Bayonetta, Platinum Games’s over-the-top action game series, is kind of a big thing. Its first game sold upwards of a million copies on the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. It apparently proved to be popular enough that Nintendo would go on to fully fund Bayonetta 2 for release on its WiiU console.
In 2013, Gonzo produced a film adaptation of the first game, titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. The film, which was directed by Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai, Basilisk). Critics and fans alike praised the film for its gloriously over-the-top action and slick presentation that really captured the feel of Bayonetta, as a whole.
FUNimation announced their license for Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in June, followed shortly by the show’s dub cast. Now, we have a release date. The series will ship on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 21, 2014. To drive home the announcment, FUNimation dropped a new trailer for the flick, which gives a tantalizing taste of the experience.
With Bayonetta: Bloody Fate and Bayonetta 2 due this October, it looks like we’re in for a truly intense Halloween!