Platinum Games Teases Upcoming Bayonetta Amiibo

It looks like the long-awaited Bayonetta amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series is set to be revealed soon. A new blog post from Platinum Games director Yusuke Hashimoto teases a photo of the upcoming figure, in commemoration of Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary. He promises that Bayonetta’s intricate amiibo form will live up to fan expectations.

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We’re coming up on Bayonetta 2’s second anniversary, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with a new figure?

And what better figure than an amiibo?

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.

It would seem that this attention to detail may be one reason why the Bayonetta amiibo has taken so long to become a reality following it’s announcement. Hashimoto adds that Platinum had no expectation that the character would become an amiibo in the future, much less a three-dimensional figure.

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.

Between the announcement of her amiibo and her Super Smash Bros. debut, 2016 has been quite a year for our favorite witch. It’s a dream come true to see her fighting alongside such storied and beloved characters as Mario and Fox McCloud in Smash Bros.

Last December following her surprise reveal in a Nintendo Direct, Nintendo gave the promise that the final trio of Super Smash Bros. amiibo, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta, were in production. With much of 2016 not seeing a whisper of these figures, the Bayonetta amiibo has finally shown a life sign.

Top image: Platinum Games

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