New Bayonetta Browser Game Is Balls-Hard

It's pretty well-documented that at least one lead developer at Platinum is deeply in love with old-school games. So it's not all that surprising that they made an retro-styled shooter starring the studio's biggest action star. Also not surprising: it's really freakin' tough. » 2/02/15 9:00am 2/02/15 9:00am

Playing Vanquish One-Handed Has Never Looked So Easy

One of the most impressive things I've seen yet during Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, the speedrunning marathon for charity, is disabled gamer "halfcoordinated" demolishing Platinum Games' Vanquish with only one hand. » 1/10/15 12:00pm 1/10/15 12:00pm

In the Bayonetta Games, Dodging Is Everything

In many action games, offense and defense tend to feel like two separate mechanics that sometimes talk to each other. But, when you're playing the two Bayonetta titles the way they're supposed to be played, evasion and attack are parts of the same integrated whole. And, damn, does it look beautiful. » 11/12/14 5:30pm 11/12/14 5:30pm

All of Bayonetta 2’s Boss Battles in One Place

There are a lot of boss battles in Bayonetta 2. They're all sort of overblown, in a good way. Need proof? Here they all are, documented in two hours of video. Spoilers, obviously. » 10/27/14 9:00am 10/27/14 9:00am

Bayonetta 2: The Kotaku Review

"What if you could feel good all the time?" That's the question that Bayonetta 2 seems to ask. It answers that query, too. With an avalanche of mind-bending spectacle that will very often leave you dizzy and, by the end of it, a little numb. » 10/24/14 10:00am 10/24/14 10:00am

The Legend Of Korra: The Kotaku Review

The Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra universe is tailor-made for a good video game. It boggles my mind that the much-loved series still hasn't gotten one. » 10/23/14 9:30pm 10/23/14 9:30pm

There's Much More Star Fox In Bayonetta 2 Than The Costume

Dressing Bayonetta up as a sexy vixen might do it for some, but hardcore Star Fox fans need a little more love. In a recently-revealed Bayonetta 2 Easter egg delivers all the Star Fox love. Don't want it spoiled? Stop reading now. » 9/28/14 5:00pm 9/28/14 5:00pm

Comparison: The Wii U Gets The "Definitive Version" Bayonetta

After the famously fudged-up PlayStation 3 port of Platinum Games sexy action game, fans were rightly cautious when Nintendo announced the original Bayonetta would come bundled with its Wii U exclusive sequel. Digital Foundry puts those worries to rest. » 9/27/14 12:00pm 9/27/14 12:00pm

Bayonetta 2's Sales Are Depressing

Oh dear. Bayonetta 2 is out in Japan, and it looks like a terrific game. The early buzz on it is super positive. Shame that not many people are buying it. Blame the Wii U for that? » 9/25/14 6:00am 9/25/14 6:00am

Scalebound is Platinum Games' First Stab at Fantasy

Platinum Games' new Xbox One exclusive game, Scalebound, has dragons and dragon riding. For creator Hideki Kamiya, it's a bit of a dream come true. » 9/19/14 5:00am 9/19/14 5:00am

Bayonetta 2 will be released in North America on October 24, Nintendo announced. As we've previously learned, the game will be hitting the Wii U alongside the first Bayonetta—so mark your calendars, 'cause Bayonetta is going full Nintendo on October 24. » 8/29/14 8:24am 8/29/14 8:24am

Bayonetta 2 Is Looking Good, Adds Surfing

Familiarity is underrated in video games. Sometimes, I don't want anything new or crazy. Sometimes, I just want to play Bayonetta again since the original game was already awesome. » 8/08/14 11:00am 8/08/14 11:00am

The Legend Of Korra Game Looks Like Tons Of Fun

Speaking of Bayonetta maker Platinum Games, the developer hooked up with IGN during Comic-Con this weekend to show off the first gameplay from the recently-announced Legend of Korra video game game. This I like. » 7/27/14 3:15pm 7/27/14 3:15pm

Giving Bayonetta A New Haircut, Outfit

"Bayonetta's not the kind of girl who'd show up with the same hairstyle for her sequel", writes artist Mari Shimazaki. "A girl can be known to change her hairstyle depending on her mood, so I guess Bayonetta was in the mood for something short." » 6/29/14 11:00pm 6/29/14 11:00pm

As If Bayonetta Weren't Badass Enough, Now She's Got A Mech

Revealed during today's demo live from the Nintendo E3 Treehouse, Bayonetta 2 is giving players much more to play with than killer hair and footie guns. This thing is awesome. » 6/12/14 6:30pm 6/12/14 6:30pm

Why Hideki Kamiya Hates the Bayonetta 2 Wii U Box

Okay, let's be clear. The guy is happy with the character design. And the character's pose. And the outfit. But there are a couple things that are ticking Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya off. » 6/11/14 5:00am 6/11/14 5:00am

You Make Friends With Dragons In Platinum Games' Xbox One Exclusive

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya took to the E3 stage today to present their new Xbox One-exclusive game, Scalebound. There were dragons and dragon-riding which, looking at the title, isn't all that surprising. » 6/09/14 1:54pm 6/09/14 1:54pm

Sales of The Wonderful 101 in Japan are not very wonderful. According to 4Gamer, Platinum Games' latest sold only a little over 5,000 copies on its first day out in Japan, not even making the top 20, one week later. The Wonderful 101 arrives in the US on the 15th of this month. Hopefully it will fare better there. » 9/05/13 6:00am 9/05/13 6:00am