It has been almost a month since Sega hinted at Bayonetta on Steam on April 1st with an 8-bit game. The joke turned out to be the real thing and the achievement section of the free plaformer hinted at the actual game.
Bayonetta and Nier:Automata developers, Platinum Games, have stated on numerous occasions in recent times that they would like to see as many of their previous games on PC as possible. Of course, this is something that they alone cannot handle, the publishers are also involved. Sega seems willing to play ball, if no one else. The Bayonetta release on Steam has yielded a perhaps surprising 100,000 downloads in just one week of Steam presence. This means that Bayonetta is currently best-looking on PC, its PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U version cannot really compare.
What this means for the sequel remains to be seen, as it was a Wii U exclusive. Still, the game received raving reviews and hopefully we will see her on PC as well.
In the same vein, Bayonetta seems to be announcing another PC port of a Platinum’s console-only endeavor. The latest update was only 22 kb large (small?) and it contained but a single avatar. The avatar in question is the helmet of Vanquish’s main character, Sam Gideon. If this is not a hidden message, than someone needs to be fired.
Vanquish was a 3rd person shooter action that saw light only on PS3 and Xbox 360. The game was directed by Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil 4 and Evil Within fame, and featured a style that was unmistakably that of Platinum Games, even with many new things included, such as the sliding-boost mechanic.
This seems to be an age of good PC ports, and if Bayonetta is anything to go by, PC gamers are in for a treat.