We may have to wait for Bayonetta until next year, but it's a big October release for Japan.
And while everyone still has their reservations about the PlayStation 3 version – and we all know the Xbox 360 isn't exactly a big seller in the Land of the Rising Sun – Sega will still have a solid marketing campaign in place. Check out the Japanese TV commercial that has managed to get people talking; it features some sultry CGI fun and the theme song, "Something Missing," by MiChi. Essentially, what you're looking at is the female version of Dante from Devil May Cry and because we love DMC, we honestly have no problem with that atmosphere and style. If you have a Japanese PSN account, you can download the playable demo, which supposedly eases some of the fears of PS3 owners as it apparently flows rather well. Unfortunately, there's still talk of frame rate hitches that aren't evident in the 360 version and the bottom line is that while Platinum Games handled development for the latter, Sega is doing the port to the PS3. We really had thought we left the days of crappy ports behind (like, way back in 2007), but that may not be the case.
Even so, I definitely want to give the game a try, even if I do get it for the 360. And if we see ads like this here in the US, I imagine a bevy of testosterone-addled teen boys will make a beeline for the store to ogle that tall, slinky vixen. Eh, such is the way of the world.
P.S. There's no hidden meaning behind "non-stop climax action." There just isn't. You have a dirty mind!
Related Game(s): Bayonetta