E3 2014: Yes, That’s Bayonetta Cosplaying as Link, Princess Peach and Samus

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Some cool Bayonetta news was announced at E3 this week. Not only will the upcoming Wii U-exclusive sequel contain a ported copy of the original game (in retail box copies only), but also exclusive bonus costumes that will allow everyone’s favorite shapeshifting witch to cosplay as iconic Nintendo characters, including Link, Princess Peach and Samus Aran.

Better yet, these costumes will alter the presentation of the game in fun ways. For example, in the Link outfit Bayonetta will wield the Master Sword and Hylian shield, enemies will drop Rupees when killed, and the classic Legend of Zelda reward jingle will sound whenever a puzzle is solved. I don’t know what weapons and sound effects the other costumes will add, but I bet they’ll be just as nostalgic.

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From what I can tell these costumes will only be in the original game, not Bayonetta 2, which is kind of a bummer. But I guess PlatinumGames just wants to spice up an older game with something new and unique. And who knows, maybe they have some hidden Nintendo-themed surprises in the sequel that they just don’t want to talk about.

The Bayonetta Wii U combo pack launches this October.

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