Bayonetta 3 Release Date Revealed in New Gameplay Trailer

Years after its unveiling, PlatinumGames’ highly anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 is finally announcing the release date in a new trailer.

Waiting for Bayonetta 3 is one of the longest in recent history, with few updates since its unveiling at The Game Awards 2017. Although the game was announced in the first year of the Nintendo Switch’s lifecycle, it looks like it’s finally ready for release, as PlatinumGames and Nintendo have. announced that Bayonetta 3 will launch in October this year, exclusively for the Switch.

As previously mentioned, Bayonetta 3 was announced nearly five years ago at The Game Awards 2017, where it was revealed that Platinum Games and Sega would once again team up with Nintendo for a third entry in the much-loved hack and slash action series. Shortly after, Platinum brought the previous games to Switch in February 2018, followed by a long silence on new Bayonetta 3 information until September 2021, where it was revealed that the game will be released in 2022 and will include new elements such as a kaiju-like Infernal. Demon battles and a redesign for Bayonetta herself.

After the no-show on the June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, fans were skeptical about whether Bayonetta 3 would make it as planned in 2022. Now fans can happily rest easy knowing that Bayonetta 3 will launch on October 28, 2022, and accompanying the announcement is a bombastic new trailer that reveals returning characters such as Jeanne, Rodan and Luca, as well as a new playable character named Viola, who is a witch. in training under Bayonetta. The trailer also reveals more of the Infernal Demon gameplay, as well as several new areas that appear to be based on real world locations like Tokyo and China.

Nintendo also announced via Twitter that Bayonetta 3 will launch alongside a “Trinity Masquerade Edition,” which will include special cover artwork for Bayonetta 3 and the Switch releases of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, the former of which will also receive a limited physical release alongside the release of the third game. The Trinity Masquerade Edition also includes a 200 page art book.

If the latest trailer is anything to go by, Platinum Games seems to be pushing the Nintendo Switch to its limits with Bayonetta 3. The company already has a stellar track record on console with titles like Astral Chain, The Wonderful 101 Remastered, and the upcoming port of NieR: Automata to the console. In many ways, Bayonetta 3 is the game Platinum has been building towards with its strong lineup of Switch titles. The third game also comes almost exactly eight years after the Wii U release of Bayonetta 2, which was released outside of Japan on October 24, 2014.

Bayonetta 3 will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022.

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