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Bayonetta 3 Gets Oct. 28 Release Date on Nintendo Switch, New Trailer

You'll be able to adjust the sexiness level with the Naive Angel Mode.

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Bayonetta wields her purple gun in Bayonetta 3

Bayonetta returns this October.


Bayonetta 3 got a new trailer and an Oct. 28 release date on Wednesday. The action game is exclusive to Nintendo Switch, and available to preorder for $60.

The trailer reveals Bayonetta's fiend-channeling ability, Demon Masquerade, and new ally Viola. 

"The cheekiest Umbra Witch is back and ready to face off against manmade bioweapons known as Homunculi," Nintendo said of the game.

Developer PlatinumGames also highlighted the "Naive Angel Mode," which you can activate to hide some of the game's risque elements.

"By turning it on, you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what's on screen... we think," the developer wrote in a tweet.

The game is also getting a special "Trinity Masquerade Edition," which will include a 200-page art book and display cases for the whole trilogy (it doesn't include the first two games, though). The original Bayonetta is also getting a physical release on Sept 30 (it was previously only available as a digital download on Switch) -- both it and the Trinity Masquerade Edition will be available via select retailers and the My Nintendo Store.

The first Bayonetta originally came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, before coming to Wii U later. The second game was initially launched only on Wii U in 2014, and both games were re-released on Switch in 2018. The third game was announced back in 2017

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