With the next Nintendo Direct focusing on Bayonetta 2, will the titualr character make an appearance in Super Smash Bros?
That would be sweet ... but would have been better if Smash Bros came out before Bayonetta 2 so it would work as advertising for Bayonetta.
I don't think so, I believe the roster was roughly planned out before Nintendo even made the partnership with Platinum for Bayonetta 2
http://www.infendo.com/smas... Sakurai started SSB4 planning in Spring 2012. Started development summer 2012. TW101 at E3 2012 then Wonder-Red as a trophy. Bayonetta being in is really possible considering Zero Suit Samus animation.
Bayonetta is to violent and naughty to be in a game with Mario.
Imagine you think the direct is over, then the smas bros flame cross animation happens.
Smash does come out first, on 3DS in Japan. It would make sense for her inclusion for marketing purposes. I'd love it.
We've had this rumor every time there's a Nintendo Direct for a specific game. Wonderful 101 everyone said Wonder Red. Pokemon X and Y everyone said MewTwo. Hyrule Warrior's everyone said there'd be a Zelda character. And every time we've got nothing. It's not off the table, but it's incredibly unlikely if past directs are anything to go by.
True, but those franchises have representation in Smash, whether as a character or trophy. Bayonetta representation in Smash would be a good way to entice Nintendo fans to play her game.
I'd have thought they'd at least put her in as an assist trophy or something.
No. No they wont. Tends to be 1 mascot per third party. Sega already has Sonic.
Just want to point out that Sega technically didn't have a hand in Bayonetta 2 on the wii u, and that that would make her more like a Platinum Games representative this time around even if Sega does own any part of the rights to the IP.
Pretty sure Sega still owns all of the IP. Correct me if Im wrong though.
Nope, Nintendo owns the Bayonetta IP now. They bought it and took over development of the sequel once Sega cancelled it, hence it being exclusive to the Wii U. Edit: It should be noted that this is also the likely reason why the original Bayonetta is being bundled in with Bayonetta 2 all of a sudden after three years of ignoring a Nintendo console.
You got a link for that? Would be major news if true.
I believe Sega still owns the franchise and Nintendo just saved it from cancelation and helped with then development and are publishing the game themselves.
Platinum owns the IP and I believe Sega just has publishing rights.
No, you're right; Sega, as far as I know, still has rights to the ip. Just not to Bayonetta 2, in particular, because Sega didn't put any funding forth for it, nor did they aid in the development process of it. Hence, if the version of Bayonetta from Bayonetta 2, the one with short hair, made it into Smash, it would be more a representative of Platinum than of Sega.
I thought Nintendo bought the IP? Must have been mistaken.
I want to believe that she will be. I really want to. But the fact of the matter is, she doesn't technically meet the one actual requirement needed to get in. Sakurai himself stated, in a past interview, that the only base requirement there is for a third party to be considered for Smash, is that they have to have had at least one game on a Nintendo system prior to the latest Smash games' release, and after that it's all down to whether or not Sakurai-san feels that he can make the character work well, and feel at home in, a Smash title. Bayonetta doesn't hit that "past game on a Nintendo system" criteria. Of course, Sakurai could always make an exception and put her in simply because she has had her Wii U debut planned for almost as long as the latest Smash has been in development, and even with the leaks so far it's been said that there are at least three unrevealed characters to go, but.... I'm not holding my breath, that's all. I'll be over the moon with happiness if she does get in, though.
It's a great idea and by the time SSB4 comes out Bayonetta 2 will be out everywhere. While I really doubt it will happen having Bayonetta and Wonder Red might be a way to get new owners (and some current ones) interested in Bayonetta 1/2 and Wonderful 101.
Doubtful, smash has a hard time staying T Bayo would shoot that into the Ms. My theory is Zero suit Samus WAS Bayonetta but they changed it.
Look. Nintendo has a "feel" that they're into. Half-naked women that are extremely provacative and the only clothing she has is her hair is not...Nintendo. Just saying... :-/
And yet Bay 2 and Devil's Third are fully funded by Nintendo. The stigma of Nintendo not liking mature games on their system is a dying belief, my friend. Oh, and let's not forget the skimpy new alternate costumes that Zero Suit Samus has this time around, hmm?
From the article: "She is not a third-party character like Snake and Sonic were in Brawl, she is a bonafide Nintendo character now . . ." Bayonetta is not a Nintendo character, nor does Nintendo own the Bayonetta IP. Those rights go to SEGA. Nintendo has ownership of Bayonetta 2 as an installment, but that's it.
I think Bayo could be a skin of ZSS. Not a new character, but still included.
For those arguing that Bayonetta would be too suggestive for the game, her sexuality actually does not define her personality, her playfulness and nonchalance does. Her sexy scenes and "nude attacks" are controversial aspects of Bayonetta, but her character development can survive with them. Most people who haven't played her game judge her based off trailers and the more "notorious" scenes of the game, but if they played through the game, they would see that she is not always like that. In fact, she's more badass than that. If Snake can be toned down for the sake of being included in Smash, so can Bayonetta. So if she were to not make an appearance, it won't because of her sexuality, but because of time constraints or Sakurai preferred other options.
*survive without them
I don't think we'll get Bayo but I could see Luka making it in with Bayo being his Final Smash.
If the leak is 100% then no... also they wanted to limit 3rd-Party characters as is so very slim to none chance she gets in. Or just add here in as DLC along with Rayman.
Nope. They're just going to sit and let us watch them play... I knew no chance for smash, but I thought maybe a demo. No.
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