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Scheduled release date:

TBA 2009

Publisher:

Sega

Developer:

Platinum Games

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Action

Fast paced action games such as Devil May Cry have become all the rage in gaming today. If your game's got guns and/or swords set in a fantasy world, it better damn well play like Capcom's Devil May Cry. Bayonetta is one game in development that has all three aforementioned qualities that made DMC so popular...no, scratch that, it has four. The fourth quality being Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the first Devil May Cry game.

So if you've heard and seen Bayonetta and you thought to yourself "wow, what a rip-off of Devil May Cry", you now know why. Granted, it's unfair to call Bayonetta a rip-off, considering that the creator of Capcom's title is behind this game. But Bayonetta takes things a few steps further to differentiate itself from DMC. For starters, as opposed to a demon, you take on the role of a female witch who goes by the name of Bayonetta. As Bayonetta, you'll hunt down mutated incarnations of angels, an unusual approach, but at the same time one we're excited to see pan out.

Instead of just being equipped with weapons in her hands, Bayonetta has them equipped all over her body. You've seen knives slide out of shoes in action movies, right? Well how about pistols firing from shoes? Didn't think so. Bayonetta has pistols equipped in her shoes, allowing her to fire bullets from her ankles and hands simultaneously...utterly insane. Moreover, that wickedly long hair of hers isn't just there for show, as it can be used to attack, as well. Her hair can take on various shapes, such as super-sized fists or a dragon, and pummel the enemy to death. If that isn't kick-ass, I don't know what is.

As you'd expect, the action is lightning fast, and features potential for combo strings greater than that of Devil May Cry. You'll be able to easily rack up dozens of hits in one combo string simply by utilizing all of Bayonetta's combat abilities, such as magic, melee, and weaponry. Now, some of the moves you'll pull off will deal more than one hit by default, such as a number of Bayonetta's melee attacks where she furiously punches or stomps her opponent, showing that the game's action is even more over-the-top than its soul-predecessor at Capcom.

To further prove just how over-the-top this game is, Bayonetta can summon various objects out of thin air as a means of killing an enemy with a special finish. We saw a guillotine appear and watched the blade fall onto a helpless enemy's head...needless to say the room oooh'd and awed. While we don't know what magic spells will consist of, we do know that the status quo ability of slowing down time is here, as we saw it with our own eyes back at E3.

Bayonetta is still some ways off, and there's a lot we don't know about it still. But do keep your eyes peeled for more info. In the meantime, expect to see the game arrive some in the third quarter of 2009.

9/28/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (7 posts)

Kiengo
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 11:50:16 PM
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Ankle guns? Kinda makes me think of Austin Powers....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 1:12:38 AM
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The teaser looked pretty good, and the dude said he wanted to out-do God of War, so maybe once you strip down all the wicked weaponry and the magic to its nuts and bolts we will get a DMC crossed with God of War. I know its a bit cliche to describe a game as X meets Y, but that IS the way the industry is headed. Either way I bet it's gonna be insane baddie mashing to the extreme. I'll keep an eye on this title through its hype period.

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Zubs
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 4:13:07 AM
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On my radar for sure

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LCF
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 9:25:11 AM
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This game will be all sex appeal and style.

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Daedusian
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 12:25:59 PM
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@ Kiengo - Lol I thought the same thing. Let's hope it's not too over the top because it sounds like it's heading in that direction. I mean with guns on her feet and her hair taking diff shapes to attack seems a little much. But if they pull it off and not make it so cheesy and odd as it sounds, then it won't bother me so much.

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Zubs
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:20:28 AM
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Can't wait

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, October 19, 2008 @ 1:43:39 AM
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i saw the teaser trailer on youtube the other day, it looks so cool, I will keep close eye on this game, cuz I love devil may cry series and god of war series.

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