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#1 Edited by hassun (9877 posts) -

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Together with the April Fools-ish (re-)release of 8-bit Bayonetta on Steam today (http://store.steampowered.com/app/567090/) there have also been hints at further developments for the franchise. (http://www.sega.com/14111219)

Could we finally be getting a PC version of Bayonetta 1? Considering that Bayonetta 2 only happened because of Nintendo I don't expect that game to grace any other platforms anytime soon/ever but the first game should be fair game no?

The background image on the Sega page also appears to be from Bayonetta 1 at least.

UPDATE:

The game is now out on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/460790/

Port report by Durante: http://www.pcgamer.com/bayonetta-pc-port-analysis-durantes-verdict/

Port analysis by Digital Foundry:

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

Sega has also decided to give the port the attention it deserves with a video series about the game's development:

We in there!

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#2 Posted by OMGFather (1027 posts) -

Heh, didn't even know about that 8-bit game at all. OK April Fools, I'll let you have this one.

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#3 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

That is not 8-bit. Color depth alone suggests at least 16-bit.

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#4 Posted by BeachThunder (15115 posts) -

That is not 8-bit. Color depth alone suggests at least 16-bit.

Not to mention that 8-bit games didn't have full-blown smoothing filters and jpeg compression =/

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#5 Edited by UlquioKani (1417 posts) -

How well did Bayonetta 2 do in terms of sales? I'd like it to be a third game but that doesn't seem likely. I'd more than happily take a PC port of either of the first two games though.

I hope this isn't all an April Fools day joke. That would be kinda shitty.

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#6 Posted by Shindig (4835 posts) -

VGChartz has Bayonetta 2 sales at 0.8m. The 24th best-selling Wii U game behind Wii Fit U.

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#7 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (2522 posts) -

The optimist in me wants to say that Sega knows the minor digital riot that will happen if this isn't what everyone already thinks it is.

First Bayonetta, next Vanquish!

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#8 Posted by cikame (2703 posts) -

I hope this is true, i hope with everything in my heart that this is true.
I hope that Bayonetta 2 isn't tied up with Nintendo as much as it seems, i'll take a version of that game where they simply and hastily cut the Nintendo references, i'll take it, please, i don't want a Wii U.

I want to play the first game again so bad :(.

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#9 Posted by PillClinton (3603 posts) -
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#10 Posted by Wolfstein_3D (279 posts) -

Please Sega, don't break my heart and make it happen!

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#11 Posted by Skullbuggery (34 posts) -

Been thinking of getting a Wii U lately for BOTW and Bayonetta 2, will hang on until this timer ends at least.

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#12 Edited by geirr (3736 posts) -

That's like 32bit at the last; also Bayonetta on PC would be rad. I never got to play 2.

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#13 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

At this point it would be better if they released the "Bayonetta Collection" with both games included. I realize they probably wouldn't cause they'd be wary of investing money into two ports at once that only a small section of hardcore fans would buy but man I'd really like to play Bayonetta 2 - I really wish they released that game.

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#14 Posted by dudeglove (13680 posts) -

It would be a real shame for Bayonetta 2 to wither and die on old platforms.

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#15 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2947 posts) -

They can't port Bayonetta 2 away from Nintendo platforms. It's like Sony and Demon's Souls/Bloodborne. They funded it, so it's not gonna happen.

Bayonetta 1, on the other hand...

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#16 Posted by dudeglove (13680 posts) -

Pro tip, mash all your buttons aside from jump/up on the controller to fire way faster.

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#17 Posted by doctordonkey (1800 posts) -

The optimist in me wants to say that Sega knows the minor digital riot that will happen if this isn't what everyone already thinks it is.

First Bayonetta, next Vanquish!

It must be a war crime in select countries for Vanquish to be stuck on the PS3 at 30 fps. I've been waiting for years.

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#18 Posted by darkvare (1017 posts) -

i remember this bayonetta game being their aprils fool joke a long time ago

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#19 Posted by OurSin_360 (6117 posts) -

How well did Bayonetta 2 do in terms of sales? I'd like it to be a third game but that doesn't seem likely. I'd more than happily take a PC port of either of the first two games though.

I hope this isn't all an April Fools day joke. That would be kinda shitty.

It was a third party exclusive on a nintendo platform, so without any actual knowledge i will say that it probably didn't do well...

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#20 Edited by Atwa (1687 posts) -

Considering Nintendo owns Bayonetta 2, this is very likely only the first game. But even just that is cool.

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#21 Edited by euantor (79 posts) -

Never played either Bayonetta game, but I've only ever heard good things. If the first was indeed PC bound, it'd be a must buy for me.

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#22 Posted by Nightriff (7193 posts) -

I'm waiting for an Asuras wrath sequel and or rerelease on PC

Waiting patiently

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#23 Edited by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

2 is the one I really want to try. I played the first game and it plays well but I don't enjoy much else about it. Even visually, it had interest spectacle but I don't like the design of just about anything, at the same time.

I always wanted to see how 2 was though.

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#24 Posted by mrcraggle (3075 posts) -

@nightriff: While you do that, I'll wait over here for Sega to release the sequel to Skies of Arcadia.

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#25 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

@artisanbreads: I haven't played it either but if you didn't like the aesthetics of whatnot of the first game then I dunno if the second will change your mind since from all the footage I've seen it's true to the original in style and tone.

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#26 Edited by sparky_buzzsaw (8818 posts) -

Panzer Dragoon Saga or bust.

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#27 Posted by expensiveham (389 posts) -

@redhotchilimist said:

They can't port Bayonetta 2 away from Nintendo platforms. It's like Sony and Demon's Souls/Bloodborne. They funded it, so it's not gonna happen.

Yeah, just like Segas other Wii U exclusive: Sonic Lost World. Oh wait.. http://store.steampowered.com/app/329440/

Nintendo pulled Wii U of shelves, they don't care about owning Bayonetta 2 anymore and it did not even fit their catalog in the first place. I'm sure they would let Sega get the rights to publish on PC for next to nothing.

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#28 Posted by ajamafalous (13812 posts) -

I keep seeing everyone say it's a rumored PC port, but I feel like it's more likely a Switch port of 2 (and maybe 1 also)?

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#29 Edited by Redhotchilimist (2947 posts) -

@expensiveham: There's a difference between actually funding something(Like Nintendo and Bayonetta 2) and someone else making an "exclusive" for your console(Like Capcom and Resident Evil 4, who just go where to money is and ported that game everywhere). I have no idea where you're getting that hopefulness from, or why you're so sure Nintendo will give up the rights to the game they paid for. Sega had nothing to do with Bayonetta 2 at all. It's literally Nintendo going "We need an exclusive, let us pay you to make it for us, because Sega sure isn't gonna pay you". When have they ever in their history done that and then released the game on PC?

If anything, I'd expect a Nintendo Switch version of the Bayonetta games. I'd even hope that they brought over as many games from the Wii U to the switch as possible, it's better than supposedly good games like Wonderful 101 and Xenoblade just dying on that platform.

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#30 Posted by LtGrimdark (79 posts) -

I keep seeing everyone say it's a rumored PC port, but I feel like it's more likely a Switch port of 2 (and maybe 1 also)?

If it's anything Nintendo related it will be a confirmed release date for the Bayonetta amiibo ;)

Seriously though, I could see Switch ports for Bayonetta 1&2 happening. In the previous generations Nintendo has - at least initially - tried to push some games for a more, for lack of a better word, "mature" audience. Games like the Capcom Five on GC, Mad World on Wii or Bayonetta 2 and ZombiU on WiiU. Similar titles seem to be missing from the Switch line up right now. Until now I had presumed that Nintendo simply decided to focus more on their own core audience, but maybe they're just a little behind on their announcements.

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#31 Edited by NeoCalypso (748 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

I keep seeing everyone say it's a rumored PC port, but I feel like it's more likely a Switch port of 2 (and maybe 1 also)?

So they advertise it by making a Steam game that has achievements specifically pointing at a countdown site? At this point there is pretty much no chance this isn't something PC related.

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#32 Posted by IamTerics (788 posts) -

Bayonetta 1 on steam would be great. Everything seems to point that way. The URL on the countdown site has the numbers 1411 12 19, Bayonetta's birthday. And there's also a shot of her gunheels hidden on that site. Better late than never.

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#33 Posted by Damodar (2161 posts) -

So I watched this countdown just finish, but nothing seems to have happened. NEAT!

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#34 Edited by AdequatelyPrepared (2522 posts) -

@damodar said:

So I watched this countdown just finish, but nothing seems to have happened. NEAT!

We figured out in the discord that the timer is tied to your system clock for whatever reason. So the reveal will happen at 4pm 11/4/17...somewhere.

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#35 Posted by Zippedbinders (1198 posts) -

@redhotchilimist said:

They can't port Bayonetta 2 away from Nintendo platforms. It's like Sony and Demon's Souls/Bloodborne. They funded it, so it's not gonna happen.

Yeah, just like Segas other Wii U exclusive: Sonic Lost World. Oh wait.. http://store.steampowered.com/app/329440/

Nintendo pulled Wii U of shelves, they don't care about owning Bayonetta 2 anymore and it did not even fit their catalog in the first place. I'm sure they would let Sega get the rights to publish on PC for next to nothing.

Nintendo literally paid for the development of the game. They own publishing and distribution rights for Bayo 2. Hideki Kamiya himself told people to take it up with Nintendo regarding it going to non Nintendo systems, adding "You might as well ask for Zelda or Mario too"

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#36 Posted by Damodar (2161 posts) -
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#37 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (2522 posts) -

@damodar: And it seems like that have fixed that particular issue. 6 hours and 7 minutes to go from this post.

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#38 Edited by hmoney001 (1249 posts) -

It's happening isn't it?

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#39 Posted by Damodar (2161 posts) -

That sure looks like a picture of Hideki Kamiya playing Bayonetta while wearing Nvidia 3D Vision glasses.

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#40 Posted by hermes (2589 posts) -

@expensiveham: This is Nintendo we are talking about, sitting on licences without doing anything decent in the hopes of reseling it years later for nostalgia's sake is what they do best. You might as well ask for Donkey Kong Country (another game not developed by Nintendo running on a console they discontinued years ago) to be ported to PC.

OT: My heart wishes that this is a PC port for Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2, but my cynical mind thinks this is a Switch port of both games.

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#41 Posted by Dray2k (884 posts) -

This has to happen. It really must.

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#42 Edited by FlashFlood_29 (4394 posts) -

Engadget had their article release early stating it's Bayonetta PC port and surprise instant release. It has since been taken down for the time being.

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#43 Posted by dudeglove (13680 posts) -

Like, 10 minutes to go. I hope it's a decent port.

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#44 Posted by Humanity (18581 posts) -

Of it's actually coming out today then heck I'm getting it. Sony isn't doing any cool backwards compat stuff like MS (in fact they try to nickel and dime you on this stuff constantly) so this is the best way to enjoy some Bayonetta in 2017 - probably the best character action game of the past two decades.

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#45 Posted by Skullbuggery (34 posts) -

Its out now, £14.99 in the uk.

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#46 Posted by Sinusoidal (3608 posts) -

I'm seeing articles online saying that Bayonetta 1 is indeed coming to PC. Today even. Except there's no Steam page for it yet that I can see.

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#47 Posted by Shivoa (1588 posts) -
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#48 Posted by Big_Denim (831 posts) -

YES!

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#49 Posted by jiggajoe14 (1817 posts) -

I'll buy this if that gets them to put Vanquish on PC as well.

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#50 Posted by hassun (9877 posts) -

Updating the OP with the new info.