Nintendo released a new trailer for Bayonetta 3 today and revealed that its release date will be October 28th, 2022.
In a trailer over three minutes long, the hack and slash, action-adventure game is put on full display. Bayonetta 3. After Bayonetta 2 releasing in 2014, and the original Bayonetta in 2009, fans were long overdue for a new entry. After a six-year wait, players finally have the release date and some more gameplay to tide them over until the fall.
Published by Nintendo and Sega, the original title is available for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC. The second in the trilogy was more limited to Nintendo Switch and the ill-fated Wii U.
Bayonetta 3 will be launching only on Nintendo Switch, the first in the series to come out on only one system. While Sega does own the rights to the IP, Nintendo owns the distribution rights to 2 and 3, so the Nintendo Switch release makes sense.
Nintendo’s official synopsis for Bayonetta 3 reads:
Bayonetta struts through multiple locations in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and time-slowing Witch Time ability. This time, invading manmade bioweapons called Homunculi find themselves in Bayonetta’s crosshairs.
Get ready for a devilishly good time
Tap into Bayonetta’s naughtier side with Demon Masquerade, a new ability that channels the demon linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos. She can also summon her demonic darlings like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae during battle, unleashing their demonic powers in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than-life battles where you directly control the action.
A bounty of Bayonettas
Fight your way through the streets of Tokyo, the mountains of China, and many other locales! Along the way you’ll meet a virtual coven of Bayonettas, each more fabulous than the last. You’ll also slash and slay as Viola, a feisty witch in training who fights with a sword and a capricious companion, the demon Cheshire. Find out what fate awaits Bayonetta, and if this arcane alliance can really save reality!Nintendo
Bayonetta 3 will release on October 28, 2022, and you can preorder it from Nintendo for $79.99 here.