Steampunk Harley Quinn, goth pirate, and Final Fantasy Fallout: How Sega thought of westernising Bayonetta

How do you like your gun-swinging, high-kicking witch protagonists to look?Happy witha figure-hugging catsuit made of hair that drops off a second's notice? Or would you prefer a big set of sci-fi boots and a long coat? Or maybe something more akin to a Steampunk Harley Quinn would be more to your tastes? Just revealed viathe concept artist's blog, it turns out that Sega considered giving Bayonetta a complete character make-over back in 2008, a year or so before the game's release. The intention? Make her more western-friendly. There are six versions below, and barring glasses they're all a far cry from the leggy latex look she ended up with.

Are they any good? Were they even necessary? Have a look and let me know what you think.


June 29, 2011

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.