Three years, two months, and 11 days of nothing.
December 7, 2017. That’s the date we got official word from Nintnedo and Platinum games about Bayonetta 3. As we bathe in the warm glow of disappointment following the first Nintendo Direct in more than a year, 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 95 million subscribers.
Fortnite went from a game almost no one cared about to being the biggest game in the world.
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.
Electronic Arts outbid Take-Two in an effort 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 (755 days and counting, Nintendo!)
Zero Bayonetta 3 videos.
Zero Bayonetta 3 screenshots.
Zero Bayonetta 3 anything.
I tweeted approximately 200 times about PGR.
I get that game development is hard and that it’s been even harder over the last 12 months. But please, Nintendo and Platinum, give us something soon. Anything.