An update on Bayonetta 3 said it’s still on its way.
A brand new game from Bayonetta developer PlatinumGames was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct, Astral Chain. It will be launching exclusively on Switch on August 30, 2019.
Astral Chain is an action game with a sci-fi setting where you appear to be fighting giant demonic monsters, seemingly with glowing glowing blue chains that you use to tie them to the ground. Although gameplay was shown, not much of it was explained.
Part of that is, by Nintendo’s own admission, there appear to be two characters fighting at once – one a more regular looking person and the other a sort of mech/robot type thing that they are connected to. Nintendo teased at this fact but didn’t explain how those two characters would actually control in practice.
Hideki Kamiya, the director of Okami, Bayonetta, and The Wonderful 101, has a supervisory role on the project. It’s important to note that outside of his involvement with the story, Kamiya had a similar title for Bayonetta 2.
Nintendo also reassured fans that Bayonetta 3 was indeed still in development, though no new information on it was offered at this time. Be sure to check IGN for all of the Nintendo Direct news.
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