When Bayonetta was first released seven years ago, it became one of the best reasons for PC owners to buy a console. But those who didn’t are now being rewarded for their patience. The excellent third-person action game has finally arrived on PC, and with it comes a host of new features.
The Platinum Games title has just been released on the PC platform by Sega. There's support for unlocked resolutions in up to 4K, a ton of advanced graphical options, and optimized mouse and keyboard support, as well as glorious 60 fps gameplay.
Even if you already own the console version, or played the game first time round, this new and improved Bayonetta definitely looks worth checking out. Not only is it prettier and smoother, but anyone who buys it before April 25th will get the (usually more expensive) Digital Deluxe Edition that comes with a five-song soundtrack sampler, exclusive concept art, wallpapers, avatars, and a digital copy of the art book from the climax edition.
"The PC market is huge and can definitely not be ignored. We are absolutely aware of that, and we’ve always felt this way," a spokesperson for Platinum told PC Gamer. "We’ve always had a positive stance towards porting our titles to PC, but the decisions as to which platforms we release our games on, and which platforms are the main focus for the games we make are largely made by the publishers, so this is not something we can decide on our own.
"However, most third party publishers nowadays realize the PC should not be ignored, so I believe we should be able to become more actively involved in the PC market from here on out."
The game follows the titular witch as she uses a variety of firearms and her demon-summoning hair to battle through a fictional European city. It’s often compared to the Devil May Cry games, the first of which was directed by Bayonetta’s Hideki Kamiya, and comes from the same studio that developed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Wonderful 101, Vanquish, and Nier: Automata.