Bayonetta demo coming next week

SEGA has announced that a demo of stylish action romp Bayonetta will be released in North America and Europe on PSN and Xbox LIVE Arcade on December 3, 2009.

For those out of the loop, Bayonetta casts you in the shoes of a gun-wielding witch tasked with gory mission of blasting through legions of creatures masquerading as angels. Don’t for one second think it’s going to be an easy ride, though – according to director Hideki Kamiya, the game will prove “sadistically hard.”

Released in Japan last month, the game has garnered top marks from videogame critics, earning itself a fine pat on the back from Famitsu with a whopping 38/40, along with perfect marks from EDGE magazine.

Bayonetta hits North America on January 5, 2010, followed by a European release on January 8.