This Week In Games: Bayonetta Returns

If you've been lacking some over-the-top set pieces and absurdity in your Switch library, this week is set to deliver in spades. Friday marks the re-release of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, two action-adventures featuring the suggestive and demon summoning witch herself.

Not to be outdone, the Switch is also getting a port of heist simulator Payday 2. And if you like the idea of a Skyrim-sized RPG in medieval times without the magic, then Kingdom Come: Deliverance would like a word. Here's this week in games.

Small note that some of the releases below are for Australian retailers, but you might be able to get the games already digitally. Also, some Switch releases may require a US Nintendo eShop account (which is a fairly simple process, if you've got a spare email).

  • Bayonetta 1 / 2 (Switch)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Monster Energy Supercross (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (PS4)
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition (PS4, XBO)
  • Secret of Mana (PC, PS4, Vita)
  • Age of Civilizations 2 (PC)
  • Crossing Souls (PC, PS4)
  • The Longest Five Minutes (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Algo Bot (PC)
  • I Love My Brother (PC)
  • Qubika (PC)
  • Owlboy (Switch, PS4, XBO)
  • Fe (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Xeodrifter (Switch)
  • Samurai Aces (Switch)
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)

Lot of interesting little games around. You'll hear a lot more about the Secret of Mana remake and Bayonetta 2 (the original, but mostly the sequel) later this week. Kingdom Come is a game I've been waiting for a little while, and it should be good to see how Fe shapes up as well.

Good week for indies, really. See anything that catches your eye this week?


Comments

    Oh boy, here i go buying bayonetta again!

    Add bayonetta and Fe to the already overloaded backlog of games. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game length is killing me

      Yeah the late game grind in Xenoblade 2 is the worst.

      Agreed re: xbc2. This is plaguing me at the moment also. Definitely at grind stage now.

      Last edited 13/02/18 6:19 pm

    Dynasty warriors 9 is out this week

      It looks like retail here has it coming out on the 20th.
      No matter though, mine was sent last Friday!

    Also out this week:
    Crossing Souls (PS4)
    Pop-Up Pilgrims (PSVR)
    Secret of Mana (Vita/PC)
    Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
    Owlboy (PS4/XBOne)
    The Longest Five Minutes (Vita)

    Agree with you on Kingdom Come: Deliverance, had my eye on it for a while. A Skyrim-sized RPG in medieval times without the magic, you say? That sounds amazing, now let's see how it looks.

      I'm seriously hanging out for this one, but trying to keep expectations low. It's a very indie developer, trying something incredibly ambitious. I'm expecting it to be rough as fuck.

    Warning note of 'buyer beware' for Payday 2 on the Switch: The Xbone (and I think PS4?) version has been notoriously under-supported, riddled with bugs, no patches, and no communication. It's as if it was done to tick a box, then the dev's attitude was, 'fuck you, we didn't even want to do this it was in our contract,' to anyone who actually paid for something they've washed their hands of.

    Wait for reviews of Payday 2 for the Switch to see if it's plagued by similar issues, and if the forums mention bugs, don't buy until they mention patches.

    I quite enjoyed the first part of The fall so glad you mentioned that as I had no idea the next part of due out soon

      Yeah, I very much enjoyed that one. A novel story, told well.

    Just one punter here, but I miss the old format for these articles :/

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