Bayonetta 1 + 2 might come to Nintendo Switch

Did PlatinumGames just tease a Bayonetta dual release on Nintendo Switch?

Published Mon, Jul 3 2017 6:21 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

PlatinumGames and SEGA might be bringing the fan-favorite action series Bayonetta to Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid.

Bayonetta 1 + 2 might come to Nintendo Switch |

PlatinumGames recently christened its new Japanese Twitter account with some fresh Bayonetta artwork from dev Yusuke Hashimoto that may or may not be teasing something interesting. The artwork, pictured above, clearly has red and blue to match the color schemes of the first and second Bayonetta games. Know what else has a red and blue color scheme? The Neon Red and Neon Blue Nintendo Switch JoyCons.

I have to admit that alone is pretty shaky evidence. But wait, there's more! A fan made the correlation and brought it to PlatinumGames' attention in this Tweet, which the developer favorited. Therein lies the teaser.

Not convinced yet? A Bayonetta re-release on the Nintendo Switch makes sense for SEGA. The Japanese games-maker recently promised to revive dormant IPs on all platforms, including PC, mobile, and consoles. SEGA has been busily making good on this promise by releasing two original PlatinumGames titles on PC: the first Bayonetta game, and Vanquish.

Of course Nintendo technically owns the rights to Bayonetta 2. The game was only ever released on the Wii U, and if the sequel does arrive anywhere, it'll be a Nintendo system.

It all makes sense! If PlatinumGames releases Bayonetta 1 & 2 on Nintendo Switch, will you double dip? Or will you be experiencing it for the first time?


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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