4 and a half years since its first teaser trailer, Bayonetta 3 finally gets a release date
Good news for character-action (or rather, ‘climax-action’) fans as Bayonetta 3 gets a release date after years of waiting! In a new trailer showing off story and gameplay, we also got a release date of October 28th, this year. There’s a lot of new additions this time around, too, starting off with a new enemy type that aren’t angels or demons. Called “homunculi” by new character Viola, these creatures are apparently “man-made”, unlike previous enemies in the series.
Speaking of Viola, she’s a new playable character, “a feisty witch in training who fights with a sword”. Indeed, the trailer shows her fighting with a big daikatana. She also uses a grapple hook for traversal, which will hopefully find its way into combat. And she can summon a giant cat-like demon called Cheshire.
So, that’s a hot-headed rookie counterpart to the protagonist with white hair, a grapple ability, and a heavily implied link to the main character. That all may sound very familiar to the Devil May Cry fans out there, who probably also noted a familiar spider from the trailer.
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The titular witch herself also has some new combat options, first of all is “Demon Masquerade”. This lets Bayonetta “channel the demon linked to her weapon” which lets her take on new forms. Complete with unique combos and looks for Cereza. There’s also the ability to summon big demons “in new, larger-than life battles where you directly control the action”. Previous Bayonetta titles had these demons as QTE finishers to boss battles. So, this “direct control” could mean these will now include more player input than twirling the analog stick or mashing a face button.
Speaking of options, Platinum Games‘ Twitter account showed off “Naive Angel Mode“. This new mode covers up Bayonetta a bit more so “you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what’s on screen”. Thanks, Platinum.
What’s more is this game doesn’t have just one Bayonetta. As the trailer and store page show off, we’ll be getting “a virtual coven of Bayonettas” as the game seems to go through various universes and meets their respective Bayonettas.
You can watch the full trailer below:
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