Platinum Games and Nintendo are trying to calm fans’ fears, as the companies have once again confirmed that the third Bayonetta game would be released later this year.
Fans of the upcoming hack-and-slash Bayonetta 3 have been somewhat alarmed by the wave of delays we’ve seen over the last year. Just think of a couple of titles timed initially for 2022, such as Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 – highly anticipated games that were still pushed to be back to 2023.
In September 2021, the third Bayonetta title showed off some gameplay at a Nintendo Direct presentation. However, there hasn’t been much news on the game following that presentation: not even a definite release date. But as 2022 nears its halfway point, developer Platinum Games and publisher Nintendo are still promising that the game will be released later this year.
This news comes from Nintendo’s latest financial results report.
While providing information on the company’s revenue for the previous year and informing fans of the sales figures for Nintendo Switch and popular titles such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the report also provided a roadmap for the platform holder’s near future. As a result, the report revealed that the release date for Bayonetta 3 remains set for 2022.
While Platinum and Nintendo appear to be committed to releasing Bayonetta 3 this year, neither company has said when fans will be able to see the game again.
Some speculate that the closest glimpse could be at Nintendo’s next Direct presentation. Recently, the platform holder announced that a new Indie Showcase is coming this week, leading some to speculate that a Nintendo Direct could be just around the corner. However, there has been no official confirmation on this yet.
In addition to the financial report confirming that Nintendo is still maintaining a 2022 release date for Bayonetta 3, it also appeared that an Advance Wars remake is still in the works. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp faced a lengthy delay back in March due to global events.
Nintendo Switch hardware sales now sit at 107.65m units worldwide
– Kirby sold 2.1m units in 2 weeks
– Arceus sits at 12.64m units
– BDSP sit at 14.65m units
– Bayonetta 3 still scheduled for 2022https://t.co/9g1Qpcchrh
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