For the past eight years Sega has been getting pelted with requests from gamers to port over the original Bayonetta to PC. Well, after waiting seven years, Bayonetta has officially arrived on PC... finally.
The game can take full advantage of the power of PC and brings gamers something they've been requesting for years. According to Polygon, the game features a number of special and specific enhancements made just for PC gamers.
Bayonetta is currently available on Steam right now for $19.99, and when you purchase the game you automatically get the digital deluxe edition, which comes with both the English and the original Japanese voice-overs, so gamers get to choose whether they want to play the game with dubs or read the subs.
In addition to the above, the Digital Deluxe edition of Bayonetta also comes jam packed with the digital art book featuring some high quality art from the game that Platinum Games and their accomplished artists have put together.
They also included the digital OST sampler in the pack, along with desktop wallpapers for those of you with some big 'ole 4K monitors, and avatars for you to use with your Steam profile. However, you'll need to work fast because the Digital Deluxe content for Bayonetta is only going to be available for a limited time as part of the base $19.99 package. The deal will only last up until April 25th.
Now, the game isn't just some retreaded port or a lazy shuffle over from the Xbox 360 build, similar to what happened with the packed-in version of the original game with the release of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U back in 2014. Sega actually took time to iron out the platform performance and squeeze some extra viability out of the game's PC rendition, including enabling 4K resolution support, base 60fps standards for the frame buffer, and additional SS ambient occlusion for environmental lighting, along with optional scaled textures and shadow resolution.
Additionally, as many of you know, if you make a game in 4K and you don't update the textures there's an awful amount of blur and washed out quality for the texture maps when their internal resolution is lower than the output resolution. For Bayonetta, Sega and Platinum Games made sure that there's anisotropic texture filtering with up to 16x the texture sharpness so the game won't look washed out when you're playing on your 4K television or PC monitor.
There's an overwhelming amount of support on Steam from users praising and thanking Sega for porting the console game over to PC. There were a few people who made comments about issues regarding AMD processors, but otherwise the game seems to work right proper.
The over-the-top, third-person action-adventure game is definitely something worth checking out if you enjoy stylized combat and magic, with larger-than-life bosses and a crazy and fantastical story to match.
You can pick up Bayonetta right now for PC from the Steam store for only $19.99. Hopefully this also opens the door for one of the most requested PC ports from Sega for the last two generations: Vanquish.