Europe Wins Special Edition Raffle, Gets Exclusive Bayonetta 2 Goodies

Sometimes it’s hard being a Nintendo fan in North America. Japan’s Club Nintendo getsĀ all the best tchotchkes, and now Europe is getting a pretty nifty special edition that won’t be seeing it’s way stateside. Announced alongside a slew of other information today, it was confirmed that Europe would be seeing a First Print Edition for the upcoming Bayonetta 2. Why isn’t North America receiving a similar edition? Because Nintendo of America loves the taste of our collective tears.

The First Print Edition is packaged together in a special box made to look like the Hierarchy of Laguna and includes physical editions of both Bayonetta 2 and the Wii U version of Bayonetta. Additionally, it is packaged with an art book showing off the beautiful illustrations featured in the game. No word yet on the price of this version, but Nintendo confirmed that only 15,300 copies of this version would be manufactured. None of which will be sold in America. Want to send us a couple, Europe?

  • Kyle Solmonson

    I find it quite infuriating that Nintendo plays favorites with a specific country/continent to release special editions. This is more upsetting with how lame NOA has been in their “attempts” of bringing over these kinds of things.

    First it was the incredibly dumb idea of having the limited edition for Mario Kart 8 only available at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, making it next to impossible for anyone else out of state, except those very diehard for it, to get one.

    Next is the lack of anything for Hyrule Warriors while Europe and Japan get theirs, it’s only a few weeks away in the States and by now it’s doubtful we’re going to get anything special.

    Now there’s the Bayonetta 2 limited edition, limited to only 15,000, and only being sold to just those in Europe. Why can’t there be enough to sell to any other market? Why is Japan ignored for this, why is NA ignore for this? What is it about Europe that cements the idea they should get treated better then everyone else?

    Why can’t we all get the same love from companies? Ugh, I’ll still get it though, imported the first game months before the U.S. release to play it, and I’m getting the second day one as well. Just sick of NOA doing this crap.

    • Nikola Suprak

      On the one hand, I don’t feel *too* bad as we’re really only missing out on an artbook, which I will be able to look up online. On the other hand, the neurotic collector in me will be quietly weeping himself to sleep tonight because that box would look pretty awesome on my shelf.

      And then on top of all the other stuff you mentioned? PLUS always getting the scraps in for our Club Nintendo rewards?