Bayonetta Launches on Steam Today With 4K Support and New Graphics Options

Bayonetta Launches on Steam Today With 4K Support and New Graphics Options

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If you've always wanted to play Bayonetta on PC, you can grab the game on Steam starting today.

Platinum Games is bringing Bayonetta to the PC today, with 4K support and a number of newly added advanced graphics options. The official announcement was expected later today, but the news showed up early on Engadget.

There has been much speculation since April Fool's Day when Platinum teased its fans with a free 8-bit version of Bayonetta. The achievements for that game pointed fans to a teaser site with a countdown that ended today with the announcement of the PC version.

It's not just a straight port, as the version now for sale on Steam offers support for 4K resolutions, as well as a number of additional graphics options. Those include texture quality, texture filtering, anti-aliasing, shadow quality, SSAO quality, and HDR. Sega's press release says that you can "Experience the over-the-top stylish action in 60 FPS, at unlocked HD resolutions."

If you buy the PC version between now and April 25, you'll get the Digital Deluxe Edition at no additional cost. That version of the game comes along with a five track soundtrack sampler, a digital artbook, wallpapers and avatars. You'll also get both English and Japanese voice overs and subtitles.

Gamers are still holding out hope for a third game in the Bayonetta series, but there's been no word on whether or not that might happen. You can pick up the PC version of Bayonetta on Steam for $19.99.

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That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

DeliveryGodNoah:
That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

Sonic Lost worlds was suppose to be a Nintendo Wii U exclusive, but it made it's way onto Steam. Not that it was a great game, but it's possible Bayo 2 could show up.

And so PC Gaming became more awesome and classier... :)

DeliveryGodNoah:
That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

I don't think Bayo 2 is as "Nintendo Exclusive" as its made out to be. We saw RE4 be called an "exclusive" under very similar circumstances and look what happened there.I get that Nintendo payed for the developement, but if Sega ports it themselves (like they did with this Bayo 1 port) and add extra content like with RE4's ports, they can put it on whatever they like. They still own the IP.

Hell, they can tell Nintendo to piss off if they want to make a Switch port.

I think I'll hook up my worthless Xbox 360 and try the demo one more time. Wasn't too fond of it.

dragongit:

DeliveryGodNoah:
That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

Sonic Lost worlds was suppose to be a Nintendo Wii U exclusive, but it made it's way onto Steam. Not that it was a great game, but it's possible Bayo 2 could show up.

This. There have been a lot of Nintendo exclusives that wound up on other platforms. RE:4, Killer 7, and Viewtiful Joe were all a part of the failed "Capcom 5" and they all got ported. I'm kinda surprised the Operation Rainfall games weren't ported either considering only Xenoblade Chronicles made decent sales.

AzrealMaximillion:

This. There have been a lot of Nintendo exclusives that wound up on other platforms. RE:4, Killer 7, and Viewtiful Joe were all a part of the failed "Capcom 5" and they all got ported. I'm kinda surprised the Operation Rainfall games weren't ported either considering only Xenoblade Chronicles made decent sales.

I know with Xenoblade Chronicles at least, Nintendo outright owns Monolith Soft, the developers and I don't think Mistwalker (of the Last Story) have ever released a game on more than one console. Pandora's Tower just kind of did eh overall.

Instantly wishlisted.

dragongit:

DeliveryGodNoah:
That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

Sonic Lost worlds was suppose to be a Nintendo Wii U exclusive, but it made it's way onto Steam. Not that it was a great game, but it's possible Bayo 2 could show up.

The difference, though, is that Nintendo pretty much funded Bayonetta 2's development, so I doubt they'll just let the game be ported to Steam.

I could be wrong, but that's just my thoughts.

Coming from a huge Devil May Cry & Metal Gear Rising fan, this is fantastic news!

I never thought I'd be so happy to see Bayonetta in my wishlist. :')

Except I don't have a credit card. So it will forever remain out of my digital-purchasing capabilities. :'(

And my wishlist continues to grow. When I finally get some money, thus will be purchased.

Rip Van Rabbit:
Coming from a huge Devil May Cry & Metal Gear Rising fan, this is fantastic news!

I never thought I'd be so happy to see Bayonetta in my wishlist. :')

Except I don't have a credit card. So it will forever remain out of my digital-purchasing capabilities. :'(

You could get a Steam wallet card. Buy one in a store, redeem the $20 on your account, then buy it with your wallet funds.

BRUH, this is awesome! Give me as much Platinum as possible on PC. At $20 this is a great deal and hopefully by supporting it we can get other great Platinum games like Vanquish ported over. I just saw an article on PC Gamer about how Platinum likes supporting the PC and is getting more and more comfortable on the platform. As long as the publishers play nice they'll keep bringing the games.

http://www.pcgamer.com/bayonetta-is-out-now-on-pc-we-spoke-to-platinum-about-making-it-happen/

"meh" now if only the one i didn't own would show up somewhere i actually can get it

DarklordKyo:

Rip Van Rabbit:
Snip Snip

You could get a Steam wallet card. Buy one in a store, redeem the $20 on your account, then buy it with your wallet funds.

I'll look into that. Thank you. :)

Rip Van Rabbit:

I'll look into that. Thank you. :)

np

As a long-time Sony fan, I'd like to say to all my PC brethern: Welcome to the party, you're gonna enjoy this hell out of this game. Bayonetta is easily one of the best games I've ever played, and the more people who get to play it, the better. Now if Nintendo wouldn't be such miserly morons and let Bayonetta 2 go multi-platform (hopefully even seventh gen because that's about where the WiiU is), then the game might finally make a buck.

marioandsonic:

dragongit:

DeliveryGodNoah:
That's awesome. I've always wanted to play it in full, but I only ever played it briefly on PS3.

Here's hoping Bayonetta 2 doesn't have anything too binding from Nintendo to keep it on the WiiU. I understand if it wasn't for them it wouldn't have likely existed, but it's still kind of shit it was never available on anything else.

Sonic Lost worlds was suppose to be a Nintendo Wii U exclusive, but it made it's way onto Steam. Not that it was a great game, but it's possible Bayo 2 could show up.

The difference, though, is that Nintendo pretty much funded Bayonetta 2's development, so I doubt they'll just let the game be ported to Steam.

I could be wrong, but that's just my thoughts.

Funding it doesn't mean buying the IP wholesale. Sega still owns Bayonetta as a franchise. They can port it themselves, then it becomes their game on everything that's not the Wii U. I doubt Nintendo can just make a Switch Exclusive port without having to go by Sega, and I don't think the contract covers multiple generations of console. I doubt either party thought Nintendo was going to release a console 3 years after Bayo 2's release.

Nintendo just foot the bill FOR Sega instead of Sega paying to make Bayo 2. That and signed a timed exclusivity deal. Nintendo has tossed money for exclusivity before, and unless we have definitive proof of Nintendo having an actual ownership stake of Bayonetta, I don't think this deal is as strong as its been made up to be. If that were the case, they'd be making money off of this port.

I wish Capcom would port some Clover Studios games like Sega is doing with their niche titles.

It hurts my old hands to do dodge offset. What a great year 2017 is turning out to be for gaming

I got this game on the X360, and loved it then. Bought it on PC and still got the love.

The big question: Will this be playable without a controller? Some of us game on PC not because we hate consoles or anything, but because we hate having to use a controller.

I'm glad this got a PC release. Now only if it can get released on the current gen consoles (or GOG).

infohippie:
The big question: Will this be playable without a controller? Some of us game on PC not because we hate consoles or anything, but because we hate having to use a controller.

Given that this is a spectacle fighter / character action title, I doubt you'll have much fun playing it with a keyboard, but I've heard that it has a decent number of key rebindings.

coates32:
I'm glad this got a PC release. Now only if it can get released on the current gen consoles (or GOG).

infohippie:
The big question: Will this be playable without a controller? Some of us game on PC not because we hate consoles or anything, but because we hate having to use a controller.

Given that this is a spectacle fighter / character action title, I doubt you'll have much fun playing it with a keyboard, but I've heard that it has a decent number of key rebindings.

From what I heard, DmC (2013) has a great keyboard and mouse control, ironically enough. Though for these type of games, I highly recommend people just stick with a gamepad for something like Bayonetta, unless you want an additional challenge. I am glad you PC players got one of the best games of the 7th generation ever made. Hopefully, Sega will add Vanquish on Steam too.

Might play it again on PS3. I'm on a Trophy hunting binge and my interest is piqued again from that "great games of last gen" thread.

Johnny Novgorod:
Might play it again on PS3. I'm on a Trophy hunting binge and my interest is piqued again from that "great games of last gen" thread.

I'm probably too late to mention, but you'd be better off getting it on anything else. The PS3 version is the worst version by all accounts.

DarklordKyo:

Johnny Novgorod:
Might play it again on PS3. I'm on a Trophy hunting binge and my interest is piqued again from that "great games of last gen" thread.

I'm probably too late to mention, but you'd be better off getting it on anything else. The PS3 version is the worst version by all accounts.

Coulda fooled me, I had a blast playing it. I'm having another blast right now, matter of fact.

DarklordKyo:
The PS3 version is the worst version by all accounts.

According to the Steam forums, more than a few AMD users have been having troubles.

 

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