by: Doctor Awesome
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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Bayonetta, the lead character from the title of the same name, can kick ass with the best of them. For those that aren't so tough, here's some cheats and unlockables to give you a helping hand.
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Going in For the Kill
Bayonetta is an adrenaline-pumping, high-octane action game from Platinum Games, the developers behind MadWorld for the Nintendo Wii. All it takes is one look at Bayonetta in action to realize that it was created by some of the same folks who worked on Devil May Cry.
According to our Brighthub Bayonetta Review, the game rocks as much as one would guess, but that doesn't mean it's easy to get through. For those that are having trouble, here's a handful of Bayonetta cheats to help you through your day.
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These aren't your typical cheats. They're activated from a certain spot in the game, rather than at the title screen or some sort of cheats menu. Also, they aren't free! Bayonetta cheats will cost you halos, which act as the game's form of currency.
After Verse 3 of Chapter 2, you should come across some telephones in the plaza. These phones can be used to input codes. The one next to the stairs is for weapons, the one on the right is for accessories, and the phone at the far end of the plaza is for unlocking characters. After you correctly enter a cheat, you'll lose a certain amount of halos.
I've sorted these Bayonetta cheats by cost.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, Y - Costs you 1 million halos and will get you the Bazillions weapon.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B - 1 million halos will unlock Jeanne.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, A - 1 million halos will get you the Pillow Talk weapon.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RB - 2 million halos will get you the Eternal Testimony accessory.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LT - 3 million halos and this cheat will get you the Bangle of Time accessory.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RT - 5 million halos and this will get you the Climax Bracelet accessory.
- UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X - 5 million halos will unlock the Little Zero character.
UP, UP, UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB - 5 million halos and this Bayonetta cheat will unlock the Rodin weapon.
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Bayonetta Cheats: Bonus Lollipop
This cheat is unconfirmed, but it's easy so it's worth a mention. In cutscenes where Bayonetta is holding a lollipop, the color of the lollipop corresponds to a face button on the Xbox 360 controller. Reportedly, if you hold that button down, you'll earn a lollipop for your inventory. No idea how long you're supposed to hold it down, so good luck!
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Bayonetta Cheats: Unlockable Costumes
There are plenty of things to unlock in Bayonetta, including alternate costumes. In order to get any of these, you must first beat the game on normal or hard difficulty. Once you load the cleared game data, go to the Gates of Hell. In the Rodin's Treasure menu, the following costumes are available for purchase. Press Right Bumper at the beginning of a chapter to access your wardrobe.
Each costume listed costs 100,000 halos.
Bikini A - Purchase the Couture Bullet (various)
Bikini B - Purchase the Couture Bullet (various)
Cheerleader - Purchase the Couture Bullet (various)
d'Arc - Purchase the Couture Bullet (d'Arc)
Nun - Purchase the Couture Bullet (Nun)
Old - Purchase the Couture Bullet (Old)
P.E. Uniform Type A - Purchase the Couture Bullet (P.E. Uniform)
P.E. Uniform Type B - Purchase the Couture Bullet (P.E. Uniform)
P.E. Uniform Type C - Purchase the Couture Bullet (P.E. Uniform)
Queen - Purchase Couture Bullet (Queen)
Umbra - Purchase "Couture Bullet (Umbra)" at Gates of Hell (100,000 Halos)
Umbran Komachi (Kimono) A - Purchase Super Mirror
Umbran Komachi (Kimono) B - Purchase Super Mirror
Umbran Komachi (Kimono) C - Purchase Super Mirror
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Bayonetta Cheats: Difficulties
By beating Bayonetta on Normal, you can unlock the Hard difficulty.
And by beating the game on Hard, you unlock Infinite Climax.
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Bayonetta Cheats: Unlockable Accessories
Some of us are alright with using cheats, some aren't! For those that want to unlock things the old fashioned way, these are for you.
Bangle of Time - Complete the game in under 3 hours on either Normal or Hard difficulty.
Climax Bracelet - Earn 101 Umbran Tears of Blood
Eternal Testimony - Earn 50 Umbran Tears of Blood
Immortal Marionette - Beat the game on either Very Easy or Easy difficulty.
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Bayonetta Cheats: Unlockable Characters
To unlock Jeanne the proper way, get a platinum on everything on Normal or unlock the Eternal Marionette accessory, which is listed right above this.
Rodin - Buy the Platinum Ticket and defeat Father Rodin
Sai-fon - Complete 100 chapters on Normal or higher. You'll have to replay chapters.
Onyx Roses (shotguns) - Dropped in Chapter 1 after you defeat a Beloved angel. Visit the shop to unlock it.
Shuraba (sword) - Dropped in Chapter 2 after defeating two Beloved angels. Unlock it by visiting the shop.
Kulshedra (whip) - You'll find this in two parts in Chapter 3. The first part will be dropped after defeating a Fearless angel. The second part is found after you acquire the panther form. After the first area you'll find a small pool with Witch Time statues. Go underwater and turn left to find a chest hidden by some rocks.
Durga (claws) - This comes in three parts in Chapter 5. After defeating Grace and Glory, the first part is dropped. The second you get can get when you come to the coiled serpent road. At the very beginning of it, turn to the right and look for the chest. Halfway up the road, there's a "resting" spot just before the road starts to crumble. The chest with the third part is in the rest area.
Odette (skates) - You'll find the three parts in Chapter 6. The first part is directly behind you as soon as you begin. The second part is in the second area that you run into the Inspired angels. Look for a hidden wall. The third part is dropped by Joy at the end of the level.
Kilgore (launcher) - The three parts for this weapon are in Chapter 9. For the first part, look for a wall with a sun symbol at the bottom of the floating ball. You can find it before getting the second key and rotating the ball. The second part is dropped by the enemy warships near the astronomy device. The third part is near the shop portal after escaping the golem on the crumbling road. Near the portal, there's a holographic bridge going up. Jump off the edge and find another wall with a sun symbol.
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More Bayonetta Coverage
If you want to read more about Bayonetta, Brighthub has you covered!