will also see the release of…

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS), the latest game in WayForward’s beloved platformer series (and another “Nindie” backed by Nintendo).
  • KORG DSN-12 (3DS), the latest game in the music synthesizer series.
  • Just Dance 2015 (Wii U), the newest game in Ubisoft’s dancing franchise.
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Wii U), one of the best Castlevania games to ever grace the Game Boy Advance.
  • The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins (3DS), a strategy game based on the popular animated series.
  • Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay (3DS), an action that takes place after the upcoming Disney film.

More details on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. (more…)

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