Update 07/13/22:Alongside the October 28 release date announcement, developer PlatinumGames has revealed that a family friendly mode will be available in Bayonetta 3.
The series is known for being a little risqué, but as Platinum tweeted (below) the “Naive Angel Mode” will make some slightly explicit scenes a bit more appropriate for all ages. The post included a demonstration video, but it basically just covers Bayonetta up with more clothes.
“By turning it on, you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what’s on screen… we think,” Platinum said.
Relax, the witch is back and sexier than ever
We’ve added the revolutionary “Naive Angel Mode” to Bayonetta 3 so more people can fully enjoy it
By turning it on, you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what’s on screen… we think#Bayonetta3 pic.twitter.com/SEs3vqrdYc
— PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) July 13, 2022
Nintendo has finally revealed the release date for the long-awaited Bayonetta 3, announcing it will arrive on October 28 for Nintendo Switch.
A lengthy new trailer (below) ended with the October release date that will mark almost five years since the game was officially announced in December 2017.
Brand new gameplay also revealed in the trailer shows off one of Bayonetta’s transformations and plenty of the fast-paced fighting the series (and developer PlatinumGames as a whole) is known for. Clips from several cutscenes also feature, revealing new characters and plot points fans can expect to see in Bayonetta 3.
Bayonetta 3 Screens (from Nintendo Direct, September 2021)
Despite causing some fans to worry following a number of no-shows at events like E3, the game reappeared last year when Platinum said it was “progressing well”.
New gameplay was revealed in September last year and the developer reiterated a 2022 release date a few months later.
In our 9/10 review of the previous game, IGN said: “Bayonetta 2 builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the best action games of the year.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.