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Bayonetta
Publisher: Sega,
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Steam
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Xbox 360
JP
¥7,600 (7,980) JES1-00001
Xbox 360
JP (Platinum)
¥3,800 (3,990)
Xbox 360
JP (Download)
pts [[Category:JP Xbox 360 games]]
Xbox 360
US
$? 68032
Xbox 360
UK
£?
Xbox 360
FR
€?
Xbox 360
DE
€?
Xbox 360
ES
€?
Xbox 360
AU
$? ?
Xbox 360
KR
₩? ?
Xbox 360
CA
$? ?



Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥7,600 (7,980)[2] BLJM-60174
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (The Best)
¥3,800 (3,990)[3] BLJM-55016
Sony PlayStation 3
JP (Download)
¥3,429 (3,600)[4] NPJB-00246
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$? BLUS-30367
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$19.99[5] NPUB-30724
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£?
Sony PlayStation 3
FR
€?
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€?
Sony PlayStation 3
ES
€?
Sony PlayStation 3
IT
€? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
EU (Download)
€14.99Media:Bayonetta PS3 FR PSStore.png[6] NPEB-01134
Sony PlayStation 3
UK (Download)
£11.99[5] NPEB-01134
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
AU (Download)
$22.95Media:Bayonetta PS3 AU PSStore.png[7] NPEB-01134
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR (BigHit)
₩? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
NT$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
CA
$? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
RU
?RUB ?



Nintendo Wii U
JP
¥? ?
Nintendo Wii U
US
$? ?
Nintendo Wii U
EU
€? ? ?
Nintendo Wii U
AU
$? ?
Nintendo Wii U
US (Download)
$29.99 ?
Nintendo Wii U
EU (Download)
€24.99 29.99 ?




Steam
US
$19.99 ?
Steam
EU
€14.99 19.99 ?



Bayonetta (ベヨネッタ) is an action game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2009 (2010 internationally).

Story

Twenty years ago, from a coffin submerged beneath a gloomy lake, a mysterious woman awoke.

Unable to recall her past, or even her own name, only a single memory of her unknown origin was left impressed upon her: the horrifying "witches' power" to summon forth ferocious demons and annihilate the servants of heaven.

Returning to life in the modern world after centuries of absence, Bayonetta followed the clues of her hazy memories, eventually reaching the remote European city of Vigrid. Unimpeded by countless legions of angels assailing her...Fateful meetings drawing out lost memories...What lies ahead in wait for Bayonetta...?

Characters

Bayonetta: A mysterious witch returned to life in the modern world after hundreds of years of slumber. Wielding titanic magical powers, her battle against the forces of heaven continues, the reasons for doing so lost in the mists of her past. Armed with the Scarborough Fair, her favorite set of handguns equipped to both hands and feet, she practices the "bullet arts," a combination of gunfire and melee attacks. She can also perform the Wicked Weave - deadly attacks unleashed by summoning demonic entities through her magical hair that can easily devour entire hordes of angels.

Jeanne: A mysterious woman with a similar battle style and powers to Bayonetta. Often appearing along Bayonetta's course, she provokes her with an icy stare. She obviously holds some information about Bayonetta's past but her ultimate goal is unknown. Wielding her own set of four black handguns, she must be in pursuit of Bayonetta.

Luka: A journalist who is chasing Bayonetta to expose her true identity. His fate is tied closely to that of Bayonetta, which involves much ill feeling. Unlike most journalists, he has a special gadget under his sleeve which is capable of firing a grappling hook to access dangerous sites. His greater qualities derive from tremendous luck and an upbeat personality.

History

Legacy

The Bayonetta Original Soundtrack was released by Wavemaster in Japan on 4 November 2009.

In 2012, a sequel was announced exclusively for Nintendo's Wii U.

At E3 2014 it was revealed that Bayonetta would be getting an enhanced Wii U port and that there would be certain Nintendo costumes to wear that would affect the aesthetics of the game. The Wii U version also features the Japanese voice cast from Bayonetta: Bloody Fate as the original release only had spoken English dialogue worldwide. Later that year it was revealed that a physical version of Bayonetta would ship alongside physical copies of Bayonetta 2 worldwide with select European versions having Bayonetta packed in. Buying the Wii U version of the game digitally gives the purchaser a discount for Bayonetta 2.

On April 1st, 2017, Sega Europe launched a Bayonetta-themed countdown site that ended on April 11th, 2017. At the end of the countdown it was revealed they were launching the game on PC via Steam that day.

Versions

In its original form, Bayonetta renders at a 1280x720 screen resolution, targeting 60 frames per second during gameplay. However, no console versions of the game can reach this target consistently - the Xbox 360 rendering between 50-60FPS (with tearing) in most action scenes (boosted very slightly if running in backwards compatibility mode on an Xbox One), and the later Wii U port suffering similar (and sometimes more noticeable) problems.

The PlayStation 3 port of Bayonetta is often cited as among one of the worst 360-to-PS3 conversions of the era, averaging between 20-30FPS at worst (i.e. half that of the Xbox 360) and exibiting almost constant screen tearing while under stress. In addition, no console versions offer any form of anti-aliasing.

The 2017 PC release, debuting a full seven years after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 builds, is capable at running in a number of arbitrary screen resolutions at a full 60FPS (higher frames rates not being supported), and expectedly allows users to adjust graphical features such as shadows and lighting. In all versions, cutscenes target 30FPS.

Downloadable content

Release Distribution Date RRP
BAYONETTA Premium Theme

Premium Theme from BAYONETTA displaying her playful spirit. Customize your Xbox 360 with BAYONETTA-themed art assets. There are no refunds for this item.



Xbox 360: US  2009-11-26 US: 320pts
Bayonetta Avatar Character Set (『BAYONETTA』アバター キャラクターセット)

Includes 8 avatars.
PlayStation 3: JP  2013-01-17[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Bayonetta/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Artwork

Physical scans

Xbox 360 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 Christmas 2009, p90
100 №1090, [1]
93 2009-12
100 January 12, 2010
90 December 22, 2009
92 11.01.2010
90 January 2010, p92
90 January 2010, p66
85 January 2010
100 5 January 2010
100 4 January 2010
91 January 2010, p94
Xbox 360
94
Based on
12 reviews

Xbox 360, US
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, JP
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, JP (Platinum Collection)
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Cover
Xbox 360, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, AU
Bayonetta 360 Aus cover.jpg
Cover
Xbox 360, UK
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Cover
Xbox 360, FR
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Cover
Xbox 360, DE
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Cover
PlayStation 3, KR
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Cover
Xbox 360, CA

PlayStation 3 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 2 December 2009
85
95 №1090, [2]
93 Christmas 2009, p70
90 №91, p102
90 December 22, 2009
85 11.01.2010
90 Christmas 2009, p92
90 February 2010, p68
90 January 2010
95 10 December 2009
93 №187, p70
90 2 December 2009
Sony PlayStation 3
90
Based on
13 reviews

PlayStation 3, US
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, EU
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Cover
PlayStation 3, JP
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Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 3, JP (PS3 the Best)
Bayonetta PS3 JP Box Best.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, AU
Bayonetta PS3 Aus cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, UK
Bayonetta PS3 UK cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, UK (alt)
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Cover
PlayStation 3, DE
Bayonetta PS3 DE cover.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, DE (Alt)
Bayonetta PS3 DE Box Alt.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, IT
Bayonetta PS3 IT Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, KR
Bayonetta PS3 KR Box.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, KR (Big Hit)
Bayonetta PS3 KR Box BigHit.jpg
Cover
PlayStation 3, TW
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Cover
PlayStation 3, RU
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Cover
PlayStation 3, MX (Favoritos)

PlayStation 3, BR (Favoritos)

PlayStation 3, CA

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 File:Bayonetta shipping PR.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm60174.html (archived 2009-10-11 08:11)
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/bljm55016.html (archived 2010-08-29 12:54)
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.jp.playstation.com:80/software/title/jp0177npjb00246_0000bayonettahddjp.html (archived 2013-02-26 05:27)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 http://blogs.sega.com/2013/01/24/bayonetta-will-be-available-for-digital-download-on-psn/
  6. File:Bayonetta PS3 FR PSStore.png
  7. 7.0 7.1 File:Bayonetta PS3 AU PSStore.png
  8. https://archive.is/mPw4J
  9. http://archive.is/uZ6jC


Games in the Bayonetta Series
Xbox 360
Bayonetta (2009) | Bayonetta/Forza Motorsport 3 (2010)
Sony PlayStation 3
Bayonetta (2009)
Nintendo Wii U
Bayonetta (2014) | Bayonetta 2 (2014)
HTML5
8-Bit Bayonetta (2015)
Steam
8-Bit Bayonetta (2017) | Bayonetta (2017)
Bayonetta Characters
Bayonetta
Bayonetta related media
Music
Rodin's Selection (2009) | Bayonetta Original Soundtrack (2009) | Bayonetta: Music From The Video Game (2010) | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Original Soundtrack (2014) +more
Book
Bayonetta: The Official Guide (2010) | The Eyes of Bayonetta (20xx) | Bayonetta 2: Prima Official Game Guide (2014)
Film
The Eyes of Bayonetta (20xx) | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (2013)

Unsorted: Bayonetta Anime Complete Series + Soundtrack (xxxx)

Toy
Bayonetta (2017) | Bayonetta - Player 2 (2017)