The Bayonetta series is one of the most beloved action series going right now, with Bayonetta 2 in particular being heralded as a modern classic when it debuted on Wii U back in 2014. Of course, developer PlatinumGames has been hard at work on Bayonetta 3 for some time now, but when can we expect it to launch?
Nintendo originally announced that the game was going to launch at some point this year, though recently it looks like those plans have changed. This was revealed during the company’s newly released quarterly financial report, which lists all of the upcoming Nintendo Switch games and their release date or window. While it previously gave a vague release window of 2019, it now simply says TBA.
This seems to mean that the game is no longer going to launch in 2019, which honestly isn’t a huge surprise. Nintendo has some heavy hitters slated for launch later this year, including the likes of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion 3. They’re likely giving PlatinumGames additional time to make the game as good as it can be, which they can afford since the Switch has no shortage of big titles in the pipleline.
Of course, this leaves us to speculate just when the game will end up launching. While the second game in the series got an October release back in 2014 on Wii U, its Switch re-release actually launched in February of last year. This could potentially hint at a similar release window for Bayonetta 3, with a Q1 2020 release being possible.
It’s all speculation at this point, so take this with a grain of salt. It’s possible that Nintendo sheds more light on the matter during E3, but considering that it no longer has a 2019 release window they may use that time to focus on all of the other games that are coming this year. Either way, we’ll be sure to bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.