Sega has just confirmed what we suspected, Bayonetta and Vanquish are both coming back to consoles in 2020 and they will arrive with a stunning 4K upgrade.
Due to explode back into our lives on 18 February 2020, these two beat ‘em up classics are about to get another swing on Xbox One and Playstation 4. It’s been around a decade since the witchy Bayonetta started gunning down Angels and Providence needed liberating. Both of these games will come to the latest generation of consoles as the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle, retailing at $39.99. While they will appear on team green and blue’s digital storefronts, fans of Platinum’s work will probably want to grab a physical copy of the bundle. The boxed version of this release comes wrapped in an embossed SteelBook featuring brand-new key art for both Bayonetta and Vanquish.
The commemorative SteelBook art is the work of artist Dan Dussault, with supervision by Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames, and SEGA. This isn’t the only collaboration involved in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Vanquish and Bayonetta. The SteelBook version of this release comes to stores thanks to a collaboration with the team at WeaponsVan and should already be up for pre-order at major retailers.
Both Bayonetta and Vanquish are considered classics by fans of their respective genres. Bayonetta first hit the Xbox 360 back in 2009 and managed a cult status with its incredible action, heaps of combos, and risque female lead. Despite the reverence in which it was held, it took Nintendo to bankroll a sequel to the series, creating one of the few reasons to actually own a WiiU at the time. Vanquish is very much the underrated sibling of Bayonetta. While it also managed a cult following, the first-person shooter has never quite spawned the fan adoration or sequel that Bayonetta managed. Developed by Platinum Games and released onto the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, it features some intense action combat and a fierce pace but drowned among the wave of Modern Warefare releases.
Now Bayonetta and Vanquish are back in 4k, there might be a reason to make that jump up to the Xbox One S or Playstation 4 Pro. Alternatively, you can grab both games over on Steam if you’ve got a bit more grunt in your gaming rig. Check out the announcement trailer above for a glimpse of both games.