Bayonetta 3 Will Finally Be Launched in 2022

After four years, we finally have some good news – and a new gameplay trailer!

Nintendo and PlatinumGames have finally announced  a solid release window for Bayonetta 3, marking 2022 as the year of arrival. This news comes four years after the game was officially announced back in 2017, but the game has remained in development, and is now under the direction of Yusuke Miyata – a long-time co-worker of Bayonetta 3’s Executive Director Hideki Kamiya. He will, however, still be in charge of the world and story, so expect a lot of new mixed in with classic Bayonetta.

Outside of this, the studio has also launched a new gameplay trailer to give us a look into what we can expect.

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Here’s a quick breakdown of the game:

Bayonetta, the enchanting witch who’s dressed to kill with her hand-and-foot guns, dominates angel and demon alike with action that is, to put it simply, beautiful.

Mysterious life forms appearing to be neither angel nor demon attack amid the ravaged streets of the Shibuya area of Tokyo, where Bayonetta then makes a graceful appearance. Why is she in Tokyo? And how far-reaching is the invasion of this new enemy?

See new gameplay elements like Demon Masquerade, where Bayonetta fuses with an Infernal Demon to wield even more formidable magic power, and Demon Slave, which lets Bayonetta control Infernal Demons at will to obliterate enemies.


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Simon Carpenter
Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.

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