Bayonetta 2 Adds Small Features To Switch Port

by Imran Khan on Dec 08, 2017 at 01:05 PM

Last night at The Game Awards, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced that Bayonetta 1 and the Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2 would be coming to the Switch as a two-game package. Platinum Games then explained a few Switch features that are being added to Bayonetta 2.

The additions are nothing earth-shattering, but they're neat. Remember Bayonetta 2's online Tag Climax mode, a co-op arena-based competitive mode that almost no one played? It can now be done over local wireless, so if your friends have a Switch and a copy of the game, you can engage in Tag Climax mode locally.

The game now supports amiibo, including but not limited to the two Bayonetta amiibo from the Smash Bros. line. Platinum's post did not explain what they would do, specifically, but unlocking costumes seems like a logical use.

Finally, Bayonetta 2 will support the Switch's video capture function, a feature that has to be manually added to games and is not just default as part of the system's operating system. If the video capture is anything like the current games that support it, it will be limited to 30 seconds, which is not a ton of time, but better than nothing.

The Bayonetta 1 and 2 ports will be releasing on February 16 exclusively on the Switch. Bayonetta 3 was also announced last night for the Switch, though any expected date was not given.


Our Take
As someone that got into video recording in the first place to post Bayonetta combo videos nearly a decade ago, I am pretty interested in making quick and easy combo clips. Hopefully they can increase the timer a bit, though.