23 Sep 2021 11:08 PM +00:00

Bayonetta 3: Everything we know so far

Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct was where we first expected to see news about Bayonetta 3, but after it missed, September's show finally made up for it with a massive reveal!

Bayonetta 3 is now officially coming to the Nintendo Switch, and has a new release date as well as an impressive gameplay trailer.

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Here's everything we know so far about Bayonetta 3.

Latest - Bayonetta 3 Revealed at Nintendo Direct

After first being revealed in 2017, and with little to no follow-up since, many Bayonetta fans may have given up on the prospects of Bayonetta 3.

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Nintendo have finally come through however at the September Nintendo Direct showcase.

The new Bayonetta 3 gameplay trailer premiered and absolutely stole the show (sorry Kirby), and we now have a firm release date window as well!

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Release Date

Bayonetta 3 has been confirmed to release in 2022, though no more specific release date has been given just yet.

A 2022 release would mean five years of development, which is quite a lot for any AAA game - and its quality showed through in the new gameplay trailer.

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Trailer

The new Bayonetta 3 gameplay trailer shows off some beautiful new scenery and frightening foes to fight in the shoot-em up, hack and slash style gameplay the series is loved for.

Check out all the action below:

Launch With Switch Pro?

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A tantalizing 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.

Either way, the game finally has a firm release date, and that should be enough to relieve fans after a very long four-year wait already.