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Platinum Games Shares Bayonetta 2 Concept Art, Explains Haircut

In the latest blog on Platinum Games' website, the developer shares some concept art for Bayonetta, and explains why she decided to get a haircut.

You will also find some concept art for Bayonetta's weapons and face, as well as similar images for Jeanne, seen above.

The designs come from freelance artist Mari Shimazaki, who wrote, "After talking with Hashimoto and Kamiya, the three of us came to the conclusion Bayonetta’s not the kind of girl who’d show up with the same hairstyle for her sequel. A girl can be known to change her hairstyle depending on her mood, so I guess Bayonetta was in the mood for something short. Still, knowing her, there’s no telling when she’ll decide to change it again."

Shimazak also explains that Bayonetta's theme this time around is "solid" which is why her design for the sequel is built with more straight lines, where in the previous game, Bayonetta's design used more curved lines.

You can head to here to see all the designs, as well more details on Jeanne. For more on Bayonetta 2, head here to learn how you will be able to play the original game on Wii U with Nintendo-themed costumes, and here for our hands-on with the game at E3.

[Source: Platinum Games]

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  • Something short? Does that mean the game will be shorter? Eh, it doesn't matter. Action games aren't meant to be long, its about replay value.
  • "more straight lines" Why the ***? Sounds just as dumb as going with short hair. Sounds like they're *** around with the wrong things here. Gameplay better be just as good if not better than the first. Not exactly liking or agreeing with the art direction at all here though.
  • It all looks pretty good. I can't wait for this to release. I might finally finish Wonerfull 101 while I wait.

  • I hope they do an art book for this game as well. I can't wait for Bayo 2 and the anime to come out!
  • But... isn't her uniform made out of her hair? The hair that's no longer there?
  • Hurrah for explanation s? So now whens the release date?

  • I love the new hairstyle.

  • That's actually a really good excuse. I don't mind the new hairstyle but I do miss the cone on her head, it makes her silhouette instantly recognizable.
  • There's one major issue with the haircut. Like all (with the exception of Jeanne) Umbra Witches, Bayonetta's hair is the catalyst through which her magic is conducted. Her clothes are created with it, she uses it to give form to demons when she summons them, and it is used to create gigantic fists and boots as combo finishers. Even Jeanne still utilizes her hair in this manner, even if her catsuit apparently isn't made of head-hair. Without her hair, how do these summoning spells work? It was pretty well-emphasized in the original game that the hair is a critical part of an Umbra's magic. I have no Wii U, but I am very curious as to how this little fact will be explained away.
  • "A girl can be known to change her hairstyle depending on her mood," That's not how that works. Can't just grow hair on command.
  • Scratching days off te calendar.

  • "I didn’t intend to accentuate this part of her in my concept art, but Kamiya said Jeanne looks flatter than ever. He was happy about it too, so that’s fine I guess." Well that made me laugh.

  • Mod

    I think her hair looks pretty cool.

  • Now we just need a SE release that includes the concept art and OST...


  • Yet another pixie cut...celebrities! What can you do?

  • Shame it isn't on PS4 or at least PS3. Sucks. At least until they realize that they've made a mistake. Then tears of joy will follow :-)
  • Anyone remember when this was shown as a Wii U launch title and exclusive and it's just been hiding down in the weeds for over two years now. When is this even supposed to come out?