Bayonetta Given Western Demo Date

November 24, 2009 Written by Sebastian Moss

Bayonetta has been receiving top scores across the board, becoming the 11th game ever to get a 10 out of 10 from Edge, and also earning full marks from Famitsu Magazine. Now, Sega has announced that the Western demo of Bayonetta will get a US and EU release next Wednesday for the PlayStation Network, as well as the Xbox Live Marketplace. Bayonetta, which will release on January 8th in the west, is the latest game from Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya, who PlayStation LifeStyle recently interviewed.

The full Press release is available below.

SEGA of America Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. can today announce that a demo for the much anticipated third person action title BAYONETTA will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network in the US and across Europe on December 3rd.

“Developer PlatinumGames has delivered a true masterpiece,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director of SEGA Europe. “The recent perfect review scores in such highly respected magazines as Weekly Famitsu and EDGE show the sheer quality of this title. We firmly believe that BAYONETTA will go on to become one of the all-time benchmarks in action gaming.”

BAYONETTA has achieved a perfect score of 10/10 in EDGE magazine in the UK, becoming only the 11th game to do so in the magazine’s history since its first issue in 1993.

BAYONETTA was also recently reviewed by Japan’s most respected games magazine Weekly Famitsu, achieving a perfect score of 40/40 for Xbox 360 and 38/40 for PlayStation 3, with both scores garnering a Platinum award. BAYONETTA is only the 12th game ever to receive a perfect score in the magazine’s history since its first issue in 1986.

BAYONETTA is set for release in the US on January 5th and across Europe on January 8th 2010 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. BAYONETTA was released in Japan on October 29th.