Bayonetta 2 kicks into hair-witch action on October 24

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The long wait for Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2‘s release date is finally over. Nintendo confirmed a long list of holiday 2014 releases, and the stylish Platinum Games brawler is due to arrive on October 24 in North America.

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Bayonetta 2 was first revealed during a Nintendo Direct back in September 2012. It delivers the same mix of combo-driven melee and ranged combat, somewhat in the style of the Devil May Cry series. The game picks up some months after the events of the previous release, with Bayonetta venturing into Hell to rescue a friend that’s been taken away by demons (video games, y’all).

The first Bayonetta was released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It never made its way to Nintendo’s Wii console, but the Wii U release that’s coming in October also includes a port of the first game.