AU New Releases: Bayonetta 2 Launches Exclusively on Wii U

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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.

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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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