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Bayonetta 2 easter egg in Switch Ver. - Could hint that Rodin will be in Smash

Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks to HylianSeven for pointing this out when he saw it on Twitter. Several posters here have noted that this message appears in Bayonetta 2 on Switch when you use certain amiibo — and apparently this message wasn't in the WiiU game:


Smash's first black man incoming? (Don't post Mr. Game & Watch, please — you know what I mean, lol)

Edit: A few posters here have noted there are Splatoon and Animal Crossing references as well, so Rodin's commentary is not just Smash-related.
 
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Hailinel

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm pretty sure that this is just a reference to Bayonetta being in Smash Bros. and in no way indicates that Rodin is going to be in a Smash 4 DX or Smash 5.
 

Jawmuncher

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Oct 25, 2017
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When it comes to smash teases, anything goes in my book.
Rodin would be a very nice addition, especially when it comes to diversifiaction of the human characters.
 
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Neiteio
Oct 25, 2017
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If they're gonna add a second Bayonetta character, Rodin is pretty much the best choice.
True, but we also need a Jeanne alternate for Bayonetta (a real one, not just a recolor), and we also need assist trophies for Enzo and Luka

Bayonetta is practically an honorary Nintendo franchise at this point, so might as well
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This is very flimsy. It's likely just a neat easter egg. Should not get your hopes up.
Exactly. Not all Easter Eggs need to be teases, people.
I mean, this Easter egg is a tease, that's the entire purpose of it. Whether or not it will amount to anything is anyone's guess but the sole purpose of this Easter egg is to tease a possible inclusion of Rodin in smash bros.
 

Tsukinopio

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I'm pretty sure that this is just a reference to Bayonetta being in Smash Bros. and in no way indicates that Rodin is going to be in a Smash 4 DX or Smash 5.
Agreed. And besides, it would be weird to give Bayonetta a second rep before Sonic. Maybe Rodin will be an Assist Trophy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If there is a Smash 5, the fact that Bayo 3 exists gives a good chance that Bayonetta could be a character.

Rodan would at most be an assist trophy.
 
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Neiteio
Oct 25, 2017
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Well yeah, plus all these new bayonetta switch support, it's perfect timing.

Btw, that dude is one mean bean, is he supposed to be satan?
There is no Satan in the Bayonetta universe. Rodin, if I recall correctly, is basically an angel who decided to go his own way. More like a demon now, but he's loyal to neither Paradiso nor Inferno. I read him as ultimately a good-hearted dude with a tough guy demeanor. One of my favorite character archetypes, lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Would they really add another Bayonetta character? I would have even guessed Bayonetta herself wouldn't show up again. Strange that Nintendo invests so much into an IP that isn't even theirs.
 
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Neiteio
Oct 25, 2017
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Would they really add another Bayonetta character? I would have even guessed Bayonetta herself wouldn't show up again. Strange that Nintendo invests so much into an IP that isn't even theirs.
Nintendo is an equal co-owner of Bayo 2 and Bayo 3. And Nintendo signing off on the Japanese dub in Bayo 1 is how the dub appeared in the Steam port. So they have a lot of control over the franchise at this point. They clearly feel it adds something significant to their portfolio (and I'm inclined to agree).

Also, I can only imagine that Iwata had a deep respect for these games. The subject matter may look... edgier than Nintendo's usual fare, but these games are 100% in step with Nintendo's philosophy of fun game design first.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Would they really add another Bayonetta character? I would have even guessed Bayonetta herself wouldn't show up again. Strange that Nintendo invests so much into an IP that isn't even theirs.
You probabily have no idea just how big Bayonetta is in Smash...Even if Bayonetta 3 fail hard they would still release Bayonetta in the next Smash Bros anyway.
 
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Neiteio
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo gonna stealth-release Super Smash Bros: Black History Month Edition starring playable Rodin, Marina and Twintelle

 
Oct 27, 2017
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It could indeed happen and if that's the case then I suppose that Smash 4 (5?) will come this year for Switch.

Although it would be surprising if we see Rodin before Travis F*cking Touchdown in Smash.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That's Mr. Fantastic levels of stretching, but I wouldn't be opposed to it.

It's just an easter egg referencing her being in Smash. That is cool in an of itself since I don't think any other game has done so. I'd love a SF game that acknowledges how many crossovers Ryu has been in.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#46
Rodin would be enough to make me buy Smash4DX day1 even if that's literally the only new addition.
"You may call me father" in the soundtrack wouldn't hurt either
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Huge leap to me. He says stuff like this for every amiibo you scan in. I guess he's going to be showing up in Inkopolis in the next Splatoon as well...