Bayonetta Recieves High Japanese Honors

October 21, 2009Written by Dan Massi


Bayonetta, the latest title from director of Devil May Cry and creator of Viewtiful Joe, Hideki Kamiya, is unfortunately releasing in January 2010 for North America and Europe. However, Japan is getting it later this month, on October 29th. It seems they’re rather lucky then, as the title has received a very generous review.

Famitsu, famous Japanese magazine, has given Bayonetta a perfect review of 40/40. That makes this title the twelfth game to receive this honor since the magazine has been around. Here’s the official tweet from SEGA:

Bayonetta has scored a perfecto 40/40 in the latest issue of Famitsu. Huzzah!! Congrats to the team at @PlatinumGames 🙂

However, this seems to be for the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 version of the title still received a great score of 38/40. Perhaps it wasn’t perfect because of Platinum Games not actually developing it?

If you’re reading this wondering what other titles have gotten perfect reviews from Famitsu, look no further, as we have the answer.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Soulcalibur (1999)
Vagrant Story (2000)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
Nintendogs (2005)
Final Fantasy XII (2006)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
428 (2008)
Dragon Quest IX (2009)
Monster Hunter Tri (2009)

Bayonetta releases October 29th in Japan, and is slated for a January release for North America and Europe.