Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Bayonetta 3 gets release window, gameplay revealed

Bayonetta 3 has finally got the gameplay release and release date. About four years after the initial announcement, we were finally able to see Bayonetta’s new movements, new enemies, and her new hairstyle.

What we saw at Nintendo Direct today was Bayonetta’s direct confrontation with a giant monster. The trailer also gave a glimpse of new areas and monsters, such as subway trains and giant spiders. All of this takes place in devastated Tokyo, which seems to be one of the key settings of the game.

The final scene made fun of a character like Devil May Cry’s Vergil.

The final shot of the trailer gave us a glimpse of Devil May Cry’s Vergil, or at least a character who speculates to be a person very similar to him. Can I participate in a big crossover? We will see.

After the 2017 Teaser and announcement, I’ve heard very little about Bayonetta 3, and it’s even less. Director Hideki Kamiya says it’s okay to expect news of this year’s action game, and I’m glad that it happened today.

Bayonetta 3 will be available on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Here’s a complete summary of today’s just-finished Nintendo Direct.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor.