We haven’t seen much of the cooperative mode from Bayonetta 2, but we did know that it was going to be a bit of something special as it had been teased by Platinum Games early on. Today, we finally get to see a bit more of Bayonetta and her arch-rival going at it in a bit of competitive, bad-guy stomping.
Laser Lemming spotted the new screenshots from over on Siliconera, where we find out a few more details about the multiplayer mode, such as players being able to select stages from “Verse Cards”, as well as challenging other players by anteing up “Halos” as a form of betting currency.
While both players will be working together like Riggs and Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon, they’ll also be aiming to acquire as many Halos as possible in order to unlock new characters, new outfits, new gear and new story-mode features. That’s right, whatever happens in the multiplayer can also carry over into the single-player portion of the game.
The tying in of both modes enables players to want to play more in order to unlock stuff to keep playing more. Unlike games from other publishers whose names I won’t name – oh wait, I can name them because I don’t have to worry about any kind of reproach – unlike Electronic Arts, or Activision or Ubisoft, where you usually have to pay to access modes and features that aren’t part of the base game, Platinum Games actually encourages users to play just for the sake of playing; no microtransactions at every turn like in Battlefield 4 or crappy hidden missions that requires $9.99 in order to access the “full story”. It’s all there… right in the full package!
All right, well, look the screenshots for the Tag Climax mode are below. You can scope those out. Need to learn more about Bayonetta 2? Feel free to drop a visit or two to the game’s official website.
Bayonetta 2 is due for release exclusively on the Wii U in October, this fall, following the late September release in Japan.