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Platinum Games’s Bayonetta now Available on PC



Platinum Games and Sega’s risque action beat ’em up Bayonetta has finally arrived on PC.

After seven years of console exclusivity, the game arrived on Steam earlier this week, with a few technical upgrades over its original iterations. A trailer for the game, released on April 10, 2017 and embedded below,  highlights the improvements as a solid 60 frames per second and support for 4K resolution. This technical upgrade comes as a welcome change to fans who played the console versions of the game. The Playstation 3 version most notably suffered from performance issues including frequent frame rate dips.

Beyond mentioning the upgrades, the trailer also displays footage of the game, highlighting Bayonetta’s unique ‘witch time’ gameplay along with its curious cast of characters.

Finally, the trailer also provides details on a Digital Deluxe edition of the game. This particular version will include a Digital OST Sampler, Digital Artbook, along with Bayonetta-themed Avatars and wallpapers.

Bayonetta originally released on October 29, 2009 in Japan, with the game’s North American version releasing a few months later on January 5, 2010. It was initially only available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. To tie in with the launch of the sequel, Bayonetta 2,  on the Wii U in 2014, the original game was also made available on that platform, though published by Nintendo, rather than the original’s Sega.

As to whether the action game’s critically acclaimed sequel will be also eventually make its way to PC, the outcome seems unlikely. In the run-up to the launch of Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games’s JP Kellams expressed his displeasure at the “pedantic port-begging” of fans.

The most recent title to emerge from Platinum Games is the long-awaited JRPG sequel Nier: Automata, while the developer is also working on the anime adaptation Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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