Bayonetta Comparison: Is the 10th Anniversary Remaster 800 Gigatons Better?

Bayonetta Comparison: Is the 10th Anniversary Remaster 800 Gigatons Better?

Richard Walker

Can you believe it's been more than a decade since Bayonetta first released? Play it now, and it's a game that belies its years, delivering fast-paced, frenetic action in a way that only Platinum Games can. To this day, there still isn't anything quite like Bayonetta, except for Bayonetta 2 on Wii U and Switch, obviously.

If you have yet to experience the offbeat joys of Bayonetta, then the release of the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary remasters presents the perfect opportunity to discover a game that still holds up impeccably. We'd even stick our neck out and say that Bayonetta still ranks among Platinum's best games, unrivalled in its sheer inventiveness and unique energy.

Ten years on, does Armature Studios' Bayonetta port look the business on current-gen consoles, and vitally, is it a significant upgrade over the original PS3 version? It's been a while, but we're back with another comparison video to find the answer. Check out the results below - tested on an Xbox One X and Xbox 360 in the video, but also tested in the office on PS4 and PS3. It's the same.

Bayonetta is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, priced $24.99/£19.99, or you can get it as part of the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle for $39.99/£34.99.

  • DIGITALFOUNDRY has already dispelled the 4K resolution.
  • I think you mean the Umbra Witch returns in 2.5K
  • @1 Well it's up-scales to 4K, so it's 4K but not native 4K.
  • Who the hell even owns a 4K TV?
  • #5 Me
  • Yawn who cares about 4k...
  • There aren't yet enough 4K inputs for me to upgrade. A few games, but very few run native 4K. Perhaps next gen. And so few BRDs it is't worth it yet for me. The PS3 version of Bayonetta had some performance problems. Has this been remedied in the PS4 version?
  • @3 There is no upscaling/checkerboard rendering, it's 1440p on pro and x1x.
  • @8 The PS4 Pro can't output at 1440p so it puts it into super sampled resolution to output it in 4k.
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