Original ‘Bayonetta’ Now Available For PC

It’s no longer an April Fool’s joke- Platinum’s iconic Bayonetta is officially available on PC.

Bayonetta publisher Sega kicked off their April Fool’s Day with the announcement of Bayonetta for PC, though not the version fans would expect. “8-Bit Bayonetta” found its way to the Steam marketplace that day as a free 2D shooter starring the titular Umbran Witch. Truly skilled players discovered a link in the description for one of 8-Bit Bayonetta‘s latter Steam Achievements, leading players to a countdown timer featuring Bayonetta’s gun-adorned heel as the background image.

Roughly 8 years after its original 360 and PS3 release, the original Bayonetta finally came to PC this morning, confirmed by a surprise Steam listing and a new launch trailer. The Steam version has been updated to include Steam Workshop features, keyboard-and-mouse support, and run at 60fps during gameplay sequences, though cutscenes are still locked to 30fps; for those with capable gaming PCs, Bayonetta will support resolutions up to 4K. Those who purchase the title before April 25 will receive the “Digital Deluxe Edition” as a bonus, including soundtrack selections, digital art collection, Steam avatars/icons, and a collection of HD wallpapers.

System requirements are as follows, courtesy of Steam:


  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10
  • Processor: Core i3 3220
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD6950 / GeForce GTX 570 (VRAM 768MB)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 20 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 (8.1)/ 10
  • Processor: Core i5 4460
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD7870 / Geforce GTX 760 or more (VRAM 2GB or more)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

Bayonetta can be purchased exclusively for PC via Steam for $19.99.

Sources: Sega, Steam
Image courtesy of Platinum Games, Sega

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