• Bayonetta trailer shows off Bayonetta doing Bayonetta stuff
02.14.14

Bayonetta trailer shows off Bayonetta doing Bayonetta stuff

There is a new Bayonetta trailer which features everything you loved and/or hated about Bayonetta. Convoluted mythology? Enormous golden animals? Skittering loungey J-pop? Gross oversexualization? All here. The first game was surprisingly lengthy, particularly if you explored its higher difficulty settings, and so most of this looks like "more Bayonetta." Which is a good thing, maybe! 

The most encouraging portion of the trailer to me, though, was the lengthy shot of what looked like some sort of surfing sequence on an enormous plume of water. For all its mechanical perfection, the original game endures in my memory at least as a sort of crystallized, perfected synthesis of everything game-y and absurd and also totally sincere about classic  Capcom and Sega games. A surfing interlude proves they've still got that touch. Here's hoping you can do, like, tricks in it or something.