That's the one thing I don't know about with this game... at least Dante was fighting against his father... but Bayonetta's fighting for the wrong side. There is nothing redeeming about her character at all. She is EVIL incarnate. So the question is, who exactly is she fighting? A witch fighting off demons doesn't exactly sound like it makes much sense. Am I looking at this from the wrong perspective or something? At least when you look at DMC 4, Nero was on the right side trying to help people but Bayonetta looks like she's out to just destroy all of creation. Cif3r: The reason why some things look the same is because the creator of DMC created Bayonetta as well. By the way, was that James Earl Jones' voice I heard in the opening?
More than a few games have succumbed to the urge to flee the 2009 holiday release window in the hopes of finding more receptive audiences during the first part of 2010. One such game is Bayonetta, a new intellectual property from Sega and MadWorld studio Platinum Games. Having previously scheduled...
More than a few games have succumbed to the urge to flee the 2009 holiday release window in the hopes of finding more receptive audiences during the first part of 2010. One such game is Bayonetta, a new intellectual property from Sega and MadWorld studio Platinum Games. Having previously scheduled the game for a late 2009 release in the US, Sega said in July that it was now targeting a January 2010 release in a bid to find "the optimum release time in the Western markets."
With the game scheduled for an October release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Japan, Sega reportedly confirmed as part of an event in the region over the weekend that a demo for the stylized action adventure is en route. As reported by AndriaSang, producer Yusuke Hashimoto stated that Platinum is "currently hard at work on it," though no specific time frame was mentioned.
Interestingly, Hashimoto indicated that the demo will be more than just a sampler, offering original content that will somehow tie in with the full version of the game. "It will be more than just a demo that's pulled from the middle of the game," he reportedly said. "We'd like to make it so that those who have already bought the game will make new discoveries if they play the demo."
Hashimoto did not indicate whether the demo would see a worldwide release, and Sega of America had not returned requests for comment as of press time. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Bayonetta.
looks like it could be a fun game!!!! need to sit here in the states for a little bit longer but that is ok
They need to fix the freakin PS3 version before they ship it here. No way in hell I'm importing this because I can't read Japanese texts.
@ZenesisX The fact that a demo is in the works *AND* that it's filled with something people won't see in the retail version of the game IS news that people outside of Japan would like to hear about. I already know from the trailers that I'll be picking up this game, but now I know that if the demo comes over here, I'll definitely grab it. And not just for a sample of what the game is like, but also for the additional content. Plus sometimes news like this is good at driving up support and demand from gamers so that the company knows if it's worth it or not to release it elsewhere.
Not to sound rude but it being released in japan is hardly news or have any point of interest. Arent users from this site from other places?
@ClaTheNinja I'll agree with the part you said about US companies. However, The US gaming market is more than the entire population of Japan(128 million) to us gaming population(170 million). That is the reason I am upset. Gamespot was loving enough to put this in an article. I have posted the link. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6214598.html
@Bashers79 try to spell the words i miss spelled, ya cant write them smarty pants lol, next time at least put an opinion about the games in your post,... atleast if your going to post on a game website. if i wanted propper grammer i'd be writing a paper in english class, not a comment on a gaming website were people talk about games. and its inventive with jokes, not grammer bro, there not allways gonna be good and not allways bad, kinda like an adam sandler film lol.
@Gameboy2k The physical size of the land of Japan is small, but the amount of gamers isn't that much less than the amount of gamers in America. There could even be MORE gamers in Japan than US. And no one said the demo is not coming to America. Only that Sega Of US has not yet commented on it. And us being 2 - 4 years behind Japan has nothing to do with Japan. That's the US game companies' fault for taking so long to decide to import a particular game, or just taking so long to complete the process of the import. And if a certain game or demo doesn't come out ever in America, again that's not the fault of the Japanese gaming market. That's the America companies deciding not to bring it over. So blame Sega Of USA if we don't get a Bayonetta demo. Either way, you know we're eventually getting the full game so just be patient.
Please explain why it's not in the US? I'm sick of Japan determining the gaming market. Japan is the size of NJ, whereas you have 400 million people in the US. Please lets release where the greater marketshare is and get this game in our hands. I'm sick of being 2 and 4 years behind Japan.
i applaud the idea.. means a little extra development effort but may offer a more juicy introduction and a more solid hook for the game!
Cool idea, but I don't get why publishers think January is a better time to release games (in NA anyway; rest of the world may be different). I don't even begin to look for more games to buy after Christmas until March.
That's kinda cool. Everyone can experience demos for the most part and it would be great to play something that won't be in the game but is apart of the game. Some of us can't buy game on a whim initially and at least we will get to play an important piece.
Imagine the trend they could set up with this demo, being a part of the game, but not just another demo culled from some random level. A demo that actually sets up the actual game? Why haven't devs thought of this before now? As Mr. Burns would say: Eeeeeexcellent. *steepling fingers with evil glee* Just hope we get it over here, we're always last on these things.
@truthbetold101 so inventive you've invented new ways to spell certain words. Come on people, there's a spell check function.
Good thing I have a Japanese PSN account so im looking forward to downloading this which will help build my unprecedented hype for the game
@cparker2510 OMG hahahaha, i seriously cant believe there is someone online as inventive with there comments as me lol. kuddos 2 u dude. at the same time, i can disagree and agree with bodboy466, bayonetta and dmc are on a different scale of stylized games. one is button mashing, and one is time based and an intence amount of combos that can be accomplished if you practice enough. my disagreement is basically the same as cparker. the puzzles arent verry difficult, considering the majority of puzzles in gow can be figured out on accident so i definatly wouldnt consider gow intellectually challenging, mabee intellectually creative, but not chalenging. along with that, combat in gow and dmc/bayonetta are both mindless, infact i would even go as far to say that dmc and bayonetta are more strategic in combat than gow. when it comes down 2 it, gows combat doesnt take smarts, isnt required to learn higher end moves so that you can do specific things, and majority of the time, the complexity of your attacks are 3 buttons in a row with no timeing needes to successfully do your combo. i do 100% agree that gow and dmc shouldnt be compared at all though, i mean, dmc's motorcycle engine sword is nothing like chained blades, and a some chicks clevage is nothin like medusa's tit!es, random concubines taa taa's, harpies tii tii's, and the sisters of fate's powder spew'n brestitas shak'n in ur face lol.
@ Bodboy466 while this game does seem to feature game-play more similar to devil may cry than god of war, i don't know if i would go so far as to call any of the combinations of square/triangle/circle in god of war "intellectually challenging." i don't know if i'd go as far as calling any video game i've ever played "intellectually challenging." ... it's god of war. if you want to call it something, call it badass dipped in awesome and candy-coated with mind-blowing action, sprinkled with epicnuts and blessed by mr. t and jesus. or something. but "intricate, intellectually challenging and strategically-engaging?" if you wrote the company line for god of war, only the chess club would have bought it.
i have a japanese account. but i cant read it at all. so i dont even know whats a demo or a full game or a video lol.
@ badform I agree that people really shouldn't be comparing this to God of War. This game should be so lucky, even to be placed in the same utterance. The action is more fast-paced, mindless and crude, much like DMC. GoW is intricate, intellectually challenging and strategically-engaging. In that sense, I really wish people would stop trying to compare DMC and GoW.
personmann, I'm with you. I haven't used my Japanese account for anything in months, this will be worth it.
Cannot wait to use my JPN account again and I like How they're going with the WC3 route as far as demos go
@badform But DMC is a video game and Pong came way out before DMC so all credit must now go to Pong...
@Ovirew Sh1t, people will never stop saying "it looks like God of War" Was GoW the first hack & slash game ever? why didn't you say "it looks like divil may cry"? It's directed by the original DMC director & it really looks like it. So if bayonetta looks like GoW that means GoW looks like DMC. Now all credit must go to DMC. (DMC came out way before GoW)
Really looking forward to play Bayonetta. If it's even half as good as Devil May Cry it's still awesome.
I just need a PSN demo release date so I can go into the Jpn PSN store and d-load this but otherwise, I am suspicious of this game being another Devil May Cry, all over again...
cant wait to try this out. hoping for the same impression that ninja gaiden on xbox gave me - thats how its seemed thus far. LOVE the style.
why would anyone buy this? It kinda sounds like that bullet witch game from looking at it. EDIT: And it looks like God of War.
It's funny that all the games moved to early 2010. Now there is no competition this winter. Spring will be cut throat.
I'm really not a fan of these types of games because to me it really just looks like a PS1 game with slightly better graphics. But I guess i'll give the demo a try.
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