At The Game Awards 2022, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon appeared. It will feature Cereza and Cheshire, from Bayonetta 3. It also uses the same art style as a segment that appears after people beat the latest game. It will show up on March 17, 2023, and pre-orders are open.
The trailer offered a peek at what to expect from the game. It will be a prequel. Cereza heads into Avalon Forest in the name of saving her mother. Along the way she meets Cheshire, a demon, and works alongside him.
Here is the first trailer:
Once upon a time, there was an Umbra Witch named Cereza, a young version of the Bayonetta in #Bayonetta 3…
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A few of the people involved with the game are known. Koji Tanaka is the producer, Abebe Tinari is the director, Tomoko Nishii is the art director, Atsushi Inaba is the executive producer, and Hideki Kamiya is the supervising director.
Bayonetta 3 came out earlier in 2023. It featured traditional gameplay. Bayonetta goes to parallel worlds, encountering different demons and versions of herself. She fights alongside a young witch named Viola, who is connected to the demon Cheshire. Also, there are side-scrolling, spy-like segments featuring Jeanne.
Bayonetta 3 is available for the Nintendo Switch. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will come to the Switch on March 17, 2023.