She’s vampy, she’s stylish, she’s powerful, and now she’s Steam-y in more ways than one. The original Bayonetta has an official PC port, and it looks great. Sega’s 2010 action game now supports resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD at 3840×2160, as well as other extra graphical enhancements including scalable texture and shadow quality.
If this news took you by surprise, don’t blame yourself — the only hint Sega gave that this was on the way was an April Fools’ joke. They published “8-Bit Bayonetta,” a simple 2-D version of the game, on Steam that day and acted like it was what everyone wanted…but there was a link in the description that led to a countdown. It was unknown what the countdown was for until today, but “PC version of Bayonetta” wasn’t a hard guess.
“We are dedicated to bringing high-quality, best practice PC conversions of our back catalogue games to our fans, and Bayonetta was a great fit.” said John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe. “Bayonetta is one of the most often requested PC conversions of our games, so finally being able to launch it on Steam is fantastic. There’s more to come!”
Don’t take “more to come” to mean Bayonetta 2. Since Nintendo personally financed the completion of that game, it’s unlikely to appear on any non-Nintendo platform for a while.
If you purchase Bayonetta for PC within the next two weeks, you’ll get the Digital Deluxe Edition which includes a 5 track soundtrack sampler and digital art book. This stuff was part of the original Climax Edition back when it was first released, but additional concept art has been added to he PC port, as well as some exclusive wallpapers and avatars.