Budget Bayonetta Comes With Bonus Items

By Spencer . August 4, 2010 . 11:19pm

Sega announced a budget version of Bayonetta for Japan. The climax action game will join Sony’s PlayStation the Best and Microsoft’s Platinum Collection lineups on September 2.


This version has a few extras like reversible cover art with a brand new illustration from comic book artist Adam Hughes.


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Bayonetta’s 3,990 yen ($46) re-release also includes a collection of trailers and a video of Vanquish, the next title from Platinum Games. PlayStation 3 owners get all of the extra content on the same Blu-ray disc. Pick up the Xbox 360 version and you’ll get a second disc with the videos.


Surely, this must be the news Bayonetta producer Yusuke Hashimoto was teasing earlier this week.

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  • Happy Gamer

    I’m a bit dissappointed and kindda sad i prob won’t get this just for this. Although i’d snach it up if it was stateside. I’m such a big fan of this game. the import process would be more expensive lol.
    well if ur a die hard fan.
    if i had extra cash to blow i would def get this.

  • Its an extra cover and trailers?
    I think I’ll pass.

  • krokounleashed

    i hope this is not the bayonetta-news we were waiting for. But i may pick this up, the cover is really great.

  • RAVENKam

    So much for a PS3 port fix…

  • MrRobbyM

    Hope this gets released stateside. I don’t have the game so this would be a good time to get it. Hopefully the PS3 version will be fixed, which I highly doubt.

    • Yes, you obviously don’t own or know anything about this title. On January 28th, 2010 the PS3 version received an optional game install patch that would eliminate long load times – the only patch it ever needed.And no, this version will not be released in North America. Sales (and Sega’s current standing) totally prevent a “GOTY-like” version hitting NA shelves.

      • MrRobbyM

        I know about the patch. But from what I’ve heard it also suffered from tearing and the PS3 version had much lower-res textures. So calm yourself.

        • SeventhEvening

          I have the PS3 version and the 360 version. The long loading time was the primary issue and I can confirm that it has been fixed with the patch. I’ve never, in around 50 hours or so of play, encountered a single issue of tearing on the PS3, nor has my friend who also owns the PS3 version, even when the game was right out of the box. The textures are lower-resolution and the colors are somewhat washed out, but it isn’t terribly noticeable unless you play the two versions side by side. To call them “much” lower-res would be a bit of an exaggeration. For comparison, the graphical gap in Final Fantasy XIII on the 360 compared to on the PS3 is a much more noticeable difference from a casual stand point.

          In general, the graphical differences are minimal without comparing them side by side, and this is the case on almost all multiplatform games. If you play Arkham Asylum side-by-side you’ll find the PS3 version has slightly washed out colors and doesn’t look as crisp. If you play Darksiders side by side you’ll find considerable tearing in the 360 version with nothing out of the ordinary in the PS3 version. I almost never hear anyone complain about those issues and I’ve certainly never heard anyone clamor for a “fixed” re-release of any of those games.

          Of course, loading was an issue, but again, that was patched out.

          • MrRobbyM

            Thanks for clearing that up. I was just going by what I’ve heard(a lot of). But I have seen the graphical differences side by side.

          • kushalafang

            Please dont listen to seventhevening he has no idea what hes talking about the patch fixed nothing and the game still looks and plays awful, if you cant see the tearing you are blind.

          • SeventhEvening

            The PS3 and 360 versions have always played exactly the same. The only difference was the absurd loading times on the PS3 version. So it is literally impossible for the game to “play awful” unless you simply didn’t like it and decided to crap on it. The patch did clearly fix all the loading issues by allowing an optional install. Once the game is installed, all loading issues are completely gone. If there is any screen tearing, it definitely isn’t in the PS3 version, which I have played extensively. Most of my playing of the 360 version was in order to compare the two, and I did not encounter any screen tearing there, but I suppose it could presumably exist in that version of the game and I simply did not encounter it. In that case, it would simply completely prove my point that there is not enough significant difference between the two versions, at this point in time, to warrant not playing the game.

            I don’t know why you felt the need to insult me, I am simply stating the conclusions that I have come to from considerable play.

          • kushalafang

            First I didn’t insult you if you took it as such I apologize.
            Second no both versions are not the same if you cant see it then more power to you, the PS3 version looks like crap AND plays like its in slow motion the tearing is also VERY obvious. Still if YOU cant see it then that’s great but don’t lie to people, also even with the patch the loading is atrocious.

  • goronyan

    the demo was enough for me

    • You so crazy! ;) These will be my 4th & 5th copies of this game! Ahhh! I can’t get enough Bayonetta!

  • I’d take that alternate cover if it were actually an option. Can’t say it’s my favorite of Hughes’s illustrations but the colors and overall design are great…

  • xxx128

    Sorry sega. I am still waiting for the PC port of ‘netta :(

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