Nintendo, in its inexplicable but welcome habit of revealing big news with no warning, has announced a release date for Bayonetta 3. Our beautiful badass bitch with hella bundles will be back on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.
Instead of fighting angels of hell or demons of heaven, Bayonetta will face a new threat that appears to be from the mortal world. She’s joined by her smoky-voiced ally Rodin, the smarmy but adorable Luka, and a new ally named Viola, who resembles a female Dante from Devil May Cry, complete with a big-ass sword. Parts of the trailer show you controlling and fighting with Viola, implying that you’ll be able to play as more than just our favorite signature witch in Bayonetta 3. There are also some wild set-piece battles, such as fighting on the back of a multi-track drifting train and controlling a big-ass spider.
Bayonetta 3 has been in the works for quite some time. Fans kept asking about the game, prompting game director Hideki Kamiya to reassure them that it had not been canceled and that development was proceeding smoothly. After a four-year wait, fans’ patience was finally rewarded when the first trailer for Bayonetta 3 was released in September of last year.
In addition, if you haven’t played the original Bayonetta, Nintendo will release a limited number of physical copies on September 30th.
Bayonetta 3 will be released on the Nintendo Switch on October 28th.