Bayonetta 3
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It's been discovered the lead designer on PlatinumGames' Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3 departed from the studio in 2020.

Marius Hermanavicius was at Platinum for approximately four years and one month according to his LinkedIn. During this time he worked on the cancelled Xbox project Scalebound, was responsible for the level design and boss encounters in Astral Chain (between 2017 and 2019), and more recently assisted with Bayonetta 3 from September 2019 to April 2020.

Since August last year, he's been working as a game designer at Xbox's Tango Gameworks (Ghostwire: Tokyo).

Bayonetta 3 was announced in 2017 and while concerns have been raised about the project, there's apparently nothing to worry about. Most recently, Nintendo shared a new trailer last September - confirming the anticipated title would arrive in 2022.

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