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Submitted by DPAD Dave 227d ago | news

Free Bayonetta with Bayonetta 2 is a US-only promotion

A free copy of the original Bayonetta will not be included in the solus edition of Bayonetta 2 in the UK and Europe, Nintendo has clarified. Instead, the offer will be limited to the US. (Bayonetta 2, Wii U)

Dark_Overlord  +   227d ago
Europe getting the shaft again..... why am I not surprised, most companies nowadays seem to treat Europe as second rate gamers >:(
R00bot  +   227d ago
I'm not sure if it's the same in Europe, but in Australia they're having both games at a lower price, and a discount on the second after you've bought the first. The discount makes it the same price as the both in one pack. Pretty sure the discount is eShop only, though.
KonsoruMasuta  +   227d ago
Europe does get the llimited edition when the US doesn't, though.
ChickeyCantor  +   226d ago
I couldn't care less about the limited edition. I don't see how it's fair though. The art book is pretty cool, but I'm not a collector.

But I'm a HUGE bayonetta fan and ill probably buy some bundle discount or something ( if there is any ).
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RosweeSon  +   227d ago
Yeah like when we got that crap ps4 how early before Japan, shafted!!
PeteyMcPickle  +   227d ago
Makes no difference to me, I've already pre-ordered the first print edition.
LonDonE  +   227d ago
I for one will be telling amazon uk to go screw them selves if they dont give me the bundle one as originally advertised! i have even done screen captures of the bayonetta 2 page where it clearly says i have pre ordered it and it clearly states bayonetta 1 is included!! so i will tell Amazon uk if they wish to keep me, a loyal customer for over 15 years who has spent thousands on games, tvs, consoles etc happy they better upgrade the pre order to the bundle edition!

Or i will take my future business else where! to be honest that's what i am expecting them to do since Amazons customer service is by far THE BEST i have ever experienced! they bend over backwards to help customers and over the years me and friends have gotten lots of free goodies for things just like this.

What's worse is we in uk are already paying more for the game compared to the U.S and now we not only have to pay more but must do it while others are getting it free?? WTF?
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LonDonE  +   227d ago
Just got done speaking to Amazon UK and they have told me in writing and over the phone that they will be honouring the pre order! but what's not clear is if my copy of Bayonetta 2 will come with a disk or digital version of Bayonetta 1, but it will definitely include the first game as advertised on Amazon UK web page.

So I am happy with that result and as usual Amazons first class customer service is second to none! i knew they would honour it, they have never let me down in over 15 years! and since i am getting both games for £30 that's a bargain!!

I already own Bayonetta 1 on disk for the PS3 anyway so getting a 60fps flawless version with 2 is just a bonus since regardless of it being included i would in no way miss out on Bayonetta 2! Bayonetta 1 is by far the best action game ever created! since mastering it no other combo based action game can scratch thath itch! And i just get giddy knowing that i will be playing Bayonetta 2 plus a flawless version of the first game very soon!
Neonridr  +   227d ago
That sucks for sure, but Nintendo may still end up doing something for the EU gamers to offset. Perhaps including a digital code or something. Shame that only us NA gamers get the sweet deal.
mydyingparadiselost  +   227d ago
But EU gets that sweet Limited Edition with both games.... I love/hate you NOA...
trickman888  +   227d ago
Good.
Dunban67  +   227d ago
Pretty poor communication from Nintendo- why did they announce both games available for EU then change it? Most of the big game retailers had been doing pre orders w both games included now they are having to do a 180 and making people upset -
DeusEx-Machina  +   227d ago
I'm getting the limited edition regardless, but Wow, that's a mighty disappointment. Well, I mean the hole thing sounded to good to be true in the first place, but they really could have got this "clarification" out a lot sooner. People are under the impression since E3 in june now that they are getting Bayo1 bundled with Bayo2. I really can't blame anyone now who is going to be upset about this.
legionsoup  +   227d ago
Is this US, or is it North America? The article should be clarified, or it shouldn't be approved in its current state.
Big_Game_Hunters  +   227d ago
Please just guve us that limited edition NoA..
randomass171  +   227d ago
They shafted EU while shafting US. That's a weird method of distribution.
JEW_UNIT  +   227d ago
I'm from the US. I think this region lock thing is crazy. It's 2014, why do people still have to deal with region locking? Bayoneta 1 is already done. All they have to do is change the drm. I'm still irritated about the pokemon exclusive pre-order, but EU deserves something.
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EastOfTheAnduin  +   227d ago
Whats the big deal? Europe can get -

A.) The sweet-ass First Print edition, which NA can't get.

B.) The Special Edition, with both games in separate cases, which NA can't get.

C.) A standalone copy of Bayonetta 2, which NA can't get.

I think peoples definition of "shafting" is skewed or else their geography needs some work.
ChickeyCantor  +   226d ago
But you shouldn't assume people care about the first printed edition.

If NA gets it for free, then why would you assume I care about the "special edition"?

Gaming is a luxury and while I'm willing to pay for the first game ( which I absolutely love ) I do think this treatment is absolute sh/t.
EastOfTheAnduin  +   226d ago
But, we are not getting it for "free". We are paying normal, full-retail price of $59.99 for 1 & 2. We don't have an option for a cheaper, standalone version.
You can buy Bayonetta 2 for £32.99 at Game, the same price as Wii Sports Club. Wii Sports Club in NA is $39.99. So, we are actually paying $20.00 for our "free" copy of Bayonetta 1, with no cardboard box and no second game case.
Maybe you shouldn't assume that people in NA automatically want to pay $20.00 for their "free" copy of Bayonetta 1. We should have the same (better, in my opinion) options that you do.
Rampaged Death  +   227d ago
Still says on Amazon description that the second includes the first one. Nintendo really need to clarify what includes what.
vengeance  +   227d ago
https://microsite.nintendo-...

What am I missing here?
Says both 1 and 2.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   227d ago
The article fails to mention that the Solus edition is only one edition out of at least three, and that the other editions come with the game.
DarkKaine  +   226d ago
Pre-order cancelled.
I'm really pissed off at them for this shit.
I wanted to support them but of course there had to be some bullshit standing in the way of having something perfect.
Hope the game sells incredibly shitty in Europe so they can learn a lesson or two.

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