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Bayonetta 3 Revealed, Will Be Nintendo Switch Exclusive

Bayonetta 3 will be exclusively available on Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made during The Game Awards along with a short teaser. As of now, the release date of the game has not been revealed.

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Bayonetta 3 – not much information available

The trailer does not give much insight into the gameplay, except for showing Bayonetta fighting with the super-fast purple ghost. Suddenly Bayonetta disappears with her gun on the floor. “Bayonetta is back,” says the official copy of the trailer. “Bayonetta 3 is currently in development exclusively for Nintendo Switch!”

Going by the success of its predecessors, and the little insight given from the trailer, Bayonetta 3 looks interesting and worth waiting for. Just like the other two games in the series, Bayonetta 3 is also being developed by Platinum Games, and would be published by Nintendo once complete.

Separately, Nintendo Switch announced another wave of games on its eShop recently. Around 22 games were added, and some of them are really impressive. None of the titles are major first or third-party releases, but there are several new and acclaimed games.

Some of the interesting titles were The Sexy Brutale; the classic shoot-’em-up Gunbird; the puzzle-platformer Teslagrad; the side-scrolling adventure game Embers of Mirrim; the latest ACA Neo Geo classic, Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy; the stylish break dancing game Floor Kids; and the ridiculous physics game, Human: Fall Flat.

A major title, WWE 2K18, was also released for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 6. This is the first WWE title released on a Nintendo console in five years, and the features are similar to that of the Xbox One, PC version and PS4.

Nintendo also revealed the free demo of Lost Sphear, an RPG inspired by I Am Setsuna developer Tokyo RPG Factory, on eShop. Nintendo Switch owners can also pre-load the Playtonic’s retro 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, which would debut on Dec. 14.

Switch could easily surpass PS4 sales

Nintendo Switch is achieving new heights with each passing quarter, but this has not made the Japanese company reluctant in launching new titles and developing new strategies to maintain the lead. The Switch has become the fastest console to hit 2.5 million units in Japan since its release in March. No other console has achieved the same feat in such a short span of time, including the PS4.

If the console maintains the same pace, it would take over the PS4’s lifetime sales of 5.5 million, according to a report by GamingBolt. Nintendo Switch’s initial library of games were mostly Japan-centric such as Yakuza 0, Persona 5, Tales of Berseria, and Final Fantasy 15. This helped the company to boost the sales of the console, notes GamingBolt.

Witnessing the success of the Switch and the rate at which it is closing the gap with other established players, many analysts are now keeping track of the console. Speaking to Asia Nikkei, Sony’s Kazuhiko Takeda stated that the Switch is on their radar due to a big debut year. Takeda did not shy away from accepting that PlayStation is looking into the strategies that led to Switch taking over the huge market share in such a short span of time.