Nintendo has revealed that Platinum Games is currently hard at work developing Bayonetta 3, and that it will arrive exclusively on Switch.

That's pretty much all there is to know about Bayonetta 3 at present, although the announcement did come with a nifty little teaser trailer. Oh, and Platinum Games' cantankerous Hideki Kamiya posted a biscuit in the shape of the new logo.

There's sadly no ETA for Bayonetta 3 at the moment (although a more extensive showing at E3 2018 seems likely), but, to tide us all over, Nintendo has dropped a second little surprise: Platinum's stellar first two Bayonetta titles are coming to Switch early next year.

The original Bayonetta will be included as a download code in both the regular and limited Special Edition physical versions of Bayonetta 2. If you buy a digital version of either Bayonetta title on the eShop, it seems you'll receive a discount on the other game.

Bayonetta 2 on Switch will include an updated version of the enormously entertaining multiplayer Tag Climax mode, which now supports both online and local play. There's also amiibo support to more quickly unlock Bayonetta's range of Nintendo-themed costumes, and an optional, simplified touch control scheme.

Bayonetta 1 and 2 will launch on Switch on February 16th 2018 in Europe and North America.

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