Thanks to a trailer Nintendo released Wednesday, Bayonetta 3 finally has a release date: Oct. 28, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Development studio PlatinumGames first announced the third installment in its wacky action series close to five years ago, but the game has been out of the public eye for much of that time. Fans subsisted on brief reassurances from developers, and equally brief teaser trailers, until the release of Wednesday's trailer.
"In this third installment of the Bayonetta series, the unstoppable Umbra Witch must join forces with some familiar faces, the mysterious Viola and a multitude of other Bayonettas to stop human-made Homunculi from wreaking havoc," reads a description from Nintendo.
The series' much-lauded action remains the game's centerpiece, but Bayonetta's new Demon Masquerade lets her channel the demon linked to her weapons, allowing for new attack sets and combos. She can also summon demons mid-fight, "unleassing their demonic powers in the heart of combat and in new, larger-than-life battles where you directly control the action."
Bayonetta 3 Collectors Edition: Trinity Masquerade Edition
Bayonetta 3 will also be available as part of the Trinity Masquerade Edition, alongside the other games in the series. That collection includes:
- Full-color 200-page art book
- Three reversible game cases (one for each game in the series) that combine to form a single image
Nintendo plans to reveal more info about the Trinity Masquerade Edition later this year.