Bayonetta (Japanese: ベヨネッタ Hepburn: Beyonetta?) is a third-person action game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, developed by PlatinumGames in cooperation with publisher Sega. The game was originally released in Japan in October 2009, and in North America and Europe in January 2010 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the Wii U version released on September 20, 2014, in Japan, followed by worldwide release on October 24, 2014. The Wii U version contains exclusive, Nintendo-themed costumes and is bundled with every retail copy of the Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2, or it can be purchased separately in the Nintendo eShop (with a discounted price if bought alongside Bayonetta 2). Bayonetta centers on its title character, the witch Bayonetta, who uses firearms and magical attacks to fight against angelic enemies. The game's developers designed its characters with modern style and fashion in mind, and it is composed with a largely upbeat soundtrack. Reviews praised Bayonetta for its easily learned yet deep combat, fast pace, boss battles, time slowdown or "Witch Time" mechanic, and character and stage designs. The game has sold 1.35 million units worldwide by March 31, 2010. An anime film adaptation of the game by Gonzo, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, was released in Japan in November 2013.

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A male character known as Luka (ルカ?) (voiced by Yuri Lowenthal[15]) had met Bayonetta as a child, and is now a possible love interest for her.[13][16] Other characters include Bayonetta's rival and fellow Umbra Witch Jeanne (ジャンヌ Jannu?) (voiced by Grey DeLisle[17]), who wields four guns like Bayonetta; Rodin (ロダン Rodan?) (voiced by Dave Fennoy[17]), the owner of a bar called the Gates Of Hell where Bayonetta can buy various weapons and items; an informant named Enzo (エンツォ Entso?) (voiced by Chick Vennera[17]) who looks and sounds similar to actor Joe Pesci, and provides comic relief; a young girl named Cereza (セレッサ Seressa?) whom Bayonetta meets early in the game; and the main antagonist Balder (バルドル Barudoru?) (voiced by Grant Albrecht[17]).[16] The dimensions Bayonetta inhabits are the game's different settings, which borrow from Dante's Divine Comedy: Paradiso (heaven), which generally takes the form of a heavenly yellow or golden valley or palace and is the home of the "Angel" enemies she faces; Purgatorio (purgatory), a metarealm that functions as an "in between" for metaphysical beings and stands alongside yet outside of the plane humans exist on (all beings in and outside of Purgatorio take on a transparent, watery appearance); and Inferno (hell), which is the game's hellish realm that contains infernal demons of the sort that Bayonetta herself occasionally summons with her Witch powers. Further research uncovers that the Witches actually drew most of their power from the demons that exist in Inferno.

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