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Platinum games released a new Bayonetta playable on your Internet browser. Maybe you’re trapped home because of snow, maybe you’re at work and you really don’t want to on a Monday. Whatever the reason, it probably won’t be hard to make an excuse to play this.
Stylized like an NES game (which is fitting considering Nintendo gave the franchise a second chance), this game shouldn’t have any issues running on any PC. The website is filled with Japanese text, but the controls are conveniently written in English. It’s not very complex, but it will challenge you.
The first game in the Bayonetta series released in North America on October 29 2009 and while it received a 90 score on Metacritic, it looked like the odds of a sequel were pretty low. That is until the franchise got a sequel exclusively on the Wii U in September 2014. Now, for those who can’t get enough of the crazy haired witch there’s this mini game.
Beyond: Two Souls was released today, but the reception hasn’t been so great.
The game, developed by Quantic Dream, has been hyped up since E3 2012, and was said to be a possible contender for game of the year in 2013.
The title currently holds a 72 on Metacritic (which notes mixed or average reviews) and has had aggregated 15 reviews.
Be sure to check back soon for CGMagazine’s review of Beyond: Two Souls.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was released last week in Japan to a lukewarm reception.
According to Siliconera, the title only sold 30,000 units in its first week.
Zelda was also outsold by much smaller gaming franchises, such as Armored Core and Warriors Orochi.
This is just another title in a long line of Wii U releases that have flopped. Though Nintendo has been putting out quality titles, (Wind Waker HD has a 90 on Metacritic) the public hasn’t been interested in purchasing a Wii U or its library. In fact the PlayStation Vita has sold more units than the Wii U in Japan.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was released digitally in North America on September 20th. The physical copy will come out in stores October 4th. You can read more about Nintendo and the Wii U’s struggle here.