Bayonetta 2 Direct revealed for Thursday

Nintendo of America has recently shared an image via its official Twitter, announcing a special Bayonetta 2 Direct coming this Thursday – meaning tomorrow. The presentation will kick-off at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT, and will – of course –  focus on the upcoming sequel slated exclusively for the Wii U.

Even if the first Bayonetta game was well-received by critics and gamers alike, its developer – Platinum Games – had confirmed that sales weren’t sufficient to warrant a sequel. Thankfully, Nintendo had stepped in and offered to fund and publish the game itself. As a bonus, every copy of Bayonetta 2 will also come packed with the original game, so Wii U owners will get to experience the entire extravagance of Bayonetta. Bayonetta 2 carries on the action-style gameplay of its predecessor, in which players control the eponymous Bayonetta as she fights against various angelic and demonic using combinations of melee attacks and gunplay. Dodging enemy attacks at the last second activates ‘Witch Time’, slowing down enemies around Bayonetta and allowing players to easily retaliate and solve certain environmental puzzles. Players are also able to use special moves called Torture Attacks, trapping opponents in infernal devices for extra points.

Starting a few months after the events of the first game, Bayonetta and Jeanne are fighting off a group of angels who attacked a city during a parade. During one particular attack, Jeanne protects Bayonetta from a sudden demon summon gone wrong, causing her soul to be claimed by the depths of Hell. Upon a tip from her informant Enzo, Bayonetta heads to the sacred mountain of Fimbulvinter. An entrance to Inferno – the Gates of Hell – is said to be inside and Bayonetta plans to use it to save her friend. Bayonetta 2 launches on September 20th in Japan, October 24th in North America, and sometime in October in Europe. We’ll be sure to update you, once we know the exact release date.