Bayonetta 3 Rating Reveals New Story And Online Details

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If this year wasn’t busy enough for the Switch with titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there’s also Bayonetta’s next outing to look forward to in October.

If you’re eager to learn more about the story of Bayonetta 3, the Australian classification society has detailed what the Umbra witch has in store. Interestingly, the ACB even notes how this description “may contain spoilers.” There will be strong fantasy, violence and online interactivity (with the game rated MA15+). Here’s what else you can expect:

Bayonetta 3 is an action-adventure game in which human characters travel through a series of fantasy environments, fighting monsters called Homunculi and an evil creature known as Singularity. Players must go to an island, Thule, to prevent Singularity from destroying the known worlds.

Themes The game features fantasy themes including monsters and supernatural creatures. There is a short sequence where a character removes her own heart to increase her powers.

Violence Violence consists of melee combat in fantasy environments, using guns, knives and other weapons. Gameplay and cutscenes sometimes contain blood details.

The same rating also refers to online interactivity – in the form of shared leaderboards. This apparently includes the ability to upload scores for “specific chapters” in the third game. It is currently unknown if the game will support additional online features.

Bayonetta 3 was also reviewed by the ESRB last month – focusing on adult content and in-game purchases:

What do you think of this story description? What about online leaderboard support? Leave a comment below.

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