Jamie Payne




Nintendo Switch ports of Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 1 and 2 were announced at The Game Awards 2017 before the reveal of the long-awaited   Bayonetta 3. Unlike the sequel, the first Bayonetta will not be receiving a physical cartridge, and will instead be distributed via download code within the Bayonetta 2 package.

However, there is still hope for fans looking to acquire a physical version of the witch’s first adventure. News has surfaced of a Japan-exclusive “Non-Stop Climax Edition” that will feature boxes and cartridges for both games. On top of this, it will feature a steelbook, 22 verse cards, and three sheets of stickers. This edition will cost 9,980 yen ($88).


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It has also been confirmed that a Bayonetta Special Edition will be released in Europe. It features everything from Japan’s Non-Stop Climax Edition minus one important component: the physical version of the first game. More details about the games and this edition can be found at the   Nintendo U.K. website.

This webpage has a small mention of the games’ amiibo support, which is a new feature exclusive to the Switch version: “By tapping in compatible amiibo, you can instantly unlock a number of Nintendo-themed costumes for Bayonetta to wear, weapons to use and more!”

It is currently unknown whether any deluxe edition of the games will be released in the U.S.