SEGA has delayed the Western release of Bayonetta until 2010.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 title will still launch in Japan on 29th October, as planned - but SEGA is hoping to avoid the Christmas rush when it comes to the rest of the world.
"Bayonetta is an extremely important new IP for SEGA and adds a new level of depth to our growing portfolio," said SEGA West president Mike Hayes.
"As a result of market analysis, we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximise this exciting new title's potential."
Bayonetta, you may recall, stars a bespectacled witch with guns attached to her feet who can take out enemies with her hair. You can read all about it, and watch some videos, over on the gamepage.