“Infinity climax action” sure sounds dirty, and that’s just how Platinum Games describes its latest. Taking cues from Devil May Cry and an LSD binge, Bayonetta stars a scantily clad witch who wears only her long hair for clothing, shoots guns with her feet, taunts enemies with innuendo, transforms into deadly creatures, and uses her hair for special attacks. If her guns and kicks aren’t doing the trick, the titular vamp turns the violence to 11, summoning eye-opening torture attacks involving guillotines, iron maidens, and high-heeled shoes. In traditional Japanese fetish fashion, the more special attacks she summons, the less hair she has to cover her dangerous curves. There’s probably a plot in there somewhere, but who cares? It’s perverse, weird, and undeniably intriguing.

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