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Bayonetta 2's Cosplay Closet | Peach, Fox, Samus and more - Taking a look at Super Mirror 64-2

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Bayonetta 2's Cosplay Closet | Peach, Fox, Samus and more - Taking a look at Super Mirror 64-2

With four Super Mirrors available in Bayonetta 2 (although only one that we can talk about currently), there's a fair bit of opportunity to play dress-up in Platinum's madcap action bonanza. To give you an idea of what to expect, hit the jump for a bunch of gameplay footage of Bayonetta in action, dressed in a variety of costumes and outfits from Super Mirror 64-2.

The Super Mirror's are all available at different intervals via Rodin's shop -- The Gates of Hell -- and the Mirrors themselves all cost 100,000 in currency. Unfortunately, you only get one costume included in that price (for 64-2 it's Fox's outfit), and every other costume costs another hundred grand as well. Cosplaying is an expensive pastime when you're an Umbra Witch.

Bayonetta 2's Cosplay Closet | Peach, Fox, Samus and more - Taking a look at Super Mirror 64-2

The effects that the costumes have on the game itself are fairly minimal -- this is pure bonkers fan service, and there's nothing wrong with that. Most of the little changes are cosmetic, but there's something undeniably grin-inducing about rolling a Morphball about the place, or kicking the butts off of angels and demons with a set of tiny Arwings.

I still can't give it a score. I can't even talk about the second two-thirds of the game at this juncture. But nowhere on my long list of coverage restrictions does it say anything about evangelising or declarations of delighted adoration.

So here's a terrifying picture of me cradling my Wii U Gamepad in a visual representation of my feelings on the game having played it to completion twice now...

Bayonetta 2's Cosplay Closet | Peach, Fox, Samus and more - Taking a look at Super Mirror 64-2

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smashbrolink  Sep. 9, 2014 at 20:17

I remember seeing Something in the recent Bayonetta direct that I'm hoping you can confirm for me...
During the part where they were showing off game play with the Link costume, there was a couple of brief moments where it looked like Bayonetta just stood still and took an attack, and the tiny Hylian shield on her arm blocked the incoming damage.
Can you confirm whether or not that's possible?

Last edited by smashbrolink, Sep. 9, 2014 at 20:19
MattGardner  Sep. 9, 2014 at 23:14

It's an active parry as shown in the vid above. With the Link outfit equipped, if you nudge the L-stick towards an attack just before it strikes you, you'll parry with the little Shield (there'll be a circular Umbran effect too). Timing is basically equivalent to triggering Witch Time. It's a little fiddly, and I'd only really recommend it when you're facing one or two foes and can face up to attacks.

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