The first review for upcoming Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 has been revealed. Japanese publication Famitsu has reviewed the title from Platinum Games, awarding it an exceptionally high score of 38 out of 40.

The Famitsu score is a combined total from four reviewers, with two scores of 9/10 and two of 10/10.

Bayonetta 2 is due for release in just a few days in Japan, hitting shelves this weekend on September 20. The Western release is a month later, on October 24 in Europe and North America and October 25 in Australia.

What do you think of this rather positive score, and does it influence your decision to purchase the game next month? Let us know your comments below.