US gamers will have to wait to get their hands on the slender, cocky, bespectacled witch, but if you have a Japanese PSN account, you can test her out this month.
According to PS3Center , Sega has announced that a playable demo for Bayonetta will be hitting the Japanese Store on October 8 (that's next week, folks). Now, this is one large demo; it'll be about 1.1GB in size and feature both a tutorial and The Angel's Metropolis stage. We're just itching to try it out, also because we've heard bad things about the PS3 version of the game, despite Sega's continued insistence that both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions would be identical. Those who saw a recent demo of the game running on the PS3 noted terrible frame rate hitches and overall, the experience didn't appear very smooth. This would be disastrous for such a super-fast action title; it'd be like dropping frame rates in Ninja Gaiden …it's just downright unacceptable these days. But here's hoping Platinum Games is able to make both versions stellar, because we wanna slash stuff, and we need something to play between Christmas and March ( God of War III ).
Bayonetta is slated to arrive in Japan on October 29 and the rumored release date for the US is January 5.
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