I've got good news and bad news, readers. The bad news is that you'll need to pre-order multiplayer brawler Anarchy Reigns to get your hands on the lovely Bayonetta. The good news is that the "Day One" Edition in question is cheap as chips - £19.99 worth of chips, to be precise.
The game's out on 11th January, and that's a source of much misery to those of us who want it to actually sell. The low price should help. Here's a PR blowdown of the pre-order incentives, which also covers two additional modes.
"For those gamers eager to cause as much anarchy as possible, pre-ordering the Day One Edition will net them two extra multiplayer game modes, Mad Survival and Dogfight. Along with this they will unlock an extra playable character; none other than the world's favourite witch, Bayonetta.
"In Mad Survival, a team of 3 players duke it out against waves of enemies, much as in the normal survival mode. However, these enemies now take the form of the other playable characters in Anarchy Reigns, leading to a far tougher series of battles that require serious tactical thinking to outsmart your foes. In traditional PlatinumGames style,
"Dogfight sees players hanging from helicopters - pelting each other with bullets until their opponents fall out of the sky. As well as being a surreal new spin on this multiplayer brawler this aerial-based game mode is an entertaining change of pace from land-based conflict, also offering gamers a new way to explore the locations found in-game.
"The iconic star of her own self-titled adventure, Bayonetta is a formidable force on the battlefield. Wielding her four guns collectively known as Scarborough Fair, she can also use her patented 'Wicked Weave' attacks to deal even more damage to any poor soul that falls in her sights. Players who unlock Bayonetta won't have an advantage over the other characters but, well...she does wear guns on her boots. We'll leave it at that."