We’re coming up on four years since PlatinumGames announced Bayonetta 3, and it’s been mostly radio silence since then. The third iteration of the action series was originally revealed at the 2017 Game Awards, and beyond saying it was coming to Nintendo Switch, Platinum hasn’t really had much else to say on the matter. Well, according to an interview with VGC, it seems like the game is still a ways out, as the studio co-founder Hideki Kamiya has said fans should “forget” about Bayonetta 3 until the studio is finally ready to show something, then we can all be super jazzed when information finally comes.
But I will not forget her, Kamiya. I refuse. They say you die twice: when your corporeal form is no more and when people forget about you. So she must live on in our hearts until we can see her again.
VGC asked Kamiya if Platinum was still planning to reveal more of Bayonetta 3 in 2021, referencing a recent quote from the developer that said that was its hope at the time. The outlet followed up by asking if any update would be substantial, or if it would just be another logo and CGI trailer akin to the original reveal. This prompted Kamiya to say that fans should keep the game out of their minds until the studio has something to show. The full quote from the interview reads as follows:
VGC: Kamiya, here’s the inevitable Bayonetta 3 question: You were recently quoted as saying you’d like to provide a public update on the game this year. Is that right?
Kamiya: It’s not really our position to say, but… it’s January. We’ve got to have something come out, right? I guess it’s safe to expect that something will come out. There’s still a lot of the year left is what I’m saying.
VGC: By “update”, do you mean something more substantial than another CGI logo?
Kamiya: (Laughs) I understand it’s driving the fans crazy! In light of that, my suggestion would be that maybe we should all reset and forget about Bayonetta 3. Then when something finally does happen, it will be a nice surprise, won’t it?
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Admittedly, PlatinumGames is pretty busy right now. The studio opened up a new studio in Tokyo that will focus on live service games, as well as revealed it’s working on a new IP called Project G.G. just in the past year. So Bayonetta 3 is one of several projects happening under the PlatinumGames umbrella. But it makes sense Bayo fans would be itching for more information given Bayonetta 2 is nearly seven years old at this point. Both Bayonetta games were ported to Switch in 2018, and the title character was featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that same year.