What the Deuce! Bayonetta Now on Steam!?

Posted on 11 Apr 2017 by

Something magical just happened!

Platinum’s famous Bayonetta game has just been released on Steam. The PC version comes with the typical improvements, such as; 60fps, several graphic quality settings and different resolutions up to 4k. So even if you already played the game, this version might be worth another look.

Bayonetta is somewhat of a modern classic. It originally launched on XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2009 (a Wii U version followed in 2014) and got almost exclusively good reviews. It was also one of the first games developed by Platinum Games. It quickly became their flagship product, and they specialized in creating games with similar spectacle fighter gameplay, such as Metal Gear Rising: Revengance or the recently released NieR Automata.

While there was no Steam store page for the game before launch and no official announcement, the release was not a complete surprise. On April 1st Sega released 8-Bit Bayonetta, a free 2D version of the game. There was a hint in the achievements that lead to a website. That website showed a countdown that would end on April 11th. The URL had Bayonetta’s birthday in it.

So, it seemed like Bayonetta on PC would finally happen. The only problem – 8-Bit Bayonetta was released on April 1st! Luckily, it didn’t turn out to just be an April’s fool. The game is available at this very moment, in fact, I am already downloading it! In addition to graphical enhancements, the game also comes with a full set of Steam features; cloud saves, trading cards, achievments, leader boards and the like.

Check out the new and improved Bayonetta on Steam, now available for £14.99 (or equivalent).

Official Press Release

LONDON – April 11th, 2017Bayonetta is back! SEGA Europe Ltd. can reveal that PlatinumGames’ universally acclaimed action masterpiece is available via Steam on PC, today right here. Experience the over-the-top stylish action in 60fps, at unlocked HD resolutions. For a limited time only, the Digital Deluxe Edition is available at no extra cost to all customers who purchase before Tuesday 25th  April.

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a 5 track soundtrack sampler and digital art book from the original Climax Edition, enhanced with even more concept art, and exclusive wallpapers and avatars.

From PlatinumGames’ legendary director Hideki Kamiya; of Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry fame, SEGA brings one of the most universally acclaimed character action games of all time, Bayonetta, to PC. Bayonetta is the last survivor of an ancient witch clan who keep the balance between light, dark and chaos. Entombed to protect herself – and the world as we know it – Bayonetta is discovered and revived after 500 years, sparking a chain of events with cataclysmic repercussions.

Thrust straight into battle, with only one clue to her past, Bayonetta must discover the truth and fight for the future. Her daunting conquest sees her face off against countless angelic enemies and giant foes in a game of 100% pure action.

We are dedicated to bringing high-quality, best practice PC conversions of our back catalogue games to our fans, and Bayonetta was a great fit.” Said John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe. “Bayonetta is one of the most often requested PC conversions of our games, so finally being able to launch it on Steam is fantastic. There’s more to come!”

Bayonetta follows Typing of the Dead™, Valkyria Chronicles™ and the SEGA Mega Drive Collection™ which SEGA has successfully converted for Steam. Keep up to date with all SEGA news on Facebook www.facebook.com/Sega and Twitter www.twitter.com/SEGA.

What frame rate can the game run at?

  • Bayonetta gameplay will run at 60 FPS (cut scenes at 30 FPS).

What is the maximum resolution?

  • Bayonetta has enhanced PC graphics options. Unlocked resolutions up to 4k ultra HD at 3840×2160, along with many more graphic options including scalable texture and shadow quality.

Does Bayonetta support keyboard and mouse controls?

  • Yes – Bayonetta has been optimised for PC, and includes keyboard and mouse controls.

What languages is Bayonetta PC available in? 

  • There are Japanese and English voice overs and subtitles, as well as EFIGS subtitles.

Is it exclusively available on Steam?

  • Yes – and it’s fully Steam supported with Steam achievements, Steam cloud save, trading
    cards, leader boards, and big picture mode.

What other PC ports is SEGA planning?

  • SEGA continues to explore PC port options, and is looking forward to sharing more news soon.

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