How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up As Nintendo's Most Famous Characters

How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up as Nintendo's Most Famous Characters

It surprised people when Nintendo revealed alternate costumes for Bayonetta that let her look like some of the company's family-friendly characters. Now, you can see the design process for getting Platinum Games' sexy witch-warrior into Princess Peach, Link and Starfox costumes.

A new blog post at developer Platinum Games' site shows the various sketches character artist Yong-Hee Cho came up with as part of nailing the look for the Nintendo-based outfits:

It all started one day when Kamiya walked up to my desk and said, "Hey Cho. Draw Bayonetta in a Princess Peach outfit for me. Thanks."

He walked off to leave me thinking to myself, "P-p-p-princess Peach and Bayonetta? How am I supposed to find the common ground between these two characters!? They're like night and day…"

How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up as Nintendo's Most Famous Characters

For the Link design, Cho says that it was Nintendo that requested a racier top:

When I gave the designs to Nintendo to check, I was worried about how "kid-friendly" Bayonetta looked. Like, I didn't think it'd be a good idea to show too much cleavage, you know… but when Nintendo looked at my Link design, they actually suggested to me to open up her top a little more… Wow.

How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up as Nintendo's Most Famous Characters

The Bayonetta games already have a strong character design foundation but it's interesting to hear how they approached the challenge of finding a middle ground between their aesthetics and those of really well-known Nintendo characters.

How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up as Nintendo's Most Famous Characters
How Bayonetta Got Dressed Up as Nintendo's Most Famous Characters

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    Kamiya is the best, and Nintendo is cool to let him be the best kamiya he can be.

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