It’s been over four years since Bayonetta 3 was first announced back in 2017 and while things have been fairly quiet on the Bayonetta front since then, today’s Nintendo Direct makes it clear we’re going to hear a lot more about Bayonetta 3 in 2022.

Before that happens though, Nintendo was kind enough to show off some gameplay from Bayonetta 3 and it looks absolutely amazing. 

Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Shown During Nintendo Direct 

 
Good news, Bayonetta fans, as we finally have a look at Bayonetta 3 gameplay! The gameplay was shown as part of today’s Nintendo Direct, and we have to say, the game looks amazing.

We also get a fun quip from Bayonetta in the trailer saying, “It seems I am unfashionably late.” We don't disagree she's late, but not unfashionably so.

Speaking of fashion, Bayonetta sports a gorgeous new outfit with purple accents. She also has a new ability called Demon Masquerade, which receives a brief explanation in the gameplay trailer’s description.

“You’ve waited long enough. The witch. Is. BACK! A new-look Bayonetta returns to battle foes with her signature Witch Time! This time, she’ll wield her new Demon Masquerade ability to channel the power of demons and engage in larger-than-life action. #Bayonetta3 dances in 2022.” 

The Demon Masquerade ability is wild, with the gameplay trailer showing massive kaiju battles that don’t seem to be a one-off thing but rather a staple of the game's combat. With that trailer description, we also get confirmation that Bayonetta 3 will release sometime in 2022. 

It’s not an exact release date, or a release window like Spring, Summer, or Fall, but we’ll absolutely take it. It’s also exciting given that Bayonetta 3 releasing in 2022 means that we’ll undoubtedly be hearing more about the game next year in the months leading up to its release.

With that out of the way, we think watching the gameplay trailer is the best way to get a feel for Bayonetta 3. We’ve embedded the new trailer below, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on any new updates regarding Bayonetta 3 and its 2022 release date.

While we wait to hear more about Bayonetta 3, what did you think of the gameplay trailer? Do you like Bayonetta’s outfit and Demon Masquerade ability? Let us know in the comments below, and on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!

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