Bayonetta 2 Amiibo Support and Local Co-Op Confirmed for Switch

Several new features have been confirmed for the port of Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch. Among these are the inclusion of amiibo support, allowing the player to more quickly unlock the game’s various Nintendo-themed costumes, as well as a local co-op option for the game’s online mode “Tag Climax.”

In the original release of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, the player could unlock a series of costumes throughout the game that were based off of other Nintendo series, such as Star FoxZelda, and Mario. The Switch port now includes amiibo support, which allows you to expedite the process of unlocking a specific costume if you happen to have one of the chosen compatible amiibo.

Costumes can still be unlocked in-game the old-fashioned way, so there’s no need to fret about missing out on content if you don’t have the necessary amiibo. The list of compatible amiibo has not yet been revealed.

The Switch port will also include a new local co-op option for the game’s online mode called “Tag Climax,” which was previously only playable online. The mode has players battling their way through a set of enemy encounters planned out using special cards acquired in the main game, which the player then makes into a deck, and bets money on their odds of success in order to earn some serious halos.

Bayonetta 2 as well as the original Bayonetta will be released on Nintendo Switch on February 16th, 2018. You can watch a trailer for the Switch port below

Ascent, an in-development indie title, has just hit Kickstarter starting today. The first project developed by 2Man Game Studio seeks to bring the tense atmosphere of a psychological thriller cinematic experience from the silver screen to your TV screen or monitor, as it is planned to have PC/Steam, PS4, and Xbox One releases.

The title stars a young college grad, Brie, who has just been kidnapped after arriving in New York. Upon waking, she finds some documents that reveal she has two hours — played out in real time — to escape the abandoned office building that serves as her prison. Over the course of the game, you learn of others that have been taken prisoner and are forced to make hard decisions on your path to survival. These decisions shape not only your own destiny, but also the destiny of those around you.

The game itself takes cues from walking simulators (attention to environmental storytelling), stealth, RPG, and survival-horror genres. Currently, there is only the mock-up gameplay seen in the above trailer, wherein you can see a short stealth sequence. While the other influences are not shown in action, they are alluded to on the Kickstarter.

2Man Game Studio is asking for $15,000 and provides a detailed breakdown as to what your money will go toward covering. This mainly consists of hardware and software for both development and business applications. There also seems to be a push to create a community around the title by letting players know about development as it’s underway.

As always, when dedicating your money to a Kickstarter campaign, you should thoroughly look into it for yourself before making any monetary commitments. With that being said, if you’re interested in checking Ascent out, then you can go to its Kickstarter page here.

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