Fans Go Berserk as Nintendo Strengthens Its Fall Line-Up With Bayonetta 3

Published 07/13/2022, 10:48 AM EDT

Nintendo just announced a release date for a much-anticpated title for Switch, Bayonetta 3. Other than its announcement back in 2017 and a brief trailer in September 2021, the developers, Platinum, and Nintendo were entirely tight-lipped about the upcoming sequel to Bayonetta 2. Nintendo also didn’t specify anything in the recent June Direct. Looks like the Japanese publisher had a plan after all!

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A day ago, reports regarding Bayonetta 3 receiving an age rating had spurred, with fans speculating a release date announcement from Nintendo soon. And, it turned out to be true! Bayonetta 3 is releasing this year, which makes Nintendo’s lineup for 2022 even stronger!

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For the unaware, Bayonetta is a popular action-adventure video game franchise exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. The first title in the series was released back in 2009, but it wasn’t a Nintendo exclusive. The franchise became a first-party Nintendo title from Bayonetta 2 onwards, which was released in 2014.

Eight years after Bayonetta 2, fans will get to engage in intriguing battles as Bayonetta takes on man-made bio-weapons, Homunculi. The game will also feature a new playable witch character named Viola.

Bayonetta 3 releases on October 28, 2022

According to Nintendo’s latest announcement, Platinum’s latest venture is all set to release in just three months. The latest trailer also revealed some exhilarating scenes from Bayonetta 3, leaving fans gasping for more.

Bayonetta 3 is rated ESRB for audiences in North America and PEGI 16 in Europe. In fact, the title, like its prequels, will sport some nudity and partial violence.

With Bayonetta 3’s release, Nintendo’s 2022 lineup is stronger than ever. Highly anticipated titles like Xenoblade Chronicles, Splatoon 3, Overwatch 2, No Man’s Sky, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Hogwarts Legacy, and Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion are releasing on Nintendo Switch this year. It’s indeed a huge year for Nintendo fans! Here’s the trailer for the game:

According to the 2021 trailer, Bayonetta will now be able to control demons with a new signature ability, Demon Masquerade. As a witch, Bayonetta is more powerful than ever, but she will also face stronger enemies.

Fans cannot wait to get their hands on the game. However, many of them felt that Nintendo could have hosted a Direct Mini for Bayonetta 3.

Others had valid points.

However, most fans were simply excited!

 

Moreover, Nintendo took their sweet time to develop Bayonetta 3. As a result, fans will obviously expect a lot out of it. Nintendo had got a lot of time to perfect the game!

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Nintendo has also opened up pre-orders for the game, available at $59.99.

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her Bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds.

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