Is Platinum Games Teasing Bayonetta 3?

By Matt Wales on at

Hey, remember that time when we pondered if Platinum Games was currently in the throes of teasing a Vanquish port for PC (you should do, seeing as it was about 20 minutes ago)? Well, here's another Platinum-themed conspiracy theory to add to your list, and this one seems pretty damn plausible too.

If anything, this second tease points to news potentially even more exciting than a Vanquish PC release, with some fans speculating that Bayonetta 3 may well be on the way. So what's brought all this on? Curiously, if you head to Platinum Games' official YouTube channel, you'll note that the company has, overnight, uploaded five new video clips showcasing various sequences from Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2. Here's what's set minds racing though: each short clip is repeated 3 times.

Platinum, of course, isn't above tantalising teases for its big new announcements, as we've seen elsewhere, so all this pointing to Bayonetta 3 isn't entirely outside the realm of possibility. On the other hand, Platinum isn't above trolling its fans either, as anyone that follows the studio's Hideki Kamiya on Twitter will know.

So if Bayonetta 3 is on the way, where will it land? On all formats? Or will it be exclusive to Nintendo, like Bayonetta 2 on Wii U? Perhaps Switch will get a bumper triple pack featuring two shiny ports and a brand-new game, perhaps more will be revealed at E3. Perhaps all this is a dirty ruse, or perhaps we've all got the wrong end of the stick and this is that long-awaited tease for Half-Life 3.