24 Sep 2021 6:55 AM +00:00

Bayonetta 3 Release Date and Gameplay Trailer Revealed at Nintendo Direct

After first being revealed in 2017, Bayonetta 3 finally has a release date, and even a new gameplay trailer!

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Here's what we learned about the upcoming Nintendo Switch game from Nintendo Direct.

Release Date

Bayonetta 3 will release in 2022, though no more specific date was given at Nintendo Direct.

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This likely points to a late 2022 release date, but we'll have to wait and see as development continues. For a game first revealed in 2017 that went relatively silent after, it's just nice to finally have a window at all.

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Gameplay Trailer

Bayonetta 3 looks to bring more of the iconic run and gun, shoot 'em up gameplay that's made the series so massive to begin with. And after a four-year wait, the game looks fantastic so far!

Cereza's back, and there's not a foe too large to stand in her way (or slow down her massive comboes).

Watch the exciting Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Trailer below!

Nintendo Direct Highlights

While Bayonetta 3 may have stolen the show, it certainly wasn't the only big Nintendo Direct reveal.

The rest of the show's highlights include:

  • Gameplay trailer and reveal for Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • New content for Splatoon 3, Return of the Mammalians, including new weapons and a story mode
  • Announcement that Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online (as well as member-exclusive wireless controllers)
  • Gameplay trailer and reveal for Metroid Dread
  • Trailer for upcoming Disco Elysium: Final Cut
  • Announcement and cast reveal for an upcoming Mario movie (featuring Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser. Yeah, we don't know either.)
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Did you miss Nintendo Direct? Don't worry, you can watch the whole show back from the beginning below:

What's Next?

For now, Bayonetta fans are back to waiting for the next big Bayonetta 3 reveal. We expect, like Breath of the Wild 2, that this game's next big drop will be another trailer for a future Nintendo Direct.

Until that, 2022 can't come soon enough.