Bayonetta on Wii U, bundled with the retail version of Bayonetta 2, should be seen as a Special Edition version of the game, Isao Negishi, director of the Wii U port has said.

"Those who saw our Wii U Bayonetta announcement at E3 can agree we didn't just make a simple port of the first game," Negishi wrote in a Bayonetta blog. "This special Wii U edition gives you all the thrills of the original, plus a ton of exciting, new features."

The Wii U version features costumes inspired by Nintendo heroes and heroines, all said to be carefully checked over by the game's original director, Hideki Kamiya.


Put on your Peach costume and you'll be able to summon Bowser. The villain's arms and legs unleash devastating attacks on the enemy.


Bayonetta will be able to use the Master Sword, slicing enemies clean in two. The costume will also change some of the game's sound effect, introducing the classic Zelda jingle as well as others taken from A Link to the Past.


Taken from the first Metroid game, the Samus suit gives Bayonetta the ability to put the visor up or down during cut scenes. It's a bit of fun, rather than offering any gameplay changes.

See the new costumes in action below.


Bayonetta 2 launches in October.