After its absence in the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo of America has reassured that Bayonetta 3 “definitely still exists” and that the game’s development is “progressing well.”
When asked what was happening with the PlatinumGames-developed sequel in a video interview with GameSpot, Nintendo Treehouse’s Nate Bihldorff responded: “It definitely still exists, I can confirm it.”
After which director of product marketing Bill Trinen added: “I will even go one further and say not only does it exist, but it’s progressing well. We like to show things whenever we’re ready to show them, and certainly, we like to show things when the developer’s ready to show them. So we didn’t have it at E3, but stay tuned.”
Bayonetta 3 was first revealed at The Game Awards 2017, and, nearly a year later in September 2018, PlatinumGames explained that the game’s development was “on course” and “that everything is going very, very well.”
Fast forward to February 2019’s Nintendo Direct, and even Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi made sure to assure fans that PlatinumGames remained “hard at work” on Bayonetta 3. Now, approaching four years on since the game was announced, we still know little more than we did back then.