Gone is the 2017 edition of The Game Awards in which Nintendo surprised half the world with a highly anticipated announcement: Bayonetta will return with a third numbered delivery exclusively for Nintendo Switch that will be developed again by PlatinumGames. Back then we could only see a brief teaser with the game logo and little else and it was not until September of this year when the company finally broke its informative silence to confirm its launch in 2022 and show us what to look like in what has instantly become one of the most popular productions. promising next year.
Return of the Umbra Witch
- Study: PlatinumGames
- Publishing company: Nintendo
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Release date:2022
Although the details are still a bit scarce and not much more has been revealed than what we saw in the aforementioned trailer, I do know that this time it will be directed by Yusuke Miyata, who already participated in the development of games such as The Wonderful 101 The Astral Chain, but this time he makes his debut leading the project. Of course, Mari Shimazaki He is once again in charge of character design, who has been in charge of giving the protagonist a new, more youthful look that is giving much to talk about among the fans.
For its part, Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the series, this time exercises the role of executive director and has not hesitated for a single moment in assuring that “it will exceed all expectations no matter how great they are”, which is not to say precisely little if we have note that both Bayonetta What Bayonetta 2 are considered as two of the best hack and slash of history.
From what we have seen of the game as such, this to continue being a frenzied title of action in which we will have to liquidate creatures (new types of angels perhaps?) by performing all kinds of spectacular and elaborate combos while using melee and fire weapons, as well as the supernatural powers of our heroine. The fighting promises to maintain the intensity and agility for which the saga has always been characterized and you can look forward to the return of such popular mechanics and characteristics as that of the Weather Brujo, thanks to which we can slow down the action for a few seconds if we dodge at the exact moment in which we are going to receive a hit. And yes, the extravagant house-brand executions are making a comeback as well.
But nevertheless, the great novelty here lies in Bayonetta’s ability to summon entire demons and control them directly, thus taking the scale of battles to a new level by allowing us to participate in what we could almost define as battles of kaiju. We don’t yet know exactly how it works, but I do know that we have already seen the witch summoning demonic beings of many different kinds to the battlefield, each with their own techniques and characteristics.
This system seems to recover the idea that PlatinumGames had with the canceled Scalebound of allowing us to fight in the company of a monstrously great being to perform combos and joint techniques that bring a new layer of depth to the classic battles of the genre. In fact, the few scenarios that have been shown are far more extensive than in previous installments of Bayonetta to allow these colossal creatures to have good skirmishes.
Unfortunately, this is almost all we know about the project, although its developers have promised to release more information shortly. What I know we already have very clear is that Bayonetta 3 is very real and something tangible that aims to delight us with its frenzied action sometime in 2022 as yet undetermined.. Both Nintendo and PlatinumGames seem to be betting very strongly on this installment and it certainly shows that they intend to offer us the best and most ambitious game of the entire series. It will not be exactly an easy task, but of course, the studio has all our confidence and we do not doubt that, at the very least, they will know how to reward these long years of waiting with a fantastic adventure for any fan of the genre.