Bayonetta is Joining Super Smash Bros

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Bayonetta is Joining Super Smash Bros

Bayonetta has been confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

In an announcement today, Nintendo revealed that Bayonetta will be the final DLC character making her way to Super Smash Bros. It was also revealed that Bayonetta was the "overall number one choice worldwide" in the Smash poll, as well as the number one choice in Europe and in the top five in the United States.

Bayonetta will have two costumes: One with her original appearance in Bayonetta and one with her shorter hairstyle from Bayonetta 2. Her fight style is combo-oriented, with many multi-hit moves. The umbra witch also has four guns - one for each limb.

Bayonetta will be available for $5.99 on either Wii U or the 3DS, or as a bundle on both consoles for $6.99. Along with Bayonetta, Nintendo will be adding the Umbra Clock Tower level.

Bayonetta does not have a firm release date yet, but the developers are aiming for a February 2016 release.

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This news just made my day. Bayonetta gets more recognition she deserves and Nintendo seemed to have actually valued EUROPE's opinion! That's new! I can also totally see her interacting with Pit.

The reaction of fans annoy me a great deal. I get the anger about Corrin but what's so bad about Bayonetta? People are even voicing doubts she did well on the ballet. I'm finding it petty and more than a little ungrateful.

I'm surprised Nintendo did this considering how E/T Smash is. Does this mean we can have Travis Touchdown?

I... I... I....
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Really? And it's going to keep it's E rating?

Hades:
This news just made my day. Bayonetta gets more recognition she deserves and Nintendo seemed to have actually valued EUROPE's opinion! That's new! I can also totally see her interacting with Pit.

Europe confirmed to have good taste. I was hoping she would get in since Bayonetta 2 was announced to be Wii U exclusive.

Hades:
The reaction of fans annoy me a great deal. I get the anger about Corrin but what's so bad about Bayonetta? People are even voicing doubts she did well on the ballet. I'm finding it petty and more than a little ungrateful.

Eh, some people are disappointed that their pick didn't get in. Fair enough. I'm disappointed that Banjo and Kazooie didn't get in, but I'll live.

Corrin, though...really? Another FE character? Really?

Aside from Bayonetta... doing her usual thing, there's also the fact she uses actual guns to fight. The reason why Snake didn't use guns and stuck to explosions in Brawl was because guns would look too violent.

Also, WHAT?!

Souplex:
I'm surprised Nintendo did this considering how E/T Smash is. Does this mean we can have Travis Touchdown?

Yes please! They'd have to get an okay from Suda51 and he wouldn't be able to swear or create geysers of blood with every swing, but other than that it could potentially work. Maybe he could use his bike for his Final Smash.

This is awesome. I'm just hoping that a Bayonetta amiibo gets made at some point. I'm hoping for one with her outfit from Bayonetta 2 but I'd settle for her original outfit. Still holding out hoping for my genie Shantae.

C'mon, Sakurai. All I wanted out of Smash was Lamar from GTA V. Was that really too much to ask?

P.S. Thanks

MarsAtlas:
This is awesome. I'm just hoping that a Bayonetta amiibo gets made at some point. I'm hoping for one with her outfit from Bayonetta 2 but I'd settle for her original outfit. Still holding out hoping for my genie Shantae.

They confirmed in the Smash Direct that a Bayonetta amiibo will be out eventually, but they didn't announce a release date. I'm guessing it will be sometime next year.

And sadly, they also said Bayonetta is the last new fighter for the game.

While I don't have a WiiU (yet anyway), the addition of Bayonetta to Smash is a pleasant (and frankly, completely expected) surprise. I mean, I'd wager Bayo 2 sold like hotcakes for the WiiU, so adding Bayonetta to Smash 4 is a no-brainer from Nintendo's perspective.

My personal choice was Shantae, but I'm happy with the choice.

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So happy! :D

MarsAtlas:
This is awesome. I'm just hoping that a Bayonetta amiibo gets made at some point. I'm hoping for one with her outfit from Bayonetta 2 but I'd settle for her original outfit. Still holding out hoping for my genie Shantae.

Then do I have some good news for you :D

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Awesome! My vote mattered!

Other than that, I guess they were saving the best for last... and we almost kept her waiting...

The Usual Suspects on Twitter are now claiming her as a feminist icon, and alleging that "misogynists" are angry at her inclusion.

The Fire Emblem character, now THAT was a bad choice.

Andy Shandy:
Then do I have some good news for you :D

marioandsonic:
They confirmed in the Smash Direct that a Bayonetta amiibo will be out eventually, but they didn't announce a release date. I'm guessing it will be sometime next year.

Awesome!

And sadly, they also said Bayonetta is the last new fighter for the game.

Please excuse me while I cry myself to sleep ;_;

So, is she still going to do the thing where here hair suit thing comes off to a large scale attack?

I was hoping for Shantae, but I'm okay with this. I guess the floodgates really are open with the likes of Bayonetta and Cloud on the roster.

EDIT: Completely missed the mention of no more characters. I has a sad now.

dirtysteve:
The Usual Suspects on Twitter are now claiming her as a feminist icon, and alleging that "misogynists" are angry at her inclusion.

Oh, isn't that just adorable. That turnaround was so fast it gave me whiplash. Guess they saw which way the wind was blowing for that particular debate.

Neverhoodian:

dirtysteve:
The Usual Suspects on Twitter are now claiming her as a feminist icon, and alleging that "misogynists" are angry at her inclusion.

Oh, isn't that just adorable. That turnaround was so fast it gave me whiplash. Guess they saw which way the wind was blowing for that particular debate.

Huh, I guess you two must've missed Leigh Alexander's comments about Bayonetta, from October last year:
https://twitter.com/leighalexander/status/521796696934981632

Welp, guess now Yahtzee has to review it. He has been commenting on Bayonetta never going to be in Smash, and now that she is, I think he might have to face it and review it.

-Dragmire-:
So, is she still going to do the thing where here hair suit thing comes off to a large scale attack?

Yes and no. Bayonetta 2's version of that kept some clothes on and they're going with that version.

xaszatm:

-Dragmire-:
So, is she still going to do the thing where here hair suit thing comes off to a large scale attack?

Yes and no. Bayonetta 2's version of that kept some clothes on and they're going with that version.

Nice to hear they can stay true to the character.

I still need to try Bayonetta 1 and 2, they look very fun.

IceForce:

Huh, I guess you two must've missed Leigh Alexander's comments about Bayonetta, from October last year:
https://twitter.com/leighalexander/status/521796696934981632

Intriguing. But then, it is to be expected that there be differing viewpoints within a group as large and diverse as the GameJournoPros. Hell, I even hold some of them in high esteem, such as George Weidman of Super Bunnyhop. I was merely commenting on what I perceived to be the most commonly held opinion amongst them at the time:

marioandsonic:
Corrin, though...really? Another FE character? Really?

To be fair, the onslaught of Fire Emblem isn't anywhere near as bad as the onslaught of Pokeymanns.
Most of what they did with Charizard would have been perfectly applicable to Ridley, and we desperately need Ridley. We don't need Charizard, Lucario, Mewtwo, and Greninja.

Can someone help me? I watched the direct inside my car, and now I desperately need like 50 gallons of Clorox to clean the stains out of... well, everything, really. Cloud was pushing my limits enough; Bayonetta's a Climax.

JenSeven:
Welp, guess now Yahtzee has to review it. He has been commenting on Bayonetta never going to be in Smash, and now that she is, I think he might have to face it and review it.

Actually, he already reviewed it while stating why he doesn't want to give an actual review on it, and as someone who despised his Brawl review, I actually like the refreshing honesty and straightforwardness of his newest standpoint.

-He doesn't like Fighting games at all (though I feel like he'd enjoy Punch Out)
-He doesn't like Multiplayer games very much, particularly since most people make him uncomfortable.
-Gratuitous Fanservice, particularly Nintendo's, doesn't automatically equal a sale with him (though he isn't as autobiased as his haters like to think he is).

Adding Bayonetta wouldn't change his perspective at all from what I am aware. Adding a Single Player Story Mode would do it (which is why he bothered with Mortal Kombat X, even noting how he hated having to play it and how Smash 4 avoided a direct paddling because of it), but that ship has long since sailed.

I wanted Wonder Red...

So this only make me happy that our lord and savior Platinum Games got their mascot in. What an incredible inclusion that left me awe struck and screaming.

I voted for Bayonetta in the Smash ballot, but it felt like I threw my vote away. I thought Shovel Knight or Banjo would've made more likely picks. That being said, I love being wrong. Cloud surprised me, but I'm OVERJOYED for Bayonetta.

Christmas came early! :D

That's it, the "unexpected character in Smash" joke is officially dead. Sakurai murdered it with a Mega Man and Pac Man, eviscerated the body with Ryu and Cloud, and reduced it to ash with Bayonetta.

Yes. Yes. YES. YESYESYES!

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Sorry, just getting into character. To sum up: HELL YES.

I recently became a huge fan of Bayonetta and Platinum Games in general, so i'm super Hyped for Bayonetta in Smash.

Her fighting style seems REALLY fun to play too. Move over Mario, i have a new main.

Yahtzee has had his fingers crossed for Bayonetta to be in Smash Bros for the last year (despite not liking Smash, of course)
I wonder if he'll address this in any way.

No.

Stop it.

I already bought your shitty console because it was the only way to play Bayo 2, you're not going to get me to actually like the damn thing.

So, with this announcement, it's confirmed that they won't be adding anyone else to Smash 4... and Marvel VS. Capcom is in Limbo now that they'd have to deal with Disney... Looks like there aren't any fighting game announcements I give a crap about until they finally announce Dan Hibiki as DLC for Street Fighter 5.

LordLundar:
My personal choice was Shantae, but I'm happy with the choice.

Neverhoodian:
I was hoping for Shantae, but I'm okay with this. I guess the floodgates really are open with the likes of Bayonetta and Cloud on the roster.

EDIT: Completely missed the mention of no more characters. I has a sad now.

dirtysteve:
The Usual Suspects on Twitter are now claiming her as a feminist icon, and alleging that "misogynists" are angry at her inclusion.

Oh, isn't that just adorable. That turnaround was so fast it gave me whiplash. Guess they saw which way the wind was blowing for that particular debate.

I have also voted for Shantae. Still, Bayonetta is a great addition.

I am not a fan of her (I don't like teases) but she is a great character. Her games are a lot of fun, and the ballot results confirmed her reputation. Great job, Nintendo!

JenSeven:
Welp, guess now Yahtzee has to review it. He has been commenting on Bayonetta never going to be in Smash, and now that she is, I think he might have to face it and review it.

Also:

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crimson5pheonix:
I... I... I....
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Really? And it's going to keep it's E rating?

Judging by the trailer, she's been censored somewhat.
However, it looks like they really nailed the character. Everything is spot-on, and she looks like she'll be as much fun to play in Smash as she is in her own games.

It's worth noting that I actually voted for Bayonetta, as her games are my favorites in their genre (and Nintendo themselves published the second one).

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