The dual pack of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are set to launch on Feb. 16 for the Nintendo Switch, where the over-the-top action games will look much better compared to the Wii U.
Aside from the graphical upgrade, the re-released first two titles in the Bayonetta series come with other changes that will make them worthwhile pickups for both fans and newcomers to the franchise.
What's New In 'Bayonetta' And 'Bayonetta 2'?
The most significant change in Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch is the frame rate of the two games. Both titles will run at 60 frames per second on the hybrid console at a native 720p resolution on both docked and undocked playing modes. In comparison, on the Wii U, the games fluctuated between 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second, which dampened the experience at certain times.
Nintendo Life created a video that played the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of Bayonetta 2 side by side, and the difference in graphics is clear. The video also revealed faster loading times for the hybrid console, which should make gameplay feel more fluid.
It has also been previously revealed that Bayonetta 2 amiibo support will be available to unlock costumes and weapons that can also be acquired through normal gameplay. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will also add touchscreen controls and will offer local and offline version of the title's Tag Climax multiplayer mode.
'Bayonetta 3' Coming Soon As Nintendo Switch Exclusive
The Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 dual pack for the Nintendo Switch is a precursor to the arrival of the next game in the franchise, which was teased last December at The Game Awards 2017.
No less than Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé unveiled the Bayonetta 3 trailer at the annual event. The game will be developed by Platinum Games, which is the same studio behind the first two entries in the series.
The details about Bayonetta 3 are scarce so far, though the speculation is that it will not launch until at least 2019. In the meantime, fans of the Umbra Witch will have Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the Nintendo Switch to play at home or on the go.
Bayonetta 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, which follows recent reports that developers are finally seeing the potential of the hybrid console. In a survey at the Game Developers Conference, results revealed that there will be four times as many Nintendo Switch games this year compared to last year.