Finally, Nintendo has revealed the release date for Bayonetta 3 on Nintendo Switch and it is October 28, 2022. And if you are a fan of the Bayonetta franchise then you wouldn’t want to miss out.
In Bayonetta 3, Nintendo Stated that you would “Fight your way through the streets of Tokyo, the mountains of China, and a lot of other locales” meeting “a virtual coven of Bayonetta’s, each more fabulous than the last” Along the way.
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You would be given the chance to make use of Bayonetta’s new demon Masquerade ability, which would “channels the demon Linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not stated in some hair-raising combos. “As you play the game, you would even step into the shoes of a brand-new playable character called Viola, who is described as “a feisty witch in training who fights with a sword and a capricious companion, the demon Cheshire.”
Alongside the long-awaited announcement, Nintendo has released a brand-new trailer, that shows off over three minutes of chaotic, magical gameplay. You can watch it yourself below and get a look at Bayonetta, Viola, and more in action.
This release date announcement is a long time coming for all the Bayonetta fans. Bayonetta 3 was first announced all the way back in 2017 and there was a fairly long period of silence till it reappeared back in September 2021, with the first look at gameplay and a 2022 release window.
When the Bayonetta 3 launches on the 28 of October, it would be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, coming to the original switch, Nintendo Switch OLED, and the Switch Lite.
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Not Totally out of the Blue
This release date announcement is a really big surprise after Bayonetta 3 was officially given its M rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board on July 12, which is a great sign that a release date would be arriving soon.
The rating of the game warned violence, blood and gore, partial nudity, and strong language. If you delved into the world of Bayonetta right before then you would probably be well aware that’s all pretty standard fare.
Talking of partial nudity, though, following the announcement of a release date, developer platinum games tweeted out to say that the game would include something called the “Naïve Angel Mode”.
As stated by the developer, this mode has been added “So more people can fully enjoy” The game. In the tweet, the developer explains that “by turning it on, you would be able to play right in the living room without having to worry about what would be on display on your screen. The tweet came with a video that shows the toggleable mode in action, by making things less risqué.
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