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Rumor: GameStop lists Bayonetta 2 for May 1st

Bayonetta-2

Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has been given a release date of May 1st on the GameStop website. This is the first “semi-official” release date announcement for the game so far, as publisher Platinum Games has yet to reveal an official release date.

This isn’t the first time that GameStop has “leaked” a game’s release date before the publisher has officially announced it. These early release date announcements have been known to be right before, although on other occasions they have been known to be wrong. Oftentimes when dates get listed like this they turn out to be placeholder dates, rather then accidental leaks.

Platinum Games has yet to comment on the date GameStop has listed; although they have recently mentioned that they’re tired of people begging for ports to other systems.

What do you make of this? Do you think the date it legitimate? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Gameonfool

    Shame it’s not April the 1st

    • Laud

      … It could be
      That.. isn’t the set date for release you know, it’s literally just a rumor. We don’t even know…

      I need to eat a pizza hut dinner box. I hate pizza hut, but that box is delicious.

      • Christopher Acuna

        o.0

        • Laud

          What? Dude, i got one of those club Nintendo cards so I ordered that dinner box and omg, it’s delicious. That box was so good, kinda chewy but I know that’s not Pizza hut’s fault.

      • DragonSilths

        Well its not a rumor, Gamestop has it as that. Might not be “real” but its real to Gamestop lol.

      • Gameonfool

        Well I know ONE BOX that ain’t so delicious right now

        • Suraj Alexander

          LOL!! ;)

          • NintenScience

            The “X-Brick Done”

          • NintenScience

            lol

  • Nintenjoe82

    I’d love to see a list of retailer ‘confirmations’ of release dates. I am pretty sure that half of them are legit, half are retailers trying to get attention and the 3rd remaining half are trying to trick Nintendo into confirming.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Gotta love when stores put a placeholder date in and the rumor mill goes crazy. Let’s wait for an official announcement shall we?

  • Jack5221

    To everyone begging Platinum to bring this game to other ports. Shut up and buy a Wii U. If you don’t want to buy a Wii U then I’m just going to quote that one guy from Microsoft for all of you. #Dealwithit

    • Hopper200456

      It’s wrong, GameStop ALWAYS does this. They dated Animal Crossing for Jan. 4th 2012. They said that Ocarina of Time, Kid Icarus, and Mario 3D Land were all launch titles. And of course the Smash Brothers thing.

    • Ben Kapferer

      What does this have to do with the topic at hand?

      • Laud

        Nothing and everything.

      • Jack5221

        It mentions that Platinum games is getting sick of players asking for this game to go multi platform rather than Wii U exclusive.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      No you.

    • NintenScience

      Microsuck*

      That corporation sucked when they released the Xbox One with the Kinect…the spying device…

      xd

      • jjbredesen

        Think dirty: Mircro,soft XD

        • NintenScience

          lol

  • Keyser

    May 1st isn’t a typical placeholder date, but I don’t think Nintendo would release this game on a Thursday, so it’s probably more of an estimate, if anything. Also Gamestop has had this release date listed for at least a month. Guess that’s what happens when you take your news from the forums :p

    • Rugmouse

      My thoughts exactly (you ninja’d me!)

    • BIG Franky

      I don’t think its real either, but FWIW Pikmin 3 was released on a Thursday I think…

  • uPadWatcher

    Only Nintendo and PlatinumGames know when Bayonetta 2 will be released only for Wii U. I hope it’s after E3.

  • Rugmouse

    Well, May 1st is a Thursday, which makes me hesitant to believe this one. If the first fell on a Friday (Ninty seems to like releasing games on Fridays it seems) or a Tuesday, I would give this a bit more attention.

    Here’s hoping for a 2Q14 release, though! I think that would be a good time for this one to hit the shelves.

    • Alan Michael Hensley

      actually Nintendo likes to release games on Sundays, I work for GameStop, and I’m pretty sure this is just a placeholder until an official date is announced

  • sharlo galmo

    It doesn’t matter when this game is coming, cause look at this list, so awsome games are comming next year..

    Donkey kong
    Watchdogs
    Bayonetta 2
    Project Cars
    Mariokart
    Smash Bro’s
    Monolithsoft X
    Yarn Yoshi
    Hyrule Warriors
    Fast Racing Neo
    Fire emblem x Shin megami tensei

    • BIG Franky

      until I see a hard set date for ‘X’ …. I will not be believing it is released this year.
      I certainly hope I’m wrong though…

      • DragonSilths

        No duh its not coming out this year…there is a week left in this year…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I think he meant next year. X is possibe for 2014, but Zelda I believe will be out by early 2015.

          • DragonSilths

            I know. But had to point it out lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Fair enough. ;P

        • Simon Stevens

          You knew what he meant and you went there anyway, asshole http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/67/590x/tim-sherwood-449897.jpg

          • DragonSilths

            American? I take it you are? Cause calling me an asshole cause of what I said is typical. Read what I type and move along.

          • Simon Stevens

            Yeah because an American would post an image of an English football manager lol, I was joking, tbh I’d have probably gone there aswell, but I’m an asshole ^^

    • DragonSilths

      Zelda HD will be November 2014. Don’t forget that. Also Miyamoto’s new game? Maybe…?As for Fire Emblem X SMT I say 1st quarter 2015. We only got a teaser revealing they were making it, nothing more…would be nice to get in 2014…but I doubt it. And I agree with you on X. Its to far in development to not come out in 2014.

      • NkoSekirei

        hardly doubt the new zelda would be out this year maybe next year for sure

        • DragonSilths

          You mean highly doubt? And it will be. I bet my Wii U on it.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Say goodbye to your Wii U.

          • NintenScience

            Why?

            Video game delays??

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Delays happen from time to time. If it’s going to be a big open world game, I can bet it will be delayed until early 2015

          • DragonSilths

            Not going to be big open world like Skyrim big. It will be typical.

          • NintenScience

            How is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim an open world video game?

          • DragonSilths

            Let me clarify. I meant Zelda HD wont be an open world game, the size of Skyrim.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah i think it will come out jan-feb 2015, There will be a jan direct that would tell us that it release date would be x-feb.15.

            I don’t want a rushed game, so Nintendo can take as long time as the please.

          • DragonSilths

            Nope.

          • jjbredesen

            Ok i will take that bet, send your Wii U to:

            jjbredesen

            6770 Nordfjordeid

            Haugen

            Norway

            XD

          • DragonSilths

            No. if I was to get rid of my Wii U, I would trade it in at EB Games, not mail it across the damn world. Plus if I did mail it to you, have fun with a bunch of perma banned account on it.

          • jjbredesen

            I would just factory reset it ;P

          • Simon Stevens

            I thought Hyrule warriors was a way of Reggie saying “fuck you geoff :p we ain’t revealing shit on your crappy show”

          • DragonSilths

            I guess. But I am not impressed with Dynasty Warriors Zelda Edition. Dynasty Warriors died off, was always fun at the beginning then gets boring and you stop playing. Its the same thing. (And Zelda is my favorite franchise in gaming, but I have no interest in this) Once you get passed the shock factor of seeing it your like…oh, it really isn’t that amazing.

          • Simon Stevens

            I’ll play it and hope it’s not boring lol but I agree with that, dynasty warriors gets old fast

        • Carlos Coronado

          I agreed because is probably the reason they want to release
          Hyrul warriors a way to say you can play this wild the new Zelda is coming

      • sharlo galmo

        I also think that X will coming in 2015 cause they got enough games for 2014, but you never know with Nintendo cause they are always secretly..but it still a great year for the wiiu!

        • Julio

          Didn’t Nintendo said that X will be coming out in 2014?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It’s scheduled to be 2014, though that’s subject to change at any time.

          • Julio

            Well here’s hoping it comes out this year. Hopefully Nintendo would give us more information in the next direct.

          • sharlo galmo

            Yes they do, but you never know with Nintendo, maybe they need more time. But i hope it still come on 2014.

          • DragonSilths

            That’s what they are aiming for. No way in hell Nintendo is stupid enough to want to risk 2 bad years in a row for Wii U. They want to get out as many high profile games as possible (without rushing) to get Wii U sales up.

        • Krzysztof

          I’m sorry, but “Wii U” and “enough games” is pretty much an oxymoron. The more games in one year the more reasons to buy Wii U.

          • TheAquacharger

            unless it gives you nothing to buy next year. The problem is you can’t flood the market. If Nintendo releases more then one game a month on a console they’ve effectively killed the lesser known titles.

          • DragonSilths

            1 every month is good though.
            January: Nothing
            February: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
            March: Mario Kart 8
            April: Yoshi Land U
            May: Bayonetta 2
            June: Smash Bros
            July: ???
            August: ???
            September: Monolith Softs X
            October: ???
            November: Zelda HD
            December: Fire Emblem X SMT or Miyamoto’s new IP

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Wii U can’t have enough games right now and I think X is going to be one game we can’t do without.
          However, even though Monolith have had plenty of time to work on it, the game looks incredibly ambitious thus may suffer delays and I do not like the way Nintendo keep borrowing Monolith to help with their projects as its just taking resources away from this GOTY material project that we need ASAP.

          • TheAquacharger

            You know Monolith has 108 employees. If you put too many people on a single title it makes it a mess.

          • MujuraNoKamen

            That is a risk but Monolith have been working on a number of projects for awhile now so I doubt 108 people would be developing X, it’s probably a much smaller number but its not fair if Nintendo keeps taking people away from that team working in one of their most anticipated games to fix EAD’s issues.
            Still if they had a large team trying to accomplish as much as possible without interfering with the direction of the game then the game would be finished sooner.
            Regardless of how many people are working on it, I have absolute faith in Takahashi to keep the project true to his vision. I can’t wait.

          • readypembroke

            Like Assassin’s Creed 3

        • DragonSilths

          After the drought Nintendo will not want to take any chances they will open the flood gates and drown everyone in games, forcing them to have to buy a Wii U.

      • WiiUisgaming

        I think Zelda is for 2015

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      X is what excite me the most and second will be Smash Bros.

    • Suraj Alexander

      Soo lookin forward to smash, watchdogs, x and project cars. hope they release a steering wheel for the wii u in time for project cars!!!!

      • Skelterz

        Your a clever pakey make a steering wheel.

        • Suraj Alexander

          I ain’t pakey. no offense

    • RyuNoHadouken

      and thats the problem…they should have been out

    • Magnus Eriksson

      That list is depressingly short. Should be ten times longer.

      • Rinslowe

        Lol… That’s actually a pretty substantial list for me next year. Most of those titles I intend on buying day one if not all – day one purchases. And I can’t imagine getting through them all.
        :)

        • Magnus Eriksson

          If you are lucky and really want every game on that list Im happy for you. I cant say that most of those games are interesting at all.Donkey kong – ok, atleast later but for now im kind of tired from platformers.Watchdogs – looks cool and everything, but wont bother, atleast very likely. Bayonetta 2 – Dont care. Project Cars – Will pick up if its very good. Mariokart – of course. Smash Bro’s – yup. Monolithsoft X – nope. Yarn Yoshi – lol, no. Also its not remotely in the horizon yet. Hyrule Warriors – We well see. Fast Racing Neo – Sure. Fire emblem x Shin megami tensei – Maybe.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            For me, Donkey Kong, probably,, watchdogs, maybe/probably, Bayonetta 2 day one, Project cars, no matter how cool it looks, I loathe racing games, never been interested in them, mariokart, one of the very few racing games I would buy probably, would be my 3rd mario kart game (Snes, DS only two I have and would like the Wii U edition), because it’s fun racing with the shells, banana’s and all that stuff, kinda like smash brothers on a racing track :), but not a day one, smash bro’s yup, day one, Monolith’s X Allready preordered although not official, just placed an order for it at my local games store.

            Yarn Yoshi, err no, just no, Hyrule Warriors doubting, looks fun but not sure what to expect, Fast Racing, same story as project cars Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei, very unlikely, I don’t know the second title and I haven never enjoyed Fire Emblem, nor any other strategic -Chess board- rpg’s, played, most fire emblem games but they got sold again in a few weeks, played most final fantasy tactics, but they got sold in a few weeks, I just don’t enjoy these tactical rpg’s like them.

            Not sure if Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei uses the same system as fire emblem itself, but I expect it to, if not I could look into it though.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Make that 20 times.

        • NintenScience

          220 video games?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Yes. I’m very demanding.

          • jjbredesen

            Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wii
            Action
            Activision
            Q4 2013
            Pac-Man Museum Wii U
            Action
            Namco Bandai
            Q4 2013
            Dr. Luigi Wii U
            Puzzle
            Nintendo
            December 31, 2013
            Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U
            Platformer , Action
            Nintendo
            February 21, 2014
            Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut Wii U
            Puzzle
            Toxic Games
            Q1 2014
            Teslagrad Wii U
            Platformer , Action
            Not Available
            Q1 2014
            Wooden Sen’SeY Wii U
            Platformer
            Not Available
            Q1 2014
            Aban Hawkins & The 1000 Spikes Wii U
            Platformer
            Nicalis
            Q1 2014
            Unepic Wii U
            Platformer
            Not Available
            Q1 2014
            Pier Solar and the Great Architects Wii U
            RPG
            Not Available
            Q1 2014
            Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails Wii U
            Platformer
            Dakko Dakko
            Q1 2014
            Tengami Wii U
            Adventure
            Nyamyam
            Q1 2014
            Shovel Knight Wii U
            Platformer , Adventure
            Yacht Club Games
            Q1 2014
            Armillo Wii U
            Platformer
            Not Available
            Q1 2014
            Luv Me Buddies: Wonderland Wii U

            Oxygene Media
            Q1 2014
            Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Wii U
            Adventure
            Just Add Water Developments
            Q2 2014
            Mario Kart 8 Wii U
            Racing , Action
            Nintendo
            Spring 2014
            LEGO: The Hobbit Wii U
            Adventure
            Warner Bros. Interactive
            Q2 2014
            Watch Dogs Wii U
            Action
            Ubisoft
            Q2 2014
            Soul Saga: Episode I Wii U
            RPG
            Not Available
            Q3 2014
            Bayonetta 2 Wii U
            Action
            Not Available
            TBA 2014
            Child of Light Wii U
            RPG
            Ubisoft
            TBA 2014
            Hyrule Warriors Wii U
            Action
            Nintendo
            TBA 2014
            The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup Wii U
            Platformer
            Gory Detail
            TBA 2014
            Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U
            Fighting
            Nintendo
            TBA 2014
            Gradius Wii U
            Shooter
            Konami
            TBA 2014
            X [Monolith Software] Wii U
            RPG
            Nintendo
            TBA 2014
            James Pond: Codename Robocod HD Wii U
            Action
            Not Available
            TBA 2014
            How to Survive Wii U
            Action
            505 Games
            TBA 2014
            Dream Pinball 3D II Wii
            Pinball
            TopWare Interactive
            TBA 2014
            Mighty No. 9 Wii U
            Action , Platformer
            Comcept
            Q2 2015
            Human Element Wii U
            Action
            Robotoki
            TBA 2015
            Outdoors Unlimited Wii U
            Hunting
            Mastiff
            TBA

          • FutureFox

            “Luv Me Buddies: Wonderland Wii U” ????
            ……. Hahahahahahahaaha!

            Sorry. This just jumped out at me.

          • jjbredesen

            http://luvmebuddies.com/main.html

            Its the game i am most hyped for in 2014, fuck Zelda U, Luv me Buddies will be epic XD

          • Simon Stevens

            That is….. KAWAII!!! <3.<3

          • Magnus Eriksson

            That list looks very long. But its not…

          • jjbredesen
          • Rinslowe

            Hmm hmm hmm…
            :)

          • NintenScience

            xd

      • Nintenjoe82

        I really don’t want to piss on everyone’s bonfire but am I the only who thinks that “Yarn Yoshi” is barely an idea, let alone a game right now. It shouldn’t come in to a ‘must buy’ Wii U games list until we know it’s actually a real game. We saw more of Project HAMMER at e3 2006 than we’ve seen of Yoshi,.

        • Simon Stevens

          I’d of preferred a yoshi’s island tbh

  • Kevin James McAllister

    Just FYI it’s “rather than” not “rather then”

  • Josiah Parsons

    They’ve been wrong before.

  • Graham Gillman

    They also put Skyward Sword up for February 2010.

  • e_rocket

    It would be nice to have it sooner ;-)

  • Petri

    I hope it gets released on the first quarter.
    I have been waiting for this game since i was announced.
    Would be nice if they would announce Bayo 1 for Wii U some time next month.
    But I hope there’s a demo before the game releases.

    • NkoSekirei

      i had mine preorded since march this year

      • Petri

        And I had since June.
        Because my retailer didn’t list it sooner.

  • FackMaaii

    This game is what I am anticipating the most. The first Bayonetta was amazing. I cannot wait any longer! *chills*

  • Jon

    remember the last rumour? Smash Bros this springand then when it was confirmed not to be released in spring, a bunch of morons whining and cried about how the game was delayed/

  • Madmagican

    If it’s gonna release May 1st I’ll be perfectly happy but right now I feel like this date is just a place-holder

  • ACE

    Bayoneta 2 , Ninja gaiden 3, What else Nintento……Wii U needs more core Games

    • uPadWatcher

      The Wii U is gonna deliver more core games. Bayonetta 2 is one of them. The others are The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors (possible of a rated T), Watch_Dogs, Monolith Soft’s “X”, Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem from ATLUS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, etc.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      I know right, AC4, B2, DK, Watch Dogs, X and SMT/FE is a great start but they might be the last hardcore games we see for some time. Nintendo needs to get busy on the new Zelda and Metroid. I’m dying to see what Miyamoto’s new IP is (and that other IP mentioned a few weeks back – they could be the same one though) whatever it is I’m sure it’ll be great but an RPG or a shooter would really help fill the void of mature/hardcore titles in the coming year.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Man I have been hearing that many Sony and Microsoft fans want the game to be ported to their system. If you guys want Bayonetta 2 get a Nintendo console.

  • LoBo_UK

    Interesting , because some retailers in the UK have listed MK8 for April 25th release , question is would they release two big hitters a week apart ?

    • iamserious

      Maybe, two different markets? Idk.

  • alex toschi

    Gamestop has literally listed this as their release date since October, maybe earlier. They just find this out?

  • James Storino

    Sweet, even though I bought the first Bayonetta on PS3 and ended up selling it a few weeks later, I liked it enough and am happy that the second one is exclusive to the Wii U (it needs games like that), and I’ll be getting the second when it comes out. Might even give the first one a try again!

  • TheAquacharger

    You do know Nintendo is the publisher and Platinum is the developer

  • jhell

    how nice a release date for this game

  • discuss

    I played the first Bayonetta for +- 20 mins before deciding that it wasn’t the game for me. I regret that now as part 2 is coming to the Wii U. I should have given it more time.

  • InterTreble

    “Wii U is a console with only first party and only for families and casual gamers”. Please, tell Platinum that Bayonetta 2 is a game for families and casual gamers, and that they do not exist as a company. Haters and trolls are always right… Facepalm forever.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    May 1st, sounds plausible, but who knows whether they are right or not, only time will tell I suppose.

  • Juan Benitez

    Theres a rumor that Minecraft might be coming to Wii U!!!!!!!!!!!! http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/minecraft-wii-u/ by the way Happy Holidays!!

  • Skelterz

    Surely there’s enough egg mayonetta to go round, No says iwata san, Yes says reggie we like that.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    place holder dates are place holders

  • bloodshed113094

    It’s not the usual new years place holder date, but it might be the place holder for games announced for 2014.

  • starwars360

    Cannot wait for this game lots. I love Super Mario 3D World lots, got this game yesterday for Christmas Day present and game is masterpiece. Game of the Year 2013 (beat The Last of Us, GTA V, Rayman Legends and BioShock Infinite). :)

  • Flawless Victory

    Totally pumped for Bayonetta 2! Personally, I’m praying that Nintendo will allow the re-release of the original Bayonetta game onto Nintendo eShop or maybe make Bayonetta available in retail stores for the Wii U. I think the best time to release Bayonetta 2 is after E3, but whenever it comes out…my body will be ready for it. :)