Seven years after its original release on the last-generation consoles, Bayonetta finally lands on Steam with a number of new features.
The PC version comes with full support for Steam Achievements, the platform’s cloud-saving technology and Big Picture Mode. In addition, players can easily switch between Japanese and English for both the voice-overs and subtitles at any time.
Most importantly, Bayonetta features unlocked resolutions of up to 4K; as well as boasting high anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, and SSAO lighting options. In comparison to the console versions, Bayonetta on PC boasts crispy textures with improved shadow quality.
“The PC market is huge and can definitely not be ignored,” PlatinumGames told PC Gamer. “We’ve always had a positive stance towards porting our titles to PC, but the decisions as to which platforms we release our games on, and which platforms are the main focus for the games we make are largely made by the publishers, so this is not something we can decide on our own.”
The developer further added that if it was alone to decide, it would bring all of its games over to PC. The release of Bayonetta today is just the first step in testing the waters of the PC market.
Bayonetta is available for purchase on Steam for $19.99. Those securing a copy before April 25 will be handed over the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition at no additional cost. It comes with the official soundtrack, a digital artbook with original illustrations and concept art, a batch of wallpapers, and a bunch of avatars.
Sega teased the PC version of the game earlier this month by releasing a free Steam title called “8-bit Bayonetta” as an April Fool’s Day joke. Achievements for the game contained clues that led to a teaser website with a countdown to today’s official launch.