Before Bayonetta became the high-resolution jezebel we know her as today (posing for swooping crotch shots and asking gamers at home, "You want to touch me?"), Platinum Games had the acrobatic, gun-toting witch fighting half-dressed ninjas and Karate uniform dudes in this drab room.

The developer posted this early Bayonetta prototype on the game's official site, describing how the team worked on perfecting the heroine's graceful movements and gunplay. Towards the end, you can even see Bayonetta doing a handstand to execute her ridiculous but awesome "ankle pistols" attacks!

[Via Unseen64]