Bayonetta

A dynamic third-person perspective hack-n-slash action game developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games led by Hideki Kamiya. The main protagonist, Bayonetta, is a sexy witch who, 20 years prior to the events depicted in the game, woke up in a chest at the bottom of a lake. She has no memories of how she got there or what happened before. Forced to fight against forces of Heaven that constantly attack her, the protagonist gradually learns new facts about her past. The gameplay focuses on traveling through subsequent locations while eliminating enemies and very original bosses. During the game, the player uses a mix of handguns and melee weapons (including items taken from fallen enemies). By using the power of her hair, Bayonetta can also summon powerful demons and hellish torture machines that allow her to eliminate her enemies in a very effective way. Witch Time, a very useful ability that slows time, proves to be an alternative key to victory in most cases.

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Microsoft Xbox 360
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Bayonetta

Bayonetta | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, fantasy, hack'and'slash, slasher

Companies responsible for Bayonetta

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Bayonetta release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

29 October 2009 | Worldwide

08 January 2010 | Europe PAL

05 January 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 529 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 55 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Bayonetta (PS3) Cover
Bayonetta

Bayonetta | PS3

Action, TPP, fantasy, hack'and'slash, slasher

Companies responsible for Bayonetta

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Bayonetta release date for PS3:

game language:
English

29 October 2009 | Worldwide

08 January 2010 | Europe PAL

05 January 2010 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 197 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 62 players' votes.  

Nintendo Wii U
Game Bayonetta (WiiU) Cover
Bayonetta

Bayonetta | WiiU

Action, TPP, fantasy, hack'and'slash, slasher

Companies responsible for Bayonetta

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher  

Bayonetta release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

24 September 2014 | Worldwide

24 October 2014 | Europe PAL

24 October 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 166 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 19 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
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Bayonetta

Bayonetta | PC

Action, TPP, fantasy, hack'and'slash, slasher

Companies responsible for Bayonetta

PlatinumGames | game developer

SEGA | publisher   Official website

Bayonetta release date for PC:

game language:
English

11 April 2017 | Worldwide

11 April 2017 | Europe

11 April 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Bayonetta for Xbox 360 is a game developed by Platinum Games, a company created by former employees of no longer existing Clover Studio. The game was directed by Hideki Kamiya, author of such games like Viewtiful Joe or Devil May Cry of which Bayonetta is spiritual successor.

Story and gameplay

The game follows Bayonetta, a sexy witch who fights the forces of Heaven. She knows only that twenty years ago she awakened in a chest at the bottom of a lake. She doesn’t remember how had she got there or what happened before. Constantly harassed by angels, she is trying to learn about her past. However, she isn’t helpless. She is very agile, she has handguns attached to her shoes and held in hands and she uses melee weapons such as a powerful samurai-sword or a long whip. She can also use weapons left by enemies and summon torture machines from hell. The latter can be used for killing enemies in very effective ways. The key to victory is skillfully using a time slowing ability called “Witch Time” that is activated by dodging an enemy's attack at right moment.

Bayonetta focuses power in her hair which connects her to hell. Her hair allows summoning powerful demons that can instantly crush even the strongest of opponents. When her hair aren’t used, they create a tight dress for the heroine. When they take demonic form, her almost naked body is revealed.

Not only lesser forces of Heaven attack the protagonist, but weird bosses as well. Among them there is a humanoid creature with a face of a child, powerful monsters that combines traits of monster and machine and control forces of nature, and a giant that can destroy the whole planet with a single hit.

Uses: Xbox Live
Bayonetta launch movie

Bayonetta launch movie | 1:50