By hiding the witch during cutscenes, the “Naive Angel” setting in Bayonetta 3 makes public playthroughs a little less unpleasant.
The much awaited action game Bayonetta 3 now has an official release date of October 28, 2022, thanks to Nintendo and developer PlatinumGames. A new story trailer for the game debuted recently, revealing additional information about the protagonist, Viola, and a group of… more Bayonettas?
Watch the trailer below:
*YouTube video* Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6a5-8_kt3E
In Bayonetta 3, the titular Umbra Witch returns to battle the Homunculi invasion of bioweapons created by humans, but she won’t go it alone. The playable character Viola, a witch-in-training who engages in combat with a sword and her demonic partner Cheshire, is introduced to us in the teaser. Before encountering a virtual coven of other Bayonettas, the pair will battle their way through the streets of Tokyo, the mountains of China, and various other locations. Multiversal mischief appears to be in progress.
Developer PlatinumGames also revealed that Bayonetta 3 would feature a “Naive Angel Mode,” which will conceal Bayonetta during cutscenes to cover up any nudity, which the game contains quite a bit of. This is a first for the franchise. Although the tongue-in-cheek sexual humor of this series is well-known, the new mode might make playthroughs much less awkward when other people are present. However, considering the level of profanity included, we doubt it will make the game entirely family-friendly.
A comparison video of this mode’s gameplay can be found here:
In a twitter thread by PlatinumGames official twitter page:
“Mark your calendar‼️💥💥
Bayonetta 3 is coming to #NintendoSwitch on October 28th. Check out the new trailer🔥
In their next tweet on the twitter thread:
“Relax, the witch is back and sexier than ever🌙
We’ve added the revolutionary “Naive Angel Mode” to Bayonetta 3 so more people can fully enjoy it👍
By turning it on, you can play right in the living room without having to worry about what’s on screen… we think😅
With a new ability called Demon Masquerade, which enables the witch to channel demons connected to her weapon in a variety of various ways, Bayonetta 3 also shakes up the action gameplay of the previous games in the series. She can direct the action from the streets below and call forth enormous, kaiju-like demons like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae to engage in combat with other monsters.
On October 28, 2022, Bayonetta 3 will be made exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Fun fact: In addition to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Overwatch 2, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Scorn, Gotham Knights, and more will all release in October, making it an exciting month for gamers but a terrible one for their wallets.