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Bayonetta 2 on Wii U for only £18.72

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Bayonetta 2 on Wii U for only £18.72

It's making the rounds as of late is Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U. We have recently seen the game around the same price from Amazon which has now unfortunately shot back up to £24.80.

Make sure to use voucher code VGBDISCOUNT to drop their listed price to only £18.72. If you're looking for a more complete collection then check out the Bayonetta Double Pack for only £27.99.

Bayonetta Double Pack is £27.99 at Argos

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Bayonetta Double Pack is £27.99 at Argos

The Bayonetta double pack consists of both Bayonetta & Bayonetta 2 holding tremendous value at £27.99 for the pair.

Bayonetta 2 is mechanically perfect, yet it is also a game that is stuffed with personality and wit and charm and an abundance of ideas and imagery and symbolism that its poor story cannot hope to make sense of or contain. But that's okay -- it is the finest game Platinum have ever made, and the best thing to grace the Wii U thus far. - Bayonetta 2 Review | Balletic, Bonkers, Brilliant

Bayonetta 1 & 2 double pack on Wii U £29.99

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Brendan Griffiths
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Bayonetta 1 & 2 double pack on Wii U £29.99

This pack includes the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for just £29.99. This is £7 cheaper than the next best deal and only £2 more than buying Bayonetta 2 on its own.

Bayonetta 2 is considered to be the best melee action title in years, probably the best since well, the first Bayonetta. So if you're a new Wii U owner, this should probably be your first stop. Sure the story's pants and Bayonetta looks way too much like Sarah Palin, but the combotastic gameplay is amongst the best the genre's seen.

Thanks to Cuchulain4.

Platinum release 16-Bit Bayonetta for free - play now in browser

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Jonathan Lester
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Platinum release 16-Bit Bayonetta for free - play now in browser

How's your Monday going? Boring? Wish you were playing Bayonetta? Well Platinum Games have made your day by releasing a free Bayonetta flash game that you can play now in browser.

Just get ready to Alt-Tab wait isn't that your boss behind you right now? Sorry. Just testing your reflexes. You passed.

Thanks twinfinite and JP Kellams for the tip. Make sure to check out Matt's Bayonetta 2 review, and remember that you can buy Bayonetta 2 for £27.49 from Base!

Platinum's Minami Details Sales Struggles

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bayonetta, Platinum Games, Sales, Tatsuya Minami

Platinum's Minami Details Sales Struggles

Our love for Platinum Games is well-documented, and indeed studio head Tatsuya Minami is very satisfied with the games that his developers have been crafting over the past few years.

But he's not so happy about how well they're selling.

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Bayonetta Hitting PSN Next Week, Costs £11.99

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Jonathan Lester
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Bayonetta Hitting PSN Next Week, Costs £11.99

If you've yet to play the best brawler of this generation (no, really, it is), Bayonetta will be available to download on PSN next week for £11.99. This is a £3 saving compared to its downloadable Xbox Live counterpart, though note that the PS3 version was let down by some frame rate issues and pronounced screen tearing from time to time. I daresay that a little legwork will find you cheaper used copies elsewhere, but it might be worth paying for the convenience.

Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive and is potentially set to feature dual foot-wielded whips as an equippable weapon if the latest dev diary is anything to go by.

Why We Love... Platinum Games

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Jonathan Lester
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Anarchy Reigns, Bayonetta, Clover Studio, God Hand, Hideki Kamiya, Infinite Space, MadWorld, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Okami, Platinum Games, Project P-100, Shinji Mikami, Vanquish, Viewtiful Joe

Why We Love... Platinum Games

If you're a regular, you'll almost certainly have noticed that we're big fans of Platinum Games. Whether we're waxing lyrical about them in a podcast, pleading with them to reinvigorate our favourite franchises or citing their games as archetypal examples, our affection for the Japanese studio can barely have escaped your notice. So, frankly, it's about time we came out and said it for all the world to see.

We love Platinum Games.

It's not a naive schoolboy crush. Neither is it the blind, slavish devotion of a fanboy. Rather, ours is a deep and considered respect of mature and experienced gamers for a developer who has always been there for us, loyal enough to provide us with the unique experiences we crave from our passion. Brave enough to experiment, tinker with and fuse new ideas with the best of the old, from their roots as Clover Studio to the latest hits on DS, PS3 and Xbox 360. Courageous enough to help other developers, even platform holders, in need.

It all boils down to one simple fact: Platinum makes great games. And the occasions when they don't decide to invent a genre, they deliver the best that a genre has to offer.

Why We Love... Platinum Games

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Kamiya Ponders Bayonetta Sequel Over Beers

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Matt Gardner
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Kamiya Ponders Bayonetta Sequel Over Beers

Hideki Kamiya has admitted that he does think about the possibility of crafting a sequel or spinoff to his bonkers-yet-brilliant blockbuster Bayonetta, and often chats with the game's producer about it over a beer or two.

The Platinum director did say, however, thathe'd prefer to do a sequel to Viewtiful Joe, given the opportunity.

Which Platinum game would you most like to see receive the sequel treatment? [Famitsu vis andriasang]

Bayonetta Playable In Anarchy Reigns, First Screens

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Jonathan Lester
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Bayonetta Playable In Anarchy Reigns, First Screens

Yesterday we learned that sultry hair-slinging witch Bayonetta will be a playable character in Anarchy Reigns: Platinum Games' multiplayer brawler. Apparently she will only be available through first print/pre-order copies, though lets' face it, will likely also be available as DLC at some point.

We've got some screenshots below courtesy of Siliconera. Now all we need is Vanquish's legendary Sam Gideon...

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Metal Gear Rising Picks PS3 For Lead Platform

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Felix Kemp
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Metal Gear Rising Picks PS3 For Lead Platform

Platinum Games Won't Outsource This Time

So, Metal Gear Solid: Rising is no more. The troubled Konami title was almost shut down, until Hideo Kojima had a chat with Platinum Games - whose notable titles include Bayonetta and the underrated Vanquish - and the former Capcom team stepped in, renamed it Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and the rest will soon become history.

PS3 fans had reason to doubt Platinum Games' involvement, especially when their last hack-and-slasher turned out oh so wrong on Sony's platform thanks to a poor port Platinum sanctioned. Well, fret no longer PS3 owners, as Platinum has plumped for the PS3 to act as Revengeance's lead platform. Producer, Atsushi Inaba, confirmed the news on Twitter. All that footage of Platinum employees demonstrating the game with a 360 controller? PC kits. [Twitter]

Platinum: Bayonetta 2 Tweet A Joke

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Matt Gardner
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Platinum: Bayonetta 2 Tweet A Joke

Vigilant Twitter users may noticed a tweet yesterday from Hideki Kamiya in response to a fan asking about news on a rumoured sequel to the delicious action-fest that was Bayonetta in which the designer cryptically said 'This week... in a game magazine'. However, producer Atsushi Inaba has responded in kind to the rumours and whispers flying all over the intertubes to say that 'there is no such announcement!'. Inaba also warned that Kamiya's tweets really shouldn't be trusted as he likes to 'push the limit' when it comes to joking about games.

SEGA did confirm last year that they'd be publishing another Platinum title, and Anarchy Reigns is already well on the way, but could we see a return for the exhibitionist witch? The original, although difficult to explain to girlfirends and mothers exactly why the central protagonist was suddenly nude and attacking angels with her hair, had possibly the finest combat system ever seen and was a hit with critics and hardore gamers alike. A return would be most welcome indeed.

As would an HD sequel to Infinite Space, please. Just saying. [Andriasang]

Bayonetta | £6.99 | HMV | PS3

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Tom Silkstone
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Bayonetta's a great little game and one that you should definitely think about giving a go if you've not done so already, especially if you're a Sega fan because there are some brilliant in-jokes thrown into the mix. The combat system handles really well, which is good because you'll need your wits about you for the awesome boss battles. Also, the game doesn't take itself particularly seriously, which is nice because you can settle into it and just have a bit of fun. HMV are parting with PS3 copies of the game for £6.99, which'll save you £4 on the next best offer coming in from Play. Just bear in mind that the delivery period is between 5 to 8 days. Thanks to inipi @ HUKD.

Listen To Hideki Kamiya Commentating Bayonetta

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Felix Kemp
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If you lapped up Platinum Games' raucous, ridiculous hack-and-slash adventure, Bayonetta, when it dropped last year to much critical acclaim, you might be glad to hear creator Hideki Kamiya will be offering a director's commentary of the entire game. Having brought to life the likes of Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe, Kamiya is a battle-hardened vet with over fifteen years experience in the industry, so his thoughts and insights imparted in the series of videos should be very interesting, indeed.

So far, we have only two videos to run with, charting the start of the game, but I don't think Kamiya is going to stop. And considering how inspired and ridiculous some sections and scenes in the game are, it's going to be nothing less than hilarious to hear him either explain the motivations behind certain bits or simply shrug them off. [Joystiq]

Platinum Games: 'Japanese Games Companies Have Lost Their Vigor'

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bayonetta developer Platinum Games have published an open letter on their site from CEO Tatsuya Minami, suggesting that the current games business is 'struggling' and that the industry is severely lacking in 'fresh surprises', particularly in Japan.

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Ninja Gaiden Producer Calls Bayonetta "Outdated"

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Felix Kemp
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We were more than a little peeved with Ninja Gaiden 2, the next-gen followup to perhaps the Xbox's best hack-and-slash adventure. So big things are expected of the third entry in the blood-soaked, limb-strewn series, currently in development at the restructured Team Ninja. And with outspoken series' creator Tomonobu Itagaki no longer at the helm, his former lieutenant, Yosuke Hayashi, is now in control, and seems to be taking a page from his former boss' book by calling out Platinum Games' Bayonetta for being "outdated".

That's fighting talk! More inside

Witches, Aliens and Alan | Deals Roundup 22nd February 2011

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Carl Phillips
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Alan Wake, Aliens vs Predator, Bayonetta, Games deals

We’re back with another deals roundup, bringing you the best of the bunch from the last 24 hours. While there’s a good chance a large portion of you are currently embracing the Dragon Age 2 demo that was released today, we’ve found some wallet-friendly offerings for you to check out once you emerge from the preview of the Free Marches.

Let’s take a look…

Bayonetta | £8.32 With Voucher Code | Tesco Entertainment | PS3

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It may be filled with leather-clad, gun-toting witches, but it’s a slick action title that’s a visual treat when the combat gets going. PS3 owners who are looking for a combat brawler fix should check out this deal.

Aliens Vs Predator | £6.99 | Base.com & Affiliates | PC

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Rebellion’s take on the classic game wasn’t the grand triple-threat FPS we were hoping for, but it manages to do a good job at being a solid if flawed game. It's a good price for PC owners looking for some simple shooter fun, or fans of the franchise crossover looking to unleash some fury as their favourite deadly extra-terrestrial.

Alan Wake | £9.99 | Amazon / Play | Xbox 360

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Dropping below the £10 mark, it’s an ideal time to try out Remedy’s Psychological Thriller for yourselves if you’re a 360 owner. Better yet, you have a choice of retailers from which to get it from as Amazon have price matched Play. Power to the people!

Bayonetta | £8.32 With Voucher Code | Tesco Entertainment | PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Bayonetta is a fast, slick and brutal brawler that focuses on the misadventures of a powerful gun-toting witch. The fluid selection of melee, ranged and insane hair-based magic attacks make for a seriously impressive game- along with an offbeat, referential vibe that underpins the action. However, whilst we appreciate that sex sells, we wish that the sexual aspect had been toned down just a tad. Seriously, you'll be embarassed to be seen playing it- even though it's largely clean as a whistle. Well, apart from the bit with the angel. You know which one.

Remember to use voucher code 20OffGames-1

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Action/Adventure

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Bayonetta, Best Video Game Awards 2010, Games articles, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, Splinter Cell Conviction
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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Action/Adventure

Even if it hasn't necessarily been a groundbreaking, goalpost-moving year for video gaming, the list below is enough to make any joystick fiend quiver and salivate with delight. I'm drooling as I type. The past twelve months have seen some truly phenomenal releases. There've been some happy returns returns, from Ezio to Kratos, and some new faces too such as the grizzled John Marston and the flamboyant Bayonetta. We've seen some outstanding open, expansive worlds and locales, and also been treated to taut and focused action. Again, a tough assortment to choose from, and one that was hotly contested and debated.


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Vanquish (With Lenticular Sleeve & Bayonetta) | £29.99 | Play | Xbox 360 & PS3

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Felix Kemp
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Cracking deal here for you Platinum Games fans, as Play are offering Vanquish, wrapped in a 'Lenticular Sleeve', plus a free copy of Bayonetta, all for just £29.99, for as long as stocks last. It's not the cheapest deal, but with the fancy holographic case and the copy of Bayonneta, which delighted critics and isn't exactly a cut-price game in itself, I can't see why you'd miss it? Vanquish is the latest offering from Platinum Games, placing you in the cybernetic boots of Sam Gideon as you battle all manner of robotic and menacing foe. Bayonneta, true to Platinum Games staff's former credits as Devil May Cry creators, is a frankly insane hack-and-slash adventure, with witches summoning dragons from alternate dimensions to crush demonic cherubs. As you do.