July 17, 2009
SEGA Confirms Ship Date for
Bayonetta for North America and Europe
SEGA can confirm that Bayonetta will
release across Western Markets in January 2010. This follows the Japanese launch
of the game dated for later this year on October 29th.
“Bayonetta is an extremely important
new IP for SEGA and adds a new level of depth to our growing portfolio. As a
result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010
is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new
title’s potential,” said Mike Hayes, President and COO for SEGA West.
Bayonetta created a huge buzz at
this year’s E3 where it was critically acclaimed by the press, picking up
numerous best of show nominations and ultimately winning 1Up.com’s Best Action
Game of the convention. This highly anticipated 3D action title developed by
PlatinumGames will be appearing at GamesCom in Cologne this August.