You might not have guessed it from the name, but there are tons of video games at NY Comic Con, and no gaming presence is more largely felt at this year’s convention than Nintendo.
The chaotic gameplay is a fireworks display of lightning fast moves and gorgeously executed action. Developed by Platinum Games, this sequel looks and plays much like the original. You hit the ground running on the top of a speeding jet, immediately battling demons using a flurry of combos and an arsenal of magic-infused moves that make every encounter an adrenaline-drenched joy to behold. The demo progresses onto a speeding train and eventually a boss battle up the side and to the top of the iconic Empire State Building.
With a full magic gauge, you can execute Bayonetta’s torture attacks, one of which puts the demon on a speeding treadmill with a giant meat grinder at the end. Naturally the demon can’t keep up with the treadmill and he explodes in an ocean of crimson and bone. I had to wait in a long line packed shoulder-to-shoulder for my chance at the Wii U display, but it was well worth it.
Another interesting location off the beaten path of the convention is Nintendo’s competitive gaming room, a place where players compete for a variety of prizes including the grand prize of a limited edition Legend of Zelda Wii U autographed by Eiji Aonuma. I ran into Paulo, the winner of the Grand Championship, who was modest enough to say he didn’t even think he was a good gamer and admitted he considers himself lucky.
As things begin to wrap up during the waning hours of New York Comic Con, we’ll be right here on the floor taking in the excitement until the bitter end. You can check back here with us at Gaming Trend for post Convention news.