Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon: Release date, trailer, gameplay, more

Bayonetta Origins official art workPlatinumGames

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a prequel to the beloved Bayonetta trilogy, so here’s all the details you need including release date, trailers, and gameplay details.

Nintendo has revealed plenty of details about Bayonetta Origins, a new entry in PlatinumGames’s over-the-top action game series. However, unlike other titles in the Bayonetta series, Origins features a cute storybook art style and more easygoing gameplay.

If that wasn’t enough, the upcoming title will also delve into the Umbra Witch’s past, giving fans the chance to see how Bayonetta came to be the powerful witch she is in the main games. Here’s everything we know about the game so far.

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Bayonetta Origins release date

Bayonetta Origins gameplay screenshotPlatinumGames
Bayonetta Origins is different from previous releases.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon will be released on March 17, 2023.

If that’s too long to wait, players that want a sneak peek of the upcoming game can access a playable teaser within Bayonetta 3 thanks to a recent update.

Simply purchase the Old Picture Book from the in-game shop known as The Gates Of Hell and the playable teaser will appear in the chapter select screen.

Bayonetta Origins platforms

At the time of writing, Bayonetta Origins has only been confirmed to release on Nintendo Switch.

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It’s unlikely that the game will be released on any other platforms, especially with Bayonetta 3 also being a Switch-exclusive game.

Bayonetta Origins trailer

Bayonetta Origins story details

As the name suggests, Bayonetta Origins takes place long before the events that happen in the trilogy.

According to Nintendo’s official press release, “Players take on the role of Cereza, a young apprentice witch, and start a fateful journey into a forbidden forest to gain the power to save her mother.”

Bayonetta Origins gameplay

One of the biggest differences shown in Bayonetta Origins is the distinct storybook-inspired art style, which makes it a lot more colorful than past entries. Aside from this new look, the game also features gameplay never before seen in the Bayonetta series. 

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Players will control both Cereza and her infernal demon partner Cheshire using a different Joy-Con for each character. The left Joy-Con can be used to control Cereza and cast magic, while the right Joy-Con can be used to control Cheshire and brawl with enemies.

It’s expected that this younger version of Cereza will be far less powerful than she is in the main trilogy of games, so there will be a bigger focus on exploration and puzzle-solving than the action-packed adventures fans are used to.

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