It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Bayonetta to PSN (the second Platinum Games title we have released recently digitally) today, and we’re very excited for those gamers who have yet to try this iconic action game from the mind of the incredibly talented director Hideki Kamiya.
For those of you who have not played Bayonetta before allow me to entice you with our launch trailer from the vaults of 2012:
Bayonetta is the story of the last remaining member of an ancient clan, the Umbra Witches, who have kept the balance between light, dark and chaos for hundreds of years. However, Bayonetta has awakened from a 500 year sleep to find herself in a world she no longer recognises, with no clues to her past or how she got where she is.
Her awakening sparks a chain of events that reach cataclysmic proportions, and with a 500 year old war setting the background of the game, and the lines of good and evil blurring fast, Bayonetta needs to discover the secrets of her past, and work towards securing her future.
At the core of the game is a very deep combat system, and Bayonetta comes well equipped for battle; wielding four pistols (collectively known as Scarborough Fair) and utilising her infamous fighting style the ‘bullet arts’, she is a very dangerous combatant.
Combining sheer strength, endurance and versatility, as well as being able to use a vast array of weaponry throughout the game, you control Bayonetta and face off against countless hoards of the angelic ranks sent against her.
Bayonetta also has access to her unique abilities of ‘Witch Time’ and her ‘Wicked Weave’, which add new elements of gameplay into the equation to make the all-out action of the game even more outlandish.
Whether you’re completely new to the game, or you’d like to relive the adventure once more, you can experience the game this Wednesday from PSN (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95).
Finally, as something of a tease, we are also very pleased to announce that the third Platinum Games title we’ll be bringing to PSN will be Anarchy Reigns, and that’s currently slated for release on 13th February – more details to come!