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.