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Bayonetta Art Book To Boast 500 Pieces Of Content

Working on a game like Bayonetta must've been a laugh riot. Knowing the developer's intention of providing us with an over-the-top, insanely brazen and ridiculously silly presentation, I can only imagine the brainstorming meetings.

"Okay, she needs guns, of course."

"Yeah...like...wait, I know! Attached to her ankles!"

"You're a freakin' genius. WIN."

"Health restoration in the form of...hmm..."

"LOLLIPOPS. Duh."

"Of course!"

I imagine it would've been awfully entertaining. And if you're always intrigued by behind-the-scenes info and details - and you have a bit of an artistic flair - you may be interested in picking up the art book for the game in question. Revealed over at the Platinum Games Blog, this massive book will include over 500 pieces of content; it's all the design materials they collected during the creation of Bayonetta, and it's slated to arrive within the next few months (Q1 2010). You'll get a chance to see "unreleased character, enemy, background, and weapon designs," as well as "CG illustrations and some new easter-egg illustrations."

Character designer Mari Shimazaki has conflicted feelings about this, though.

"Whenever I end up working on one of these expansive books, I always end up feeling like, 'This is sad. I have to show off all of these designs that got shot down... And they are from years ago as well.' Even though I love looking at others people’s stuff, this poses a real dilemma for me."

Aw, don't worry about it, Mari. It gives everyone a chance to examine the difficult path taken by any artist from the time of conception to the "eureka" moment when every member of the team goes, "that's it!" ...or do they only need the director to have a "eureka" moment...? Maybe we should ask Kamiya.

Related Game(s): Bayonetta

1/11/2010 10:46:46 AM Ben Dutka

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godsman
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:22:15 AM
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I don't understand, they designed DMC4 with the PS3 as lead platform, why don't they use the same engine to develop Bayonetta. I would be much more interested in the game if it doesn't look so bad compared with the "other" platform. Not even an artbook with 1000 pieces can get to purchase this.

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hellish_devil
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:47:26 AM

Totally agree

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Orvisman
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:48:04 AM

Bayonetta was developed by the creator of DMC, who is no longer with Capcom.

He, and several other developers, formed Platinum Games. Sega published Bayonetta.

There is no way in hell Capcom loans out its DMC engine for Bayonetta, even if it is to DMC's creator.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:19:09 PM

But if they HAD loaned it out, the combat might actually have some substance.

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sonic1899
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:59:14 PM

my guess is because they wanted to use a less costly method to develop the game. they couldve chosen the much less costly method and made it exclusive, but im glad they didn't. a lot of games that were ported to the ps3 from the 360 went that same route, including tales of vesperia. you can't call this a lazy port when the company obviously had a lot of trouble with the port because of the technical differences between the ps3 and 360. that's why i hate these platform comparisons.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:38:33 AM
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I dont really care for the game, but i always aprove of game/ movie making of/art books.

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therabbitkinge
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:51:10 AM
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I collect art books religiously! They are the biggest reference for art in my home ^_^ this is a huge piece of news for me because well one its Bayonetta (who doesn't want to see the method behind that madness) and two its got 500+ pieces of work! I know that won't equal a page for each piece but that's still impressive by my standards ^_^ oh wait even cutting room floor artwork? Im sold! Ben please please please hit us with the release and where we can purchase this marvel lol it would be immensely appreciated ^_^

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:47:19 PM

Give me more detail then ridiculous?

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:28:58 PM

wth? I think i clicked the wrong reply button xD

was at @cochise313

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:53:53 AM
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why wouldn't someone instead give us an artbook of a game that would merit the title 'art', like Shadow of the Colossus?

Hey i have an issue of penthouse around here. that can be an artbook as much as a bunch of pictures of Bayonetta, right?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:29:40 PM

Um...there's a lot more to Bayonetta's design than the main character. Have you seen the enemy and boss designs? Or the ridiculously awesome backdrops where you're sometimes fighting sideways and upside down?

Too many of you are being blinded by the game's inherent sex appeal.

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:36:01 PM

Nah, but I'm blinded by the sub-par quality of the game as compared to the 360 version.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:43:42 PM

That's not what you said. You implied that a Bayonetta art book would be akin to having a Penthouse.

WAY off the mark, and not exactly respectful of the developers and artists involved.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:59:01 PM

Plain and simple this game is boring and she's lame. I want her assassinated and her publishing company burned.

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sonic1899
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:50:32 PM

"this game is boring and she's lame"
....what? have you even PLAYED the game and not just the demo? parts of the game seriously reminded me of ninja gaiden; some of the enemies are goddamn fast and can even pull combos on you. plus how can you call someone who can handle four guns AT THE SAME TIME lame??

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:14:06 PM

it's lame

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:32:12 PM

"Too many of you are being blinded by the game's inherent sex appeal."

Exactly, thats why nobody is giving it a chance which is just retarded. The gameplay is awesome, the cheesiness is awesome, everything about the game is awesome.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:36:08 PM

Btw, loading times and framerate is one of the least things i worry about. If you just try to have a good time while playing the game instead of looking for all the possible flaws in it, you'd have so much more fun. I'm referring to the demo too.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:10:30 PM

i've played this game and it's beyond ridiculous

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karneli lll
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:18:46 PM


"Too many of you are being blinded by the game's inherent sex appeal."

That sentence goes both ways.Stop just looking at the sex appeal and see it for what it is.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:23:06 PM

I'm sorry but I wouldn't buy this game if it was in the 20 dollar bin. Yeah sure she has 4 guns and yeah she wears skin tight clothes but the story behind her sucks so bad. Main reason I hate this game is they made her to cocky in herself. Always smiling and switching her hips as she walks, okay we get it, your kinda sexy. I don't know about you guys but this game didn't "wow" me in anyway.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:30:52 PM

Dante from DMC is cocky, do you hate him too?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:18:00 PM
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So all that unreleased stuff is a preview of DLC right? (Only half kidding)

While it's a bit beyond over the top for me, I have to agree that it must have been a blast to make this game.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 12:29:13 PM
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Though making this game must've been fun for the producers, they could've done that on the PS3. Instead they gave one of my x-square-circle owning friends something to keep bothering me with and then I have to say, yeah, well, we get God of War.
And then he's quiet, so I actually don't really care. Still quite cool that it's a 499+ content artbook though.

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tlpn99
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:09:49 PM
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Still doesnt warrant a purchase off me at this point in time. Bargain bin for me. I can wait. I still have my Prototype art book on my shelf. :)

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therabbitkinge
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:33:28 PM
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Why does everyone hate Bayonetta? I can't understand this... everytime news pops up on it (which has been a lot recently which speaks to the game popularity) I see tons of bad comments and I just don't get it. We are PS3 advocates through and through but does that mean we knock a game off just because it came out better for another system? I know the PS3 port is "inferior" but only in minor ways that also appear on the other version of the game. As for negative comments towards the gameplay please give it a rest! The combat is a great thing to behold and its really got the kind of style we have to embrace nowdays because its innovative. If we strike down titles like this based on small technical hiccups then they will not see the light of day in the future. As for any negative comments about this artbook I'd like to say THIS IS ART it took skill time and effort to make the look this game has and given the combinatation of genres this game has its an amazing thing to behold how they managed to put it all together so I for one relish the oppprtunity to get a backstage look ^_^

(Sorry for the rant but someones got to say something cause these negative comments just seem so unjust after I've actually played the game)

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:41:08 PM

it's not that we hate it. most people just think it's way too over rated like it's a ground breaking game. they're acting like this game is the best thing since sliced bread

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:33:34 PM

Just like CoD:MW 2

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:45:00 PM

exactly

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Oxvial
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:58:27 PM

Yeah in some reviews they say its better than GOW 3 and that game isn't even released .

about the port isn't just about graphs but the loading times...if you ask me I know 360 ports would look some better but this time the performance was also affected and that doesn't deserve 60 bucks.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:04:58 PM

yeah i think they're way out of line saying it's better than GOW 3. we all know that's a damn lie.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:51:38 PM

Sad. I think the bottom line is that if we replaced Bayonetta with Dante, 95% of all the trash-talking would disappear.

I certainly never said it was better than GoWIII and no reputable source did, either. We've got WAY too many people who are taking a game way too seriously...when the game itself never takes itself seriously for a half a second.

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Alienange
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:20:46 PM

I haven't read a good rant like that in a while. Good for you therabbitkinge. I enjoyed that. Don't listen to all this "overrated" stuff. People generalize these game review scores too much. They take them out of the context of the genre. They also feel that a great score means the game should match up with their personal opinion of the game. We've had a lot of "under appreciated" and "overrated" talk around here lately. Don't let it get to you. Just keep on gaming and love the games that do it for you.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:22:53 PM

dante is a better game than bayonetta and it's only a demo

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:31:27 PM

I think hes talking about Dante from Devil May Cry and i liked the bayonetta demo better then Dante's inferno.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:33:22 PM

Then again...i could be wrong about what both of you guys are saying... X.x

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 7:39:09 PM

well if it was dante it wouldn't be a crappy port and cheap sex shots.

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sonic1899
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 9:30:17 PM

@cochise313
what "sex shots"? there is no intercourse in the game. im going out on a limb here but, it seems that some people cant tell the difference between sex appeal and outright sex. some of you cant stop thinking about the sexuality all together. its there, it can get in your face, but its not even close to porn (the torture attack on joy might be borderline). as someone said, if dante was the main character there would be no arguments against the game. no one would call it overrated. and most importantly no one would focus and complain about the eye candy instead of the gameplay itself. bayonetta is a great game, but some are just too narrowminded and condemn the theme to realize that.

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Thrill Kill
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:33:53 PM
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sarah palin with guns...hahah

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 1:38:00 PM

Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin with guns.

Dead Wolves FTL.

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:09:52 PM

LOL old but still funny

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sonic1899
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:51:46 PM

she looks more like tina fey than sarah palin. besides, unlike sarah, tina is actually hot :D

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Banky A
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:57:25 PM

Yes, Tina Fey is definitely attractive. +1

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lMephisto
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 2:50:41 PM
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I don't see how saying all this crap about Bayonetta is different from all the crap everybody talked about the "No Russian" mission of MW2.
I don't know if you guys remember, but this a game. A piece of software meant to be played, be fun and provide the user with an experience he/she can't replicate in real life. I bet most of the "Haters" haven't even played the game... all the things you criticize are there for a reason... the same reason that makes Dante an a**hole 90% of the time, and the same reason that makes Kratos tear apart and crush everything that moves in front of him. Game Design needs professional and talented people because not everyone can do it... and this kind of thing is a great example of why.

In the end, if you don't like the game... well you can just avoid it, instead of crying a river :)

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sonic1899
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:02:20 PM
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sounds interesting. im planning on getting the soundtrack, so this is under my radar as well

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 3:06:03 PM

now the soundtrack is something that's worth a purchase. I've loved that goofy Sega Japan pop ever since the Daytona days.

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Imagi
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 4:54:09 PM
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Do the pages turn slightly slower for PS3 owners?

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Superman915
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 5:09:48 PM

The pages will be a bit blurrier, and the publisher will blame it due to the fact that it was manufactured on advanced paper that makes it difficult to print on.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:08:42 PM

lol lol lol lol lol. classic

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Rings of Uranus
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 6:47:12 PM
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in the bayonetta demo, i hit i bad guy so hard it looked like all his skin flew off...and the backgrounds look pretty cool too. i saw some screenshots that looked like she was fighting in outer space. you know what? i think im gonna buy this game after i finish darksiders after all. i mean it can't be THAT bad...

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___________
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:58:55 PM
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DMC4 > bayonetta.
o and you do know once your finished the game theres a massive concept art section you can look at.
probably not as big as the one they give you for the LE but still quite impressive and you save 30 bucks.
i would not pay 70 bucks for bayonetta, let alone the 130 there asking for the limited edition.
i seriously wish i did not import it, that way i could of taken it back and got a refund.
80 bucks down the drain :(

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Hezzron
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 12:01:37 AM
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If you were to play Bayonetta, you'd know why it's deserving of an art book. There is so much visual uniqueness presented in this game.

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Gordo
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 1:21:36 AM
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My head says no but my heart says yes!

I'm going to get Bayonetta for the PS3 tomorrow. Damn it...

JB HiFi here in Australia has it free if you trade in three games. So cheerio Dead Space, Singstar Abba (my wife will never know it's gone!) and Gran Tursimo 5 Prologue.

It's too interesting to pass up. Come on guys, I need a PS3 Bayonetta review that I can trust.
Is the PS3 version that bad or are the gamers just over-reacting?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 7:11:12 PM
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A lot of people here are angry that Platinum Games decided to do a port job.

Honestly, the game isn't that bad. I think some of the reviewers who are tried-and-true Xbots are poo-pooing the game. The only serious problem is the constant loading screens. This game badly needed an install feature. Also, the graphics aren't as good as the 360's obviously but it's not that bad.

If they can find a way to patch this to lessen the loading times, I'll buy it in the future. I rented it and I have to admit that the game is stylish and is full of in-jokes from past games the crew from Platinum Games worked on, like Devil May Cry, Okami and Viewtiful Joe plus some Sega references. I'm just angry that Platinum Games thumbed their noses at the PS3. I'll remember that.

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Gordo
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 10:28:25 PM
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I've just bought it today so will see how it goes. Personally love the style and sound of this game. I like a risk!

I started on a Spectrum 48K so load times of a few seconds don't faze me. Load times of an hour. Yes that used to be bad.

Interesting to see if it annoys me now.

Swapping 11 disks to play Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on the Amstrad. Now that was invasive!

I think today we are all a bit spoilt.
We now get graphics, sound and gameplay quality that you needed to go to an Arcade to see 5 years ago. We seem to get side tracked by the little things and not focus on the big picture.

Jeez, I sound like my Dad!!!! Someone, shoot me now!

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