No new SEGA game has pushed the boundaries or left as big a lasting impression in recent years quite like 2010’s Bayonetta. The spiritual cousin to Devil May Cry and produced by Platinum Games from the creative brain of Hideki Kamiya. The imaginative and visually astounding title may not have sold quite as many as some predicted but it scooped awards aplenty, leaving not just SEGA fans but for once both mainstream gamers and journalists were falling over themselves to heap praise on a SEGA product.
Whilst Bayonetta 2 is still but a wet patch around a SEGA fan’s most private area, the excitement at the pure chance of her appearing in any form for Anarchy Reigns shows a demand for the character that continues strongly even two years later.
Which makes the news from Platinum Games’ Twitter account all the more exciting, as coming soon is a translation of “The Eyes Of Bayonetta” – a lavish art book and hour-long making of documentary on DVD. Yes, PRAISE BE it will actually be released in English!
A member of an ancient witch clan and possessing powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless angelic enemies, many reaching epic proportions, in a game of 100% pure, unadulterated, all-out action. The Eyes of Bayonetta collects the stylish artwork behind this cinematic action game, featuring character sketches, CG models, monster, weapon, and location designs, and creator commentary. Also included is an exclusive hour-long DVD interview with the game’s creators, taking you behind the scenes of Bayonetta’s creation!
Being published by Udon Entertainment, it has no release date at the moment but Platinum Games are warning that if you want to be in with half a chance of getting one, you’d best think about pre-ordering now. Citing the sheer demand for the FuturePress guide for the game and even the original Japanese version of “Eyes of Bayonetta” as reason enough to act fast to avoid disappointment.
If you’re interested the currently price listed is $39.99 – you can find the listing here.