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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.