It has now almost been 4 years since Bayonetta 3 was announced for the Nintendo Switch with nothing of any real note coming afterward. While the developer PlatinumGames has reassured us that development is going well for three separate years now, one can’t help but wonder just what happened with the game. Well, the always vocal Hideki Kamiya has some advice: just forget about it.
In an interview with VGC, Kamiya, who directed the first title, was asked about the game once again, and he pretty much laughed it off, and said that for now everyone should just forget about Bayonetta 3, and that way when we do finally do get something, it’ll be a pleasant surprise.
“It’s not really our position to say, but… it’s January. We’ve got to have something come out, right? I guess it’s safe to expect that something will come out. There’s still a lot of the year left is what I’m saying.
“I understand it’s driving the fans crazy! In light of that, my suggestion would be that maybe we should all reset and forget about Bayonetta 3. Then when something finally does happen, it will be a nice surprise, won’t it?”
PlatinumGame did say they hoped to share an update for the game, as well as others the studio is working on, at the beginning of the year. Whether or not you want to read too much into Kamiya’s words is up to you, but it’s not the worst advice since it seems pretty clear we aren’t going to hear about the game until probably near release, whenever that will be.
The first Bayonetta released way back in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and eventually would see re-releases on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and Wii U. While moderately successful, it took Nintendo stepping in to revive Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive to Wii U, where it remained until being re-released with the first game in 2018 on the Switch. Bayonetta 3 was then announced as a Switch-exclusive at The Game Awards 2017, but has not been seen since.