It’s been nearly a year since Bayonetta was announced as the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and at the time Sakurai also confirmed that she, alongside fellow newcomers Corrin and Cloud, would be receiving an Amiibo figure of her own. We’ve not heard anything about these new figures for a while, leading many to wonder if they’d been cancelled, but today PlatinumGames confirmed that it is still in production. They are merely taking their time and “working hard to get her just right.”
In celebration of
Bayonetta 2‘s upcoming second anniversary from its Japanese launch, director Yusuke Hashimoto took to Platinum’s blog to give us a little sneak peek at the Amiibo, which you can check out in the gallery below. While he couldn’t share anything more than this for now, he assures fans that Platinum will “capture everything you know and love about Bayonetta” in her Amiibo figure.
“I’m afraid that this little taste is all I can give you right now, since we’re still working hard to get her just right. But I assure you that we’re going to capture everything you know and love about Bayonetta – every detail down to the exact sizes of her glasses and eyes – and bring you an amiibo that’ll meet your every expectation.
“Back when we were making Bayonetta 2, there wasn’t any talk of bringing the game to life in three dimensions like this. In fact, this is the first time a character from a game I’ve directed has been made into a figure. I’m shocked by how well Bayonetta’s essence has been shrunk down to fit in the palm of your hand! What an amazing era…
“I’m really looking forward to the full unveiling of the Bayonetta amiibo, and I hope you’re as excited as I am.”
— Yusuke Hashimoto
You can check out the rest of his thoughts on the Amiibo and some further comments on Bayonetta on
Platinum’s blog post. Are you happy to finally get confirmation that our favorite witch’s Amiibo figure is still coming? Will you be grabbing one for yourself whenever it finally releases? Check out Hashimoto’s teaser image in the gallery, and give us your thoughts on it in the comments!