With games like the Yakuza Remastered Collection and Darksiders Genesis releasing during the same month, one might be excused for forgetting about a bundle of classic titles by PlatinumGames. Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle is now available for purchase on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With visual enhancements, both games now also run at a smooth 4K / 60FPS on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.
In Bayonetta, you take control of… prepare for a plot twist… Bayonetta! Bayonetta is a fast-paced hack and slash game in the vein of Devil May Cry. Guiding the sexy school teacher of your teenage dreams, you’ll battle celestial foes and pull off combos all the while listening to jazzy beats like… uh… Fly Me to the Moon?
Okay, Devil May Cry tis not. But while Bayonetta herself might not be anywhere near as va-va-voom as demon hunter Dante, her acrobatic escapades will no doubt scratch your itch for action. After all, following the initial release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Bayonetta was a system-seller for Nintendo’s home consoles for nearly a decade.
But the party doesn’t stop there. Directed by the legendary Shinji Mikami, Vanquish places you in the futuristic suit of DARPA agent Sam Gideon. Sliding across levels at breakneck speeds as Sam, you’ll decimate armies of Russian robots, punch giant mechs straight in the face and upgrade a growing arsenal of advanced weaponry.
Much like Bayonetta, Vanquish boasts the PlatinumGames’ signature fast-paced over the top action and is on par with titles like Metal Gear Rising and Nier. So, if you missed the game’s debut in 2010, now’s the perfect time to delve into its cyberpunk-esque universe.
And best of all, for just £34.99, you’re getting Bayonetta & Vanquish – two highly acclaimed games – in one neat package with the 10th Anniversary Bundle. Furthermore, if you’re an avid collector, the game’s physical edition includes a SteelBook featuring brand new artwork of both titles. Should you not wish to take home both games then you’ll find Vanquish and Bayonetta both also available individually for £19.99.
Now that’s how you commemorate a game’s anniversary.