Let's dance boys
Bayonetta was a disaster on PlayStation 3. Plagued by load times and frequent frame rate drops, it was by far the worst version of the lot when it took the world by storm in 2010. Since then, however, the franchise has gone from strength to strength away from Sony hardware as it blossoms on Nintendo Switch. The series' second...
Hair today, gone tomorrow
Bayonetta has a complicated history. The first game launched on the PlayStation 3, but it was a shockingly poor port, meaning that it played best on the Xbox 360. That game’s now set to release on the PlayStation 4, as SEGA has decided to bundle it with its contemporary of the time, third-person shooter Vanquish. The two...
Earth and moon
There’s not much for SEGA to promote when it comes to the impending re-release of Bayonetta and Vanquish on the PlayStation 4, but this video which details the compilation’s new cover art is an interesting watch. In it, the artists discuss how they brought the two franchises together, and the kind of feedback they received from...
Celebrating a decade
Following rumours late last week of a supposed Bayonetta and Vanquish remaster making its way to current-gen consoles, the release has now finally been confirmed for a PlayStation 4 launch with a glitzy reveal trailer. Both games release on 18th February 2020, and physical buyers can snag a steelbook editio
Retailer reckons so
Well, this is an exciting, out-of-the-blue rumour: two top PlayStation 3 titles Bayonetta and Vanquish could be coming to the PlayStation 4 this November. The pair of SEGA published Platinum Games products have been listed on website Alza as part of a purported double-pack. Seeing as both games were recently ported to the...
Ready for more high-octane action and sexy witches dressed in hair? If the Twitter account of legendary game designer Hideki Kamiya is anything to go by, you could be in luck
Plugged by a fan as to when Bayonetta 2 would be announced, the Platinum Games employee responded, "This week in a game's magazine," according to a translation by Andriasang. With Tokyo Game Show around the corner,..
Remember Bayonetta? Yeah, that came out this year
Can you believe it? It's kinda hard, we know. Bayonetta then — that was the game that starred an American politician and ran at like 400 frames-per-second? Sure, but an original version of the game didn't move quite so fast. The YouTube video embedded after the jump reveals the game's early menus and gameplay. Look how slow it is, we can almost..
Whatever your personal opinion, a helluva lot of people played the cream-crackers out of Platinum Games' zany brawler Bayonetta
Naturally, a lot of people are pushing for a sequel. Going by the words of Platinum's co-founder Atsushi Inaba, a sequel looks certain. The developer told Eurogamer that Platinum would "love" to make a sequel to the cult series. There is no concrete plan or..
Bayonetta's creator, Hideki Kamiya, might have nothing to announce regarding a sequel to the crazy brawler; but he "believes" in it
"I believe so," he said when asked if there'll be a sequel to the critically acclaimed game. "She'll be back if you believe so." The previous game released early this year. Keep believing, we guess.
Not at all, valued reader
The NPD has detailed the top-twenty games in January, continuing our coverage from last week. With five days on sales MAG managed to outsell the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta which pulled in somewhere above 100,000 sales. It's safe to assume then that MAG easily beat out 100,000 unit-sales, but the official numbers are yet to be released. Sadly, the PS3 version of..
Apparently Bioshock is still a big deal, as Bioshock 2 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts, removing previous leader Mass Effect 2
Interestingly, after a slew of price-cuts (and perhaps that Playstation 3 patch), Bayonetta has re-entered the charts in number 10 (up from 36). Elsewhere, Fifa 10 and Modern Warfare 2 are still strong propositions. Check out the full list after the jump..
It would appear that rumours of Sony stepping in to fix Bayonetta's horrific performance issues were true; today's "Installation" patch (which significantly improves load times) is rumoured to have been developed by Sony
That comes according to a quote on Dutch site Tweakers, who claim that a SEGA rep informed them the upgrade had nothing to do with his employer, nor Platinum Games. We've been..
If you've been waiting on your fix of Bayonettawithout the horrendous load times, then insert you game right now - you should be told to download a patch which will allow you to install game data and (hopefully) stop the "loading" message from popping up when you hit the, erm, pause button. It's 136mb patch with a 4.5gb install. Excessive yes, but not as excessive as..
We mentioned how gutting it was to see Bayonetta chug its way through levels in our review, and even suggested that a simple installation patch might half those load issues. Well, it's been an announced that online patch for the game will allow installation of some of the game's data, hopefully aiding those issues. It's unknown whether the patch will aid the framerate issues but, hey,..
Hideki Kamiya, the man behind SEGA's Bayonetta, has described Sony's God Of War franchise as a key influence on the sense of "climactic action" in the game
was greatly stimulated by the spectacular expression and dynamism in the God of War series in the respect of reflecting the sense of climactic action, Kamiya told XboxLiveAddicts (via VG247), Although the gamplay in Bayonetta is very..
What do you get when you cross La Roux's "In For The Kill" with some sleek footage of SEGA's Bayonetta? A launch trailer, silly
A rad one. Remember: Bayonetta is the game about the witch with hair that attacks people.
It's the future
And that means now all the Christmas lark is out of the way, new games are being released. Actual video games. Y'know, that you can buy. Here's what's hot this week. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: Bayonetta Apparently the Playstation 3 version's not quite up to snuff, but for what it's worth, the sections we've played...
After the amount of negative press surrounding Bayonetta on the Playstation 3, we went into SEGA's port of Platinum Games' latest brawler expecting the absolute worst
Perhaps this was the agenda of the press all along. By instilling the harshest of negativity into the consumer's mindset, the game can't realistically ever look as bad as they claim...
I play games
I kinda have to, right? When the folks from PushSquare approached me and said, "Yo Twigg-oh, want to write some Playstation 3 columns," I made it my business to play everything available on the system. It didn't change my lifestyle too much though, seeing as I did that in the first place. Hence why PushSquare asked me to write this column and not you. I digress. Today I want..
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It's no secret that the PS3 version of Bayonetta isn't quite up to scratch
With the game being lavished in such high profile praise (the XBOX 360 version of the game scored 40/40 in Japanese publication Famitsu), Sony have decided to step in and fix the some of the problems. Sony "guarantee" a better version of the game ahead of the Western release. How much they'll be able to fix is..
It's getting rave reviews from the publications gamers are supposed to care about, but we always say that the test is in the taste
Bless SEGA then, for putting their upcoming Bayonetta on a silver PSN shaped platter for us. A Western demo will be released as part of the US/European Playstation Store update next week.
It's well catalogued now that SEGA's port of Platinum Games' Bayonetta is far from perfect
One such problem is the game's extortionate load times (25 seconds for a level!!!). A patch is currently "under consideration" but SEGA don't have a time-frame yet. Hopefully they can at least get the game loading properly before the Western release in early January. If ever a problematic port were..
Europe's Bayonetta special edition looks rather tasty with the inclusion of a single-disc soundtrack, a hardback art book and, of course, the game
The special edition will release alongside the standard game on January 8th. There are no pricing details yet, but we assume it will be in the £60 region.
The Playstation 3 version of Bayonetta has conquered the XBOX 360 version despite numerous claims the Sony version is not up to scratch
Japanese publication Famitsu scored the XBOX 360 version of Bayonetta a whole 2 points more (earning it a perfect score) due to performance issues which are somewhat questionable. That hasn't stopped the Playstation 3 version outselling its adversary by over 2:1..
So when we suggested you might want to import Bayonetta from Japan earlier today, perhaps we were a little hasty
The wait's not going to be as long as anticipated. In fact, it's not going to be very long at all. SEGA have announced that the "climax action game" will hit the US on January 5th, with Europe getting in on the action January 8th. That January slot, usually a time when us..
Introducing, Bayonetta Revelations, a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Platinum Games' latest "climax action" title
This first dev diary explains the protagonists origins and some of the design choices for the character. If you're itching to play the game, this probably will make you scratch harder.
As with all PS3 games, Bayonetta is totally region-free
That means if you're not happy waiting months to play the Western game, you can totally import it and play it now. Even better, the Japanese version is totally English. Text, dialogue; you're all sorted according to Siliconera. We're considering it.
Bayonetta is a game in which the lead protagonist - a super-stylised sex object - attacks enemies with her hair that also doubles as a costume to save her modesty
Were you expecting anything less than raunchy unlockable costumes? Thought not. Kotaku have images of the full set including a mini-skirt and white t-shirt and some kind of whores Hallowe'en get-up. We still think the game looks awesome..
Don't you just love Japanese adverts? "Non-stop climax action - BAYONETTA
" We love that little Playstation 3 ident thing at the end aswell. Brilliant. It's going to be interesting how the spread of sales for Bayonetta actually turn out — with the XBOX 360 version scoring a 40/40, two marks more than the Playstation 3 version due to performance issues. Surely, the Japanese contingent won't..
Kotaku have spread the word - Bayonetta PS3 is fine
There have been some concerns that the game is vastly lagging behind its 360 counterpart. Kotaku aren't quite sure about that."But when we did get our hands on a DualShock to play Bayonetta, it felt largely the same as the Xbox 360 demos we'd played. That may be due to the familiar settingit was the same demo PlatinumGames and Sega had..
So we've not heard great things about Bayonetta's appearance on the Playstation 3. In fact, we've heard very worrying things indeed. Apparently the frame-rate and graphics are all over the place. A worrying return to trends we thought we'd seen the last of. Alas, Platinum Games don't want to take the blame at all, confirming that SEGA are in fact dealing with the port of the game. Platinum..
Platinum Games' Bayonetta will launch January 2010 in the West
With so many other games pushed back already, it's unsurprising to see another drop off the radar."As a result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new title's potential."</blockquote> This holiday is turning..
The bonkers release from Platinum Games, Bayonetta, is set to launch this October 29th in Japan
The game will be packaged with a CD entitled "Rodin's Selection" for those who preorder, but we're not quite sure what content will actually be on the CD. Bayonetta is certainly one of our most anticipated games of the year.
Bayonetta has been described in the past as being "sadistically hard"
But thankfully, it's also going to have the option to be "Very Easy" thanks to a range of difficulty modes. It's comforting for those of you that may be frightened by Bayonetta's seemingly complex combo system.
There's a reason Bayonetta is our fifth most anticipated game from E3
Because it looks absolutely bloody ridiculous! And the E3 2009 trailer is no difference. There are giant enemy things and creepy British women riding motorbikes. We assume there's a bit of story in this trailer but, for a game like Bayonetta, we doubt it's going to make an ounce of sense. And for that, we say, thank you Platinum..
The embedded video, believe it or not, is Platinum Games' Bayonetta
When it was just a month old. Proving themselves as genuinely awesome people, Platinum have decided to show the world what their masterpiece looked like before they'd done much work on it. As you can see it looks a bit rubbish. But prototyping is very important when making games apparently. And it shows because after the jump we've..
Here is the bum of the protagonist from upcoming Platinum Games release Bayonetta
It looks rather perfect doesn't it? That's because it's been lovingly crafted by the game's modeler Kenichiro Yoshimura. In order to get it perfect Yoshimura consulted with pictures of foreign models. "I really wanted to get Bayonetta's backside perfect," Yoshimura admits. "I guess I am into that sort..
Ready to suplex dragons in high-heels? Hell, yeah
Platinum Games have just confirmed that their flagship Devil May Cry-esque brawler Bayonetta will be shipping this Fall. We'll be holding on tightly for an exact release date. Hopefully it won't get lost in the mound of Christmas sequels (Call Of Duty, Need For Speed, etc).
We've watched the new trailer for Platinum Games' Bayonetta several times now and we still can't seem to glean any information from it
We think the reason for that is two-fold: a) it's nuts and; b) it's nuts. Honestly, the trailer starts to give you some plot background but it all sounded like nonsense to us. Which is exactly what we'd hoped for in Bayonetta — the piano-pop line running..
Director Hideki Kamiya wants it out in the open: Bayonetta is not a fairy tale, it's full of "hardcore battle action"
Speaking on his blog he stated:"With Bayonetta, we would hate for someone to think it is a heartwarming tale and then buy the game to discover it is really a sadistically hard game (I hope...)."</blockquote> So there you go dear reader, we expect you'll need some..
We're not entirely sure how much will get announced at this years GDC
Usually the really big announcements are saved for E3, with smaller announcements at GDC. In 2007 Sony announced Playstation Home and LittleBigPlanet at GDC, as part of Sony's focus on "Game 3.0" — or community-focused, interactive gaming. This year we're not sure what...
GameTrailers have posted their most anticipated of 2009 list
The criteria for the games on the list are those titles that are announced but details are scarce. A couple of Playstation 3 exclusives appear on the list with Heavy Rain appearing at number 6, Uncharted 2 appearing at number 4 and God Of War III taking pole position. The full list of games in the most anticipated are (Playstation 3..