Sega has surprised everyone by announcing that cult hit Bayonetta is coming to Steam and releasing it at the same time. So you can actually buy it right now, if you so wish.
Bayonetta was originally released way back in 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan, with it arriving a little later in the US and Europe in January 2010. The game gained quite the fan following and it’s become a bit of a cult classic.
So much so, in fact, that Nintendo funded a Wii U version and a sequel, Bayonetta 2, which launched as a Wii U exclusive in 2014. How could you not love a game that stars a shape-shifting witch called Bayonetta who has weaponized hair and guns, and even uses stilettos to attack her angelic enemies?
This is actually the first time that Bayonetta has ever been on PC. The port features a wealth of graphics options including support for 4K resolution, 60fps refresh rates, anti-aliasing and more. You can even use keyboard and mouse controls.
A Surprise and a Deal
Sega is celebrating the occasion by upgrading anyone who buys it before April 25 to the Digital Deluxe Edition for free. That comes with a five-track soundtrack and digital artbook, along with the game. It costs just £15.99/$19.99, so it certainly won’t break the bank. You can buy it directly from Steam.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of Bayonetta before, it’s the work of Hideki Kamiya, who’s also the brain behind such games as Resident Evil 2, Okami, Devil May Cry and the now-cancelled Scalebound.
For anyone who’s a fan of Platinum Games’ titles, it seems the developer might not stop at Bayonetta when it comes to PC ports:
“We are dedicated to bringing high-quality, best practice PC conversions of our back catalogue of games to our fans, and Bayonetta was a great fit,” said John Clark, SVP of Commercial Publishing, in a statement. “Bayonetta is one of the most often requested PC versions of our games, so being able to launch it on Steam is fantastic. There’s more to come!”