Nintendo announced Bayonetta 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch in October of this year. The third installment of the action-adventure game created by Hideki Kamiya initially launched in 2009, with a sequel following in 2014. Bayonetta 3 was first revealed by Nintendo at The Game Awards 2017, and a showcase trailer was later released at the 2021 Nintendo Direct event.
Bayonetta 3 is a hack-and-slash game where players control protagonist Bayonetta, who slays enemies using a combination of guns and melee combat. Below is everything you need to know about the Bayonetta 3 release date and some details on how to pre-order the game.
When is the Bayonetta 3 Release Date?
Bayonetta 3 releases for Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022. The official release date was revealed on July 13, 2022, in a YouTube video on the official Nintendo channel.
How to Pre-Order Bayonetta 3
Bayonetta 3 is available for pre-order in the Nintendo eShop. The digital pre-order is $59.99, and purchasing now allows you to pre-load the game so you can play it as soon as it releases. There will likely be some bonuses for pre-orders, but Nintendo has yet to announce them.
Nintendo also announced that the first installment of the series, Bayonetta, previously available digitally for Nintendo Switch, will be available in physical versions on September 30, 2022.
Bayonetta 3 Trinity Masquerade Edition
Bayonetta fans have more to look forward to, including special editions of the game. So far, we know of one bundle called the Bayonetta 3 Trinity Masquerade edition, which will be available on the Nintendo Store and at select retailers. The Bayonetta 3 Trinity Masquerade Edition includes:
- Art Book (200 pages)
- 3 Alternative Art Covers
- Bayonetta 3 Game
As per the tweet announcing the special edition, Bayonetta 3 Trinity Masquerade Edition comes with a 200-page art book and three game cases, one for each Bayonetta title. The game cases combine to form panoramic artwork that you can view in the Tweet below.