Bayonetta 3 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced at this year’s The Game Awards the next installment in Platinum Games’ character action series, Bayonetta 3.

No date was given for its release, but they did share that the game is currently being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. You can few the teaser for the game in the video above.

In related news, both the original Bayonetta games are coming to the hybrid console as well.

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  • InkViper

    Bayonetta 3 for Switch!!! Now we just need a Re-release for the first two games.

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire2/b3ea90c0551cf02420145cd53fb275d41499175990_full.jpg

  • Uncle Ocelot

    We’re getting that too!

  • Uncle Ocelot

    In this moment, I am euphoric.

  • Ckarasu

    Very nice that the other 2 are coming next year so that people who didn’t buy the Wii U could get all 3.

  • Anon_Amous

    Bayo 1-3 is better than DMC HD collection IMO.

  • Anon_Amous

    You’re in luck

  • John Smith

    I bought a Wii-U for Bayo and XCX and nintendo fucked up XCX so badly that I said i wouldnt buy another nintendo product

    Now i’m seeing how great Xenoblade 2 is and now Bayo 3 announced

    I dont know how to feel
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c4641df0c53de869a9cbd09c70aad5e5d29ab7e28ec4c9a187125e65f7b27e2.png

  • InkViper

    What I should’ve said is a confirmed date, for the re-rerelease! That’s teaser image that they released was pretty much all the evidence that was needed, to realize platinum were fully on switch, and the first two games were coming.

  • JFpaes15

    Nintendo is smart, keeping Bayo on lockdown. Sega is retarded, letting Nintendo keep Bayo on lockdown.

  • InkViper

    I know, unfortunately I misspoke and I’ve already edited my post three times, so I’m just going to have to let it lie.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    February

  • InkViper

    Would you be breaking your word if someone else bought one on your behalf?

  • InkViper

    Good, Something to kick the new year off with a bang.

  • Zack Attack

    Don’t forget to have a micro SD card for bayo 1 though its download only.

  • MusouTensei

    I can’t stop jizzing.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Unless Europe does the same thing as the Wii U releases with separate physical versions.

  • porkbun

    So is Sony, Microsoft and a bunch of others publishers because nobody was willing to invest in Bayonetta. But honestly judging from tha fact it took 2 years for B2 to break 1m sales I don’t blame them.

  • Lionhart16

    THANK YOU BASED REGGIE!

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Well if Sega doesn’t wanna fund them I won’t complain.

  • RichardGristle

    That’s because Wii U was a dead console from launch. Would have hit 1 million in 1/3 that time if it was on other platforms.

    But yeah, now that Nintendo is back on top, you best believe they’re going to hang on to that shit.

  • OldPalpy

    SEGA is cucking out.

  • InkViper
  • InkViper

    Do we need to send a case of emergency tissues?

  • John Smith

    I would feel %50 less guilty

  • Sir Sog Muffin

    jesus christ I gotta get Switch now

  • InkViper

    I think could probably live with that.

  • Anon_Amous

    Haha

  • InkViper
  • porkbun

    B1 didn’t sell that well either that’s why nobody wanted to fund the sequel of a game with a total ww sale of ~2m. Yes locking it down to wiiu caused B2 to fail even harder. But we are very lucky N is okay with funding the sequel to a flop again.

  • sanic

    Was expecting my switch to cause me buyers remorse, but instead things continue to get better.

  • gwadahunter2222

    Please Nintendo of Europe you can do it

  • Zack Attack

    Hopefully, oh well I was planning on importing the limited edition of the release in Japan

  • Travis Touchdown

    And you cucks were excited about DMCV. ;)

    Bayonetta 3 is going to be a better game and outsell your trashy, primitive copycat.

  • Bitterbear

    Playstation fans are rioting right now:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi067FajpRY

  • Uncle Ocelot

    >trashy, primitive copycat.
    Now this is bait if I’ve ever seen it

  • totenglocke

    If this has English as an option (usually Japanese games already translated to English have it included), I’m absolutely importing this.

  • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

    So far this and LoZ BotW are the only two ganes I want for the Switch but still not enough for me to go out and buy one immediately but atleast I can expect more and there should be plenty of games when I do decide to get one :D

  • totenglocke

    Out of the three games Treehouse censored, XCX was barely touched. I’m not sure how that one would be the one to cause you to be pissed at Nintendo.

  • Fandangle

    Bayonetta is made in English even in Japan it isn’t In japanese. The first game only had japanese voice acting options when it was re-released on wiiu and now pc.

    It is in fact translated into japanese because that’s how kamiya wants it.

  • orbo

    So just how much longer can the “but it has no games!” crowd keep up their stubborn farce?
    This thing has one of the best first year line ups I’ve ever seen on any console and it only keeps getting better.
    Their stubbornness is just getting pathetic now.

  • FirstLine

    2017 cost me a small fortune. 2018 looks the same. 🤣

  • Espio419

    Just buy them used so the slit-eyed jews don’t get any money, or wait for an emulator.

  • Fandangle

    Xcx wasn’t barely touched. It was full of translation mistakes and “localizations”. It was a fucking mess in general I wouldn’t call most of it censorship, while a some of it is, I’d call it incredibly amateur and slapped together or just absolutely fucking lazy.

  • Fandangle

    I mean mean it still doesn’t have anything but Mario odyssey and arms. All these games are coming out in mid to late 2018. But yeah keep bragging about being an early adopter.

  • NukeA6

    The Switch is officially on fire. And holy shit this gaming year has been great. It just never ends.

  • totenglocke

    You’re the only person I’ve ever seen complain about translation issues with the game. So…yeah. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Matz

    My god, Switch’s lineup is getting better and better and it has more games that are interesting for me for the next year, if Sony doesn’t do anything good with their PlayStation Experience I’d say that 2018 will be Switch year

  • Shattno

    Holy fuck yes!

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    How so?

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    They are making either way. Or are you mad this won’t get a port?

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    XC2, Splat 2, Metroid, SMT5

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Port begging intensifies.

  • orbo

    See what I’m talking about?

  • OldPalpy

    Instead of making bank on Bayo as a multiplatform release they sit in a corner jerking off while Nintendo fucks her, that’s the definition of cucking.

  • OldPalpy

    So did the Wii, after 2007 worthwhile releases became far and few between. The difference here is that 3rd parties will have a easier them making inferior ports than they could with the Wii and that the core concept is more solid meaning Nintendo won’t waste time on asinine experiments like Wii Music unless they have some insane attachment dreamed up that derails their focus.

  • A Loli que não jantou

    why? the port of the first 2 is already confirmed

  • A Loli que não jantou

    Zelda BotW, Mario Kart 8, Mario and Rabbids, Xenoblade 2, Sonic Mania, Mario Odyssey, Arms, Splatoon 2, Pokken Tournament, Fate/Extella, Fire Emblem Warriors, Doom, and the list goes on.

    so much for “not having anything”.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    You just sound mad and uninformed. Unless I am myself that p sure Nintendo is funding this.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    I remember when Bayo1 came out. When it hit 1 million sales it was actually considered kind of a big deal for a new IP. It was completely eclipsed by Wii Sports though, which I think hit like 18 million copies sold around the same time.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    If they have so many goddamn games, maybe they can, I dunno, stop BEGGING FOR PORTS on EVERY GAME TRAILER/ANNOUNCEMENT/TWEET?

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    you’re bragging about keeping company with people who have very low standards then, because XCX was BUTCHERED. Large swaths of terminology were either dumbed down or renamed for no reason, even “BLADE” is an americanized dumbed down title for their organization.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    How is it not at maximum intensity already? Open any tweet or article or trailer and look at the waves of stupid port begging comments. God make it stop. They seriously act like somehow these major companies don’t know about one of the big 3 consoles. They think their desire for Switch ports of EVERY GAME are clearly necessary, like companies would not release their games on every console possible if they could.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Octopath Traveler, Zelda, Odyssey, Bayo 1, 2, 3, Splat2, it’s a pretty crazy first year even I’ll admit, and I can’t even afford one

  • BFG

    “[system] has no games” is codeword for “it doesnt have things that interest me”. I thought this was obvious.

    On the other hand I simply admit there is nothing much, that piqued my interest, in getting a Switch. Bayonetta is cool though, but it’s not clearly enough to make me pull the trigger.

  • 2501

    Told you that Nintendo are not gonna drop Bayonetta that easily.

  • OldPalpy

    But Sega own this IP they could easily fund it themselves and make it multiplatform as there is obviously a market for it but instead they cuck out and let Nintendo do it. Not mad as I don’t really care for these games just see it as another textbook case of brandead post 2011 Sega. If you really don’t like me using cuck just say it.

  • Slartibartfast

    This teaser for Bayonetta 3 has one important detail that’s a complete shift from all of their previous Bayonetta titles; Bayonetta is getting her ass kicked.

    In both previous titles, the worst thing to happen to Bayonetta directly is her guns breaking.
    In this trailer, Bayonetta is bleeding from cuts on her face.

    I wonder who the purple flame is. It kinda has a similar silhouette to the older Father Balder.

  • Sean Sharpe

    I don’t think there’s nearly as much a market as you think there is. That’s not to say if it was multi-platform it wouldn’t do a bit better… But considering that the first Bayonetta flopped so bad no one but Nintendo wanted to fund the second game and the third is exclusive to the Switch? I’d wager it’s projected to sell enough.

  • Sean Sharpe

    I want everything on my Switch.

    All Fallout games, past and future, with mods. Every single one of Atlus’ and Falcom’s games. Final Fantasy XIV. Everything I play. ’cause I like playing more on my Switch than I do anything else…

    I accept that I won’t be able to do that and need a PC and PS4 to play everything I want.

  • Matthew Hartley

    Oh yeah, well what about [insert list of games here that you’re probably already aware of and even then I don’t know you nor your interests so what the hell do I know. And seriously, why am I so arrogant that I’d think my interests would perfectly match that of a total stranger? Plus why am I shilling for a company and titles that I have zero stake in aside from my personal enjoyment?! I must be a total bellend.], huh?! You must have been living under a rock!

  • Sean Sharpe

    To be fair, while some people did bring up legitimate localization issues the vast majority of complaints were focused on Lyn and the breast slider, to the point where everything else was drowned out.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    You think Switch shills are self aware like that,going on about hilarious salt while getting butthurt about MHW,SCVI,etc. in their next tab.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Last 2 didn’t sell. First one despite being on 2 platforms barely broke 1.2mil…as of now. Hell nobody wanted to fund the second one. PC port which came much later at a reduced price and fully optimized sold less than the consoles. So it makes sense to me. Sega outside the shitty sonic games still makes great games. Shit they own Atlus ffs.

  • Sony fans are going to beg like no tomorrow.

  • A vita worshiper to the end. HA!

  • He is a Vita fan so he can’t help being retarded. Switch is killing Vita so like the rest of Gematsu he hates it. Hehehe

  • We all know Vita owners port beg the most here.

  • To see Sony fans fearing a shitty gaming tablet is just the best. Goodness the gaming industry is getting more funny by the day.

  • Sony fans are trying to destroy gematsu. HAHAAH!

  • Sega is also retarded about keeping Persona and Yakuza only on shitty Sony platforms. Now do you guys see why I call Sony the most retarded Japaneses company?

  • Sega has been cucked by Sony for years.

  • BFG

    Well there is a reason why I dont bother much to debate that way in regards of the Vita for instance. I’ve been well aware for a very long time that this handheld is only interesting for people (hard) into japanese games; and due how screwed the localization scene is, alongside with the now non-existent support from the West, it’s pretty much a japan-only console (save for like a very few early titles).

  • totenglocke

    I didn’t realize that I kept company with the entire internet. I must be pretty damn popular if I’m friends with that many people!

  • BFG

    t. “PC Master Race” worshipper and halfchan-tier baiter

    I’m fairly fine with my DSLite, PSP; PS4, PC and Vita tbh

  • BFG

    The irony is that you talk more about the Vita than pretty much anyone else in gaming websites. Talk about free advertising

  • I guess I must be a shitty advertiser as No one is buying a Vita. heheh

  • Nothing wrong with worshiping my Monster Gaming PC kid. Do you want to join the new religion? Their are tax benefits. :)

  • BFG

    I dont like the Switch only for practical reasons (size, battery, having to pay 80 bucks for a dock I dont plan on using at all). Unless Nintendo plan a design revision that focus more on the handheld side. That also depends how the library will look by then

  • BFG

    Being an idort will make you less ignorant but that’d force you to get a job position instead of relying on your parents wealth money.

  • Nagato

    Bayo 3 is not an actual exclusive, as evidenced by the copyright being solely Sega’s.

    Bayo 2 – likely to still be a full Nintendo exclusive in perpetuity – does list both companies in the trademark (with Nintendo before Sega even).

    Being “in development exclusively for” has little to no bearing on reality, and can at most translate to a timed exclusivity. Potentially nothing at all. This is like Square or Koei-Tecmo coming out and announcing something just for a Playstation console; that’s simply where their marketing priorities lie across all regions, so they might as well roll with that at first.

    It’s not strange that Sega would accept such a deal either: After all, Nintendo’s the one that funded Bayo 2’s completion in the first place, and is now funding the ports for 1 and 2 at that. Even if there’s no timed exclusivity in place for B3 at all, it’s simply the smart move to make for now as it’ll boost B2’s sales on Switch for now.

  • So you think my parents paid $6,000 for my PC gaming set up and all my games? Wow you a retard plus you already told me that you are poor and unemployed. Ha you are a typical poorfag. Get a great job like me and win at life. :-)

  • Someone that sucks off the Vita have no right to talk about a platform not having a good library of games. You guys are lower than the Oyua owners. Ha!

  • porkbun

    [citation needed]

  • Justin Williams

    From a pure business standpoint the PS4 has sold about 65+ million units, Xbone around 35 million and Switch… around 7 million (no hate). If I were SEGA I would be working HARD to port Bayo collection out on at LEAST PS4 but when did SEGA ever do anything good for business? Good for Nintendo/ bad for SEGA.

  • JFpaes15

    I expected Sega to wise up and fund a third game themselvs after the huge outrcry when Bayo 2 was revealed exclusive, specially now since there’s be consumers from all three platforms four if you count PC, but Sega doesn’t announce new games for PC as seen with Valkyria Chronicles 4 which would net a them higher number than Bayonetta 1.

    But I guess this is my fault, I should’ve expected better, this IS Sega, after all.

  • Nagato

    Just look at these trailers themselves; there’s no “(C) Nintendo” to be found anywhere but in the Bayo 2 segment of te ports trailer.

  • Jared Bellow

    So much hype. Cannot wait to have all three of these. Been years since I played the original on 360.

  • Jared Bellow

    Stupid question but is the Switch region free?

  • IWould have rather had both on one platform and still think that DMC3 hasn’t been topped. We’ll see what Bayo 3 does anyway.

  • Gale

    This list would be more impressive if it didn’t have all the multiplats and Wii U games.

  • ActivistZero

    Yes

  • JellyfishMonarch

    then theres 2. i eventually played it off a friends wiiu and you can tell when something wasn’t translated right.

  • A Loli que não jantou

    So what if they’re multiplat?
    A console needs to have good games. What does it matter whether they’re exclusive or not.

  • A Loli que não jantou

    No they couldn’t. Just in case you’ve forgot, nobody wanted to fund Bayonetta 2 and the series would have died with a single game had Nintendo not come in and funded it.

  • Jared Bellow

    Thanks, the only games I’ve wanted to import so far didn’t have English subs so I didn’t research much further.

  • Gale

    Because generally the best response to “X has no gaems” isn’t “It has games you can play somewhere else.” It’s part of the reason why the Xbone is terrible. Sure, it has games, but I can also play a large chunk of the Xbone’s games on my PC, while also playing the multitude of PC games, and I don’t have to buy an Xbox to do it.

    Essentially it’s because if you’re trying to tell somebody how good a console is it gives people an excuse to hand-wave it away because “I already own this game on another system. Why would I spend $300 for 3 games lol?”

  • A Loli que não jantou

    Fair point. Still, the Switch does have a good selection of exclusives (specially for a first year of a console). Also there’s the portability that does warrant getting games on it.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    I’m going to assume you are being sarcastic or you’re just blind and deaf. There is no reality where VITA users, tiny, silent group that they are, out-speak the masses of switch beggars which appear on legitimately EVERY SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANYTHING, on YT, on articles, on twitter posts, it’s just wave after wave of “Switch? Switch??? Where’s Switch port?? How dare you not list Switch, don’t you know that console exists?? Don’t you want my money???????” When obviously every fucking company is WELL AWARE of The Switch, if they were able to port their game to every console for max cash of-fucking-course they would announce all of them.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    And both of those things were also very stupid, but even if we had Lyn’s underwear and the boob slider, the localization was unsalvagable regardless.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Well if you aren’t front row under every game announcement going “SWITCH? WHERES SWITCH??” then you aren’t part of the problem. I don’t care if people love the Switch I just want them to stop flooding the comments everywhere with begging.

  • [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™

    Played Bayo 1 and 2 on Wii U, not too interested in Splatoon but eventually I’ll come around to trying it and tired of Mario so no thx. No idea what Octopath is tho.

    Still I concur, it has been a pretty crazy year especially for Nintendo. The Switch has been a major success and they’ve been pumping out games. Far better first year than PS4 and X1 first years respectively.

  • Zack Attack

    Im getting both DMC HD for PS4 and Bayonetta 1-3 on Switch. I ain’t hating here imo.

  • Zack Attack

    I’m getting both DMCV for PS4 and Bayonetta 3 on Switch. Cry more Nintendo retard.

  • perfectsword

    OH HAPPIEST OF DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Wonder if you’d still be saying that if DMC was a Nintendo Exclusive and Bayonetta wasn’t.

  • Gale

    Eh, honestly the portability is the worst thing about the Switch for me. I just want a Nintendo console with good specs and no goddamn gimmick but that’s apparently never going to happen.

    Personally I’m waiting for a version with a D-Pad that isn’t pants-on-head retarded.

  • Fandangle

    YEP. That’s a big selling point for the system among weebs.

  • Fandangle

    When you list mostly ports from other systems it doesn’t help your cause. It actually makes you look a bit desperate. Now if you were arguing the cause that

    Lemme drop some truths on you. A majority of people don’t care about maybe 3 of those games and will buy those 3 and maybe 1-2 more out of hype. A majority of those games are on other systems people already own. A lot of those games are ports of Wii U games that nintendo fanboys have already played.

    Only 5 of those are exclusives, Splatoon is a glorified expansion to the first game and Mario Odyssey is about as inventive as any other mario game, just overhyped because switch fanboys, but it has brand power.

  • Fandangle

    Those last two aren’t out yet, which is my point. I mean, I’m excited for more than a few games on it but I don’t get how people can even buy it before they’re out and pretend that those unreleased, unproven games are worth buying a console with so many flaws.

  • Fandangle

    Then you’re probably blind because this was a highly controversial issue that was reported on pretty much every game news publication.

  • gwadahunter2222
  • A Loli que não jantou

    well, here’s how I personally feel about the situation:

    A console needs BOTH exclusives and multiplats, there are people that wanna play their Marios but also wanna play Doom, or Skyrim, or whatever, and they’d always rather have it in the same console rather than having to buy a separate one. not to mention that the ability to play anywhere is a game changer for some people (I don’t have a Switch myself yet, but now that games like Skyrim, Doom, and others are on Switch, I much rather wait to buy them on that console).

    I really don’t see a System having ports as a bad thing, Not saying that Exclusives are unimportant but ports give people who didn’t have those other consoles a chance to try them out, and that goes Doubled when it comes from the Wii U, since it flopped and none of it’s great games sold as much as they could because of it.

  • Fandangle

    A console needs BOTH exclusives and multiplats

    It does, but as far as the Switch goes, multiplats run worse on it except for the Wii U ports, which are mostly just Wii U games with fixes they SHOULD HAVE released on Wii U.

    wanna play Doom, or Skyrim,

    They’ve already played it the first 50 times they’ve released it.

    rather than having to buy a separate one.

    Most people own multiple consoles, there is nothing wrong with that. Exclusives are the reason you should buy any console, for good reason. Multiplats you can get on anything which is the biggest flaw in your logic. “THIS SWITCH HAS ALL THESE GAMES!” but so does literally everything else. It’s pointless to even mention them, especially since a majority of them turn out crap, like Doom or Skyrim.

    I really don’t see a System having ports as a bad thing, Not saying that
    Exclusives are unimportant but ports give people who didn’t have those
    other consoles a chance to try them out,

    You seem to be ignoring that most people have no issue getting other consoles, in fact most people own PS4/pro and Xbones The switch so far seems to be a secondary console like the Wii, which is reflected in just how awful the sales are of Doom is.

    Exclusives are WHY you buy one console over another at THAT point in time. You’re given the choice of consoles, one that’s been on the market for years and has an actual library, or a brand new overpriced console that’s inevitably going to get another revision, that isn’t going to get even a somewhat decent library until a whole 2 years after launch and by that point will be half the price probably. You’re going to choose the former.

    The Switch is literally running on promises and marketing right now.

  • Flying Carpet

    tbf their is always a big chance that the collection and 4 along with DmC will come to the switch,porting is what Capcom loves the most right now lol

  • Jared Bellow

    I’m really glad that the Switch and the PS4 went region free. It sucks PS4 didn’t go region free as a blu ray player though or have an easy hack. It really gimped the 3DS not being able to import IMO.

  • Fandangle

    If I remember right Playstation has been region free since the PS2.

  • Jared Bellow

    The PS2 definitely wasn’t since I desperately wanted to play King of Colosseum but didn’t want to mod mine. PS3 I’m not sure, I didn’t have one.

  • snugdarkly

    What point is there in begging for anything when the single best action game period will soon be playable on current joke systems and pee cee?

  • Ask the Sonyfags why they are still begging for Bayo 2?

  • snugdarkly

    Because DMC3 HD isn’t out for current gen systems yet obviously.