Meet Bayonetta's New Enemies
Plus, the new Torture Attacks and weapons with which to dispose of them.
If you've played the PlayStation 3 Bayonetta demo, you might recognize this girl:
Standing in a face off with Bayonetta is Jeanne, a rival to the heroine.
As the game's story goes, two ancient races called the Umbra Witches and Lumen Sages once worshiped the World's Eye, a treasure that controlled the laws of the universe. Wars fought over the World's Eye caused many people from both races to die. There's also a theory that the World's Eye was handed down in red and blue stones, and in present times, many people search for the stones' whereabouts.
Jeanne, like Bayonetta, is an Umbra Witch. Like Bayonetta, she fights against angels. However, as you might have guessed from the demo, the two characters aren't exactly on friendly terms. Jeanne's intentions in pursuing Bayonetta are unclear, but she does appear to have knowledge of Bayonetta's mysterious past, a past which Bayonetta herself does not know.
In addition to details on Jeanne, Sega and Platinum's latest update on Bayonetta from this past week provided a look at some of the additional Torture Attacks, enemies and weaopns you can expect to see in the final game.
For the Torture Attacks, there's the Daisharin, or Giant Wheel, and Chainsaw. Both attacks share a common point: quick rotation, which chops up your foes.
Just one new weapon in this update: the Colonel Kilgore. This grenade launcher contains the spirit of its namesake, whom I think is supposed to be the Colonel Kilgore from Apocalypse Now. It launches grenades that house great demon power.
There's one point of clarification about the game's weapon system that I should mention. In past writeups, I said that you could switch between Bayonetta's two fighting styles with a quick button press. You're not actually switching between "fighting styles." The game lets you equip Bayonetta with two sets of weapons and equipment -- an A set and a B set. When you press the switch button, you're switching off between these two sets.
New enemies include Temperantia, Fearless, Harmony, and Grace & Glory. The latter is a set of twin angels. Grace controls fire while Glory controls lightning.
There's just two weeks left until Bayonetta's release here, but Sega still seems to have more updates on the way. This week's update made mention of something called the "Left Eye of Darkness," an item that the Umbra Witches are searching for. Expect specifics shortly, or failing that, expect to get the full story of Bayonetta and the Umbra Witches when the full game arrives on October 29.
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