Following a brief teaser reveal at the Game Awards in 2017, news about Bayonetta 3 became radio silent. Fans like you began to question if they would ever see the title when, unexpectedly, PlatinumGames gave gamers a glimpse of an actual video from the wicked witch’s next action masterpiece at a Nintendo Direct in 2021.
The brief clip provides us a taste of various probable settings for Bayonetta 3, and may even hint at a release date… Of course, this is Bayonetta, so the bizarre and strange are to be anticipated. So, when will Bayonetta 3 be released?
We’ll undoubtedly learn a lot more about Bayonetta 3 as the year goes on, but for the time being, we only have one trailer to go on. It’s too soon to speculate on any new or returning features, but maybe the development team has some exciting additions that will make this the best in this wild-action fantasy trilogy. How enthusiastic are you about Bayonetta 3?
Bayonetta 3 Release Date
Bayonetta 3 will be released on October 28, 2022, according to Nintendo. This was released alongside a brand new trailer for the game, which detailed the new opponent known as the Homunculi, as well as a new antagonist known as Viola.
Is There a Trailer for Bayonetta 3?
Last year, Nintendo released a gameplay trailer for Bayonetta 3, which shows off Bayonetta’s revised style – featuring a new haircut evocative of a young Cereza – as well as new skills and transformation.
Bayonetta uses her new Demon Masquerade ability to close several spiked coffins on adversaries, unleash the demon Azagogo, and control a monstrous tarantula demon. If previous games are any indication, these incredible powers are just the tip of the iceberg.
Meanwhile, Nintendo confirmed the Bayonetta 3 release date as well as other new story tidbits in a fresh new teaser on July 12, 2022.
We have another Bayonetta 3 trailer thanks to the September 2022 Nintendo Direct:
Will Bayonetta 3 Be Released on Switch?
Bayonetta is a collaboration between PlatinumGames and Nintendo, with Nintendo covering the majority of the development expenditures. That means, like Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta 3 will almost certainly only be available on Nintendo platforms. It’s presently listed only for the Nintendo Switch, and we expect that to remain the case.
Is Bayonetta 3 Coming to Ps4/ps5 or Xbox?
As with the last answer, almost probably no. Nintendo spent to produce these games and is well renowned for being exceedingly protective of their intellectual property. While this permitted The Wonderful 101 to be released on other systems, it was a highly rare instance in which PlatinumGames had to negotiate with Nintendo.
Bayonetta is an extremely important IP for Nintendo, so we doubt the games will ever be released on other systems.
That’s all we know for now about Bayonetta 3, but stay tuned because we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn anything new about our favorite wicked witch with guns for shoes.
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Bayonetta 3 Could Be Released on Additional Platforms
According to PlatinumGames’ executive director Hideki Kamiya, Bayonetta 3 could be released on other platforms in the future, but the choice ultimately rests with Nintendo.
“We are producing Bayonetta 3 using money we received from Nintendo,” Kamiya-san revealed in a tweet(opens in new tab) (thanks, VG247(opens in new tab)). Nintendo has complete control over the product because we are just developing it.”
“It appears the chance of Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 being ported to the PS4 and Xbox isn’t zero,” Kamiya-san continued. “By the same logic, the chance of Mario and Zelda appearing on other platforms is not nil.”
Bayonetta 3 appears unlikely to be anything other than a Nintendo Switch exclusive, but the option hasn’t been fully ruled out.