When we first heard the whispers of a hardcore action title from Platinum Games, with Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya in the lead, we immediately perked up. Ever since, we've been paying close attention to any new developments concerning the promising game.

Well, we've got an estimated release date and a few new screenshots from Joystiq , and that's only more incentive to keep our interest piqued. Apparently, Sega has "quietly" announced that Bayonetta will be ready for a "simultaneous worldwide release for Fall 2009," and that's good news. Furthermore, the new screens show the slender and deadly heroine slicing up enemies with her guillotine; it sure looks pretty, don't it? Some want to call this the spiritual successor to DMC – even though we're relatively certain that Capcom will deliver another entry in that series at some point – and considering Kamiya's involvement, that seems fair. Honestly, if we get the rock-solid and engrossing mechanics on display in the DMC games, we'll be happy. Having a female main character doesn't bother us in the slightest, especially when we're expecting a fair amount of flash and panache from the game's presentation. We have to wait for God of War III (it won't release until March 2010, it seems) and if Bayonetta does indeed launch this fall, it could be perfect timing. What other slash-'em-up game will it have to compete with…?

We know Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is coming, but that's a third-person shooter and a very different breed of action game. In fact, there are plenty of shooters, but not much like Bayonetta , so don't sleep on this one, action fanatics.

Related Game(s): Bayonetta

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txgamer
txgamer
11 years ago

I seen the trailer it looks pretty good. I'll will watch out for this one.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

You've seen the trailer? where did you see it I cant find it.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Just go to you-tube.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I might have to go with a rental, that "insane difficulty" thing puts me on edge.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Button Masher!!

I agree with World….I'm too old to deal with insane difficulty. NGS difficulty was a little more than I like also.

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

Nice something else to do while waiting for GoW 3. I'll give it a shot.

big6
big6
11 years ago

Yeah, I'd consider myself a pretty decent gamer…but not for DMC/NGS games, apparently.
NGS is just too chaotic, with some crazy "forced" camera-angles, that can get annoying. I much prefer a "controlled" environment like Uncharted. (know what I mean?)

I'm hoping Bayonetta will have good camera angles, and less chaos. Oh yeah, upping the difficulty doesn't make me happy, either… =/

txgamer
txgamer
11 years ago

try bayonetta.jp i think thats the site

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn

Not really interested in this game

It's like those flashy movies which hold no substance.

Powershifter
Powershifter
11 years ago

hmm .. this one is a maybe for me. I'll be waiting for the reviews.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

im not sure about this. i'd rather play uncharted 2. does anyone kow if uncharted 2 will be online?

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

Im looking forward to this one, loved all the Devil May Crys! Okay, maybe not the second one.

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

yeah the second DMC sucks big time. it leaves a bad taste in my mouth

cheng
cheng
11 years ago

Actually devil may cry 2 was the 1st devil may cry game i played, n was the reason i got into devil may cry series…so…from somebody who hasnt played the 1st 1(thus dont have any high expectations), i really like devil may cry 2, i just love DANTE though dont really like lucie(lucia??)…

Then i got a chance to play DMC3 n i was HOOKED!!! i mean can any game be anymore stylishier than this game??? MILLION STAB n MILLION SLASH FTW!!!

Oh even if DMC2 isnt the best, i think Dante's demon form looks THE BEST in the series in that one, hands down!!

I'll be paying close attention to this 1, but the main char…i dunno…i think shes a dante wannabe and shes too hard both dante n her are cheesy, but u just cant feel the awesomeness around her,unlike dante's…oh n i think dante will wipe the floor with her ass anyday!!

btw whats the main char's name??

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Bayonetta

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I'm looking forward to this. It is by Platinum Games after all.

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

When is Sigma 2 releasing? If they are close each other, Im sorry for Bayonetta. Getting NGS2 and GoW3 later.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Should we sleep "with" Bayonetta this fall?

Fenrir
Fenrir
11 years ago

*ROFL* but nobody sleeps in wanker country ;-)! The video is pretty vitalizing, isn´t it?

Fenrir
Fenrir
11 years ago

Hmm, this last comment was misunderstandable I think. Forget it, tried a german joke in english…no good ūüėČ

Ok, this one is better:

"Or should we sleep 'upon' Bayonetta this fall? :-))

CptGreedle
CptGreedle
11 years ago

Is it just me, or is anyone else getting tired of the sexists games that objectify woman. It's not that I don't enjoy a beautiful woman in my games, but really…

For ages now, video games have been portraying woman as objects of desire, and not so much as people. While there are plenty of female characters out there that do not objectify women, they are too few and far between.
This latest title really takes the cake! I mean, that trailer was painful to watch. My wife and I watched it together and can't help but wonder if any women were involved in making this game at all.

It is not that I don't appreciate the beauty of the female form, nor do I want to rain on anyone's parade. I just think that it is time for the gaming industry as a whole to grow up a little. Fighting games with scantily clad woman and bouncing boobs are juvenile enough, can't we take games into a new direction with less sexism?

Now that I have ranted my rant, I still hope all you fans do enjoy the game, since a lot of people put a lot of time and effort into this title, and I am sure they are trying their best to make an enjoyable game. I, on the other hand, will not be picking up this title.

Lordnicon
Lordnicon
11 years ago

Probably a pretty good rental. You can definitely go wrong with frantic action and boobies but you could also do well with frantic action and boobies. We will just have to see.

Nerull
Nerull
11 years ago

Whatever happened to darksiders wrath of war? That should be coming at some point and looks better than this imo.