Is Bayonetta Finally Being Freed of Her Last-Gen Prison?

Is Bayonetta Finally Being Freed of Her Last-Gen Prison?

When the mysterious countdown ends on April 11th, we'll know what's next in store for Bayonetta. (Probably a PC release.)

On April Fool’s Day, Sega published a cheeky 8-bit version of Bayonetta for free on Steam. But the fooling didn’t stop there. The two achievements honored by the game led to a mysterious website with a countdown, with Bayonetta’s iconic boot slightly faded into the background. In eight days, we’ll know exactly what this countdown will unveil.

But I have a guess. For an obvious prediction, Bayonetta (and hopefully its underrated sequel Bayonetta 2) will likely be releasing on PC, and possibly elsewhere as well. Or alternatively, could this countdown foresee something much more, perhaps a Bayonetta 3? For my latter prediction, I’d wager not. A wider PC release (for both games, even the one trapped in Wii U prison) would bring more people to the cult Platinum-developed series, assuming Nintendo’s allowed the series to escape its clutches.

With Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive and Bayonetta herself surprisingly popping up in Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta is long overdue for taking a high-heeled step outside of her boundaries. Bayonetta deserves freedom. She deserves a re-release to PC and beyond. But we’ll know for sure what awaits her when the countdown strikes 12 p.m. ET on April 11th.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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