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Bayonetta is an unabashedly gory, violent, and racy action adventure that stars a shape-shifting witch in the title role. The playfully wicked Bayonetta faces overwhelming mobs of angelic and demonic enemies, and meets them all in flowing, fast-paced combat involving both firearms and magically empowered melee weapons. As in combat action games such as Devil May Cry or God of War, high-energy battles play out with timing and combos, rewarding practiced players with elegant ballets of bullets and beat-downs, leaving a bloody trail of fallen foes as Bayonetta proceeds through each scene. Moving from air to the ground and back, players guide the witch hero through jumps, floats, and juggles against nearby foes, while blasting away at more distant enemies with her four pistols — one on each hand, and one in the heel of each boot. When in her normal, human shape, her lanky yet fully feminine form is clad in what appears to be a skintight black jumpsuit, wearing her hair pulled back and a smart pair of Lisa Loeb-style eyeglasses. Coursing with supernatural ability (especially through that long, black hair...) she can take other forms when needed, such as an agile, black cat creature or an imposing, powerful hulk. Bayonetta is the first high-def console production from developer Platinum Studios, which is composed of former members of the celebrated Clover Studios, and creators of earlier landmark console games including Okami and Devil May Cry. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide