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Bayonetta 3 was announced back in 2017, but since then, we've seen nothing of the game – not even a new trailer. There's no solid indication of when it will be released, either, and developer PlatinumGames has been forced to assure fans several times that production is proceeding as expected.

Earlier this year, the creator of the series Hideki Kamiya got hopes up by appearing to hint that a reveal was coming soon, which led many to speculate that it would be shown off during the E3 digital event – something which didn't happen. With three months of 2021 remaining on the clock, time is running out for any kind of solid Bayonetta 3 news.

When quizzed on his earlier tease by our friends over at VGC, Kamiya said:

It was more of a not definitely ‘something will come out this year’, but if there is a year, then something should happen, right? If you remember last time, I said that even though everyone was asking about Bayonetta 3, maybe you should tell everyone to forget about it for a while. I kind of need to keep to that stance for now because ultimately, it’s not our decision what to say and when to say it.

Also speaking to VGC, PlatinumGames’ studio head Atsushi Inaba said:

There’s no need to worry. Don’t worry about it at this time. Everything’s OK.

Kamiya added that the team behind the game is well aware that fans are desperate to see it in action, and the studio is equally keen to show it off – but it sounds like Nintendo is keeping Bayonetta 3 under wraps for now and ultimately has the final say, as it is the company which is publishing the game (a point which has been made in the past):

As much as everyone is clamouring to see it, we are really, really waiting to release it too. Everyone who is working on the project is of course very proud of what we’re doing and wants everyone to see what we’re doing. As much as fans are waiting for it, we are waiting for the day when we can show it. We want everyone to cheer us on as we run to the final stretch. We want to show it too!

Do you think we'll see something of Bayonetta 3 this year? When do you predict the game will release? Let us know with a comment.