Bayonetta 3 was one of the more notable absences from Nintendo's E3 showing this year. That, along with the hotly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, weren't exactly the most likely to appear thanks to their unknown release dates, but fans were unsurprisingly a little saddened by the lack of footage nonetheless.

Despite the no-show, however, there's no need to worry about the state of the game's development. The folks over at VGC sat down with Platinum studio head Atsushi Inaba at E3, asking him whether or not fans should be concerned about its absence.

"No, development is actually going quite well. Games aren’t usually done in a year or two… it takes a while. That’s all. Things are going well and I know a lot of people are asking for it. Giving updates for everything at E3 isn’t the smartest PR strategy to begin with. So just because we’re not showing it here doesn’t mean it’s not going well.”

In fact, the no-show appears to be a smart move at this point. Rather than focusing on getting something ready for E3, Inaba says Platinum has been working hard on the game itself - which is what we all want deep down anyway, of course.

"It’s going to be a high quality title and we’re putting our all into it. That is what you’re seeing [with the silence].”

Are you still feeling the hype for Bayonetta 3? Are you itching to see some gameplay? Let us know in the usual place.