Bayonetta 3 is lined-up for a release sometime later this year. The question that is on everyone’s mind is not if but rather how will the stellar team be able to make the game top its predecessor. Of course, there is always the fact that Bayonetta 2 was able to gain even more acclaim and a lot of love from the fans and the industry, more than the original. That means that Bayonetta 3, might be able to top its predecessor and enchant the fans for a third time.

Bayonetta 3 – Set for Greatness by Platinum Games

The second part, Bayonetta 2, added greatly to the series’ lore. It achieved that not through the introduction of new characters on concepts. On the other hand, it achieved it by expanding and focusing on what the players already knew about the world and the characters. Therefore, the first two parts of the Bayonetta games work perfectly well together as two parts of a whole. Consequently, we have high hopes that the third installment in the Bayonetta franchise will be equally well-done and will fit into the Bayonetta universe like the first two games.

The game’s plot trades expanded lore and the element of surprise in favor of adding more weight and nuance to past story beats. For example, in Bayonetta 1, the game gave players only glimpses of the Witch Hunts as well as glimpses of Rosa, Bayonetta’s mother. In Bayonetta 2, players were sent back in time to fight along with her. The second part also added 2 new characters only, Loptr and Loki, which are technically two sides of the same character, Aesir.

Bayonetta – Demons Were a Welcome to the Franchise

In the second Bayonetta game, demons entered the universe, and they were the main villains of Bayonetta 2. It was an inevitable addition to the game. The first game, on the other hand, set itself apart from other dark fantasy titles such as Devil May Cry. It achieved that by pitting players against hordes of angels instead of demons and monsters. That really helped players in fully exploring the dark and light duality of the games’ mythos and cosmology.

Of course, having angels and demons as the two types of enemies can face makes sense in terms of narrative. On the other hand, adding new and fantastical otherworldly beasts for players to slay might be the perfect way for the series to expand its mythos. New enemies will always make the combat fresh and provide new and exciting content for players.

What does the New Trailer for Bayonetta Show?

Fortunately, the footage from the gameplay trailer of the new game provides an idea of what we can expect in terms of enemies. It seems that we will join Bayonetta as she fights brand new entities. The enemies that she was fighting in the gameplay trailer did not resemble demons or angels. In fact, they looked so different, and they were visible to the human eye. We see army soldiers trying to stop the entities but failing until Bayonetta arrives. In previous games, the Demons of Inferno and the Angels of Paradiso could not be seen. They interacted with humans indirectly through the Purgatorio dimension, making them invisible.

The gameplay trailer also shows that the developers are focusing on giving players control of the Infernal Demons. In Bayonetta 2, the portions where we took flight were fun, but the controls were not the best. The game used them alot as a crutch in several set pieces. The bottom line is, Bayonetta has dazzled gamers since 2009. Since the game is now a trilogy, we can expect even more of the game.