PlatinumGames' Bayonetta 3 stomped its way into today's Nintendo Direct, but our favourite witch had more to deliver afterwards with a solid look at the upcoming game's combat and gameplay.

Releasing on 28th October, we can see Bayonetta in action as she kicks and flips her way through demons in the upcoming third entry. You'll need to use plenty of Witch Time to get around some of these big creatures as you make your way through the city — and across the globe, too!

During the Direct itself, we got to see some of Bayonetta's friends, both new and old, return to the fray. Luka and Jeanne from the first two games are back, and we also got another look at new protagonist Viola, who plays a bit differently from the Umbra Witch with her sword, darts, and ability to use Witch Time by blocking.

And, just like Bayonetta's weapons, Viola's sword comes with its very own demon imbued into it — Cheshire. Yep, it's exactly what you think it is.

Check out the gameplay trailer over on YouTube, and prepare to take up your role as an Umbra Witch when Bayonetta 3 launches in October.

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