8-Bit Bayonetta Released on Steam – Download it for Free (VIDEO)
If you’re a fan of the Bayonetta franchise and have ever wondered “I sure wish there were less bits in this game,” you’re in luck! Thanks to a collaboration between SEGA, Steam, PlatinumGames, Bitbaboon, and the infamous day that is April Fool’s, players have received exactly that. 8-Bit Bayonetta has been released on Valve‘s popular digital distribution platform as a joke for the prankster’s holiday. However, after closer inspection, the retro-fied title may be a ploy for something bigger and better. For now, let’s check out the trailer for 8-Bit Bayonetta:
The reason we say this may be a cover for something bigger is because of a few things. First, the Steam achievements that are unlocked while playing the title are seemingly different parts of a whole image, which only adds to the mystery. Second, SEGA currently has a webpage titled ‘Coming Soon’, and it is merely a countdown. At the time of this writing, it stands at a few hours shy of 10 days. This leads us to believe that something big may be coming our way on April 11, and it just might be what fans have been asking for – Bayonetta on PC.
Not only is 8-Bit Bayonetta an April Fool’s Day joke, but it is also a tease for the PC version of the original game? Possibly. This, of course, is speculation. We don’t know what lies beyond the countdown of mystery. It could even be an entirely new IP, but we’re kind of holding out hope for the first title in PC form. Until April 11, we won’t know for sure. However, you can download 8-Bit Bayonetta for free right here, and enjoy some words offered by Steam below:
SEGA’s favourite Umbran Witch climaxes her way onto PC! Thrill to her signature beehive do in 8-bit pixelated glory! Jump! Shoot! Score! Being bad never felt so retro.”
What say you, gamers? Have you already checked out 8-Bit Bayonetta? Are you hoping the countdown is for the announcement of a PC version of the original title? Let us know in the comments section below, or start a conversation over on our official Disqus channel. As always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. If it’s more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.