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12:45 PM on 01.24.2013

Bayonetta is coming to the PlayStation Network

Platinum Games fans, rejoice! Bayonetta will be coming to the PlayStation Network on January 30 for $19.99. It's safe to assume that this version will be the patched version of the PS3 game, due to the fact that the base vers...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 01.23.2013

Platinum Games offers an early look at Bayonetta 2

Although Platinum Games' new trailer for Bayonetta 2 doesn't show any gameplay, instead focusing on some enemy designs, concept art, and Bayonetta's legs, it's worth watching for fans of the original. Throughout the video, v...

Jordan Devore



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The biggest videogame controversies of 2012
by Jim Sterling

Another year, another round of videogame controversies! 2012 was perhaps one of the biggest years ever for scandal and strife, filled with sexism, lies, and ... Doritos? 

We've compiled the most outrageous outrages of the year, though narrowing it down to just the biggest and most explosive stories was pretty damn tough. Come with us on a trip down memory lane, as we look at the biggest videogame controversies of 2012. 

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6:30 PM on 11.20.2012

Pre-order Anarchy Reigns, receive in-game Bayonetta

I'm pretty sure I was here exactly a year ago, telling you about just how excited I was that Anarchy Reigns was coming in January. Well, it didn't exactly turn out that way, and for a majority of this year the release of the...

Brett Zeidler

10:00 AM on 11.08.2012

Anarchy Reigns 'Day One Edition' revealed

After over a year of mindgames, it appears as if the dawn of Anarchy Reigns is finally upon us. In addition to launching at a respectable $30, it'll also have a few pre-order content exclusives. For pre-ordering the game, you...

Chris Carter

11:30 PM on 09.28.2012

Mega64: Bayonetta 2's on Wii U, time to kill yourself

I'm going to be upfront with you guys and admit that this may be Mega64's worst videos ever. It's not funny at all, just really morbid and forced. Not that I don't agree that reactions over Bayonetta 2's Wii U exclusivity ar...

Tony Ponce







Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo photo
Platinum's Inaba: Bayonetta 2 wouldn't exist w/o Nintendo
by Tony Ponce

The announcement of Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive is destined to go down as one of the big "betrayals" of gaming history, right up there alongside Final Fantasy VII on the PS1. So-called "fans" of the original Bayonetta were quick to express their displeasure at the news, and not even an explanation of the situation by Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami could quell the fire.

Bayonetta 2 is being published by Nintendo, strongly implying that no other company was willing to throw its support behind the title. Nonetheless, some gamers continue to hold out hope that the sultry sequel will somehow go multiplatform. Producer Atsushi Inaba decided to put the kibosh on any false hopes when he informed Polygon, "Would Bayonetta 2 not exist without Nintendo? The answer is yes."

He elaborates, "We are not viewing this as a change of platform. We were looking for a partner to create Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo was a strong, cooperative partner that was willing to create and grow Bayonetta 2 together [with us]. As a result the platform became the Wii U." There's really only one way to interpret this: Nintendo was the only company that demonstrated any significant interest in getting the game made.

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10:30 PM on 09.14.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Bayonetta 2, & Far Cry Monkeybombs

The Destructoid Show was LIVE today with fanciful fun and magical treasures for everyone, and blah blah something something, I don't know -- it's Friday why are you making me write these sentences. If you missed it, the Wii U...

Max Scoville

11:45 AM on 09.14.2012

Platinum Games explains Bayonetta 2 Wii U exclusivity

Tatsuya Minami, President & CEO of Platinum Games, reached out to fans via their website to try to explain why Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive title. He says he realizes that the announcement may have shocked some f...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 09.14.2012

'Fans' of Bayonetta to kill themselves over Wii U sequel

Arguably the biggest surprise at yesterday's Wii U press event was the announcement of Bayonetta 2, and that the game will be a Wii U exclusive published by Nintendo. My first thought was "This will get people who t...

Jonathan Holmes



Bayonetta 2 announced as an exclusive Wii U game (Update) photo
Bayonetta 2 announced as an exclusive Wii U game (Update)
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Teaser trailer has been added.]

Bayonetta 2 has been announced! Platinum Games will be bringing out the game for the Wii U. The producer on the original game is on the project, and this is an exclusive for the Wii U with Nintendo publishing the game. 

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10:00 AM on 08.17.2012

Assassin's Creed dev accuses game journalists of racism

Assassin's Creed III creative director Alex Hutchinson has accused game journalists of "subtle racism" thanks to the way they treat Japanese games. Apparently, enjoying the narrative of Japanese games is condescending and rac...

Jim Sterling

8:00 PM on 06.30.2012

The Question: Can videogames make you feel ashamed?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] Atlus recently put out a trailer for the 3DS beat 'em up Code of Princess, and reactions were generally positive,...

Jonathan Holmes



Bayonetta joins the Brawl...ing cast of Anarchy Reigns! photo
Bayonetta joins the Brawl...ing cast of Anarchy Reigns!
by Jonathan Holmes

Anyone remember Sasha from Anarchy Reigns? She's the violent lady who looks nothing like Bayonetta except for the fact that they both have big shiny butts. That was enough to get some people to call her a Bayonetta clone. Butts -- they mean a lot to people. In fact, if you look up "Anarchy Reigns Big Butt" in the Dtoid search field, that story about Sasha is the first thing that comes up.

Strangely enough, if you look up "Anarchy Reigns Big Booty", a story about the relatively small-butted Mathilda is the first thing you get. Go figure. 

I've got to wonder how Sasha feels right now? I imagine it's hard not to fear being upstaged by someone like Bayonetta. The stand-in will now go toe to toe with the starlet. That's got to be intimidating. 

Personally, I'm hoping Sasha comes out on top here. I tend to be a sucker for underdogs. That's not to say I don't like Bayonetta too. She's a great break dancer, an above average magic user, and I really like that she's totally covered in hair. That said, I still don't see why she's so quick to act horny and/or take off all her "clothes" in the middle of a fight. Doesn't seem very practical

First Look: Bayonetta in Anarchy Reigns [Andriasang]

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9:00 AM on 08.31.2011

No Bayonetta 2 reveal next week, dev was 'joking'

Hopes were left pretty high yesterday when Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya told a fan that Bayonetta 2 news was arriving next week in a magazine. Unfortunately, the videogame industry is never that up-front and honest a...

Jim Sterling

7:15 PM on 08.30.2011

Bayonetta dev hints at sequel reveal this week

[Image by anunfittingname] We've been expecting the announcement of Bayonetta 2 since the original Bayonetta became a confirmed hit. There have even been rumors that at TGS this year, Sega and Platinum games will reveal both ...

Jonathan Holmes