Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames Vice President and Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Supervising Director, took to the company blog to discuss different elements of the game. Most notably, at one point he discussed the goal of the company to make it an accessible title. That is, to ensure it is something potentially inviting to those familiar with Bayonetta games, as well as those who aren’t used to it or action games in general.
Here is Kamiya’s full statement. He mentioned that this Bayonetta game is designed to change things up for the series.
I am guessing that some of you out there may be intimidated by the word “Bayonetta” in the title name – perhaps you’re not an expert at hardcore action games, or maybe you’re not familiar with the Bayonetta lore because you haven’t played any of the games in the series up to now. Rest assured! This game is a brand-new gameplay experience, different from anything in the Bayonetta games so far. We created Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon with the hope that fans of the series to date will enjoy this unique take on their favorite badass heroine, and also endeavor to deliver an unforgettable experience to players who may not be comfortable with action games… or even players who are unfamiliar with the Bayonetta series in the first place!
I implore you to take your guard down and approach this title with a fresh, open mind, as you take a plunge into an adventure set in the depths of a mysterious forest, controlling the weird and wonderful duo of a slightly timid and inexperienced young witch and a rough-and-tumble stray demon.
Kamiya also noted this entries feels new team members working alongside “veterans.” He specifically cited Director Abebe Tinari and Art Director Tomoko Nishii.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will come to the Switch on March 17, 2023. It debuted at The Game Awards 2022 with its first trailer. Bayonetta 3 is immediately available for the Switch.