Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC news revealed during The Game Awards
8th December, 2017 – Nintendo received a number of honours at The Game Awards, winning the awards for Game of the Year (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Game Direction (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Action/Adventure Game (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Best Family Game (Super Mario Odyssey) and Best Handheld Game (Metroid: Samus Returns). In total, the company won five awards.
But that’s not the only Nintendo news from the annual awards show. During the event, Nintendo revealed a trailer announcing that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development by PlatinumGames, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console. In addition, the critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2, originally a Wii U exclusive, and the original Bayonetta – both also developed by PlatinumGames – will be launching for Nintendo Switch on 16th February. Two retail versions of the game will be available at launch: the regular edition includes the Bayonetta 2 game card and a download code for the original Bayonetta game, while the Special Edition in Europe will include the Bayonetta 2 game card, a download code for the original Bayonetta game, a SteelBook®, 22 Verse Cards and 3 Sticker Sheets. Players will be able to purchase the digital versions of the games for Nintendo Switch via Nintendo eShop on their console or here at nintendo.co.za*.
Watch the trailer for Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch on our official YouTube channel!
Fans of The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild got a new look at the game’s second DLC pack, The Champions’ Ballad, which launched following The Game Awards livestream. In this second of two DLC packs that are part of the game’s Expansion Pass, players are granted access to a large new adventure featuring a never before seen dungeon, new insights into the background of the game’s four Champions, as well as a motorcycle called Master Cycle Zero, which allows players increased mobility when traversing Hyrule’s varied landscapes, once they complete this new adventure. The DLC will also grant access to nine new armour items for players to find as well as the Ancient Saddle and Bridle items. Players who purchase the Expansion Pass for R260 receive The Champions’ Ballad DLC Pack 2, as well as The Master Trials DLC Pack 1, which launched earlier this year.
The event also featured a live performance of the “Jump Up, Super Star!” song from Super Mario Odyssey with vocals by the game’s original singer.
The Game Awards can be viewed in their entirety by visiting http://thegameawards.com/
*The digital versions of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will be available to purchase separately in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. After the purchase of either Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2, the other version can then be purchased at a discounted cost.