Well, it looks like the joke’s on us, as what was once an April Fool’s prank has become reality… Bayonetta has arrived on the PC today.
Bayonetta finally makes its way to the PC as a Steam exclusive, complete with support for Steam Trading Cards, Big Picture Mode, Steam Achievements, and Steam Cloud Saves. The game will also feature leaderboards, full controller support, and keyboard/mouse controls. Additionally, Bayonetta on PC will run at 60 FPS during gameplay, and 30 FPS during cutscenes. This version of the game is also capable of running at an unlocked 4K resolution, as well as other graphical options such as scalable textures and shadow quality.
For a limited time, customer will be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition at no extra cost. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes an enhanced artbook (previously included in the Bayonetta: Climax Edition), a five-song soundtrack sampler, wallpapers, and avatars. However, this deal ends on Tuesday, April 25.
“We are dedicated to bringing high-quality, best practice PC conversions of our back catalog games to our fans, and Bayonetta was a great fit.” Said John Clark, the Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for Sega Europe. “Bayonetta is one of the most often requested PC conversions of our games, so finally being able to launch it on Steam is fantastic. There’s more to come!”
Is he talking about Bayonetta 2? No one knows at this point, but Director Hideki Kamiya recorded a new Developer Diary that offers insights into Bayonetta’s development and it’s available after the break.