Bayonetta was official launched today in Japan and achieved perfect scores from critics. The game lets you play as Bayonetta a witch that posses powers beyond comprehension of mere mortals as you face off again countless enemies, evil forces and huge bosses.
Traditionally high scoring games in Famitsu go on to perform very well at retail in both Japan and the rest of the world. PlatinumGames set out to deliver a game that redefines the 3D action genre, and we feel that they have set a benchmark for future games in the genre to aspire to, said Mike Hayes, CEO of SEGA America & SEGA Europe. We chose a January ship date for BAYONETTA as we firmly believe that it is the best time for SEGA and our retail partners to launch this exciting new IP in the West, and push for a number #1 retail slot. BAYONETTA is a huge title for us and the perfect start for the New Year, both for SEGA and gamers across the West.
Bayonetta will be released in Europe on the 8th January 2010 and in the U.S. On the 5th January 2010 for the Xbox and PS3.