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Those of you trying to keep up with new developments in the Bayonetta camp are likely to be in the same position we are namely: we have no idea what’s going on with the Devil May Cry-ish actioner. Not because we aren’t being told how it’s shaping up, not because the question of who is developing the game is up in the air, but because we’re watching the trailers when they’re released. And they’re confusing.

Nevertheless, a few details have sprung up in recent months; the game features Bayonetta’s father as a probable antagonist, the game isn’t being developed by Platinum for PS3 – it’s been framed out to Sega – and reports the game wasn’t running too well on Sony’s console, when compared to the 360, were pretty much rubbished at the Tokyo Game Show. We’ve also seen more gameplay elements, with a motorbike section and a battle op top of moving vehicles standing out the most.

While the Japanese will be able to enjoy Bayonetta and her lovely hair by the time you’re reading this. We don’t know if there will be any region specific extras thrown in, but there’s always a chance. For now, though, we are very hopeful Baynoetta will end up being a mental masterpiece.

Although World War II may be the most popular video game setting since the omnipresent lava world, usually we only see combat from the ground. Heroes of the Pacific focuses on the aerial component of that war, and pull if off with such finesse that it earns a mark next to such great WWII labels as the Brothers in Arms and Call of Duty franchises.

Although Heroes is far from the first WWII fight sim, it soars high score above the other games thanks to its incredible attention to detail. The shifting, multilayered clouds are truly a sight to behold, and the water below is equally impressive. Of course, what is more stunning is the sight of a hundred Japanese planes barreling down on you.

Of course, looks aren’t anything without substance (just look at Paris Hilton), and fortunately Heroes delivers on this front as well. Controlling the various planes is completely intuitive and each one has its own unique handling. The different missions are also expertly paced – dogfights are broken up with bombing runs and a huge variety of other tasks, so you never feel like you’re simply shooting everything that flies. There are even a nice variety of multiplayer games modes and bonus missions included.