Can’t pick up the physical copy? No problem.
There seems to have been a bit of confusion when talking about the free version of Bayonetta 1 that comes with Bayonetta 2, exclusively for the Wii U. It appeared initially that only buyers of the physical copy of the game would receive both games, and many digital only fans were a bit upset by this. However, the rumor as now been cleared up, thanks to Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto and Producer Akiko Curoda. In the video below they explain that Bayonetta 1 is a digital download, so whether you purchase Bayonetta 2 digitally or in a retail store, you WILL receive Bayonetta 1 at no additional cost. No word on whether Bayonetta 1 will also be released as a stand only title in the eShop as of yet.