Platinum Games Official’s YouTube channel uploaded a video detailing how the development team went about modeling Cheshire for Bayonetta 3. Cheshire is a new character in the Bayonetta franchise, as he is the Infernal Demon connected to Viola. Cheshire also appears in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
The video is around two-and-a-half minutes long. Though it is in Japanese, there are English subtitles. Minoru Kasai, the character modeler for Bayonetta 3, described some of the difficulties and concepts around how the team designed Cheshire. Cheshire’s large size made it more important to keep background processes at a minimum. This is so that when you actually use Cheshire, the action feels fast-paced without any lag.
You can watch the video on Cheshire’s character modeling here:
In Bayonetta 3, Cheshire is the only demon that Viola can summon for Demon Slave. Unlike Bayonetta’s Demon Slave, you cannot actually directly control Cheshire. However, you can still control and attack as Viola during Cheshire’s activation. You just have to do so unarmed. In the video, you can see how Cheshire fights in-game. According to Kasai, the team had to consider the material of Cheshire’s plush doll-like body in order to get elements like the lighting correct.
Bayonetta 3 is readily available for the Nintendo Switch.