15 Jun 2021 5:05 PM +00:00

Bayonetta 3: Everything We Know About It

Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct showcase has just taken place and with that came tonnes of new announcements. We saw the addition of a Tekken fighter to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, an entirely new Metroid game and even a new trailer to Breath of the Wild 2.

Unfortunately, whilst the direct had some great information, we saw nothing from Bayonetta 3, something we thought we might see. Here's everything we know about the game so far.

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Latest - We Did Not See Bayonetta 3 at Nintendo Direct

Unfortunately, we didn't see any new information from this release. It was announced years ago so it would make sense to see it.

This being said, there are a lot of reasons why we might have seen it this year. Here are some of those reasons.

Why Bayonetta 3 Might Have Been at Nintendo Direct?

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While nothing is certain, there was a good chance we could hear more about Bayonetta 3 at this year's E3 2021 Nintendo Direct.

Considering the length of time the game has been in development, and how long it has been since we had word on the title, we were long overdue for news of Bayonetta 3's progress.

Plus, the developers themselves said to expect word of the game at some point in 2021, as reported by VGC earlier this year.

Release Date

If a Bayonetta 3 release isn't confirmed for 2021, it would have to come out in 2022.

A 2022 release would mean five years of development, which is quite a lot for any AAA game. If 2022 were to pass without a release, then it would be time to start worrying about the title.

Launch With Switch Pro?

A tantalising possibility is that Bayonetta 3 is being held for the launch of the rumoured Switch Pro hardware that is said to be announced this year.

That would explain the game's long development cycle if at a certain point they revised the title to take advantage of the increased horsepower provided by a hardware revision.

We won't have to wait too much longer to find out either way.

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