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Update: It took 1,386 days from Bayonetta 3's Switch announcement to get some proper news

3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days.

Update: It's finally happened. After 1,386 days, we got a brand new trailer for Bayonetta 3 during last night's Nintendo Direct. That's just 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, and 3 Days since the game was revealed on December 7, 2017. We can now all rejoice in the warm glow that is gameplay footage and a lovely 2022 release date.

Original story

December 7, 2017. That's the date we got official word from Nintendo and Platinum games about Bayonetta 3. As we bathe in the warm glow of Nintendo's E3 Direct, we are still waiting for even a screenshot of Bayonetta 3. It's been a long time since the game was announced, and a lot has happened in the days since.

We've seen the release of five Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

December 7, 2017 was one month after the release of the Xbox One X. We've since had the launch of three new consoles: PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

Live action movies based on Pokemon and Sonic the Hedgehog have been released, and they weren't awful. Somehow the Sonic movie was better than the Pokemon film.

Google announced game streaming service Stadia, launched game streaming service Stadia, and closed all its internal game development studios for Stadia.

Apple launched its Apple Arcade game subscription service.

Disney + launched and now has about 104 million subscribers.

Fortnite went from a game almost no one cared about to being the biggest game in the world.

Bayonetta character shot
This is what Bayonetta looks like, if you've forgotten.

Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser left the company.

Microsoft decided to launch all first-party games from day one on Xbox Game Pass. It also launched Game Pass Ultimate.

Microsoft announced its plan to acquire ZeniMax. Acquired ZeniMax, and hosted an E3 showcase alongside Bethesda.

Electronic Arts outbid Take-Two to acquire Codemasters.

Nine new characters have been added as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Metroid Prime 4 development was rebooted under Retro Studios (We've seen nothing on this either, but at least Nintendo referenced it during its E3 Direct 2021).

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was announced in a trailer, we had two years of nothing, then it was re-revealed at E3 2021.

Zero Bayonetta 3 videos.

Zero Bayonetta 3 screenshots.

Zero Bayonetta 3 anything.

I tweeted approximately 250 times about PGR.

I get that game development is hard and that it's been even harder over the last 18 months. But please, Nintendo and Platinum, give us something soon. Anything.

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Tom Orry

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Tom (he/him) has spent 20 years in games media after getting a pointless BSc in Software Engineering. He oversees a number of ReedPop websites and projects. Previously he created VideoGamer.com, was EiC on VG247, and managing editor on USgamer.