If this year wasn’t busy enough for Switch with titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there’s also Bayonetta’s next outing this October.
If you’re eager to learn more about the story of Bayonetta 3, the Australian Classification Board has detailed what’s in store for the Umbra witch. Interestingly, the ACB even notes how this description “may contain spoilers.” There will be plenty of fantasy, violence, and online interactivity (with the game rated MA15+). This is what you can expect:
Bayonetta 3 is an action-adventure game in which human characters travel through a series of fantasy environments, battling monsters called homunculi and an evil being known as the Singularity. Players must head to an island, Thule, to stop the Singularity from destroying the known worlds.
Topics The game contains fantasy themes, including monsters and supernatural beings. There is a short sequence where a character removes his heart to increase his powers.
Violence The violence consists of hand-to-hand combat in fantasy settings, using guns, knives, and other weapons. Gameplay and cutscenes sometimes feature blood details.
The same rating also refers to online interactivity, in the form of shared leaderboards. This apparently includes the ability to upload scores for “specific chapters” within the third game. It is currently unknown if the game will support additional online features.
Bayonetta 3 was also rated by the ESRB last month, highlighting mature content and in-game purchases:
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