Zack “CaptainZack” Lauth is usually known for his dancing outside of Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U, but in today’s doubles finals at Low Tier City 5, he ended a match with a little in-game flair too.
It’s Tuesday, and Zack “CaptainZack” Lauth is waiting on a plane. His flight’s been delayed twice. At 15 years old, he’s one of the youngest signed players in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and one of the best Bayonetta players in the world—a character as strong as she is controversial.
Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question.
Bayonetta is on Steam, and Steam users have absolutely no chill about it.
Bayonetta is out on PC today, following an April Fool’s joke and a teaser clockdown that led up to today’s surprise release.
It’s been ten years. Platinum Games was founded on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Osaka-based game company has churned out a slew of memorable titles. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba spoke about his past and the studio’s future.
Just because a game was released in 2014 that doesn’t mean it’s undiscoverable in 2016. Thank YouTube for that. Thanks, YouTube!
I still can’t believe that all of these characters are in the same game.
Nintendo thought it was a good idea to add Platinum’s M-rated action heroine to the Super Smash Bros. roster. I agree with this decision. In fact, I think she should be in every game. Let’s put her there!
Surprise! The final Super Smash Bros. character is the witch Bayonetta, who has become remarkably popular thanks to last year’s excellent Wii U game, Bayonetta 2.
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.
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.
It surprised people when Nintendo revealed alternate costumes for Bayonetta that let her look like some of the company's family-friendly characters. Now, you can see the design process for getting Platinum Games' sexy witch-warrior into Princess Peach, Link and Starfox costumes.
Bayonetta 2 is a game that already has tons of cool weapons and moves. But it's got even more that you'll have to buy with halos, the game's heavenly currency. Thankfully, someone's figured out how to break the Bayonetta 2 bank. He makes it look pretty easy, too.