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Bayonetta 2 to release as a standalone game

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According to Nintendo’s official Twitter account, Platinum Games’ action masterpiece, Bayonetta 2 will be get a standalone physical copy on February 19th for an MSRP of $29.99. The game had previously released with a separate disc containing a Wii U port of the original Bayonetta, allowing players new to the series the to experience the full, incomprehensible complex and compelling story, as well as compare the gameplay differences between Bayonetta’s old and new haircuts. I swear it matters. Anyway, individual SKUs of each title had been available on Nintendo’s eShop, but with the recent announcement of Bayonetta coming to Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, as well as getting her own Amiibo, physical copies had become more popular, and thus increasingly difficult for some to find.

For those who haven’t yet played Bayonetta 2, the game follows an Umbra Witch’s quest to escort an annoying British kid up a mountain, and was one of the best games of 2014, period. While both titles are well worth tracking down, the sequel is especially amazing, improving on nearly every aspect of the original’s fast-paced, crazy combo action, and delivering one of the most gorgeous games to be found on the Wii U. This release is a fantastic second chance to pick up one of the best titles you may have overlooked the first time around.

For more convincing, watch the game’s launch trailer below, and for a discussion of Physical vs Digital copies of games, check out our NXpress Podcast discussion!

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