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Bayonetta 3 Release Date Set for October 2022

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Bayonetta 3 Release Date

The long wait is over: The witch is back. Nintendo and PlatinumGames formally confirmed the release date of Bayonetta 3. That date is October 28, 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. Previously, the game was confirmed only for a 2022 release window.

To celebrate, PlatinumGames released a lengthy new trailer for the game. Check it out below.

The Bayonetta 3 release date trailer shows off known characters like Bayonetta, Jeanne, Luka, and Rodin. The biggest new addition is Viola, an apprentice witch. Viola wears a purple leather jacket accessorized with pouches, and jeans. With multicolored hair in a pixie cut, she wields a long katana against her enemies. Her slashes seem to be able to place symbols on the ground that can summon a monstrous cat.

Bayonetta herself will have some new tricks to deploy upon the Bayonetta 3 release date. Besides her guns and hair-powered special moves, Bayonetta is able to go into Demon Masquerade, changing her form and summoning giant monsters.

On its release Bayonetta 3 will also have an additional mode for shy players. PlatinumGames added the optional, tongue-in-cheek “Naive Angel Mode” to the final release. This mode subtly alters outfits and character designs to be slightly more covered-up, cutting down on visible nudity in the game. The mode should make Bayonetta 3 easier to play in public or around polite company.

Check Naive Angel mode in action below.

Bayonetta 3 is in development and will release on the Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022. Bayonetta 2 is also available on the Switch. The original Bayonetta is available on Switch, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Josh Tolentino
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