Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch Announced at Game Awards 2017

Nintendo is bringing Bayonetta to the Nintendo Switch in style. At The Game Awards 2017, they announced that Bayonetta 3 is in the works via a teaser trailer. They’ll also release Bayonetta 2 for the Switch in February 2018. The Limited Edition will include a download code for the first game in the franchise.

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Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch Announced at Game Awards 2017
Bayonetta 3 for Nintendo Switch Announced at Game Awards 2017

Fans of the Bayonetta series, rejoice! Your favorite bad-ass is coming back in style, on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo made the announcement that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development for their new hardware baby. Just like before, Platinum Games is working on it. They showed off a teaser trailer during this year’s Game Awards, and you can check it out below. Currently, there’s no set release date. I expect we’ll be getting more details next year, likely at E3 2018.

The video itself doesn’t show much, but foreshadows quite a lot. In the trailer, we see Bayonetta struggling to fend off a purple, ghost-like figure. She fires several shots from her famous pistols, but the bullets just stop and crumble in thin air. For a short moment, the two face off, and then Bayonetta seems to vanish or disintegrate. The two guns fall onto the floor, and we cut to the game’s logo. Who is this enemy that’s giving Bayonetta so much grief? What happened to her at the end of the trailer? We’ll just have to be patient and find out.

While there are no further details about Bayonetta 3, fans of the franchise that own a Nintendo Switch won’t have to go Bayonettaless for very long. On February 16th, 2018, Nintendo will launch Bayonetta 2 on the Switch. The physical Limited Edition of the game will come with a download code for the first Bayonetta. Maybe they’ll also release the first game as a standalone at some point, but that’s only speculation.

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