Bayonetta 3

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Platinum Games
Release Date: Oct. 28, 2022

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17. 'Bayonetta 3' (Switch)

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2020 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

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.

Redmond Carolipio: The original Bayonetta was one of the best action games I've ever played. It's one of the few times when the concept of an overly stylized (and sexualized) superhero seemed to get swept into a maelstrom of near-perfect action control. It hasn't let up since, and I think Switch users are in for a major treat.

Rhi "StormyDawn" Mitera: There is so little known about Bayonetta 3 right now that in mid-2019, people were wondering if it had been cancelled. One thing I know for sure: Whenever it comes out, I will be buying it. There's a certain kind of charming absurdity to the series that is really hard to explain to someone who isn't familiar with it, but it's just fun — crazy, off-the-wall, hack-and-slash fun that not enough games have these days. As long as it sticks to that formula, there's no way Bayonetta 3 can be anything less than great.

Andreas Salmen: There's no telling whether we will see Bayonetta 3 in 2020, but if we do, it'll surely end up being one of the highlights of the year. If it's remotely similar to its predecessors, we can look forward to crazy set pieces and a combo slasher that's easy to pick up but difficult to master. If anything can push DMC from its rightfully claimed throne, it might just be an overly sexualized witch slicing up demons and angels on a Nintendo platform. We're certainly looking forward to how Platinum Games will manage to take the series up yet another notch.

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