Bayonetta 3

What's the best title to have come from PlatinumGames? My own answer changes with the wind - sometimes it's the just about perfect third-person shooter Vanquish, other times it might be the outrageously eccentric Wonderful 101 - but when it comes to the purest expression of what the industrious Osaka studio is about, then there's only really one answer. And that's the brilliant Bayonetta, of course.

Bayonetta 2 physical Switch launch down on Wii U

Bayonetta 2 sold fewer physical copies at launch for Nintendo Switch this week than it did when it arrived on Wii U.

The Platinum-developed Bayonetta 2 (which includes a copy of Bayo 1) landed fifth in the UK chart - the game's highest chart placing to date, albeit one achieved with fewer physical sales.

Perhaps there was not enough new in the port to convince Bayonetta fans it was worth double dipping so soon? Digital Foundry last week examined whether this new Switch edition was the definitive version.

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Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

And a Bayonetta 1 and 2 bundle is on the way.

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.

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