Bayonetta On the Way to Wii U?

Since Bayonetta 2's headed to Wii U, some fans quite rightly think that its predecessor should come to Nintendo's console too.

News by Pete Davison, .

Bayonetta was a fantastic game, marrying slick, satisfying character action gameplay with a camp, cheesy soundtrack and a series of increasingly elaborate homages to past Sega games.

News that its sequel would be a Wii U exclusive came as something of a surprise to... well, everyone, really, but not an unwelcome one; Nintendo's system, while good, has constantly been hurting for good games -- particularly from third-party developers -- and Bayonetta was a solid score. It remains to be seen whether it will prove to be a system seller, but early impressions of the game are certainly very good.

But what about those people who missed out on playing the original, and who are wondering what on Earth is going on in Bayonetta's complex (and arguably nonsensical) lore by the time the sequel kicks off?

Well, the folks at NeoGAF think the original game is ripe for a good port to Nintendo's platform, and consequently have launched a campaign to try and make it happen. This isn't some half-hearted Internet petition, either; the thread in question, dubbed Operation Dead Angel, encourages those who would like to see a port to reach out to various companies on various forms of social media -- including Nintendo's own Miiverse platform, which now plays host to a variety of stunning two-color Bayonetta pics drawn by people who are far more skilled with a GamePad stylus than I am.

The campaign came about following some tweets from the ever-outspoken Hideki Kamiya, game designer at Platinum Games and the man behind Bayonetta. He noted that not only did he think it was a "good idea" to rerelease Bayonetta on Wii U, but also that it would be well within the realm of possibility for the port to be completed before Bayonetta 2's release. Kamiya also agreed that it would be a good idea for Bayonetta 1 and 2 to be bundled together, perhaps as part of a limited edition set.

Kamiya noted that some news on a potential Wii U port of the original Bayonetta would be forthcoming "next week... in game magazines..." so signs are actually pretty good that something is happening; Kamiya has also been actively responding to those talking about the possibility of a Wii U port.

Guess we'll have to wait until next week's games magazines to find out the truth -- is Kamiya really teasing a port, or is he just trolling the fans?

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  • Avatar for cscaskie #1 cscaskie 4 years ago
    I cannot express how quickly I would purchase a Bayonetta 1 & 2 bundle (when I eventually get WiiU).
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  • Avatar for Guy-Guy #2 Guy-Guy 4 years ago
    Would absolutely TRIPLE dip on Bayonetta if the Wii U edition had additional content to it. Amazing game, and had equally a good time as when I first played it on release for 360, and years later again on PS3. This is the game that sold me on Platinum being one heck of a special team.
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  • Avatar for docexe #3 docexe 4 years ago
    It would be great if they made a port or bundle with the two games, but somehow I find it unlikely to happen, at least in the short term. I would buy the game again for the Wii U if it happens though.
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  • Avatar for WarpRattler #4 WarpRattler 4 years ago
    The "next week..." thing is definitely Kamiya trolling; he's done this on many occasions in the past, and you guys aren't the first to report one of those as an actual news thing, either.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #5 Roto13 4 years ago
    Nooooo, you fell for Kamiya's trademark "Next week, in game magazines" deflection! He says that pretty much any time anyone asks him when there's going to be news about something.
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  • Avatar for Wellman #6 Wellman 4 years ago
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  • Avatar for Wellman #7 Wellman 4 years ago
    What would be awesome would be a Orange Box like Bundle where you'd get previous Platinum games like a updated port of MadWorld, Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns and Bayonetta 1 all together in one $50 to $60 package.
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  • Avatar for strongbadsings #8 strongbadsings 4 years ago
    Personally, I think it's not a matter of "if", but rather "when"...
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  • Avatar for jamarcroskey74 #9 jamarcroskey74 4 years ago
    sorry but f*** you man i am still pissed about bayonetta 2 being wii u only i supported you man SUPPORTED YOU on xbox i told people to buy the game i made it word of mouth i posted things about it and posted blogs and then you make it wii u only i....i just cant come back to you...
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