the Bayonet 3 the release date is on the horizon as the long-awaited game approaches ever faster. Fans of the series have waited over seven years since the release of Bayonet 2 on the Nintendo Wii U in 2014, and four more years since Bayonet 3 was first announced. As the game’s release finally draws closer, here’s everything players need to know about the Bayonet 3 release date, trailers, gameplay, etc.
Bayonetta 3 release date
Although Bayonet 3 was first announced in December 2017, fans didn’t receive any concrete information about the game until a Nintendo Direct in September 2021. Along with providing a first look at Bayonet 3gameplay and new game mechanics, the Nintendo Direct trailer provided a launch window for the game.
Although we don’t know the details Bayonet 3 release date, at the very least we know the game is set to launch sometime this year, as confirmed in September’s Nintendo Direct trailer. As a result, hardcore fans of the Bayonet franchise can take comfort knowing that the next iteration of the series will be released before the end of 2022.
Bayonetta 3 Trailers
So far we’ve seen two separate trailers for Bayonet 3. The first was a trailer that announced the existence of the game at The Game Awards 2017. In the trailer, Bayonetta sports her look from the first Bayonet title as she fires bullets at a fiery, nearly faceless enemy. The trailer ends with Bayonetta collapsing to the ground as she drops her signature Scarborough Fair weapons.
In 2021, the first official gameplay trailer gave viewers a closer look at what Bayonet 3 has to offer. The trailer begins with a group of military personnel unsuccessfully battling a giant monster that appears to be ravaging a dystopian version of Tokyo. This monster then duplicates itself or summons an identical monster to attack the soldiers from the front and from the back.
Then, Bayonetta arrives to fight the monster. Unlike the trailer, Bayonetta has an all-new look as she now sports pigtails that resemble those of Cereza, a younger version of herself from the first game in the series. From there, the trailer transitions into gameplay footage, showing off a range of new and recurring mechanics that will feature prominently in Bayonet 3.
Bayonetta 3 gameplay
Unsurprisingly, several mechanics from the previous two Bayonet the games will come back for Bayonet 3. The gameplay trailer showcases a familiar combat system, with Bayonetta using her weapons to attack from afar before chaining multiple hits together to combine opponents with her close combat skills. Additionally, Bayonetta will once again be able to attack using abilities such as Witch Time, Torture Attacks, and Wicked Weaves.
So far, there are two new mechanics that seem to add the most depth and difference to the Bayonet 3 combat system compared to previous entries in the series. With Demon Masquerade and Demon Slave, players will unlock new combat options that have never been seen in the series before.
Using the Demon Masquerade ability, Bayonetta channels the power of demons directly. When she uses this ability in the trailer, she assumes a form similar to Madama Butterfly before delivering a mighty blow to the enemy she faces.
Her other new ability, Demon Slave, gives Bayonetta more control over her demon summons than she had before. Bayonet Games. Now, infernal demons don’t simply disappear after landing a finishing blow. Instead, Bayonetta is able to maintain direct control over them and use them to fight giant enemies.
So far, three returning hellish demons have been confirmed to appear in Bayonet 3 thanks to the gameplay trailer. We know that Bayonetta can fight using reptilian Gomorrah, avian Malphas, and spider-like Phantasmaraneae using this new Demon Slave mechanic.
History of Bayonetta 3
There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the plot details of Bayonet 3. Nintendo’s official listing for the game raises the question of whether Bayonetta’s enemies are angelic, demonic, or “something else,” casting doubt on whether Bayonetta herself should be seen as heroic or nasty.
Additionally, it’s unknown who the light-haired, sword-wielding character is at the end of the gameplay trailer, or what the meaning of the blood-red moon is at the end of the trailer. Fans may have to wait for the Bayonet 3 release date for more details on these suggested plot items.
Bayonetta 3 platforms
The very first Bayonet was released for Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in 2009. Conversely, Bayonet 2 launched only on the Nintendo Wii U before both Bayonet and Bayonet 2 made their way to the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Like its last predecessor, Bayonet 3 will be a Nintendo console exclusive. As a result, fans of the series will need to purchase PlatinumGames’ next title on the Switch once the Bayonet 3 the release date comes later this year.