With two adventures under her corset already, Bayonetta is back to cap off a potential trilogy. The Bayonetta 3 release date was something that took years and years to surface following the game's announcement not long after the Nintendo Switch launched.
If you've been holding out for the game all these years: your time has arrived. Though things were touch and go for a bit (just like Metroid Prime 4) Bayonetta 3 hasn't been cancelled, and it's coming before the end of the year.
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July 13, 2022
Following a leak, the Bayonetta 3 release date was revealed by Nintendo.
July 11, 2022
No news has come in on Bayonetta 3 in a few months. Hopefully, something new will happen soon.
May 11, 2022
Nintendo's Investor Reports recently came out, and despite ongoing issues thanks to the chip shortage for hardware, they have reiterated that Bayonetta 3 will be out in 2022. There isn't a date given, though.
February 9, 2022
Zilch. That's precisely what Nintendo gave us in terms of Bayonetta 3 news during the recent Nintendo Direct. The long wait for more news continues, but here's hoping the game is still coming in 2022.
February 8, 2022
Nintendo has confirmed a new Direct presentation airs tomorrow on February 9. Scheduled to kick off at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10PM GMT / 11pm CET, that's expected to last for "roughly 40 minutes," focus on Switch games launching "in the first half of 2022."
September 23, 2021
Bayonetta 3 lives, and Nintendo showed it off in glorious fashion. The September 23 Nintendo Direct featured the first full trailer for Bayonetta 3 and announced a release timeframe of 2022. You can view the trailer in the relevant section further down.
September 13, 2021
Bayonetta voice actor Hellena Taylor hinted that she might not be the voice behind the iconic character in Bayonetta 3.
September 10, 2021
Speaking with VGC, series creator Hideki Kamiya was asked about that potential tease of news in 2021. Confirming its down to Nintendo, he advised "Ultimately, it’s not our decision what to say and when to say it."
May 5, 2021
New documents from the Epic v. Apple trial showed that Microsoft believed Bayonetta 3's release date would be holiday 2020, alongside Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's sequel, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Metroid Prime 4. Find out more here.
February 9, 2021
While discussing new title Project G.G with VGC, Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya noted that they've been quiet on Bayonetta 3 as the game is not being published by the team themselves. He explained:
"We don’t have that much say over projects that we’re not publishing. And we understand different titles require different approaches, so we respect the publisher’s decisions. So if there is a difference between what we want to do with Project G.G. versus what we normally do with our other titles, it’s not really a criticism for those publishers: we respect their approaches. But for this title especially, our approach as a company is that we’re hoping to be more open.
Bayonetta 3 Release Date
After years of relative uncertainty, the Bayonetta 3 release date has finally been set for October 28, 2022. The release date we announced via a teaser trailer with the tagline "The witch returns this autumn!" - a classic Bayonetta pun.
Bayonetta 3 Platforms
While the original Bayonetta initially launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Nintendo took over publishing duties from Sega for Bayonetta 2, seeing it become a Nintendo Wii U exclusive. As Nintendo are also publishing Bayonetta 3, that'll be a Switch exclusive too.
Bayonetta 3 Trailer
Check out the original teaser trailer from 2017 below as well as the first look at Bayonetta 3 gameplay trailer released in 2021: