Ever since Bayonetta 2, Nintendo has owned the publishing rights to the underrated Umbran Witch and her adventures. The Japanese publisher has also opted to fund the upcoming successor Bayonetta 3 and turned it into a Nintendo Switch-exclusive game. Given that nearly eight years have passed since the last game, fans are understandably eager to get their hands on the latest hack & slash action title from famed developer Platinum Games.
While Nintendo had some gameplay to show off during last year’s main Direct livestream, they only offered a vague release window for 2022. Now a leaker by the handful Syluxhunter has stepped forward to suggest a later date. concrete. According to Syluxhunter on Twitter, Bayonetta 3 will be coming to the hybrid console on October 28, 2022.
Leaker who confirmed other Nintendo rumors in the past leaks Bayonetta 3 release date
Given Syluxhunter’s track record, they might not be too far off the mark. The leaker accurately predicted the Nintendo Direct Mini showcase which aired recently on June 28, 2022. The leaker accurately stated that Mario + Rabbids: Ubisoft’s Sparks of Hope, Square Enix’s NieR: Automata, and Persona titles ( Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal) from SEGA and Atlus would make an appearance.
They also hinted at the delay of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The leaker also predicted the free next-gen upgrade for CD Projekt RED’s open-world sci-fi RPG Cyberpunk 2077, which caused a lot of controversy when it launched. All of these predictions turned out to be correct, so the alleged Bayonetta 3 date might have some credence behind it.
What is Bayonetta 3 about?
The latest installment in Bayonetta’s series of neglected hack and slash titles features the titular witch Bayonetta facing an all-new threat. But is it an angel or a demon, or something entirely different? With a new cosmetic makeover, Bayonetta displays her fighting skills in combined action battles similar to previous games. Devil May Cry fans will feel at home as Hideki Kamiya, the director of the first DMC game, also created Bayonetta.
No details on the intricacies of the story have been provided so far, but that’s not necessarily the main draw for Bayonetta fans. This sequel raises the bar even higher with new mechanics like the Demon Masquerade power-up which channels demons bound to its weapons.
Speaking of demons, they can now be controlled mid-combat to take down monstrous enemies. These sets are grander than ever in the latest installment. All the action will take place at a target frame rate of 60 FPS, giving players precise control.