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Vanquish PC Tease

SEGA Europe Tweets New Teaser Image Hinting at Vanquish PC Release

SEGA Europe has posted another teaser for the PC release of Vanquish on their Twitter account, after already including a teaser image in the PC release of Bayonetta. The image shows the logo of the “Order of the Russian Star”, as seen in Vanquish, along with the text “2017”, suggesting we’ll be seeing a PC release of the game this year. Vanquish is a third-person shooter that was originally released on both PS3 and Xbox 360, and was part of a series of games that were made by Platinum Games and funded by SEGA.

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The PC Version of Bayonetta Is Now Available on Steam!

SEGA Europe have confirmed what most people had expected since their teaser website went up, and that’s the fact that the original Bayonetta is being released on PC, exclusively on Steam. What we didn’t anticipate is that the game is already available on Steam right now. And for a limited time only, the Digital Deluxe Edition is available at no extra cost to all those who purchase the game before April 25. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a 5 track soundtrack sampler and digital art book from the original Climax Edition, enhanced with concept art, and exclusive wallpapers and avatars. The game is priced at $19.99/€19.99, similar to the cost of the highly successful PC version of Valkyria Chronicles.

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SEGA Releases 8-Bit Bayonetta on Steam Along with a Teaser Countdown Website

SEGA have released an 8-bit version of Bayonetta on Steam for free, which is a nice present to the fans in its own right, but the bigger news is probably that it hints at a different announcement next week. Fans quickly discovered a link hidden in the achievement images that points to the website http://www.sega.com/14111219, featuring a countdown towards April 11. In the background, a promotional image used for Bayonetta is shown. While it’s April Fools’ Day, and SEGA Europe’s “Bayonetta out now on PC!” tweet linking to the 8-bit game was definitely meant as a prank, the countdown suggests that SEGA may in fact be planning to announce the original Bayonetta for a release on Steam next week. We’ll know for certain next week!

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Phantasy Star Online 2 and NieR: Automata Collaboration Announced

I lost track of how many collaborations articles related to SEGA of Japan’s games we’ve posted here already, but it appears these events have been rather successful for SEGA as they’ve just announced another collaboration event for Phantasy Star Online 2. After Gravity Rush 2 earlier on, it’s now time for NieR: Automata to get a collaboration with SEGA’s online RPG.

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Let’s Dance Bros.! Bayonetta is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS’s Final Guest

Today marked the final Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Since the release of these two games, the development team has provided regular post-launch content support in the form of characters, stages, costumes, and balance patches.

Closing out the roster after Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife and Fire Emblem Fates’ Corrin is Sega and Platinum Games’ iconic action hero who erupted onto the gaming scene last generation: Bayonetta. Borne out of a partnership between Sega and Platinum Games at the time of release, the first Bayonetta game was widely enjoyed by consumers and critics, and a partnership between Nintendo and Platinum Games produce the second Bayonetta title.

Bayonetta’s default costume is her Bayonetta 2 look, but she’ll also have her look for the first game as an alternate palette. Each character in Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS has eight outfit options, and in this game a color scheme based on jeanne is selectable. Her character trailer shows off a variety of her attacks, from Bullet Arts, to the Wicked Weaves (which appear to be Smash Attacks?) and even shout-out type attacks like the After Burner Kick. She also appears to have a very unique counter, in the form of Witch Time. If she successfully dodges an opponent’s attack upon activating Witch Time, it greatly slows down the movement speed of your opponent and hinders your opponent character’s ability to defensively react or evade any retaliatory attack from Bayonetta. Other characters’ counters can be evaded much more easily in comparison, because none of them afflict anything like Witch Time.

Nintendo supports their Smash Bros. characters with Amiibos (somewhat trainable A.I. representations of a character, that come in the form of a mini-figure) and it is confirmed that Bayonetta will have Amiibos produced for her. Sometimes when she attacks in her own games, parts of her body are exposed, but this was a trait removed for this game probably with the intention of accommodating a wider audience. Alongside Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega has two representatives in this generation’s set of Smash Bros. games, and the same idea applies to Street Fighter’s Ryu and the Classic incarnation of Mega Man representing Capcom.

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