Better yet is Bayonetta’s ability to swap her sleeves for wings to hover for mid-air combos, her lightning-fast swipes with stray strands of hair and her pièce de résistance: whipping her thatch into a tornado, which then transforms into a dragon and swallows even the largest of foes whole. These moves add previously unseen layers to the combat, meaning that Bayonetta’s the most ambitiously animated character to ever grace the platform.

So the hair’s a formidable weapon, but Bayonetta’s a wily fox even when fully clothed. Her guns – named Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – let her attack in four directions at once. Our lass is rarely static as a result, and her blammo-strapped boots are often flicking about as she balances upside down to fulfill her two tasks: killing enemies and, angling her naughty bits toward the camera for the money shot.

Bullet Witch this isn’t, despite the similar premise. Bayonetta’s an acrobatic hero with equally energetic foes – the angels being her main enemies. They’re the equivalent of DMC’s marionettes; cannon fodder for most of the adventure but able to put up a fight if encountered in large enough numbers. Then there are the others – a currently mysterious red witch who’s just as powerful as Bayonetta, and a young man called Luca with wavering allegiances. But the bosses really put Bayonetta on the map.

If you happened to think DMC4’s bosses were awesome, prepare to be stunned. Bayonetta’s are bigger, badder and most definitely more impressive. Imagine squaring off against monsters so large they can pick up the ground you’re on – say, a bridge – and hurl it across a level to take the fight to a different location.


  • Pheonix03 - January 20, 2009 1:55 a.m.

    Bayonetta is going to OWN 2009! Like all of Hideki Kamiya's games in the past, Bayonetta will be the best game of the year, but it won't sell as much as it should. Bayonetta is going to raise the bar for action games!
  • Fionn1 - January 19, 2009 12:45 p.m.

    So thats all the Tomb Raider fans who made Lara crawl through tunnels to goggle her arse I reckon it will be good...a saucy gymnastic minx with lots and lots of weapons...cant fail really can it.
  • MrScottimus - January 18, 2009 8:17 p.m.

    I dont know man... I'm not usually into these games but this chick looks bad. I might bite.
  • corronchilejano - January 18, 2009 6:36 a.m.

    This game must fail... but it won't.
  • Samael - January 17, 2009 6:26 a.m.

    Gonna keep an eye on this one. Looks unique and interesting.
  • IslanderSwagg - January 17, 2009 4:25 a.m.

    this game looks wierd, but fun its a maybe for me
  • thor0997 - January 17, 2009 12:25 a.m.

    Im sorrys I was tiords, like i am nau.
  • thor0997 - January 15, 2009 11:57 p.m.

    Wow this game is yelling, "I have boobs, and guns if you want that." But I really cant complaine, when DMC's all had Dante with abs that could crush a elephant, so whatever.
  • Jbo87 - January 15, 2009 11:27 p.m.

    I never enjoyed DMC and when I saw that this was by the same chap my disinterest grew massively.......... but she fights with her hair? Hmmmm, strangely compelling. We'll see how this pans out. Is Pythonesque a word? If not it definitely should be.
  • SheetSandwich - January 20, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    <- Josh Homme, coolest man alive. I am a little interested, and I will be keeping an eye on it, but I DON'T CARE ABOUT NUDITY! A game should be based around GAMEPLAY, and I'll need to see good gameplay before I say yes.
  • Chiropteran - January 19, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    I have a couple problems here. When was the last time you ever looked at a Larry Flint publication? There is, believe me, no comparison. Also, it takes no time at all for her hair to straighten. Let's not be clever at the expense of honest criticism. Whatever the previews, how does it play? How do you aim four guns at once? Is there anything other than shooting involved? If you're looking for skin, a subscription to Playboy on line is not much more than the cost of a game. All skin, all day, no freaking hair to get in the way. Only if you're old enough, of course.
  • Corsair89 - January 17, 2009 9:55 a.m.

    I love the DMC series, except for DMC2. I have been very intersted in this title when I first heard of it a few months back. It looks and sounds really cool.

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