Bayonetta (Beyonetta) is a beat 'em up, third-person shooter, action video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 developed by Platinum Games in cooperation with publisher Sega. The game centers on its title character, Bayonetta, who uses her four pistols and magical attacks to defeat enemies. Its developers designed its characters with modern style and fashion in mind, and composed for it a largely upbeat soundtrack. Bayonetta will be a playable character in the upcoming game, Anarchy Reigns. Development of the game started around January 2007, and it was released in Japan in late October 2009, with a U.S. release following in January 2010. It has been promoted through a television commercial with music by Japanese pop singer MiChi, look-alike searches, a theme for the Google Chrome web browser, a photo book, and soundtracks. In the U.S. and the UK, commercials have featured La Roux's In for the Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix). Critical reviews have praised its easily learned yet deep combat, fast pace, boss battles, time slowdown or Witch Time mechanic, and character and stage designs. The game has sold over 1.35 million units worldwide. Bayonetta is a
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