Bay­o­netta 3 an­nounced, with the first two com­ing to Switch in Feb

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The mo­ment we feared might never come is here: Bay­o­netta 3 has been an­nounced by de­vel­oper Plat­inum Games. And con­tin­u­ing the fruit­ful re­la­tion­ship with Nin­tendo es­tab­lished with the sec­ond game, it’s ex­clu­sive to Nin­tendo Switch. Plat­inum has had a busy few years since the last the Bay­o­netta, re­leas­ing ti­tles such as Trans­form­ers: Dev­as­ta­tion, Star Fox Zero, and Nier: Au­tomata. Its Xbox-ex­clu­sive Scale­bound, how­ever was un­for­tu­nately can­celled.

For any­one not in the know: the Bay­o­netta games re­volve around the epony­mous hero­ine, a witch who wields firearms and use her out­fit made of her own hair (ew.…) to cast spells and sum­mon demons. Any­one look­ing to play the game had bet­ter be on board for non-stop bonkers shenani­gans. The games fol­low her var­i­ous bat­tles with an­gels, demons, and even gods.

Since the last Bay­o­netta game hit shop shelves in 2014 the tit­u­lar witch has only made an ap­pear­ance in Su­per Smash Bros For Wii U, where she got to ful­fil ev­ery­one’s dream of duff­ing up Kirby, so a proper re­turn is very wel­come.

Few de­tails have been an­nounced for the third game yet but we can surely ex­pect the same in­tense com­bat and spec­tac­u­lar, over-the-top vi­su­als from this brawler. And we’re hop­ing Bay­o­netta 3 will bring back the co-op mode from the sec­ond game, which saw the witch team­ing up with her friend Jeanne.

Cur­rently there’s no re­lease date for the ti­tle, but it has been con­firmed that the first two games are com­ing to Switch as a bun­dle on the 16th of Fe­bru­ary. Bay­o­netta, the orig­i­nal, made its way to PC last year, but the sec­ond game was a Wii U ex­clu­sive and will re­main tied to Nin­tendo con­soles only. That sec­ond ti­tle also fea­tures its orig­i­nal ami­ibo sup­port, with Nin­tendo-themed cos­tumes and weapons un­lock­able by scan­ning ap­pro­pri­ate fig­ures, in­clud­ing gear in­spired by Metroid and Star Fox.


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