AU New Releases: Bayonetta 2 Launches Exclusively on Wii U


Platinum Games’ critically-acclaimed action game Bayonetta 2 will be released exclusively for the Wii U at Australian retailers this week.

The game is a sequel to 2010’s Bayonetta, which was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is included with Bayonetta 2. Like its predecessor, Bayonetta 2 follows the story of the titular Bayonetta in her fight against angels and demons.

The game is one of the few to have scored a perfect ten on GameSpot. Editor Mark Walton praised it for its “stunningly deep, yet accessible combat system” and “relentless, action-packed pacing” in our review. To see what everyone else is saying about it, check out our review roundup.


Fans of Sid Meier’s Civilization series can look forward to this week’s release of Civilization: Beyond Earth. As the name suggests, the turn-based strategy game sees players lead an expedition into space to colonize a new planet. Decisions made early in the game will have a large affect on subsequent gameplay.

Beyond Earth was announced six months ago during PAX East. The game marks the first time a Civilization game explores the future of the human race, as opposed to playing in the past. Beyond Earth’s science-fiction setting will undoubtedly be familiar to fans of Firaxis’ 1999 hit, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, as both share a similar, humans-on-an-alien-world premise.

For more details on games out at Australian retailers this week, check the list below.

October 21, 2014

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox One, Xbox 360)

October 23, 2014

Just Dance 2015 (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U)

Shadow Warrior (PS4)

October 24, 2014

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC)

October 25, 2014

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

Disney Magical World (3DS)

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