A lot is riding on Bayonetta 2, more-so than a lot of people seem to realize. Shawn Long of Nintendo Enthusiast takes a look at the impact that Bayonetta 2 will have in shaping Nintendo's future in this video.
to all 7.4 million Wii U owners buy this game or expect me to steal 60 dollars from all you in order for me to buy all you a copy of the game we must make sure this game is success commercially its time to stop only buying Wii U games that are from big Nintendo franchises and take note from our brothers at the 3DS install base on they buy the niche games like Bravely Default, Fire Emblem Awakening, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destines, and Kid Icarus Uprising, and also to put an end to the platinum curse don't make me disappointed in you all
I don't think I saw one period.
knowing me you were lucky to see one XD
There was a period between the 7 and the 4 of "7.4 million". Does that count?
There's no time for periods, we need to inform the masses about Bayonetta so we can keep this beautiful franchise around. But, on a serious note, I do hope Bayonetta 2 sales well and that Nintendo will see that they need to do more mature first party games.
7.4 million Wii U owners FOUND ONE!!!!!!!!!
how about you guys who bought the original buy the game just to show support. Yall dont want a Wii U.
I haven't picked this up yet but the first game was pretty awesome. I agree though that if your a wii u gamer that plays more than kiddie/child games then you should probably grab this game. It includes the original Bayonetta which should be worth at least half the cost. I just can't pull away from Destiny and NHL 15 at the moment.
What version of nhl do you have if next gen is it still worth it with all the missing features? I'm so torn on getting it but feel like I should not by the next gen version and support the half assed effort. Sorry for off topic
I wasn't going to buy this (barely have enough time to play all the fantastic titles that have come out for the Wii U recently). This isn't really a genre I have ever gotten into either. However .... a 10/10 score on Gamespot means it should be on the shelf, and I'm buying. I'll be buying it online though .. only spend $50 and see if I want to spend the extra $10 after that :)
im not sure it will make a difference to nintendo's direction whether this game is a success or not. nintendo are infamous for doing whatever they want, regardless of the trends.
I think Devil's Third is quite a departure, it really doesn't look like a "trendy" game for the genre either. The Nintendo touch will be interesting on this one.. Bayonetta day one, I am looking forward to some Wii U carnage that breaks the trends.
Feel free to buy me one with your $60. I'm broke right now. I want to play it, although I really thought the first one was over hyped, but this one looks much more vibrant. I just don't have the cash, so I'll wait for a price drop. I liked Metal Gear Rising and Vanquish more than Bayonetta 1. I haven't finished the Wonderful 101 yet, as it (like Bayonetta) was a bit too focused on boss fights with not enough level gameplay. I like a boss fight, but I like playing a good level to get to the boss fight. Anyway, one thing that keeps me from trying or re-buying some games on the Wii U is a lack of an accomplishment system... I get hate for saying that, but it's true. Hopefully I can pick up B2 on sale for Black Friday.
$50 if you buy online :)
I was not going to buy it, that is until Nintendo released the bitchin demo. I was sold in under 5 minutes. Goty material. Not saying it would win, but I bet Bayonetta, MK8,SSB, will all be in the running. Oh yeah and SM3DW.
I am hoping it will do very well. I already have my pre order.
Agreed i too hope it sells well! On topic: Its not just the so called lack of blood in mortal kombat which is the cause of the kiddy image its a plethora of things like for example on the miiverse i cant even send a private message to a friend with a swear word in it! WTF??? like for instance once i used the word retarded in a message and i got a warning from the admins! Nintendo is too busy policing and is trying to do the parents jobs! I hate that i cant message my friends with any profanity its ridiculous! and also Nintendo is too blame for all the kiddy orientated marketing they do! for example just look at the design of the game cube console? compare it to the more adult mature looking sleek dvd player/entertainment equipment like PS2! massive difference! like i said its Nintendo at fault here they have created this kiddy image and have failed to realise core gamers like me who began gaming on nintendo consoles from the nes days have now grown up and still love to play nintendo but they target kids instead! which is fine but atleast give is more mature gamers more to play!! Like look at zelda that was a more mature franchise they had but what have they done? they have made that now all cell shaded toon like and kiddy! what's worse is every gen they give us core fans lavish tech demos of zelda looking all mature orientated and they tease us to only then go and release the actual new zelda game with cartoon kiddy like graphics! Twilight princess was awesome and much better compared to wind waker and skyward sword! If you look through the history of zelda you will see the majority of the fans have always asked for more mature themed zelda games hence why they tease us and then give us a more kiddy looking game instead! Nintendo knows the zelda fans want a more realsitic mature themed zelda! Look at metroid, that's a mature franchise, but look at when we last got a metroid game? compare the more mature and critically acclaimed prime series to other m? Nintendo knew they had a working formula with prime and the rise of popularity of fps games and what do they do? they go and give us other me and make the baddest bounty hunter ever into a monologue abusing emotional wreck!!!! seriously WTF??? We should of gotten a prime game on wii u with a fully fleshed out online multi player with leveling up your suit, with customisable colours, weapons etc. And then we have games like Fzero, starfox, etc these are franchises which the core fan base who are now older and more mature and they all LOVE these games/franchises but Nintendo isn't giving us these games! Another perfect example, just about every core nintendo gamer i know LOVED eternal darkness but did we get a sequel? hell silicon knights were practically begging for some one to fund the new eternal darkness game what did nintendo do? jack ish!!! that game with the sanity meter in hd and with the game pad would have been PERFECT on WiiU! Nintendo shoudl of bough the ip or funded the game in full and buy the rights to the ip but no they let it die! Eternal darkness could have been a great way to get mature survival horror fans to buy a wii u but again Nintendo is clueless!! Serious i love nintendo, and i own and game on every platform look at my avatar pic and channel for proof but i am tired of nintendo and the bullshit!! Any how i have my Bayonetta 2 double pack pre ordered and paid off! i hope it sells well but i doubt it. For me the franchise is the best action combo game ever created and i cant wait till it releases.
" they have made that now all cell shaded toon like and kiddy! " Zelda games have always had an anime/toony look to them. Have you seen Links original nose? Don't even, mate.
@ChickeyCantor No that's not the point! zelda ocarina of time was more mature looking as was majoras mask, both were a natural evolution of the snes zelda and the nes one before them. And then came the infamous tech demo of zelda shown on the game cube and it looked again like a evolution of the game but then nintendo released wind waker a cartoon like more childish looking game. Don't get it twisted i LOVED wind waker and liked skyward sword and the ds zelda games but no one can deny that nintendo actively chose to make the art style of zelda into a more kid friendly design. I still loved the graphics/art of wind waker and spirit tracks etc but again like i said above allot of gamers were so excited for the game cube version of zelda after seeing the tech demo! you only have to hear the crowds reaction to the unveiling to see this! And then we got twilight princess which went back to the more traditional look of ocarina of time but evolved anf the game also dealt with more mature themes and i LOVED it for that. Then on Wii they gave us skyward sword which while a good game was massively more dumbed down and was way to easy which along with its art style was clearly for enticing more younger gamers to the zelda franchise. Don't misunderstand me i liked skyward sword but it was a massive let down with regards to game play and design compared to twilight princess the better game and also ocarina. But i can accept maybe the lack of power was a big factor why the wii skyward sword art/graphics was the way it was. So allot of core mature fans were expecting when Nintendo was finally releasing a HD console surely we would get a more mature themed zelda with graphics which are an evolution of twlight princess and ocarina. And when everyone saw the mind blowing tech demo of zelda on WiiU EVERYONE was excited for the zelda franchise again. But lo and behold nintendo again has made it into a more toon like game. The graphics and art look awesome on the revealed WiiU zelda footage but i along with allot of older nintendo fans would have preferred a zelda with the graphics/art along the lines of the tech demo they revealed. While the older zelda games were animated style which i think was just how games looked in those generations, i still feel ocarina was a step in the right direction along with twilight princess. The tech demo looked mind blowing and allot of my older friends who had given up on playing nintendo consoles years ago due to lack of mature games were excited again at the prospect of playing a Wii u hd zelda with graphics like the tech demo which is more realistic. So i dont see how your comment has anything to do with what i said above. Zelda is perfect for nintendo to put out a more mature themed game for the older fans who have supported nintendo since the nes and have now grown up like me. As is metroid and the above mentioned games. Making the art more cartoon like and simplified the core zelda game play for noobs and kids was not the right decision. I think a natural evolution of the franchise from ocarina to twilight princess to the wii u tech demo was perfect. I am still looking forward to the new zelda i am just saying nintendo is to blame for the kiddy image they created.
Will buy day one
I'd love for this game to earn Nintendo some cash, because that way we very well might get the series to continue. Considering how well-received Bayonetta 2 is thus far, it would be a travesty for the series to flounder after this. I encourage any Wii U owner to at least give this game a shot.
Hopefully with Bayonetta 2, the MK8 DLC, and with their lineup going forward the industry will take Nintendo more seriously. Nintendo has gained a valued ally in Platinum Games, who has had nothing but praise for Nintendo's style of input from afar, which isn't to micromanage the developer. My hope is we can see this same kind of valued partnership with Valhalla Games' Devil's Third, and with whatever collaboration they pull off next. Of course everyone is looking at sales of Bayonetta 2, to see if a mature game can thrive on a Nintendo console. Oh man I hope it does, I really want to have the option of getting certain 3rd party games on WiiU.
What's sad is that games do sell on the system, but big publishers(at least western ones) won't bother to make any titles specific to the Wii U. A 3rd party exclusive to the Wii U from ubi or EA would likely do well if it wasn't a crap implementation like some of their early work on the system. I'm personally hoping to see some nice console JRPG's come to the system from NIS or Atlus. I guess X will determine Wii U's fate in that area. I'm also hoping that console JRPG in general doesn't take as long to get going as last gen, and that it's a little more broader than mostly GUST and Compile Hearts. I'll be buying this game when I get back from vacation next weekend.:) I enjoyed the first one well enough, and while I'm not really waiting in breathless anticipation for the 2nd one, I do think Platinum does good work, and deserves to be supported early, rather than later.
i will buy this game after work on friday 24
I'm buying it off the eshop
That was one of your best videos Shawn! My copy of Bayonetta 2 is paid in full along with the collectors guide! I'm ready to help shape Nintendos future.
I have a feeling this going to be one of those games no one buys right away but then kids back on it like psychonaughts, einhander, or eternal darkness... and becomes really expensive on eBay. I however plan to get this game right away, because if anything, looks like a blast to play.
From the reaction from Japan, the outlook isn't good. Please, any WiiU owner care more than Mario & gangs, go buy (and save) Bayonetta!!!!
Sadly I think your right. Some of those games you mention, and others like it had pretty limited production runs though, which is why they were so expensive...albeit rather easy to find. Artificially inflated because noone really traded them in to game stop. It'll probably see decent sales though. Not sure if it'll see enough to "save" the franchise though.
True, my hope though is there are enough sales to entice Nintendo to see that there is a mature market on their systems and and allow 2nd party developers to produce more titles like this. Nintendo may never make these games themselves, but at least with 2nd party titles, they can have a little bit more say in the quality.
There's always hope. All it really has to do is sell to Nintendo's expectations and make a profit. I don't know what they expect to sell, but if they meet or exceed that, then they'd likely continue to fund 2nd party games. They also have X that they're funding, and I have a feeling that will do well with Xenoblade having become a cult hit.
If you download the demo and play it through, I do not know how anyone could not buy this game. Also it is getting some DESERVED hype now. Unlike some other games that were hyped for months and mostly just disappointed.
We need Bayonetta 1's fans on board to purchase this, too. Not just Nintendo fans. There's 2M people out there[including myself] that bought and supported the original; if they really love it then they'll at least buy a copy of the game, as an incentive to themselves to save up slowly for the system itself. Not that saving up $200 takes up much time, though.[refurbished on Nintendo's site costs that little.]
For all WiiU owners, please, please buy this game. Not just to save the franchise, but WiiU itself! Bayonetta 2 is the last AAA WiiU title that doesn't have Mario & gangs. If even Nintendo itself cannot convince you guys to buy a non-Mario/Zelda game, then this prove once & for all that WiiU owners only want Mario/Zelda games. There will be no more 3rd party AAA title for your beloved system.
I know for sure the gameplay of B2 is awesome I mean is Platinum games who made it, just look at MGS REvegeance, but I simple hate this character is just my personal taste so thats why I don't care for B1 and B2, also this is the perfect example if one game can make you a buy a new console we need to wait how that goes if that really is possible. Not joking this is probably the only good thing on the Wii U right now, and no Mario games lost its shine years ago, I'm so disgusted with Mario games right now that it makes want to know nothing about a Nintendo consoles. I remember Nintendo glory days when they release a new Mario it literally takes years to create and the end result was freaking awesome an instant classic! but now is just ridiculous how they put Mario into everything! is just preposterous! it makes sick when I hear Nintendo. Nintendo need to fix alot of things, just to name a few: 1) Fired Reggie, Miyamoto and Iwata (ASAP!!!) 2) Release a capable console for this current era 3) Be open minded give opportunity to other devs and stop milking Mario soo much 4) Focus on SP experience and make mp just a second option, DON'T MAKE MP THE MAIN THING OF YOUR GAME FREAKING RETARDS!! 5) Create new IPs!
You should just stick with Sony and MS for all your gaming needs.Nintendo clearly isn't for you."Get N or get out!"i Or in your case" JUST GET OUT!"
"1) Fired Reggie, Miyamoto and Iwata (ASAP!!!) " sigh. "2) Release a capable console for this current era " Doesn't understand economics 101 after release. Double sigh. "3) Be open minded give opportunity to other devs and stop milking Mario soo much " And how exactly have they not? "4) Focus on SP experience and make mp just a second option, DON'T MAKE MP THE MAIN THING OF YOUR GAME FREAKING RETARDS!! " Yes because Legend of Zelda and Metroid are obviously Mario party killers. "5) Create new IPs!" They have.
1) I can agree with firing Reggie, I haven't seen him do anything relevant for NOA, ever. However, you're batshit crazy if you're serious about firing the other two, especially Miyamoto. 2) Wii U is capable. You'd realize it if you bothered to look past its sheer horsepower. 3) Nintendo is open minded. They're working with a lot of developers to make games, both internal and third party. As for the Mario thing, they won't stop milking him, but who cares? They have a lot of IPs at play already besides Mario. It's you who's not paying attention. 4) Are you serious? Nintendo is one of the few developers that really gives single player campaigns the justice they deserve. It only happens that they also know how to put in a decent local multiplayer component without compromising the single player. Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze are superb examples of this. Don't even get me started on Zelda, or Xenoblade. You're cray-cray. 5) Xenoblade, Last Story and Pandora's Tower were all new IPs funded and published by Nintendo on the Wii. For the Wii U, they already published Wonderful 101 (which is fantastic and another prime example of superb single player game), and they're also making Splatoon. They've also made numerous new smaller IPs for the 3DS. Your statement about Nintendo "needing to fix a lot of things" is completely true. However, the points you mentioned aren't the things that Nintendo need to fix. You're grossly misinformed here.
Firing reggie for what? Reggie isn't just a PR puppet to smile at the camera. He simply works under Iwatas orders to manage the NOA business. People who scream for people of nintendo to step down have a very shallow understanding of what they actually do.
Pre-ordered on Amazon. Was absolutely addicted to the first one. Can't wait to play the sequel. I am a proud Wii U owner and do see a better future for the console. Just wait until Zelda Wii U launches.
When Nintendo is down they explode with ideas. With the new focus on core gamers, and games releasing from Nintendo garage this next year. The future looks great and wii u is far from dead. Zelda u and splatoon are easily my most anticipated games of this gen so far. That with x and devils third. Oh and by the way.......STARFOX!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah I'm glad to see another proud wii u owner, because no one should miss all that, and thanks for supporting bayo!!!! And also some advice to everyone else for this Christmas. I own a ps4 and wii u, and I suggest everyone skip a ps4 this Christmas for a wii u. Wait another year on ps4 and it will be worth it, but wii u is worth it now and only getting better. It's cheaper with free and functioning online, and lots of discounted games with the highest rated reviews so far. The decision is obvious folks. Be like bangoskank and myself and avoid disappointment
I'm actually getting a PS4 next month but will be playing FFXIV and Destiny until February when AAA titles like Bloodborne and Order 1886 are released. Let's not forget The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. There will be a few amazing games ready for quarter 1 2015 to keep PS4 owners busy but, yeah, if you could afford a Wii U I highly recommend buying one. As Bubbamilk mentioned there will be a slew of awesome exclusive titles coming in 2015 that shouldn't be missed by anyone who loves gaming.
Well I'm getting 3 copies. One on eshop and two for friends. Every one else I know is getting it. The game play is really solid. The action is over the top. I don't think this game will change any perceptions because certain people just want to believe that nintendo is kiddy. Also just look at all those cash strapped gamers above then one gamer says he needs another $400-500 console. Hmmmmmm some one is not paying attention to the fact that many gamers are struggling to support their hobby. Seriously nintendo just needs more action oriented games with great game play. Also multiple play styles need to be supported so other gamers can have fun. Smash is sort of a great template. Imagine a metroid that has everything we like about metroid. A 2d level pak a 3d fps adventure/exploration/bounty hunter and a interlinking story for both campaigns. One of them even episode based! Then metroid hunters style multi player with some capture the flag! This would be one hell of a game! Bayo2 has some of these features. It's only going to get better though.
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