2009 and 2010 in my opinion were very good years in terms of offerings from publisher SEGA and developer PlatinumGames – with the companies delivering the iconic action hack ‘n’ slash Bayonetta and the somewhat underappreciated third-person shooter Vanquish on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. To mark the ten year anniversary of both in a surprising manner, SEGA announced that Bayonetta and Vanquish will be offered both individually and as part of a special bundle on 18 February 2020 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
Priced at $39.99 USD for a bundle (digitally or physically) or $24.99 USD individually – these games will be offered remastered with 4K resolution at 60fps.
Through a collaboration with merchandise company Weapons Van, physical copies of the bundle on both the PlayStation 4 (Pictured Above) and Xbox One will come in an embossed Steelbook featuring new key artwork for both games. This art was created especially for the 10th anniversary by artist Dan Dussault, with supervision by Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames, and SEGA.
Of course, if you purchase the bundle digitally, then you won’t be receiving the SteelBook. Instead, SEGA will be offering two themes, a Bayonetta & Vanquish Theme which will be available for all digital pre-orders (will not be available at or after launch) and a Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Theme (Available for all pre-orders and purchases up until 3 March 2020). Never heard about either game before? Scroll down and learn a bit more about each!
Bayonetta, the tantalizing Umbra Witch rises from the depths after half a millennium in slumber with no recollection of her mysterious past. Immediately thrust into battle, she must vanquish her countless enemies to piece together the truth.
Take advantage of Bayonetta’s arsenal of skills including shapeshifting into various animal forms, summoning demons with her hair, and exercising her mastery of the bullet arts. Hack, slash, and open fire upon hordes of celestial foes in this wickedly charming action-packed adventure.
An overpopulated Earth suffocating under limited resources looks to Providence, the solar-powered space colony for support. When Providence is suddenly taken over by a mutinous group and its technology used to devastate cities, it’s up to a specially trained unit of space marines to reclaim the colony.
Equipped with BLADE, the experimental weapon system that can scan, copy, and save up to three existing weapons, DARPA agent Sam Gideon must infiltrate Providence, defeat legions of future-tech foes, and disable the energy transmitter threatening life on Earth.