(Update) Bayonetta I & II will vanish from the Japanese and European Nintendo Wii U store next week


S&M witch rides into the night

[Update: In a statement to US Gamer Nintendo has confirmed that Bayonetta 1 and 2 will be leaving the US Wii U eShop on September 19, as well.]

A notice has appeared on the Nintendo eShop page for the Wii U release of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, announcing that both titles are to be de-listed next week, rendering them unable to purchase in future.

At the time of writing, the de-listing does not appear to be in effect for the North American eShop equivalent but, as of midnight on September 18/19 (respectively) both titles in PlatinumGames hack 'n' slash series will be spirited away from digital sale in Europe and Japan.

Of course, this doesn't mean players in these territories can't experience the joys of these high-violence, high-fashion games, as both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are still available for Nintendo Switch. Still, it's a shame to see the titles quietly disappear from a platform that brought them much fame, particularly in the case of the sequel.

Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be removed from Wii U eShop [Gematsu]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Bayonetta   (13)   From our database:

  • Review: Bayonetta (Switch) - CJ Andriessen
  • This Switch overview trailer is a great intro to Bayonetta - Jordan Devore
  • Nintendo Switch features and pricing detailed for Bayonetta 1 and 2 - Jordan Devore
  • Japan is getting a Steelbook 'Non-Stop Climax Edition' of Bayonetta 1 and 2 for Switch - Rich Meister
  • Bayonetta 1 and 2 are heading to the Switch! - Dan Roemer
  • It looks like a Bayonetta & Vanquish two pack is coming to PS4 and Xbox One - Rich Meister
  • Bayonetta headlines August's Games with Gold selection - Peter Glagowski
  • The original Bayonetta gets a stealth release today on Steam - Chris Carter
  • Making Bayonetta almost destroyed Platinum Games - Zack Furniss
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Bayonetta #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #Online #Platinum Games #Sega #Wii U



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!