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 Fox, Zelda, 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: