The Nintendo Switch has some very big games coming this year, and there are many teases for what could arrive next year. Whether it’s this year or next, Bayonetta 3 is a highly anticipated title. Platinum Games absolutely killed with the first two entries, and now people are expecting big things from the third entry. Thankfully, Platinum knows this.
During a panel last week, a couple of the heads of Platinum, including Hideki Kamiya, noted how important is was for them as a developer to take Bayonetta 3 and raise it above the other games in the series. A translator noted:
“They know that the fans expect crazier, better, tighter action games. If they’re going to put out Bayonetta 3, it’s going to have to raise the bar.”
But more than just raising the bar, they want to change how the game is perceived in many ways:
“Bayonetta 3 represents a turning point for the company in how they make games. And so Bayonetta 3, for taking a linear forward progression action game, they really want to do something new, add in new gimmicks, new ways to play the game.”
It’s unknown when the third Bayonetta game will release, but it will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.