Game details

Game:
Bayonetta
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
05-01-2010
Release Date (UK):
08-01-2010
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Platinum Games
Publisher:
Sega
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
390 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
298 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Bayonetta

A member of an ancient witch clan and possessing powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with balletic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. With magnificent over-the-top action taking place in stages that are a veritable theme park of exciting attractions, Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre, bringing to life its fast-paced, dynamic climax combat.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
6.6

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Summary

Despite some incomprehensibly overwhelming battles, you will quickly become addicted to Bayonetta's witty dialogue, additive gameplay and eye-popping production values.

We like

  • The superb combat system
  • The dazzling, over-the-top action and cut-scenes
  • Finishing off enemies with epic torture devices

We dislike

  • Combat can at times prove overwhelming
  • Some minor visual quibbles and bland textures
  • The horrible load times

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

Bayonetta is a deceptive beast. On the surface, it may seem like a load of self-indulgent, ostentatious old cobblers looking to transfix you with its dazzlingly ludicrous cut-scenes, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll soon discover that developer Platinum Games has managed to pack in what many fail to achieve – style and substance. Masterminded by legendary designer Hideki Kamiya, Bayonetta is the next logical ext...

Bayonetta News

  • Bayonetta is coming to PSN

    SEGA has confirmed that the stylish action game Bayonetta is hitting PSN in a blaze of demons made of hair and guns doubling as stilettos. Created by Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya at Platinum Games, Bayonetta features a main character that looks like a cross between a librarian and a dom...

  • Bayonetta developer: PS3 version was 'our biggest failure'

    In an interview with EDGE Online, Platinum Games described the PlayStation 3 version of 2010 sexy action-thriller Bayonetta as "our biggest failure." Platinum Games director Atsushi Inaba explained that development of the PS3 port was handled by an internal team at SEGA, and the resulting...

  • Here's why Bayonetta 2 is on Wii U, not on PS3; 360

    It was announced earlier this week that Bayonetta 2, the long-awaited sequel, is releasing exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U, and Tatsuya Minami, studio head at Platinum Games, came out today and said why. It's strange to see a multiplatform game become exclusive, but Nintedo seemed to win over a ...

  • Bayonetta 2 not coming to PS3, 360

    Platinum Games’ cult hit Bayonetta remains one of the most celebrated third-party titles of the current generation of consoles. Released in January 2010 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game pits you in the boots of the eponymous, gun-wielding witch as she stylishly blasts her way through he...

  • Rumor: Bayonetta 2 cancelled

    SEGA was purportedly working on a follow-up to its sultry actioner Bayonetta before shelving the project after an internal restructure, reports Spong. According to sources close to the website, the sequel would have included a brand new character, supposedly of a U.S. military background. SEGA...

  • Rumor: New Bayonetta reveal this week, Yakuza 5 & Sonic Generations for Vita

    TSSZ reports that SEGA will be lifting the lid on a new Bayonetta title at some point this week.   That’s not all, either. Apparently, the Japanese giant will also be confirming Yakuza 5 for release on PlayStation Vita, and is considering bringing Sonic Generations for Sony’s swan...

  • Hideki Kamiya hints at Bayonetta 2 reveal

    Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya has hinted that a sequel to Platinum Games' acclaimed sultry actioner may be announced later this week. A translation by Andriasang has Kamiya Tweeting “This week…in a game magazine…” in response to a fan asking we could expect an announc...

  • Team Ninja boss: Bayonetta is dated

    Platinum Games’ bum-flashing, gun-toting witch romp Bayonetta is already showing its age in the game design department, according to Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi. Speaking during a chinwag with Play Magazine (via TSA), Hayashi said that although the sultry actioner packed in some solid...

  • Platinum says Bayonetta 2 will come 'when the time is right'

    Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba has revealed that the Japanese studio is keen to develop a sequel to Bayonetta, indicating a follow-up to the sultry action romp will happen “when the time is right.” Bayonetta hit store shelves earlier this year for PS3 and Xbox 360, with publi...

  • Bayonetta director hints at sequel

    Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya has further hinted that a sequel to the sultry action romp may be on the cards. Writing in response to a fan on Twitter as to whether we’d see a Bayonetta 2, the Platinum Games developer replied, “I believe so.” Another Tweet has him replying, a...

Bayonetta Features

  • Game of the Month: January 2010

    And there we have it – the first month in the 2010 gaming calendar is behind us. After spending roughly a fortnight stuffing our faces with treats and clocking up copious amounts of hours of game time on our PlayStation 3’s over the Christmas Holidays, we were pretty chuffed to be able t...

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