Bayonetta 2 is easily one of the best games of the current generation, and what made it that much better was the fact that it came with an upgraded version of the original title for free. However, despite high critical praise, the physical version of the game has quickly become something of a collector’s item, as it has sold out across the US. It seems that Nintendo has heard the cries of Wii U fans and is promising a restock of the hard to find game, but with one major omission this time around.
Bayonetta 2 will be released as a standalone title, taking out the bonus disc that contained the first game. This is definitely a tough thing for fans who might want to play through both games to get the entire experience, but Nintendo is at least helping with a fairly hefty discount.
Instead of the usual $59.99 price tag, Bayonetta 2 standalone version will only cost $29.99. Considering that current copies of the game, with its bonus disc, go for well over the original $59.99 asking price, it’s great to see Nintendo willing to drop the price in any way, let alone by half.
Missing out on the original game is pretty hard to deal with though, especially if you missed it entirely when it was released on PS3 and Xbox 360. Copies of those versions can be found for much cheaper though, so it might be worthwhile to just get caught up on there.
Of course, fans are gobbling up all the copies they can to get ready for the character’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Prices are surely heading upward the closer to release that DLC gets. Whether they’ll go back down afterward is anyone’s guess at this point.
Bayonetta 2 standalone version launches exclusively for Wii U on February 19th for $29.99. And if you don’t want to deal with any of this mess you can always grab either title digitally from the Nintendo eShop.