During this year’s Game Awards, Nintendo of America and Platinum Games announced that Bayonetta 3 is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. While no other details were provided on this newly announced exclusive release, the company did share a short teaser trailer (which can be found below) to excite fans. The reveal of Bayonetta 3 would have been more than enough fans of the franchise, but it wasn’t enough for Nintendo.
In addition to Bayonetta 3, Nintendo have announced that Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 will launch for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 16, 2018. The witching hour will soon be at hand, and soon you will be playable to play Bayonetta in your hand wherever you go. Aside from the convenience of portability, the release of Bayonetta 1 & 2 for Switch will come with some new features that take advantage of the Switch hardware. New to the games are:
- Local wireless cooperative play
The previously online-only coop Tag Climax is going local! Team up with a friend to take it on – online or off.
- amiibo support
Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch will support amiibo, including the Bayonetta amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Video capture support
Record gameplay videos, starting up to thirty seconds before you press the capture button. Share videos from your Switch’s Album to Facebook and Twitter to show the world your skills.
If you purchase a physical copy of Bayonetta 2, you will receive a download voucher for Bayonetta at no additional cost. A digital version of Bayonetta 2 can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch for $49.99, with the option of purchasing Bayonetta for $9.99. Another available option is to buy Bayonetta from the eShop for $29.99, and you can then purchase a digital copy of Bayonetta 2 for $29.99.