Platinum Games Gives Bayonetta 2 a Wii U Makeover

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For Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games has given the game’s titular heroine a makeover, including a new hairdo and costume. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but previous trailers have been careful not to show Bayonetta’s character model above the waist. However this week at E3 the new-look Bayonetta has finally been revealed in full.

Everybody’s favorite witch with magical, transforming hair has trimmed her old beehive do down to a shorter cropped look. She also has changed up her wardrobe, with cutouts along the back of her tights revealing more of her long, sensuous legs and an accent color change from red to blue for her guns and accessories, among other minor tweaks.

But Bayonetta’s makeover goes well beyond fashion. She’s bringing new weapons and abilities to the party, including new torture attacks and an ability called Umbra Climax which allows her to use magic points to summon demons into the fray. Fellow Umbra Witch, Jeanne, will also assist as a non-playable character for special combo strikes. Last but not least, players will have the option to control Bayonetta’s new moves entirely from the GamePad touch screen. (Don’t worry, a standard control option will be available.)

Take a good, long look at Bayonetta’s costume changes now because it’s still going to be a while before you’ll actually be able to put her new do into action. Bayonetta 2 won’t be ready for Wii U launch until sometime in 2014.

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