Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto has commemorated the Wii U exclusive’s second anniversary by teasing the progress that has been made on the femme fatale’s amiibo.
Masahiro Sakurai had confirmed late last year that amiibo were being developed for Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud, Fire Emblem Fates protagonist Corrin and Bayonetta, who arrived as the final three downloadable content characters to be released for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
“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,” Hashimoto writes. “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…”
That we have only just caught a glimpse at the Bayonetta amiibo’s design has raised suspicion, given that Nintendo has been openly sharing their amiibo plans around next year’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the series’ 30th anniversary.