On most platforms, Platinum Games’ 2009 hack-and-slash title Bayonetta is still playable today. 2014 saw the release of the second Bayonetta game for the WiiU and Nintendo Switch. Both films center on the flirty and lovable Umbra witch Bayonetta, who uses her occult skills and the four firearms strapped to her four limbs to fight supernatural angels and demons.
Both of the current games provide players access to a variety of weapons but mostly focus on melee combat. Both games use pattern-following move sets, special attacks, and combinations to strengthen their attacks. Both of them are played in the third person.
Seven years after the second Bayonetta game’s release, the third installment was definitively confirmed for fans of the brand during the 2021 Nintendo Direct event.
EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE STORY
Bayonetta 3 was formally announced in 2017, but in 2019 it was revealed to be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. The game is being developed by Hideki Kamiya, who developed the previous games in the franchise alongside other noteworthy games like Devil May Cry. The third entry in the popular Bayonetta trilogy, featuring the gorgeous Witch, is the direct sequel to 2014’s Bayonetta 2.
The version will be produced by Nintendo and developed by Platinum Games. The first Bayonetta 3 gameplay trailer was shown at the Nintendo Direct September 2021 showcase. We get to know from the official website that the game is based in Tokyo around the Shibuya district, where Bayonetta encounters otherworldly creatures known as the Homunculi, which are actually biological weapons.
The concepts and mechanisms that fans of the game are familiar with will also be enhanced in the future version. The action adventure will be exhilarating and feature stunning fight scenes. Torture Attacks, Wicked Weaves, and Witch Time will all be returning components. For maximum effect, the players will be able to launch many torture attacks simultaneously.
Bayonetta will be armed with a plethora of new tricks as well. Demon Masquerade will involve the Witch momentarily assuming the shape of a monster and a monster slave. It builds on the idea of Climax Summons, which enable commanding monsters and releasing incredible power. Based on Bayonetta 3’s trailer, several possibilities have been put out, although they are all just conjecture. Since Bayonetta frequently travels in the games, even if the video suggests that it is set in Japan, some of it could really take place in Shibuya or Tokyo.
The opponents in the Bayonetta games are particularly distinctive, since they don’t have an angelic or demonic appearance. Questions have been raised about Bayonetta’s new look, as well as the news that her longtime voice actress Hellena Taylor won’t be playing her part again. She is dressed in a new catsuit and skirt, gentler lipstick, rounder spectacles, and a haircut reminiscent of her younger, Cerezita self.
According to some theories, Cereza’s more youthful appearance and new voice actor might mean that the third Bayonetta game is a prequel set in a different time period that examines what transpired when Bayonetta and Balder meddled with Cereza’s childhood. The conclusion of the teaser also shows a shadowy, white-haired individual wielding a sword, suggesting the possibility that a different Jeanne movie is also in the works.
RUMORS SURROUNDING BAYONETTA 3
Despite having seen some gameplay, we still don’t know much about Bayonetta 3’s plot, but some leaks give us a few things to anticipate. The notion that many of the game’s set pieces will take place in space and that these locales would be portrayed at a far bigger scale than in any Bayonetta before is the most intriguing. The same leak also claims that Bayonetta 3 would handle its protagonist differently, with her clothing being less absurd than before, and that the quantity of sexual material will be somewhat decreased. It also suggests that Bayonetta 3 plans to portray more “melancholic” themes significantly.
WHEN CAN WE PLAY THE GAME
According to Nintendo, the release date for Bayonetta 3 has been scheduled for October 28, 2022. On July 13, the information was made official along with a long-awaited fresh look at how the game played. Bayonetta 3’s release window was initially mentioned in a Nintendo Direct video from September 2021. The October 28 release date confirms that PlatinumGames’ action game is one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated forthcoming Switch titles.
Fans of the franchise can take a sigh of relief as after eight years after the second sequel, the third game is finally coming out. Going by the trailer of the game, it seems to have all the bells and whistles of the previous Bayonetta games and much more. Although fans of the game have to wait for some time to experience the game in all its shades, it won’t be very long since the game is scheduled for an October release. Till then, please subscribe to our channel for more interesting updates on Bayonetta 3 and various other games.