Bayonetta is an video game developed by and published by . The game was originally released for and in Japan in October 2009, and in North America and Europe in January 2010. The game was later released on the alongside its sequel, , releasing in September 2014 in Japan and worldwide the following month - the two games were later released worldwide on the in February 2018. An enhanced port for was released in April 2017 with support. A remastered version of Bayonetta as well as another PlatinumGames title, , was released for and on February 18, 2020, as part of a compilation to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the game.Bayonetta takes place in Vigrid, a fictional city in Europe. The game stars , a witch who is capable of shapeshifting and using various. She possesses magical attacks and she can use her hair to summon demons to dispatch her foes. The game features a rating system, which gives players a grade based on their performance, and a combat system that is similar to the series.
- Development of the game was started in January 2007, with Hideki Kamiya being the game's director
- According to Kamiya, the game was completely original, though he drew some inspirations from and played for reference
- The game's theme is "sexiness" and "partial nudity" and that the characters were designed to be "fashionable". Kamiya and artist Mari Shimazaki spent more than a year to create Bayonetta's design
- Several demos were released for the game prior to its launch.