Bayonetta 2 (ベヨネッタ 2 Beyonetta Tsū?) is an action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, with Sega as the franchise owners serving as its advisor. It is the direct sequel to the 2009 game, Bayonetta, and was directed by Yusuke Hashimoto and produced by Atsushi Inaba as well as Hitoshi Yamagami from Nintendo, under supervision by series creator Hideki Kamiya. It was announced on September 13, 2012 exclusively for Wii U, unlike the previous game which was released on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The titular character, Bayonetta, sports a new costume and hairstyle and the game itself features a new two-player mode. The game is also the second Bayonetta product to receive Japanese voiceovers, using the same cast that voiced the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime film by Gonzo. The game was released in September 2014 and includes a port of the original Bayonetta as a separate disc inside the case.
The game has received critical acclaim from many reviewers, praising the overall improvements of the game from the first game.