Don't Sleep On Bayonetta This Fall
When we first heard the whispers of a hardcore action title from Platinum Games, with Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya in the lead, we immediately perked up. Ever since, we've been paying close attention to any new developments concerning the promising game.
Well, we've got an estimated release date and a few new screenshots from Joystiq, and that's only more incentive to keep our interest piqued. Apparently, Sega has "quietly" announced that Bayonetta will be ready for a "simultaneous worldwide release for Fall 2009," and that's good news. Furthermore, the new screens show the slender and deadly heroine slicing up enemies with her guillotine; it sure looks pretty, don't it? Some want to call this the spiritual successor to DMC - even though we're relatively certain that Capcom will deliver another entry in that series at some point - and considering Kamiya's involvement, that seems fair. Honestly, if we get the rock-solid and engrossing mechanics on display in the DMC games, we'll be happy. Having a female main character doesn't bother us in the slightest, especially when we're expecting a fair amount of flash and panache from the game's presentation. We have to wait for God of War III (it won't release until March 2010, it seems) and if Bayonetta does indeed launch this fall, it could be perfect timing. What other slash-'em-up game will it have to compete with...?
We know Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is coming, but that's a third-person shooter and a very different breed of action game. In fact, there are plenty of shooters, but not much like Bayonetta, so don't sleep on this one, action fanatics.
Related Game(s): Bayonetta
4/14/2009 Ben Dutka