UPDATE: New Bayonetta 3 Footage Showcases Viola Combat & Gameplay Features

Entertainment outlet Game Informer recently shared their exclusive coverage of the upcoming Nintendo-published and PlatinumGames-developed action title, Bayonetta 3.

Aside from one video simply announcing their cover story, the outlet shared a lengthy 7.5-minute video breaking down combat with the new character Viola and another video highlighting new features. There’s a dense amount of footage to parse, especially in the one introducing Viola’s gameplay.

You can view these new videos by Game Informer below:

UPDATE 10/14/2022: Game Informer has shared another new gameplay video showcasing puzzles and combat challenges, viewable below:

Bayonetta 3 will be releasing for Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022.

Bayonetta can wield her iconic Witch Time ability, making the surrounding vicinity slow down when performing skillful dodges. She can also summon Infernal Demons in the midst of combat to battle particularly mighty and giant foes. However, she is exposed to attacks while summoning, making adequate timing crucial.

And as if those facets weren’t enough, Bayonetta can transform her appearance into a Demon Masquerade by channeling the power of the demons instilled within her weapons. The abilities gained while in these transformed states can also be used for exploration.

The other playable character is Viola. This witch-in-training activates Witch Time by blocking attacks at the right time instead of dodging. Further, the Infernal Demon bound to her sword, Chesire, can be summoned during combat to attack enemies separately.

Lastly, the difficulty can be changed at any time, and a special accessory, Immortal Marionette, will let players enact combos and defensive maneuvers with one button.

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