It has been nine long months of waiting for Bayonetta fans, but finally the witch is back! The Nintendo Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 finally has a set release date on October 28, 2022. Revealing the release date with a brand new trailer, the game is set to feature all the gigantic monster battles and stylish heel-guns action fans have been hoping for. The trailer also provides a deeper look at the story, with new villains the Homunculi, new characters, and all-new settings for the Bayonetta franchise. A tweet from Nintendo even suggests one of these new characters is an alternate version of Bayonetta.
The Nintendo eShop page sheds further light on exactly what to expect in the new game. New settings include Tokyo, China and more. We can also expect grand Infernal Demon battles tearing up these places, as teased in the first game preview last year. A brand new character is also introduced as seen in the new trailer, Viola, a witch in training. Finally, Bayonetta will also get a brand new ability, Demon Masquerade, which channels demons that are linked to the weapons she uses.
As if the news wasn’t enough to make any Bayonetta fan excited, pre-orders are open now on the eShop. For die-hard witches, there will be a physical Trinity Masquerade collector’s edition, with a substantial 200-page art book and a new set of Switch game sleeves for the entire Bayonetta trilogy, all in one collectible box. Just in case that wasn’t enough – the original Bayonetta will be getting a physical Switch release, allowing fans the chance to own the entire trilogy on physical cartridges. More details on the original title’s physical release remain limited at this time.
What do you think of this Bayonetta news, are you as excited as we are? Feel free to go to town in the comments below, and let us know what you witches are thinking. For more Bayonetta 3 news and updates, keep your eyes on GameLuster.