Bayonetta 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch

Both it and the first Bayonetta will also be getting a Nintendo Switch bundle in February, moving the original Bayonetta from Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 to Nintendo consoles.

Developer PlatinumGames and Nintendo have announced Bayonetta 3 for the Nintendo Switch alongside a re-release of Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Nintendo's new hybrid platform.

You'll note that the SteelBook has a nice little visual treat: Bayonetta with her look from the original game posing as she does on the sequel's cover and vice versa.

The critically acclaimed Bayonetta 2 game, originally a Wii U exclusive, will be launching for Nintendo Switch on February 16.

In announcing Bayonetta 3 for Switch, Nintendo is showing that it's doubling down on M-rated hardcore action games, its development relationship with Platinum, and the series itself. Team up with a friend to take it on - online or off. Are you excited about Bayonetta 3?

Bayonetta will run you $49.99/ €49.99/ £49.99 digitally through the eShop.

Bayonetta started out as a multi-platform release. This new port will have online and local support for Tag Climax co-op, amiibo functionality of some sort (more costumes?), and up-to-30-second video recordings through the Switch's capture feature. Players can choose to download the standalone digital version of Bayonetta for $29.99 / €29.99, with the option to then get the digital version of Bayonetta 2 for an additional $29.99/ €29.99. The announcement was made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé during The Game Awards on Thursday night.

  • Latoya Cobb