Bayonetta 3’s Immortal Marionette Is An Important Accessibility Option

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Bayonetta 3 graces Game Informer‘s cover this month, in which the publication’s preview article has confirmed that the Immortal Marionette accessory has made a return in the anticipated threequel.

It is unclear whether the accessory will first need to be unlocked for purchase at The Gates of Hell, but, as in the original game and its sequel, it will allow you to make the game more accessible. When equipped, you will be able to perform combos and defensive techniques using a single button, although its use results in a score penalty on the Standard and Expert difficulty settings.

Its inclusion remains as important for those with disabilities who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the experience, just as much as players who struggle to string together combos to juggle the game’s demonic enemies.

First revealed at The Game Awards 2017, the PlatinumGames-developed “stylish action-filled sequel” sports “a new look for Bayonetta and new mechanics, including the ability for Bayonetta to directly control demons.”

That new ability is Demon Masquerade, which lets Bayonetta channel the demon linked to her weapon to allow “for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos.”

Now finding herself fighting bravely in the streets of Tokyo “against a mysterious enemy bent on plunging humanity into the depths of chaos,” Bayonetta can also summon demons such as Gomorrah, Malphas and Phantasmaraneae in battle, to unleash their demonic powers “in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than-life battles where you directly control the action.”

The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:

  • Play as the bewitching Bayonetta in the third instalment of her climax action game series;
  • Shoot, stomp, and slam in a wicked new look.;
  • Channel the power of demons using the new ability, Demon Masquerade;
  • Unleash Bayonetta’s Infernal Demons in larger-than-life battles.

Bayonetta 3 will release exclusively at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 28th October 2022.

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