In case you needed a reminder, Bayonetta 3 is launching later this month on October 28th – this month, Umbra Witches! It’s crazy to think that prior to September 2021, we hadn’t the foggiest idea when this game would show up, and now it’s almost here.
The lucky ducks over at Game Informer have managed to get extensive hands-on time with Bayonetta 3 and are currently showcasing various aspects of the game on the outlet’s YouTube channel. The first video is a relatively brief overview of everything new in the sequel, including the rather fancy ‘Demon Masquerade’ mechanic, environmental puzzles, side activities, and the introduction of ‘Embryos’ as the game’s primary currency. You can check out this video above.
The second video, if you scroll your peepers down below, serves as an introduction to the new playable character Viola, an Umbra Witch in training. Equipped with a sword, Viola doesn’t have access to the wide range of weaponry that Bayonetta is able to utilise, but she uses throwing knives for her ranged combat and is also able to call up Cheshire, her demonic cat companion, for the more trickier in-game encounters. It’s also mentioned that while Viola is slightly slower to control than Bayonetta, she more than makes up for this with increased power.
Something else to note is just how gorgeous the footage is, particularly during Viola’s showcase. It certainly puts to rest the nagging concerns this writer had regarding the game’s visual style in comparison to the first two titles. Here’s hoping everything will come together to make Bayonetta 3 the best entry from PlatinumGames so far!
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