THE WITCH IS BACK!
Bayonetta 3 announced, with the first two coming to Switch in Feb
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.
“WE CAN SURELY EXPECT THE SAME INTENSE COMBAT AND SPECTACULAR, OVER-THE-TOP VISUALS”