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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate anime coming to US and Canada later this year

The animated feature based on Platinum Games' Bayonetta, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. and Canada later this year. Funimation Entertainment announced today it has acquired rights to release the animated movie, which was produced by animation studio Gonzo and theatrically released in Japan last year. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate's story, in which the eponymous witch battles angels as she learns about her forgotten past, is adapted from the video game developed by Platinum and published by Sega in 2009. Director Fuminori Kizaki will make an appearance at this year's Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Calif., which runs July 3-6. He'll provide a sneak peek of the movie's English dub and take part in a Q&A session on Saturday, July 5. You can watch a Japanese language...

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Bayonetta to get film adaptation from Sega and Hellsing anime studio

Platinum Games' Bayonetta is getting its own anime adaptation in a collaboration between Sega and animation studio Gonzo, Bayonetta Bloody Fate, according to a trailer and website for the title that recently appeared online. The trailer, posted above, features a handful of familiar faces from the original 2009 title — including Cereza, Enzo, Jean, Luka and Rodin — as well as some rather gruesome blood fountains and a very flashy transformation sequence for the titular witch. The film will be headed by Afro Samurai director Fuminori Kizaki and is set to launch in theaters in Japan on Nov. 23. Studio Gonzo is known for its work on many popular darker-themed anime, including Rosario + Vampire, Gankutsuo: The Count of Monte Cristo, Hellsing and Chrono Crusade. The studio has also opened...

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Bayonetta 2 designers offer a glimpse into the development of a world of leather and monsters

A new trailer for the upcoming Bayonetta 2 was shown during today's Nintendo Direct, offering a look at the development process behind the sequel and the creation of character and environment models. The video offers a number of short interviews with designers at Platinum Games, who detail the work that goes into creating everything from realistic leather garments in-game to developing numerous different locations in a way that fits within the Bayonetta world. According to the designers, the scale of Bayonetta 2 is "very different" this time, while users should expect it to feel as if you are fighting the last boss from the very beginning of the game. The Wii U exclusive was first announced last year.

Bayonetta Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 01/05/2010
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 01/05/2010
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
  • PlayStation Network
    • Released 01/29/2013
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer PlatinumGames Inc.
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